Our expert says:
Dog Behaviour Expert
Hi Marilize, I would run by your vet that the dogs are still not interested in eating. If there has been a worm infestation it is not always solved with one lot of deworming and you need to bring your vet up to speed as to what is happening here.
I totally agree with you regarding left overs and human food. Dogs should eat dog food and the odd pieces of chicken etc can be used as either training treats or occassionally put in their bowls. If you start feeding from the table the dogs will keep on begging and ignoring standard dog food.
Would suggest that in addition to checking with your vet, you put the dogs food down twice daily as you are doing now, but what is not eaten within 10 mins is picked up and put in the fridge rather than left in the bowl.
this normally gets dogs to realize that it is food in bowl or nothing. It will take a few days to change, but this method does work. when you do give odd treats, try as above - either added in their food bowl or used as treats for good behaviour. Thks and do let me know how you go. Scotty
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