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    Hi newfsie
    That is encouraging.

    I do some synchronized training. Both, getting to drop, throwing paws in the air, falling flat on their tummies. Having fun.

    But the lion bit with a seat, sounds a good idea.
    And something to aim for.
    Dog training is here to stay as part of our lives. I am still getting used to it.
    Sometimes they just get dragged along... we are building an organic farm on top of the Yoga business and feel this is quite a job.
    There are no paths, paths are made by walking
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    2 Schnauzers, 1 mini girl 13 months, 1 standard boy 19 months.

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    Good luck with your Farm I know how hard it is, we are also on the land. We love our very large permaculture/organic type veg garden and orchard ..except our horses...We love them and they do not fit in with true Permaculture, all the rest does, dams with fish, chooks, ducks and geese. Probably dogs not either, but I could not live happily without my dogs and I love training and teaching.
    Pets are forever

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    Sounds fantastic... newfsie... the farm and the whole composition of your life.
    We are only one third of the way there. We are raising a yurt soon. Our second organic garlic harvest is coming up and the orchard is starting. Building currently fences for the dogs, as we have major roo chasing issues and recall training takes time.
    There are no paths, paths are made by walking
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    A question on eating habits. Is there a reason why dogs are supposed to eat up everything in 15 mins? My labcross is fed once a day - at night. Strangely for a labcross, he doesn't do the hover thing. He'll eat a little, then return later and perhaps have another midnight snack. Quite often there is food in the bowl for most of the next day. If he hasn't finished by feeding time I just top up a little.

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    Quote Originally Posted by margoo View Post
    A question on eating habits. Is there a reason why dogs are supposed to eat up everything in 15 mins? My labcross is fed once a day - at night. Strangely for a labcross, he doesn't do the hover thing. He'll eat a little, then return later and perhaps have another midnight snack. Quite often there is food in the bowl for most of the next day. If he hasn't finished by feeding time I just top up a little.
    Sounds like your dog lives like an only dog........because in our household there would be plenty of Hoovers if anyone left anything.
    Feeding regimes are a very personal thing and there probably is no right and wrong if the dog looks healthy.
    I however feed twice a day......I do twice, because I have giants and there have been some studies that tell you twice is better. i like my dogs to eat it all and any left over is removed by me (if ever and very unlikely). I train my dogs often just before their feeding time, beside the all through the day stuff. And especially for the Obedience and heeling stuff, it helps that they are not grazing all throughout the day and are keen on their rewards. Which is often only jackpots now and some special treats if they have done something amazing.....These treats are all part of their whole diets and factored in. I would find that difficult if the dog grazed all day
    Pets are forever

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    Thanks Newsfie,

    You're right. So far he is an only dog. We would like to get a rescue dog but haven't made the step yet (mainly because work is crazy at the moment ). All his playmates know though and go straight for his food bowl when they're around He doesn't mind and just watches them clearing up his food.

    Good point about the training treats though! I tend to give him special treats that are not part of his normal diet. I guess it works because he doesn't tend to overeat. I wish I would be that disciplined about my food...

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    I feed twice a day.
    For the fun and to manage what comes out at the other end.
    When I treat heaps, I feed less accordingly.
    If Marley doesn't eat within 5 minutes, the food spoils and birds fly in. Yuk.
    There are no paths, paths are made by walking
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    2 Schnauzers, 1 mini girl 13 months, 1 standard boy 19 months.

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