I am a new dog owner.. I have been around plenty of dogs that friends had, or for instance, have a girlfriend that has two herself.. But have never experienced raising one myself.. first of all, my puppy is 8 weeks old as of today.. he is a mix between yorkie and dachshund or however you spell it lol.. i call him a dorkie.. but i digress.. just in the past day or two, i have been trying to introduce him to dry puppy food.. i noticed that while he was eating his wet, canned food he would hurry through it.. eating it very quickly.. i thought that once he had the dry food, he would slow down and chew it, but it seems that because of how fast he would devour the softer, wet food, that he has developed a habit for practically inhaling it.. and with the dry food, i worry that he will either choke, or get sick from it.. as he eats, ive tried to slow him down myself by hand feeding him and listening for the crunching sounds indicating that hes actually chewing, but he still swallows it whole.. and ive seen him throw up whole pieces before.. now my questions are, one.. is he too young to start on dry puppy food? and two, if not.. how can i help him slow down, and actually chew his food??