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Is Your Dog A Self Regulator?

I noticed that some of my dogs are great at self regulating their meals,which is good considering that no matter how much I try to make sure I give accurate amounts, I sometimes will still put in a little too much. Do your dogs self regulate or are they the type to eat until they pop if you'd let them?
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Self regulates unless I give her raw. Then eats until pop.

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My guy likes eating. He will finish anything you put down. But then again, he is a little skinny so we have been increasing his diet. We try to take him outside to poop after, then again a few hours later.
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My poodle will self regulate

My GSD would literally eat until he pops. He eats four cups(two twice a day). He's been double fed (four cups within a hour) twice now and didn't hesitate to eat it all

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All three of mine do. If I put to much in there, its still sitting when I get home. They don't eat unless someone is home, usually that means when I'm home.

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All three of my older dogs will eat until they pop, in fact my Chihuahua mix got into a bag of cat food once and ate almost all of it... She is the most food driven dog I have ever met. But she's also extremely athletic and lean(she's about the size of a JRT), I so wish I had know about agility or fly ball when I first got her... She would have been amazing at it! She can demolish a medium bully stick in about 5 minutes, lol.

My GSD pup I'm not sure yet, he's really picky about food, won't even take a treat from the ladies at the pet store so time will tell with him.

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I have self regulator.
and no matter what food.

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Same here- Stosh eats just what he needs. Sometimes even if that means leaving 4 or 5 little kibbles.
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