Every dog I've brought into our home (BC or otherwise) will only eat from my hand the first few days, never from their bowl. They will stand looking at the bowl but won't eat until I pick up food and hold it in an open palm under their noses. Then they eat from my hand but not the bowl. The dogs transition to the bowl within 2-3 days.
This has happened so many times that I assume it to be normal behavior. My question: In doing this am I reinforcing any negative behaviors?