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And I agree with MRL, but for a different reason---a behavior/training one. Free feeding means you lose out on a really important training opportunity every day. Control of the food is a big leadership cue. If the bowl is always full, and the dog can eat whenever, then you've given up that leadership quality.

With some dogs this may not be important. There are other ways to demonstrate leadership and create a bond with your dog. But food is such an important thing in most dogs' lives. For me, I want to be an active part of it.
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