This will delay your house training as you will never know when or if he/she has eaten and therefore needs to eliminate.
Best way to feed is to put the bowl of food down and let puppy eat. After 10-15 minutes if they have lost interest whether they have finished all the food or not simply remove the bowl.
The puppy/dog will quickly learn the pattern of eating when the food is provided and you will know when it ate, how much and at what time, so house training is made simpler. Another benefit to this is that no food is left to get stale or go bad and no unwanted guests, such as rodents(if outdoors) or ants (indoors) are attracted. If a puppy/dog doesn’t eat at one meal time, he can catch up at the next feeding opportunity without any harm being done.
DON’T LEAVE FOOD OUT (Free feed)
Feed your puppy three times a day until he is six months old. At six months of age, transition to two meals a day.
Most puppies start losing interest in the mid-day meal around three months of age. At one year of age and above we recommend feeding two meals a day for the rest of their life.
Nutrition is the most important aspect of raising a healthy Puppy/dog. Choosing the right foods will make your puppy grow and thrive into the adult he/she was born to be.
We strongly recommend using the puppy food sample that we supply (Purina ProPlan for Puppies) as this is what the puppy has been raised on and is used to since graduating from milk. A sudden change to a new diet can upset a puppy's stomach, so always make changes gradually, over a 10 day period starting off with more old food 90/10, 80/20 etc. By adding a little of the new food to the. Each day, add a little more new food and a little less of the old food, until your puppy is completely on the new food.
Feeding Your Puppy
With the HEART of a Golden and the LOVE of a Cavalier
The benefits of feeding this way are: