Wolfie Eats Too Fast
There are a lot of things out there you could try to curb a dog's "speed eating". The most popular are the special doggie bowls that have bumps and sections in them to make it harder to get the "big bites" into Wolfie's mouth. We think we have a better way.
We would like to suggest a way to slow Wolfie's "speed eating" while adding a bit of entertainment to the process. The other good thing about this is that you don't have to buy a thing to implement it today.
Dogs, like many animals, are foragers. They are always looking for things on the ground, on tables, chairs, etc. We suggest combining their hunger with their natural foraging instinct. We implement this through a process we call "scatter feeding". When it is time to feed Wolfie, measure his food and put it in his bowl. Instead of putting the bowl down, give him a command such as "meal time, food, eaties", etc. and then toss some of the food on the ground.
Wolfie will now go after the kibble that is now scattered on the floor. As he is finishing up the last bit, repeat your meal time command and toss some more food on the ground. If he is eating the food too fast, scatter the kibble in a larger area and make the portions slightly smaller.
This is an instinctive way that Wolfie naturally eats and a process that he can easily understand. You have taken charge by managing how fast the food is presented to him and Wolfie is having a great time foraging for his food on the ground.
Give this a try and I am sure you will get some great results.
One note of caution. If you have multiple dogs in your household and food aggression is displayed, you must make sure that the other dog(s) are separated before you begin to scatter feed with Wolfie.
For more information, please contact us at The Best Dog Trainers in South Florida.