Your friend's Bichon Frises are staying at your house for a few days. They have never been to your house but know you well. They are not eating. Any tips?

  • Bishons are very family orientated and these two are missing their family. It may take a day or two to settle in. By breed the Bishon is a happy little dog and enjoys walks and some love to swim. Take the dog out during the day or evening to some place that is quiet; away from traffic and you can let them off leash and play stick or ball with them (which they love.) This will get their mind off missing their family and get rid of that extra energy enough where they will look forward to those every day walks and their appetite should improve. Bishons love to play so even at home throw them the ball for a few minutes and praise them often. Dogs that are healthy will eat eventually. Another tip, if you are having chicken or beef for dinner then put a few scraps on top of their dog food. Most dogs cannot resist people food.
  • Bishons are very family orientated and these two are missing their family. It may take a day or two to settle in. By breed the Bishon is a happy little dog and enjoys walks and some love to swim. Take the dog out during the day or evening to some place that is quiet; away from traffic and you can let them off leash and play stick or ball with them (which they love.) This will get their mind off missing their family and get rid of that extra energy enough where they will look forward to those every day walks and their appetite should improve. Bishons love to play so even at home throw them the ball for a few minutes and praise them often. Dogs that are healthy will eat eventually. Another tip, if you are having chicken or beef for dinner then put a few scraps on top of their dog food. Most dogs cannot resist people food.