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Old 03-27-2014, 07:00 PM   #1 (permalink)
 
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I was free feeding my puppy of 5 months. I would just leave the food there amd he would eat when he wanted. Yesterday i started to feed him twice a day and remove the food after leaving it there for 15 minutes. both times he barely touched the food today when i put it down in the morning he just watched me and walked away. I was wondering how long does it usually take for him to understand to eat it all at once when put down ?
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Old 03-27-2014, 07:16 PM   #2 (permalink)
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If he is hungry, he will eat, if he chooses not to, then next time he is fed he will..
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i would gues a few days. but ive never personally transitioned a dog from free feeding to scheduled feedings. but i know he will eat when he is hungry.
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Old 03-27-2014, 07:17 PM   #4 (permalink)
 
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After a couple of days will he get the hang of it thought ? I feel like im starving him when i pick it up when he hasnt even touched it
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Old 03-27-2014, 07:53 PM   #5 (permalink)
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After a couple of days will he get the hang of it thought ? I feel like im starving him when i pick it up when he hasnt even touched it
as long as youre offering food, youre not starving him..
If you offer food and he is hungry he will eat.
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I just leave the bowl out with say 2 cups of food he will eat a little in the am then won't touch it till night
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