Oh yeah it isn't like a science. Sitting before eating is a biggie!Patch said:I try to implement NILF as often as I can... e.g. he sits before we give him his food, etc.. but with the feeding, sometimes I come home and pop out a bowl full of food and I've got to duck out again, or i'll leave his bowl out after our cuddle in the morning and i go to work...
So sometimes I'm not even there to wait around for 20 mins to take the bowl away.
I guess you can only do what you can!
Carrie said:Amount really varies per dog..if you have a super active pup that just burns through the calories, 3-4 cups a day may be needed (maybe more on a Giant sized breed). A less active pup may only need 2 cups. I generally use the bag as a guideline and see how your dog does..if after a week or so you see them really fill out, I would cut back by 1/2 to 1 cup. If you notice your pup seems too thin, increase by 1/2 to 1 cup..I always let the dogs show me where they are at as far as food.