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Occasionally a problem occurs while switching to the BARF raw dog food diet.

That problem? Picky eaters! Some dogs will eat anything, any time, anywhere. However there is a large portion of the dog population out there that you could classify as "picky eaters". Switching these guys over to the BARF raw dog food diet can sometimes be a problem. You can try going cold turkey and you can try slowly getting you dog used to BARF raw dog food, but ultimately there are some dogs that are just resistant to it and want their favorite kibble or nothing!

Well, every dog is different, (just like humans) and fear not because there are some things that can be done to get your dog to happily eat a barf raw dog food diet. Here are some tips to get your "Picky eater" to accept his new diet.

BARF raw dog food tip # 1 Make sure you feed your dog at approximately the same time every day. Getting on a schedule can help picky eaters adjust to the new diet. This can also help in other areas by establishing that fact that YOU are the "Alpha Dog" in the relationship

BARF raw dog food tip # 2 Try and feed your dog after an activity and or exercise, this will make sure that the dog has built up an appetite. This will also help to reinforce the principle of reward for good behavior.

BARF raw dog food tip # 3 Be careful not to over feed your dog. Sometimes the reason a dog won't eat is simply because he's not hungry!

BARF raw dog food tip # 4 Cut back or eliminate treats. Some dog owners, (Not you of course) get carried away with giving treats. Instead of being a reward for good behavior, they become an almost constant habit. This is not good for the dogs health OR behavior. Of course you NEVER feed the dog from the table while you are eating dinner!

BARF raw dog food tip # 5 A picky eating dog can be much like a picky eating child. With a child you often need to come up with some creative ideas to stimulate them to eat their food. It can be the same with dogs. Consider giving the raw food to you dog in some kind of a toy that he can play with and eat at the same time.

BARF raw dog food tip # 6 Keep in mind that just like humans dogs may prefer a warm meal over a cold one. If you are using frozen meat patties consider taking them out of the freezer the night before and letting them thaw .

BARF raw dog food tip # 7 Pay close attention to your dogs health. Sometimes the reason your dog isn't eating is that he doesn't feel well. don't hesitate to take the dog to the vet if you think he is not well.

Give these tips a try, most dogs, given the chance and prompted properly will sooner or later become enthusiastic BARF raw dog food eaters.


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