My Sophie was 3 mo. Fri. 1/8/10. I have noticed her scratching (not real often) for a couple of weeks but thought it was b/c of her harness or collar that she was not used to. I notice now dry flakes throughout her coat. Her back coat seems dull (not so much head, ears maybe legs & tail). I posted about Sohphie's callused elbows yesterday (w/ pic). I don't know if they could be connected. I want to shampoo Sophie today but am hesitant as to what to shampoo her with (get rid of the flakes & itches). I have a terrible time getting her to eat! I usually end up sitting with her & feeding from my hand. She is sooo distracted by any lil' noise or movement in the house (Very Curious, playful, nosey = puppy. I'm concerned am I feeding her the right food (have had her 5 wks. & feeding what breeder was feeding) Pedigree Puppy Chow. Could the food be the reason for dull dry coat? Does she not like her food (she sure wants other dogs foods & cats!). Instructor @ puppy class says to put her food down & if she only eats a lil' & walks away put food up & wait til next feeding! She barely eats!