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Old 11-10-2008, 08:07 AM   #1
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Cool Dusty is whining for food

Dusty is whining for her food and it's getting earlier and earlier!

She normally gets fed around 7:00 am and she does normally get fed as soon as one of us gets up. Mostly, she then goes for a walk, but sometimes the walk is delayed. But it is the whining for the food that is irritating as it is starting earlier and earlier -- today it was at 5:45 am.

She doesn't get fed until she stops! But I'd like her not to start her day... and mine with me telling her to be quiet. It is getting very frustrating for me.

Until recently she slept in the bedroom... on her own bed. She would start whining when we started to stir in the morning. So I moved her out of the bedroom hoping that not hearing us starting to wake up would resolve the issue. No luck! (I don't think she's too happy with not being in a different room!)

She is not a puppy... she is 8 years old and this has been going on for a year or so. She gets fed twice a day at 7:00 am and between 1:00-2:00 pm. The second period isn't exactly whining but doest start to getting antsy around 1:00 pm.

Any suggestions would be appreciated?

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Old 11-10-2008, 08:24 AM   #2
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I have a whiner so I know how annoying it can be. But it gets my attention as he "asks" to go to by whining so I can understand him asking for other things by whining too.

Honestly I think you're stuck ignoring the whining (earplugs maybe?) and sticking to your schedule of feeding Dusty breakfast at 7. If you wait until he stops and then feed him, I think he is still getting the message that if he puts up a ruckus it'll get him what he wants.

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Old 11-10-2008, 08:57 AM   #3
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You could try giving a little extra food at night so she stays fuller for longer! Don't forget it's on your terms/rules and not Dusty's. Dogs often will push their owners to the limit you either persist with it or give in! If you give in to Dusty she has won So i would try and reverse this early morning trend by getting up after 6am gradually increasing the time as near as you can to 7am! other wise you could end up feeding Dusty as early as 4am! And iam sure you don't want that! The other thing is you are saying her last meal is 1pm -2 pm till the next morning that's a hell of a long gap 17 hrs to go with out food, so I would try 2 things. 1. move the 1pm- 2pm meal time to say 3pm-4pm or feed her much later say 7pm but what you decide you will have bring the changes in slowly and gradualy! Good luck

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She is whinning not maybe because of hunger, but for attention or just a bad habit within her.?

I would place her on a big pillow in another room and play a radio, burn a small night lite and close the bedroom door when you retire to bed.

Dogs develope habits hard to break if they think they will work, well they do not think, it becomes just a poor habit of annoying humans. She will quit or whine till she gets tired, just plug your ears if you know she is not suffering, not hungry etc.
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hmmm has she been dewormed?

I was thinking that maybe if she has worms they eat it up so she is hungrier? I would also feed her second time around 7.00 PM, isntead of 1-2 PM that oughta help too...

instead of two meals that close... My dogs tummies starts to rumble after 12 hours, I woke up cause of the tummy sound this morning cause i gave them food a tad too early last night..

I would whine too if I didn't get food for 15 hours..

so try to give evening meal later and make that a bigger meal and you will get to sleep longer..

oh and to keep the antsy away, give her a little snack at her old mealtime not too much however...
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Yes, I agree with Bigboy, I would move the lunchtime meal to the evening and see if this makes a difference.

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Smile Thanks for the help...

Thanks! That's what I'm going to do... gradually move her second feed to much later in the day.
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