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    I have a 6 month old spoodle pup and i have a few questions I would appreciate all of your advice on please.

    1. sleeping under bed. our pup sleeps in our bedroom but has decided he would prefer to sleep under the bed? any ideas why? he isnt scared, he isnt upset, he just loves to hide under there. sometimes he does start whining and we worry he is stuck, but he just comes out of his own free will when he wants to. do you think this is a problem?

    2. wet vs dry food. we currently feed him a mixture of dry eukanuba biscuits for breakfast and barf for dinner. but he isnt eating his biscuits, he only likes the wet food. what should we do?

    Thanks
    Jess

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    With the bed sleeping I wouldnt worry about. If thats where he feels comfortable its not really a problem. My dog unfotunately likes to sleep on the bed and right up close to you! Wouldnt be such a problem if she didnt snore like a buzzsaw!!

    With the bickies, instead of giving them separately you can mix them in with the dinner.
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    hag on whos choping trees down dog wake up it stop back to is start agen wake up walk to the window and aeall go back to bed wake up to find the dog snore like a buzzsaw well i will go and sleep on the
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    Under the bed is not unusual. My girl did it (while she could still fit) all the time. They just like it under there, it is like a little den for them. I would suggest try crate training, that way as your pup gets older he will still fit in his den LOL

    I feed raw and neither of my dogs have ever been picky. So can't help with the wet/dry issues. But just for your dogs sake please read this article.
    Pet food laced with dangerously high levels of sulphur dioxode, tests reveal | Courier Mail

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    I tend to be of a mind that if the behavior isn't a 'problem' for you- why change it? If you don't mind your pup sleeping under the bed... Then I don't see any reason why he/she shouldnt. He will move if it becomes uncomfortable.

    With the bikkies, you could try soaking them. Soaking brings out the flavour, and can make them more palatable. Try adding some raw bones (chicken necks are a good place to start) to your pups diet for variety and dental hygiene. Just make sure to hang on to one end til your pup understands to chew, not swallow whole.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Villain & Flirtt View Post
    Just make sure to hang on to one end til your pup understands to chew, not swallow whole.
    We say Ruby doesnt chew her chicken necks she just breathes them in
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    If my dog doesn't eat the food I put in front of her, I take it away after 10 minutes and don't serve it up again till the next meal time.

    I have no trouble now.

    my dog likes dark places to sneak into. Under the bed would be one of these. She also liked under the chest of drawers but doesn't fit anymore, she likes behind the sofa next to the wall - and I have the crate covered with a blanket - so she likes it there too. And under my office desks. I don't see it as a problem. If I did, I would block access.

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    I am thinking that the create training is a good one.
    Though as other have said sleeping under the bed is harming no one.

    We have Created Murhpy from day one. We place a blanket over the top so it made it a little darker for him first off after leaving his litter mates. Night one the wife could take no more after 2 hours of crying. So he was moved to our computer room. Yer we had the toy to mimick a litter mate the tixcking clock. It never work one little bit. The next night I put in a shoe of mine in there and it was a better night. Each night got better much to the wifes relief.
    So tonight we have bought the create back out into the dinning room area. To see if this is going to be okay. And when he is grown up we will leave the door open so it will be him regulating where he sleeps at night.
    We are so new to creates and only heard about them on the dog whisper show.

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    I agree about the bed thing, if its not a problem for you then its really not a problem.

    I also agree about taking food away if not eaten in 10 or 15 mins

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    Katy still tries to get under the bed, but only her head fits

    I also feed RAW, but if my dogs won't finish their meals, it would be taken away after 10-15 minutes and they would not be fed until the next mealtime.

    I prefer large bones for dogs, they have to chew them and cannot swallow them whole
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