Now Mom to Brisby
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: East GTA, Ontario, Canada
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I think it all depends on your dog and how finicky he may or may not be.
From my experience with both my bridge girl Yaichi and know with Brisby, introducing human food or raw did not influence them to refuse kibble. Both however did prefer natural food vs kibble, however when hungry they would still eat it. That said, Brisby has not been fed any kibble for well over 2 years now, so I don't know if I offered her kibble, what she would do. However, most dogs will not starve themselves and will eat when they are hungry....or not, especially GRs ..LOL
Regarding grabbing food from your plate...some dogs are food sharks and some are not. Add to that, this is something you need to train if you have a dog that will try to grab food from your plate, counter, table, during walks etc. For example, I can leave a plate of my food on the floor and Brisby won't touch it until a) I give her a release command that she can have it or b) she will vocalize and ask if she can have it.
I think that it is wonderful that you are wanting to incorporate natural fresh food to your pups diet. I would suggest though, that if you are moving to a fresh diet, whether if be home cooked or raw, that you do some reading to ensure that what you are feeding is a species appropriate balanced diet.
Now Brisby's Mom - June 15, 2012 My beloved Yaichi - May 9, 2000 - June 18, 2012