How to Teach a Dog to Eat Slowly - Munchie Falcor - CUTE ..
Jan 3, 2017 - Address any competitive behaviors when it comes to eating and learn things you can do to physically slow your dog's eating.
Next, find a puzzle that lets your dog succeed. Many puzzles have ways to set them for teaching your dog, such as using larger openings to let the food come out more easily. You can also help by leaving the treat covers off harder puzzles initially and by showing your dog how they work. While it’s true that some dogs pick things up more quickly than others — my “grand” Bruce is one such — even slower pups will catch on eventually. Just give them time. You can also try really easy puzzles, such as merely spreading kibble in the grass for your dog to find using his nose.
To teach your dog to sit, start by standing with the dog in front of you. With the treat in your hand, touch the treat to your dog’s nose and allow him to sniff it. You should not be standing with your head over your dog—some dogs find this very intimidating. Say the dog’s name and “Sit,” while slowly raising the treat above his head. As he watches the treat go up, his head will tilt back. The higher the treat goes, the more his head tilts back and the lower his rear end will get to the ground. When his backside touches the ground, praise him in a happy and excited voice and give him the treat. Make a deal of it—be ridiculous in your praise. Show the level of enthusiasm you would if your five-year-old won the Nobel Peace Prize. If you think you are acting totally outrageous, you probably have about the right level of enthusiasm!
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10 Tricks on How to Slow Down Dog Eating - Mercola Healthy Pets
Slow feed bowls can usually be a training device to teach a dog to eat slower and then they can “graduate” up to a normal bowl. However, some dogs never out grow the speed eater trait and will need to eat from a special bowl their entire lives.Whatever the source of the problem, once the dog has started eating poop you will need to take a few steps to stop the habit. After addressing the source of the problem, which is largely a matter of guesswork or trial and error, you need to teach the dog that eating poop is not allowed. Meticulously clean up your yard so that no droppings are available. When your dog shows interest in his own or another dog's droppings let him know that this is unacceptable behavior. And finally, there are a few things which you can add to the dog's food which will make his own droppings less attractive. Forbid and Deter are two commercial products which you add to the dog's food. Both can cause some minor stomach upset so start with a low dosage and gradually increase to the recommended dosage for your dog. Meat tenderizers added to the dog's food work very similarly. The tenderizer breaks down many of the proteins which attract the dog in the first place. Again this can cause some stomach upset so start light and increase slowly. And no, I can't give you a recommended dosage, that's just something you'll have to work out with your dog.