Rendered by PID 31958 on r2-app-0c1c675fbfafb66d3 at 2020-12-05 22:12:59.973513+00:00 running a7f2daa country code: US. Dogs are the same. He only destroys people food left out on counters now..... And his toys. Soon (1 week?) If I need him to eat before i leave for a long time, and he's just not, sometimes I'll mix in some peanut butter or Greek yogurt into his food, and that usually prompts him to eat before I go. It had been suggested that I use food as a distraction when leaving for a few hours (I usually take her on a long walk, then leave her in the backyard while I go inside and get her food ready. Use of this site constitutes acceptance of our User Agreement and Privacy Policy. do you put the food out and leave it, or is it just presented during mealtime? Sometimes I feed her and then start getting ready. A dog might prefer to disengage than to try to be destructive. Hoping we won’t need that appointment next week. Criticism Welcome Discussion Do not check to see if she’s eating. My rescue dog does something like this too. Sometimes it just happens though. The first reason is that your dog may be sick. And, he has to sleep in the same bed as me. Question: should I make my dog gently face her fear of cars? one of my dogs is a little like that, she seems so much more timid and shy since we got another puppy, who shall i say isnt the quietest or politest of dogs. He also would not eat unless I was also eating (open fridge, grab something, take sip/bite... Then he would proceed to eat his food). When you finish eating, give him his food and back away for a few steps. Hope this sub doesn't chew me out... [–]violetmemphisblue[S] 0 points1 point2 points 5 years ago (2 children). It means she doesn't cry at night, but when I'm around its still tough. Dogs probably don’t have a sense of polite or impolite, right or wrong. A post shared by Cali Lint (@cali_the_elkie) on Jan 10, 2018 at 4:43pm PST. Make leaving and coming home as low-key as possible. Just because your dog isn’t eating doesn’t always indicate anxiety issues, but if this eating behavior is becoming a problem for you or your pup, going over the history of the issue with your local vet can help uncover the root of the problem. I then open the door, let her in, and quickly close it so I can leave.) lol. Don’t be tempted to test him and let him loose in the room too quickly. There are two main reasons a dog may be a picky eater. He won't eat unless I'm in the same room, and I can't go to the bathroom by myself. “They’re sick,” says Ann Hohenhaus, staff veterinarian at The Animal Medical Centerin New York. Some advice I was also given that I guess I did and it helped: scheduled attention & cuddle time. [–]manicbunny 0 points1 point2 points 5 years ago (2 children). Our dog won't eat when we leave too! Please flair your posts using its flair link (not [help], and so on)! The second reason is that your dog is a picky eater because he has often had the luxury of wet food or human food. What to Know About Pancreatitis in Dogs Pancreatitis can affect a dog's ability to properly digest and process food. © 2020 reddit inc. All rights reserved. When I give him something he can not resist, he won’t eat it until I walk him to it a few times, and only when I am in the other room. Put your dog’s food down and leave the room. When I leave the house he whines and barks. We feed both dogs at the same time in the morning and at night. “You don’t feel like eating when you have a fever. It's like she's pouting because she doesn't have any food, but she does! “Like with separation anxiety, other causes of fear or stress can lead to a dog eating only when in the safe presence of an owner,” Stelow explains. Posts and comments that don't follow these guidelines will be removed. Edit: Just want to add that if she's that anxious about you leaving, and that disinterested in food, I wouldn't bother trying to use the food to distract her from you leaving. helpDog will only eat when I'm there (self.Dogtraining), submitted 5 years ago by violetmemphisblue. [–]DaxtotheMax 0 points1 point2 points 5 years ago (1 child), Cool, glad there were some similarities for you! [–]eelizabeth 1 point2 points3 points 5 years ago (0 children). I got 'em some chew toys to help with the stress. Here’s why your pup may be losing his appetite, and how to help him learn to dine alone. At the time, I ran him a lot and let him run around in our closed horse pasture.... A LOT. He would draw blood & injur himself trying to escape. In the sidebar and wiki you will find more information on desensitisation and also look up counter-conditioning to help :). This learned behavior is often incidental, not purposely fostered by the owner. Lately, she won't touch it until I get home, after 10pm. Having a safe place to feel secure will help relieve some of the stress she feels when you are not around. He's a small dog, so I don't really mind. Aside from avoiding eye contact and ignoring you, they may just straight up leave the room. Get an ad-free experience with special benefits, and directly support Reddit. We've started on the desensitization. Ignore your dog before you leave and after you come home for at least 5 minutes or more. The most likely reason your dog isn’t eating runs parallel to the main reason humans don’t eat at times. See our flair guide for help. “Dogs find that meals are more fun with others,” Semel tells The Dodo. Practice moving away until you get out of sight for a few seconds and come back. I give it to her in the morning. The best way to feed your dog is to put down the food, leave it for 10 minutes. If I leave it down, my Lab will gobble it up. I don't know what makes them do this, but, I won't play by their rules. In the bathroom with me, trying to get into the shower with me, underfoot in the kitchen, etc. He's a small dog, so I don't really mind. When I achieve an away-time of about 15 minutes, I get in my car, circle the block, and come back. During that 15 minutes, don't stand with her. For content relating to the physical care of dogs, try our sister subreddit, /r/dogCare. If an owner is not present, some pups will go into "guard dog" mode — and won't relax until you return. the reason I ask is because a dog has thousands of years of surviving in the wild built into them, if you put the food out at mealtime, and take it away after some period, and don't over do the snacks, they will eat, I've watched a lot of peoples dogs that said theirs had this issue, I always seem to break them of it, [–]violetmemphisblue[S] 0 points1 point2 points 5 years ago (1 child). [–]DaxtotheMax 4 points5 points6 points 5 years ago (3 children). He gets 1 warning at first and when he ignores it, he gets kicked out of the room and she gets to eat first. We accidentally trained our dog to jump up on the bed to the word “attack!”. I'll try the Kong treat too--maybe the combination of treat and toy will entertain her! Until then, I’m doing everything I know to bring her comfort and peace. “These may include loud noises (perhaps a neighbor started construction), unfamiliar people in the home, a new setting and countless others.”, A post shared by DARREN & PHILLIP (@the_blueboys) on Feb 10, 2018 at 12:18am PST. Also a rescue dog owner, I've had my large pup for 3 years now. We have a final vet appointment on payday March 1. I've been changing how I feed her. Please read our rules and posting guidelines before posting or commenting. She has been her usual frisky self until last week. Right now, I'm just trying to exhaust her (three or four really long walks, plus playing in the yard). My dog did this also. [–]manicbunny 0 points1 point2 points 5 years ago (0 children), Since she is still settling into your home it will be and having as much routine as possible will help her out. A healthy dog will have small, firm, moist stools. It's probably just anxiety. Your dog believes your the LEADER of the pack. Just make sure you monitor his food intake, but, honestly, dogs will eat if they're hungry. We''re working on that! … Our dog wanted to be caressed until the end. Second is to use a low-key approach to leaving the house. My dog turned 1 yr old and I think he is lacking social skills. Though our floppy-eared pets are far removed from their wild ancestors, some wolf-like behaviors still lurk within our domesticated dogs. It's not likely to work. Before she leaves, she suggests I set up a Skype account on my laptop at home that auto-answers, so I can video-chat with Ruby while I'm at work and check how she's doing. 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