If your dog is a picky eater, doesn’t finish their food in one sitting, or is having trouble putting on weight, there’s an easy solution.
You can train them to eat every last bit of food you give them.
When dogs are used to having food available at all times, they pick and choose when they eat. However, if your dog learns that the food is only available for a limited amount of time, they’ll learn to eat everything you give them.
Here’s how you train your dog to eat everything you give them:
Step 1.) Use the Bully Max dog food calculator (https://bullymax.com/blog/dog-food-calculator-cups/) to determine how much food your dog requires each day.
The daily feeding amount can be adjusted based on your goals. You can increase the recommended daily feeding amount if you want your dog to gain weight, or reduce it if you want your dog to lose weight.
Step 2.) In order for this method to work, you cannot leave food in your dog’s bowl throughout the day or night. Their bowl must be kept clean at all times (with the exception of their scheduled feeding time).
Step 3.) For your dog’s first meal of the day, set a timer for 15 minutes. Then fill your dog’s bowl up with half of their required food for the day. After 15 minutes, take away the bowl. If any food is left in the bowl, return it to the bag. DO NOT save the uneaten portion for the next meal.
Step 4.) For your dog’s second (and last meal of the day), fill your dog’s bowl up with half of their required food for the day. After 15 minutes, take away the bowl. If any food is left in the bowl, return it to the bag.
Repeat this process daily.
If your dog eats little or no food during the first few feedings, don’t panic, and don’t break the feeding schedule.
They will soon catch onto this process and will learn to eat everything that’s given to them.