Our first two dogs when I was growing up were picky eaters. They'd leave whole bowls of food on the floor uneaten all day. I think the problem was we gave them human food and they didn't have any room for their regular food.\n \nI've had two dogs as adult. Neither was given people food except for small nibbles here and there. Sierra took about 2 minutes to finish a bowl of food even when she was elderly. I put Misha's food in her treat balls or she would be done in about 15 seconds.\n \nWhen I had my sister's dog, I was reminded about how picky dogs can be. Her dog doesn't get people food either, but she still is a slow eater. Her dog can't eat unless everyone else is done. She will eat some, but she picks out pieces she doesn't like and leaves them on the floor. Also, she never empties the bowl. No matter if you give her a full serving or a half of a serving she always leaves about 10 pieces of food in her bowl. At home, she takes about an hour to eat. I can't leave her bowl down because of her medication and because my dog would gain 20 lbs by the time she went back home. \n \nIs your dog a picky eater or does it devour food the minute you put it down?