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I've got a five year old, female, Cavalier King Charles Spaniel named Bella and she is wonderful except for the fact that she can not be left alone with unattended food. Our vet has asked that we put her on a strict diet of one cup of food a day due to some of her medical conditions. I have other pets at home that can eat only when hungry and don't need any additional supervision when feeding. This however causes a problem where Bella gets into the other animals food and eats it ALL. It's like her stomach is an empty void that can never be filled.

My question is how do I discipline her when she eats food that is not hers?

Thank you in advance for reading this post. I appreciate it :)
 

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You don't discipline the dog for this behavior, hunger is a reflexive behavior...not a choice. You change your behavior and manage feedings. I would suggest putting the other dogs on a feeding schedule that works out best for everyone and employ a crate when needed.
 

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I agree. In this situation, scheduled feeding for all of the pets is a good idea. Otherwise if you cannot be supervising Bella should be separated IE not able to GET to the other animals food. This is for her health and well being. Discipline is not necessary here, management is.
 

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You don't discipline the dog for this behavior, hunger is a reflexive behavior...not a choice. You change your behavior and manage feedings. I would suggest putting the other dogs on a feeding schedule that works out best for everyone and employ a crate when needed.
Excellent, thank you for the reply.
 

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I agree. In this situation, scheduled feeding for all of the pets is a good idea. Otherwise if you cannot be supervising Bella should be separated IE not able to GET to the other animals food. This is for her health and well being. Discipline is not necessary here, management is.
Great, thank you for your feedback as well.
 
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