does not finish meal with hand feeding

  • does not finish meal with hand feeding

    Posted by Jacques on March 7, 2021 at 9:27 PM

    Hi Everyone 🙂

    I have an almost 3 month old mini goldendoodle , i find with hand feeding and doing training that he is not able to concentrate for the full meal. He eats one piece of kibble at a time and the whole process is actually enjoyable for me and him..

    My question is should i remove the remaining last 1/5th of the kibble from where his bowl would be or do i let him eat when he wants to ? He gets hangry… wow when he is hungry normally in the hour before meal time he is so mouth you almost and can play with him without standing up… once he eats a bit he then is fine. I have seen if he does not eat at set time it will effect the next meal time.

    I live in an apartment so i try maintain a bit of calmness with respect to my neighbors who also have to work from home.

    Maybe this is all normal and i should not over think stuff, he seems to tell me when he wants something.

    Jacques replied 3 years, 1 month ago 3 Members · 6 Replies
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  • Logan C.

    March 8, 2021 at 8:57 PM

    Hi Jacques,

    Don’t ever let your dog be in control of his own food. Using the food for training is a great thing to do, if you need to feed him outside of training then it should be at a specific time every day.

    I would recommend giving it to him in his crate.

  • Jacques

    March 8, 2021 at 9:24 PM

    thanks @themisterbiggs12gmail-com , it gets very tough to work at home in an apartment when he is raging hungry cos he never finished his meal. will remove the bowl if he does not finish it regardless if hand feeding or not thanks 🙂

    if he keeps going to look for his food in the normal spot should i just distract him till meal time or let him eat the remainder in his crate ?

    • Gabriele

      March 9, 2021 at 4:58 AM

      <font color=”#008000″>Hi Jacques, </font>

      <font color=”#008000″>I think Logan had a great advice for you. Additionally, I would suggest you train your puppy before meal times and use his food as you are doing right now. </font>

      <font color=”#008000″>If you have any food left after training, put it in a bowl in his crate as ”jackpot” reward after training.</font>

      <font color=”#008000″>If he is not hungry anymore, remove the food and do not worry about it until next meal time. </font>

      • Logan C.

        March 9, 2021 at 10:07 AM

        Couldn’t have said it better 👍

  • Jacques

    March 9, 2021 at 8:46 PM

    thanks guys. trying this from today.

  • Jacques

    March 10, 2021 at 6:24 AM

    Many thanks guys the advise made a big diff. Hand fed breakfast and lunch with training. . what he did not finish went in his crate in his bowl.

    A bit later the joy that he found the kibble was like a treat as he was trying to get to it without knowing he must walk to the open door ( it’s cute has no concept of doors yet )

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