Join Date: Jan 2016
Location: Minneapolis, MN
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I will always encourage not letting dogs graze; most dogs won't starve themselves, and will eventually begin eating once you put the food down. Might be a little hypocritical of me, though, because Mario is a grazer. The many times we've tried "meal times", he has gone days without eating his food. He's just not food motivated enough to take notice when we put a bowl or kong down. He eats all of his food at once two times a day, usually, but it's not on a specific schedule. If we are in the kitchen or in the loft right above the kitchen, he will eat. If we only put his food down for specific times, though, he won't eat it and revert back to his old countersurfing ways. When our new guy gets free reign of the house, we will probably try to set meal times for Mar, but until then, we will just stick with grazing (if it ain't broke, we aren't going to fix it...and it's been working for 8 years).