|Barked: Mon Dec 12, '11 2:50pm PST |
|Personally, I feed mine on a schedule. They get fed 1/2 of their portion in the morning and the other 1/2 at night. They also have a training session and get healthy treat snacks in the middle of the day.
For me, it's easier to feed them on a schedule because I can make sure one is not eating the other's food- something that would be difficult if I just left bowls of food down for them. If that happened, one could be overfed and the other would be under fed, so the schedule helps me to monitor their intake individually much more easily.
Sparky brings up a good point on which method is better. It really depends on the dog! If you have a dog that gobbles down an entire day's portion in two seconds flat, they probably aren't the best candidates for free feeding. If you have a self-regulating eater, there shouldn't a problem with free feeding. If you have multiple dogs, I would advocate for scheduled feeding for the reason I mentioned previously
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