Paddy is getting a bit older now, and in 2 days time he will be 5 months old! I keep meeting people in the park who tell me that their dog or puppy won't eat dry food. They have their dogs eating roast chicken, poached fish, cooked mince and lots of other tasty stuff, but wonder why the dog is refusing his dry food? Well apart from the obvious fact that I would personally turn down a bag of crisps if it meant I was offered roast chicken 30 minutes later, I just wanted to share what has worked for me with Paddy so far. 1. Stop worrying about how much (or little) your dog/puppy is eating. He won't intentionally starve himself to death! That's the first bit of advice. 2. Next...treat your dog as you would a small child i.e. No vegetables eaten = No dessert, and stick by the rule. 3. Feed your dog after every meal or snack you have. Let him see you eating your food and make him lie down or sit while you eat. Make sure he sees you tear a SMALL piece of part of your meal (a tiny strip of chicken, or a tiny bit of crust from your bread) and place it onto the side of your plate. Discourage him jumping up or smelling your food, and absolutely forbid anyone from feeding him bits of their food until you are all finished eating. 4. When you are done eating, tell the dog "good boy/girl". Go to his bowl and put some kibble in there. Next, let him see you drop the titbit into his bowl, and tell him "good boy, go get it" so that he knows he can get the tit bit. 5. After 15 minutes, take away the bowl (even if he didn't touch the dry food and only ate the titbit). 6. Repeat at the next meal time. Before long (either that day or the next), your dog will get hungry. That titbit you leave him will act as an appetizer - it will get his brain going and thinking about food. You will see him go back to the bowl after a few minutes and begin nibbling at the kibble - it's instictive. Over the next few days, he will eat more and more of the kibble after each titbit. Now the next step should be that you leave smaller and smaller pieces of titbit each time, but personally I won't be doing that as I share a piece of every meal/snack I have with my dog (by this, I mean mostly a tiny titbit at the end rather than share) as I want my dog to know that he will never be without food as long as I am his pack leader. The only time he gets something more substantial than a titbit is if we are out travelling together and I get hungry. I won't pop into a Subway, McDonalds, KFC or fastfood restaurant and order only for me if I have the dog in the car. They all have 99p menus and Paddy gets something from those (tips from me are Subway - Bowl of meatballs 99p, McDonalds - Double Cheeseburger £1.19, KFC - Mini Popcorn chicken 99p, Other takeaways - a sausage 70p). I figure that if I am starving hungry but that we are not due home for another 2 hours, that my dog will be too. When we get home, I carry out the original instructions. So far, no problems! Hope this helps.