My shih tzu doesn't wanna eat her food from bowl. When I give her food in a bowl,she runs away like bowl's gonna bite her. She only eats when I give her food from my hand. Only from my hand, when my boyfriend or my friends give her food she doesn't eat even she's so hungry.. Plus she also doesn't play with other people except me...I really don't know what happened to my little furball. What should I do now? I'm so worried...
normal dog dish..I'm using the same dish as breeder was using. I brought my puppy home when she was 6 weeks..she didn't have any problem before.. but from last week she started to run away from her dish..
Put her food down, allow 15 minutes for her to eat. If she has not eaten, pick it up. Offer it that evening....15 minutes, then pick up. She will eat the food and not starve herself. Doing this will teach her to eat when the food is offered and not take forever to decide to eat.
You may also need to consider putting her in a crate to feed her. She may be getting too distracted with the activity in the house. Always something to do, toys to play with...puppies this age have serious ADD, lol. They dont concentrate on one thing for long when they are open to too much stimulation. Put the crate in a seperate room, away from the family and feed her there. Allow her maybe a half hour to try to eat then take it away. It keeps her from getting distracted and focus on the task at hand....eating time. If she doesnt eat it in a certain time, take it, offer it next feeding, etc.