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Old 08-11-2015, 11:43 AM
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Advice please!!! Millie has always been free fed and it works perfect for me at the moment as she eats when she feels she wants to and she is a perfect healthy weight eating this way. Although I have two new puppies coming within the next two weeks and I don't know what to do! Should I carry on with the free feeding or will this cause fights over the food and will they feel the need to be greedy if they are all sharing?
So I'm considering changing to scheduled meal times to avoid any fighting over food. But I am worried this will make millie confused, as she already has to deal with the change of having two other dogs around I want to keep the change as smooth as possible for her.
Any advice would be great! Thanks guys.

Also here is a little snap of pixie the breeder sent me this morning she is now 7 weeks and weighs 12oz.

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I used to free feed with Pablo but I switched to set meal times and it's made things a hell of a lot easier! I couldn't free feed with Neeva around never met a dog so greedy in my life 😂 But puppies are total grubbers if the new pups are coming from a home with loads of other dogs that's competetion so they'll be food driven, Neeva in the breeders home had competetion with 10 other dogs so whenever I feed her she basically inhales lol!! Set food times would be easier I think it would stop any fighting and then they'll be looking forward to their next meal too!
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I used to free feed with Pablo but I switched to set meal times and it's made things a hell of a lot easier! I couldn't free feed with Neeva around never met a dog so greedy in my life 😂 But puppies are total grubbers if the new pups are coming from a home with loads of other dogs that's competetion so they'll be food driven, Neeva in the breeders home had competetion with 10 other dogs so whenever I feed her she basically inhales lol!! Set food times would be easier I think it would stop any fighting and then they'll be looking forward to their next meal too!
That's what I'm worried about if Gucci (from a litter of 6) and pixie (from a litter of 5) are already feeling as if it's a competition. What schedule do you have? Feed 3 times a day? X
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That's what I'm worried about if Gucci (from a litter of 6) and pixie (from a litter of 5) are already feeling as if it's a competition. What schedule do you have? Feed 3 times a day? X
I feed 4 babe, one when they get up, lunchtime then dinner time and lastly before bed helps them settle in! Its smaller feeds through out the day they respond really well to it! Neevs is so food driven it's nuts! Oh btw pixie is looking so cute!!! I really love the all black she's stunning. x
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I always free fed Beverly and was worried when we brought Bentley home. But he does not overeat either so we have continued free feeding, especially since we work during the day. If they ever get too overweight I will put them on a schedule.
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I always free fed Beverly and was worried when we brought Bentley home. But he does not overeat either so we have continued free feeding, especially since we work during the day. If they ever get too overweight I will put them on a schedule.
Youre a lucky one! I can't ever imagine free feeding Neeva she would be a little ball of fat ive never had a dog so greedy in my life she's currently laying in front of the snack cupboard throwing a tantrum because she's not getting anything! Lord help me ha.
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I always free fed Beverly and was worried when we brought Bentley home. But he does not overeat either so we have continued free feeding, especially since we work during the day. If they ever get too overweight I will put them on a schedule.
Right at the beginning, when Bentley first came home what was Beverly like about the food, just normal? Or was there any quabbles over it in the beginning?
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That's what I'm worried about if Gucci (from a litter of 6) and pixie (from a litter of 5) are already feeling as if it's a competition. What schedule do you have? Feed 3 times a day? X
I feed 4 babe, one when they get up, lunchtime then dinner time and lastly before bed helps them settle in! Its smaller feeds through out the day they respond really well to it! Neevs is so food driven it's nuts! Oh btw pixie is looking so cute!!! I really love the all black she's stunning. x
Ah that's good, how many grams do you feed each feed? And Thankyou baby I know she's such a little doll x
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