I always make my gsdx wait before he takes his food. Sometime, he is lying down when I am ready to give it to him. I place his bowl out of range so he has to go get it. He will crawl over and drag his bowl to him and remain on the floor while he eats. Then sometimes, after he has finished eating, he walks around the house with his bowl in his mouth.
<span style='font-size: 11pt'>my boy is 10 months now but he did that when he was younger. he did it alot, not all of the time but alot. i didn't do anything to correct it. he doesn't do it now. </span>
I have her sit before I put the bowl down, but once it's on the ground, she lays down in front of it and takes her time eating. Since she's raw fed, she also tends to hold her meat with her front paws when eating.
My girl (14 year old, who passed away 7 weeks ago) used to eat laying down. She would do this because it was uncomfortable for her to stand due to HPD. I know that if you get the bowl lifters it will stop them from laying down if this concerns you, personally it never concerned me as long as they ate. Lola stands up to eat.