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Hello i recently received my dog as a present he was previously owned he's two yrs old and that's pretty much all I know about him :(. He's been with me for three days now this being the third day and everything is fine he's in a loving home and has adjusted fairly well to myself and my family's life shadow is the perfect dog for me and I want to be the absolute best owner to him. Although I am concerned that he is refusing to eat any and all dog food being as his previous owners fed him only human food for the most part. He'll eat cooked food with no problem but will not go near the dog food I've read only feeding him regular food is bad and I would hate for him to become ill how do I get him to eat? I've tried adding moisture to his food ( water,broth) but nothing seems to work how do i get him interested in eating food that's beneficial to him also I'm having trouble training him to use the wee wee pads when it comes to using the bathroom indoors he's peeing everywhere but on the pad and just this morning he's started to poop inside any and all tips are wanted and appreciated
 

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Okay. Have you taken him to a vet? It's possible his teeth are bothering him, and better safe than sorry.

If he's healthy, what brand of food are you using? Human food is bad for dogs. Most of it's bad for humans, for that matter. You can cook for your dog, but you have to be careful to give him a balanced diet. If you want to use regular dry dog food (I do), I would put it down, leave it down for half an hour and then take it back up. Put that same portion down for the night feeding, take it back up after half an hour. Eventually, he'll figure out that he's not getting anything else. Dogs can go a few days without eating without harming themselves.

As to the potty training, why are you using pads instead of going outside? I find it's much harder for a dog to tell the difference between pad on the floor and everywhere else on the floor than the difference between inside and outside. Either way, it takes a while to housetrain a dog. It could well be weeks to a couple of months before he gets it down.
 
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