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Likes her food as a treat?

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Hey everyone.......i was just curious......
I'm training my 4 and a 1/2 month old MinPinXMinDaschund mix and she doesnt like to just sit and eat her food also when i use her regular dog food as a treat...as in holding one piece of kibble saying sit and then giving it to he....she readily eats it. What im wondering is this bad, unusual, unhealthy, bad for training etc etc. So looking for some feedback.
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she is on a schedule, breakfast between 6:30 and 7:00(hard to get up in the morning sometimes lol) 11:30 lunch and 4:30 dinner(unfortunately im often a bit late with that one) I cant remember if she did it from the beginning but it has occurred for some time now. And as far as I know she appears to be about right in terms of fit. And regardless I appreciate the feedback. Also I read the forums more than I post and your posts are often quite intelligently written and informative so.
Hey Damian. (BTW, I know how you feel about mornings!) My vet has me feeding my pup twice a day. What I do is I put down his breakfast, give him about 20 minutes, then pick it up. I think he's starting to get the hint that if he doesn't finish it that it won't be there later. He's been eating more and more each morning and evening that way. I'm also thinking about feeding him after his morning and evening walk instead of before, and hopefully it'll make him eat all of it. Good luck. Let me know how it progresses.
Don't worry. She won't let herself go hungry.

I know what you mean. I'm still in school as well (about to graduate). Mornings are not my strong point (I am by definition a night owl, although Waldo been getting me up earlier and earlier each day), but I'm gonna try to start getting up a little earlier, even to give him a short 10 min walk around my complex after he "goes". Then a nice long walk in the afternoon. I'm hoping he'll be a chomping away after that.
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