CAMom Posted November 30, 2011 Share Posted November 30, 2011 Hi Dog People!:) I posted the other day that we adopted two bassett hounds over the weekend. These were dogs of a family we've known for years. They were heartbroken to have to give them up but had to due to a couple of health issues in the family. We were glad to be able to take both of them as they've always been together and I think it would have been traumatic to have to separate them. Anyway, I need a couple of pieces of advice. The female isn't eating her dog food. I figured that she is having a hard time settling into her new environment and that she's just nervous. But this is her third day with us. I bought the exact food they said they fed them. Today I finally mixed a raw egg into it for her and she took a couple of bites but didn't even eat quite half. I did get her to eat the crusts I cut off of my ds's grilled cheese sandwich. She seems to really like us although she's nervous around dh. She "smiles," wags her tail, runs around the yard, and is sleeping in ds's bed with him. Any advice on making her comfortable enough to eat? How long can this go before I get concerned? Second, it is obvious these hounds haven't been out walking.;) I took them outside yesterday with their brand new collars and leashes and they didn't have a clue. I ended up having to carry them back into the house because they would come.:001_huh: Any tips on leash training them? Should I try to take them out one at a time? They are so stinkin' cute but I need some help.:) Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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