•Feed your friend on one of your own dinner plates. Chloe, a shy Greater Swiss mountain dog we fell in love with, ate significantly more when her victuals were served to her on the china from which her family ate. (It’s very important for dogs to feel they’re part of the pack.)
•When you eat, keep the dog’s bowl or plate of food next to you on the table.
As soon as you finish, give the dog his meal. We have found that nine times out of ten, the dog will eat when he has been refusing food before. (But once you start this routine, you can’t go back to feeding your dog the old way—it’ll be too hard to retrain him. That’s why you should save this trick for a serious medical condition.)