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    he wasnt rude to me, they were really nice he just said the food had given alot of the dogs diorhea, anyway in the end i rang my mum cause i was stressed. she suggested i ring our vets.

    the nice lady there backed up everything you just said. but i did add water to soften it a tad and mushed in some chicken. you guessed it she ate chicken and left the rest.

    from the morning its dry food or nowt.
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    Hold firm! Generally it only takes a couple of meals for them to realise -- eat or the food goes away and then there's nothing at all.

    Wetting it a bit with some warm water brings out the smell and taste which many dogs like.
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    one problem down another to go, lead training!! lol
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    Try not to worry, you are doing a great job and with plenty of patience and training it will be fine

    I agree with what the others said, we can't give Ashton our eldest wet food or he then refuses to eat dried food but we are very strict with both our dogs and their food is down for approx 15 minutes and if it isn't eaten then its in the bin and there is nothing else

    I would lead train her as you would a puppy let her walk around your garden with a loose lead etc, it will all be new to her but they are very easy to train as they are very keen to please

    Definately get a dog book like the one suggested as it will answer loads of questions as you go along
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    Many of us feel your pain on the food front. Our Buddy had some folks in my household sitting on the floor, feeding him by hand when he "refused" to eat from his bowl. I was very stern, please do not do that, he will not starve himself, etc. Then I would find myself the victim of those lipid eyes and when no one was looking I would sneak him food. It only prolonged the agony. The sooner you commit to putting the food down for 10 to 15 minutes and taking it up again, the sooner you will be able to put this behind you. But, oh my goodness, it is hard not to feel guilty and even harder not to cave.

    Good luck and know there are lots of us here who have "been there, done that"!
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    heh its not me who has to be strong now i got it worked out in my head, however hubby will behave if he doesnt want to be sharing her kitchenbed. lol
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