I didn't want to hijack a thread that's been going on for a while but if you want to read it: http://chazhound.com/forums/showthread.php?t=153791&page=8 It's at what is the end right now. Any way long story short he is rewarding his dog for eating all of it's food by giving him more treats or withholding treats if the dog doesn't finish. I'm not lucky enough to have a dog that will stop eating... ever. But I do hope to have a dog that's knows when to stop someday. I know some people who have super picky dogs I don't know if this would work for them. But then on the other hand I know a TON of overweight dogs and this seems like you are forcing a bad habit on your dog by making him eat more than he wants so he can still get treats either then/throughout the day *I don't know if a dog can think far enough ahead for the throughout the day thing to matter to them*. Do you think something like this would help a picky eater or just cause problems later? Thoughts/opinions?