Over feeding puppy

  • Over feeding puppy

     Ken updated 2 weeks, 3 days ago 3 Members · 6 Posts
  • Ken

    Member
    December 20, 2021 at 4:23 PM

    My Mal puppy, eight weeks old, loves to work for her food. I hand feeding her three times per day, during short training sessions. How are others control how much puppies eat? It’s hard to cut her off when she’s doing so well. I bought pig ears, cow ears, cow hoofs and a mat to hide food. Today, I played with her to distract her from food. She gets really excited. I need a bite suit if this continues. Any suggestions?

  • Ed (RoninDog)

    Member
    December 20, 2021 at 5:29 PM

    I want to be able to see their ribs when they breathe and they should have a very tucked in waste. If they start to get fat, I reduce the main meal intake by 15-20%. I do not stop cookies, extras, or the food during training. Though we may break up a cookie in two and give them only 1/2 🙂

    I had my girl let go, so she went in a diet and lost a lot of weight. Puppies will look skinny when their weight is right. They fill up later. Here is my 6 mo


  • Ed (RoninDog)

    Member
    December 21, 2021 at 5:38 AM

    Better pics

    • Ken

      Member
      December 21, 2021 at 9:33 PM

      Thanks Ed. My pup still has loose puppy coat, however she has a tucked tummy when standing. I’ll keep an eye on the gut. She’s also growing fast at eight weeks, so I’m erroring on over than under feeding- at least for now.

  • Pj

    Member
    December 30, 2021 at 2:56 PM

    My GSD was nippy. I looked like I was in a fight….and lost. So, after weeks of this losing battle I decided that when I had enough I just crated him. I walked him 35min. morning, 35min. evening. Play and train 15 minutes in a.m. and p.m. after work. I actually lost weight with all this activity. We bonded and he has settled down immensely although he is just about to turn 7mths in January. Every week is a new adventure. They are the centre of our lives and you can never give them too much attention. Just diverting his attention to activity worked for me. Its a dedication I wasn’t prepared for but I love it.

    • Ken

      Member
      January 4, 2022 at 8:48 PM

      Thanks PJ. My breeder also suggested training to mentally tire him. When excited, he also nips. Another trainer suggest redirection, but maybe at 9 weeks, it’s going to be a work in progress. Puppy training definitely has helped me lose weight- and sleep. Thanks again.

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