Re: can you feed once a day
Another method to get your dog eat at his meal on time is get into the practice of leaving the food out for 15 to 20minutes. After that, take the food away till the next meal time. After a few days your dog will learn if he doesn't eat it then, he will have to wait till the next one to come around. Once your dog learn that on his own, he will go clean the food bowl out everytime you put the food down.
For this to work, you gotta be firm with it and not give the food back to your dog when he begs because once you do that, your dog will know even he doesnt eat within the time frame, all he need to do is beg for it later on. believe me, be firm with this for a few days and you will never have the problem of your dog not wanting to eat or be picky with what he eats. Just remember, your dog will not starve till death if he miss a meal or two. So it is better to teach good habits now and have your dog's meal time go according to your schedule, rather than you having to baby your dog around each meal time.
when I first got maximus he gone through the picky eating stage. What I did was give him the food first thing in the morning and then I go get ready for work, let him out to do his business and I take the food back (whether there is food left or not) when I leave the house. I feed him again when I get home from work and again, 15 minutes later, I take the food bowl back. After about a 4 or 5 days, Max learned those are his meal time and if he doesnt eat it then he will have to wait. Now I don't even need to worry about my boy not eating and he licks the bowl clean.
And yea, feed twices a day this will allow your dog to digest the food in small portions instead of one big portions.
Lab mix with Blue Heeler - Frankie - December 12, 1994 to November 8, 2002. R.I.P
Yorkshire Terrier - Bailie - 2 years
GSD - Maximus - 7 months