Daltrey my new toy poodle has finally started eating ALMOST normally. Although I hate the food, Science Diet was the only puppy food I could get him to eat. He hated Wellness canned, he ignored Nutro Natural Choice, wouldn't touch Wellness dry, and then gobbles up the Sci Diet. Grrrr. I guess quality doesn't = tasty for him. Okay so my question is... we got him on Sept. 18th and promptly took him to my vet for a weight check, 2 lbs 6 oz. at 10 weeks old putting him at about 5 lbs 12 oz. for estimated adult weight. He is now 12 weeks old, and has gained exactly 1 oz. He has been eating about 1/2 cup a day, sometimes less (he eats it one kibble at a time), plus boiled chicken for training sessions. The chicken doesn't hinder how much he eats as he gets miniscule amounts during training and immediately goes and chows down afterwards. Is this tiny weight gain normal? The vet has said he looks healthy and he doesn't appear to be lethargic. He's more playful than he used to be. Another question: how old should he be to begin training? He has a short attention span unless we use chicken, and then he does nothing but pay attention. He sits on command and lays down on command during the training sessions. Sometimes I will give him a treat and sometimes, just praise, hoping that he won't only work for food. However, he sits whenever I tell him to without treats IF he feels like it. He won't lay down without an incentive or me pecking the ground in front of him. He also completely ignores me when I call and doesn't seem to know his name. I can never get his attention. Its very frustrating. I have tried to clicker train him to come, but either I am not good at it, or he is just ridiculously confused by it. Any suggestions?