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So glad to have found you guys. We have a senior morkie, a 2 year old rescue terrier, and as of a week ago, a large 4 month old rescue puppy, like will be lab size (what were we thinking). Mealtimes have turned into a clown act for me. All of a sudden the senior half blind dog will leave his bowl and hover around giant puppy's bowl, then terrier sneaks over to senior guys bowl...meanwhile Dave the large puppy is eating from his bowl in a fashion that would have you think he's always starving (got a big bowl with channels in it to slow him down but he's just frantic about eating and I need to sometimes hold his bowl from shooting all over the kitchen. So not used to big pups! He's only 4 months old as of today so he can't have a long history of actually starving but dammit he eats in a frantic fashion...the vexing bowl actually increases his franticness, same with treats handed to him, I taught him to sit for a treat, then to relax and be gentle, he does, but still grabs it like a great white when I open my hand. Any tips for the frantic eating? He is starting semi private manners classes next week but not sure that will help with meals.