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Erica

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Bought two whole Ducks the other day, I broke down one of them for Max, and now I'm wondering about the other one for Mickey.

Is there a way to 'teach' a doggeh how to self regulate other than taking it away from them after you "think" they've had enough? I have no issues taking food away from my pups, other than a shifty eyes look.

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Calvin will self-regulate, but he will lay by his leftover meat and lots of posturing goes on if Tank tries to come and steal his food. I've noticed with two (at least in my case) they will eat more than normal because they don't want brother to get their food. Tank was the best self-regulator, but then when Calvin came along, he felt the need to eat more than normal.

Interested to see what the more experienced folks have to say. :)

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I let my dogs gorge on a whole bird sometimes and then fast for a day

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If there is a way to teach them I am excited to hear! My little dude won't hesitate to stuff himself to the point of grunting as he waddles around like a gorged tick :/ Removing food from him only brought him to a point where he would swallow FAR too large chunks to prevent me from getting them if he thought I was going to take it!
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@Jordann haahha that's funny :lol: im pretty sure mickey would do the same thing when max came around to his food all curious, but then again he already eats super fast so it would just be a lot of hacking and coughing ;__;

 

@natalie that sounds like a good idea. a part of me really doesnt wanna do it just because i splurged bigtime on those birds (around $20 each) but its not like i was buying them just to take up space in my freezer haha

 

@jpsmom LOL I haven't gotten to that point yet with Mickey, but OMG he is a nightmare around food. Human food, maxi's food, and meal prep. It's like I own a damn hawk, waiting for anything to reach the floor -__-



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During deer season I let mine gorge feed on deer parts. Meaty hind quarters and rib cages. Our yard looks like an above ground graveyard in winter! lol!






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