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    Is that something that's easy to do once they're used to it just being available all the time? I think I'd feel guilty all the time until he got the idea

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    I find it easy to do.

    We once tried free feeding a dog that wasn't used to it - the clean up was shocking.

    If I get an overdose of those big brown eyes boring into me - I think - she's a dog. That's what dogs do to train humans and it usually works - and given she's a bit on the chubby side (not like yours) - I give her a bit of carrot.

    Yours - I might give something a bit more substantial like a kong stuffed with yogurt mixed with kibble and frozen. Tho if that wasn't dealt with inside 20 minutes - I'd put that back in the freezer too.

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    I know all about shedding, I have five newfoundand dogs..........And yes they do look a bit leaner when it is all gone. i also find my dogs drop weight in Summer when it gets hotter. they choose not to eat as much and sometimes leave stuff, or maybe becuase we swim so much and they are so active in Summer. I give two meals a day, the get 15 minutes to eat and it is up and gone for them. Soon teached them to eat smartly. I only feed RAW...no idea about the processed food and I feed to ribs. I can feel the ribs i am happy, if I cannot i reduce what they get. never have been set. i also feed a lot of meaty bones. if they gain wieght that is opften the culprit as the brisket bones are often fatty. i cannot remeber when any of my dogs had loose stools.....my dogs are firm and small in volume and easy to pick up, how they should be. if too firm , again too much bone, reduce for a couple of days. if softer increase the bone. I am a notorious poop watcher and rib feeler
    Pets are forever

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    Poop watcher and rib feeler, nice

    I posted my same question on a husky forum and most people think he's pretty well on track, saying most huskies have a lanky teenager stage around 13 months. I've also started picking up his food after a while. He does sometimes go back and check during the day and whine, but he gets over it pretty quickly. I do check his poops occasionally, I'm fairly happy with them at the moment, especially compared to the constant diarrhea that plagued him as a puppy

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