Paying it forward... I was frantic with Buck’s lack of appetite as a puppy. It turned out he was adjusting to his new home and schedule. I tried the 15 minute rule, and threw out a lot of kibble. I tried a lot of different brands and donated a lot of hardly consumed bags to our shelter. Someone wise on PF reassured me that no puppy or dog will starve when there is food available. I allowed him to free feed, and eventually he joined the “clean bowl” crowd, by the end of the dayI use toppers to keep the same old kibble interesting, which was my breeder’s specific suggestion. Give him time.