My dogs has eaten 2-3 times per day even as adults (2 times per day when I'm working and 3 times per day when I have the day off and I'm home). They seem to like the little "snack" in the middle of the day. High energy dogs burn the food faster, so by the end of the day they are starving! Before I rescued her, my late pit had a weight problem because she ate one large meal per day and didn't have a chance to burn it off. She was close to 80 pounds, then i adopted her and switched her to an all natural diet fed in two smaller meals. That, added with 2-3 walks per day, caused her to get down to a healthy for her size weight of 65 pounds.