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    Do you eat your meals at the same time as your bully's? I try to eat mine in synchrony w/the boys' mainly b/c if I don't, they will sit at my feet, staring at me and my food, hoping/waiting for me to share. Granted, I do have a history of sharing my dinner them in the past so it's just expected that I will give them a taste here and there...but I'm trying to taper down on this habit. Plus, I can't really seem to enjoy my meal b/c of the way they look and drool while I'm eating and I feel guilty if I don't give them anything.

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    The pups eat at the same time every day... 5:15 AM and 5:00 PM.... us humans, well we eat when we feel like it, not really scheduled
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    Breakfast, yes since we have limited time in the morning. When I come home at lunch time I just let him out (usually I eat in the car or at my desk at work), and as for dinner he must wait. He's learned to be a good boy and play with his toys.


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    Default Re: Meal Timing

    We feed Mabel before we eat. I don't think she'd let us wait any longer!




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    Tubby eats first so I can get him out for a walk then we eat. We had this problem with him too but I find if I get him running on his walk after dinner he'll snooze through ours. However he does sleep right beside the table in the event something drops lol

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    Amber and Ruby eat as soon as I get home (between 5-5:45pm) then I make our dinner. During our dinner they are rolling around on the floor playing and usually end up under the table bumping into our feet. They love to rough house.

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    Generally we try to feed both Buster and Miss Tallulah at about 8 am, Buster at 2 or 3 and then both again at about 8 pm. They eat their meals before we do and they know that once we finish eating they will each get a small bit of treat in their bowl, like a couple of small chunks of salmon or turkey. So they just lay down and snooze (Buster will quietly chew on something sometimes) until we get up and clear the table. At that moment they are wide awake and waiting by their dishes.

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    Nope. My guys eat around 6 and I eat around 7-7:30. I don't share either. They know better than to bug me when I'm eating.......wait, Emma and Jack do but Wilson does not.
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    Stella and Tank eat right away when I get off work. By then....Tank is having a hissy fit and whining like he hasn't been fed in days. They only eat once a day with the raw diet but boy do they ever know when it's time to eat.
    We eat a few hours later and a lot of the time I send the dogs outside for a bit or to their crates because otherwise they will sit under the table and pester the girls to "accidently drop" something on the floor.

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    Default Re: Meal Timing

    Breakfast is usually a rush for the humans as we dash out to work at different times so the fur-kids leave us alone. In fact, I'm usually eating in the car on the way into work!!

    Dinner is slightly different. We always feed them first because we eat at different times and I like them to be done by approx 6pm. When we eat there is always an audience and the three bullies are the worst culprits for begging!!!

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    In our house, humans eat first, dogs eat last. Pack order, you see. Dogs only eat once a day... No predetermined schedule (by design, there's a reason for this). They eat when I get to it. And whining, in-our-face, etc., while we're eating is a big No-no... By order of the Alpa Male. And humans giving dogs table food while we're eating is not tolerated by the Alpha Male either. The dogs are a lot easier to teach good manners and right conduct when the pack order is well defined.

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    They know they can beg from Daddy but Mommy is off limits and will laugh at beggin doggies. Doggies eat first.
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