Pompadour became picky like a month ago, think this is related to a box of duck flavored cookies I brought from him Sojos Grain-Free Dog Treats
I just gave him a bit like training treats , but it looks like he decided he only wants to eat his new cookies instead of his meals
He stared to refuse to eat his kibble last week, my mom was wondering is he wasn't sick, so I added a bit of cottage cheese with water to his kibble and he ate it like a maniac, the same when in another meal I mixed it with a raw egg, so he is just being picky ... again.
Yesterday morning I mixed the cottage cheese with the kibble, and with his mouth he took the kibble from his bowl and put it in the floor and ate the cheese.... that made me very mad.
In the afternoon I gave him raw beef (just the meat) , he took the beef out and was staring at the end of the bowl, I guess he was trying to search for more cheese.
So I decide that was enough!!! he went to far... HE JUST WANTS TO EAT CHEESE AND COOKIES!!!!
I did a search and try the tips for picky eaters in a dog food forum and found this tread Picky little dogs - Dog Food Forum
, so I cut all the treats for the moment and in his dinner time I offered him just the kibble alone.
In the first day with this metod I prepered his meal and he looked eager to see me with his bowl in my hand, but when he looked it was just kibble he only smelled it and stared me like saying "mommy add the cheese now"
But I didn't fall for the sad puppy eyes, and waited 15 minutes for him to eat his kibble, passed the timeline he didn't ate it, so I took the bowl and to his choice he went to sleep with his tummy empty for the first time since I own him and then the next morning he ate
In the following days he tried to be picky in other meals he refused to eat a meal but he finally ate in the next one some and he ate others, now he sometimes gets picky but he does eats every day.
the trick is to let your dog know you are not going to fall for their whims and you are NOT going to feed them anything else, and when they realise that they do eat.