As I have such respect for all you guys I figured I would ask probably a simple question to answer. This is my first post. Back in May we rescued our GSD whom is now called Buddy. He is a BIG dog 100 lbs,so here is my question. Whenever we fed him he would lay down with the dog dish hugged between his front legs. So we purchased an elevated dish holder which worked well for several weeks. Now Buddy is in the habit of taking mouthfuls of food over to the carpeted area to eat. We thought at first it was because we were gradually switching him to new food and he did not like the new shapes as the bits do seem to be bigger so I cut back on the new food and he still does this even with his smaller food bits. Any suggestions?