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Holding Out for Better Food

Dear Bailey,

I am a 4 month old lab puppy, and I love my people alot.  How can I teach my people how to give me better food?  

Thanks!
Chester
Santa Monica, CA


Bailey's Reply:

Dear Chester, 

Well, to get them to give you better food, you must REFUSE to eat any more of what they are giving you now.  You're still young, so give them a long, sad look with your eyes- no one can resist the eyes of a puppy.  Use this to your advantage!  Stare at your people, then stare at the bowl, but don't eat the food.  Do this long enough, and they will usually add something tasty to your food!

“Remember, some people are just stubborn.  So if you can't convince them to add more tasty stuff to your bowl on the first few tries, then you never will.”

People try to mix the good stuff with the stuff we don't like so we'll eat everything.  Don't fall for this.  Now, the trick to this is to only eat the stuff they just added to the food, not the normal food.  When you've finished the good stuff, give a big puppy sigh and stare at your people again.  Eventually they will keep adding goodies to the bowl if you're consistent!  So be picky about what you eat.

This works well for most puppies, but you have to watch out if your owners don't add stuff to your bowl.  Remember, some people are just stubborn.  So if you can't convince them to add more tasty stuff to your bowl on the first few tries, then you never will.  Unfortunately with these type of owners, you're stuck with the food you've got.

Sniff ya later, 

Bailey

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