How to discourage dog food eating in toddler?
September 4, 2010 4:33 AM Subscribe
How do I get my toddler uninterested in the dog food?
posted by Golfhaus to pets & animals (14 answers total)
Mrs. Haus and I have an adorable, smart 18 month old who is extremely fascinated with the dog food. She loves to pick it up and throw it to the dogs. She loves to pick it up and throw it away from the dogs. Once she's made the mess, we make her pick it up and put it back in the bowl, and she loves that, too. And obviously, she loves to pick up a couple and cram them in her mouth. Our dogs are free feeders, so picking up the dog bowl when they're not eating isn't really an option. Our house isn't built in a way that we can barricade the food and allow access for the dogs without separating them from us. That won't work either; we have super snuggly dogs that see being separated from the family as punishment. How can we discourage our daughter from playing with, throwing around, and eating the dogs' food?