Increase your dog's appetite by switching dog food brands, holding back treats, increasing regular exercise and placing the dog bowl where the dog will not be distracted. Discuss the problem with a veterinarian in cases of long-term eating problems or illness.Continue Reading
Switch brands slowly over several days to avoid stomach problems. Add new food to the old,and gradually increase the new food. Check expiration dates, and store the food in a sealed container in a dry place to maintain freshness.
Dogs eat less when they get treats between meals and the extra attention it involves. Stir canned food into dry dog food, increasing the amount gradually, and add treats to the bowl if desired. Make the food appetizing by adding warm broth or water.
Exercise and play increase appetite. Walk dogs before meals to ensure food is associated with the pleasant experience of exercise or play.
Ensure dog focus on their meals by placing the bowl away from distractions and other family pets. Place the bowl on the floor and leave the room, giving the dog 30 minutes to eat, then remove the bowl. This teaches the dog to eat when food is available.
Some quick, easy-to-make dog treats include frozen peanut butter and yogurt treats, basic dog biscuits and pumpkin balls. To make the peanut butter and yogurt treats, start with 1 cup of peanut butter and 32 ounces of vanilla yogurt.Full Answer >
To train a dog to sit in a bathtub, spend time creating a positive association with the tub by giving the dog food, treats or toys while in or near it. Pair that with a command, such as "get in," to indicate you want the dog to climb into the tub.Full Answer >
Once a dog has mastered the basics, it can move on to more advanced tricks, such as agility training for competitive sport, mastering household chores and balancing treats on its nose. Agility training includes teaching dogs to master many types of obstacles, including navigating an A-frame teepee-shaped walkway, a teeter-totter and a balance beam. Agility training also includes navigating tunnels, various types of jumps and weaving through poles.Full Answer >
Recipes for homemade dog treats can be found online at DogTreatRecipes.org, Allrecipes.com and DogTreatKitchen.com. At DogTreatRecipes.org, visitors find recipes for treats such as crunchy honey cinnamon biscuits made with wheat flour, vanilla, honey, cinnamon and eggs.Full Answer >