Consistency is key. Set regular feeding times for your dog, ideally twice a day, so they know when to expect their meals.
Designate a specific area for your dog to eat. This can be in the kitchen or a quiet corner. Avoid feeding them in high-traffic areas to minimize distractions.
Select a sturdy, non-slip bowl that won't easily tip over. For dogs prone to bloat, consider using an elevated bowl to reduce the risk of swallowing air while eating.
Follow recommended portion sizes for your dog's breed and size. Overfeeding can lead to obesity and digestive issues.
Train your dog to sit and stay before meals. This reinforces their self-control and patience, making mealtime less chaotic.
During mealtime, keep other pets, children, and distractions away. Turn off the TV or loud music to create a calm environment for your dog to focus on their food.
It may take some time for your dog to adjust to a new routine. Stay patient and consistent with your mealtime rules and training.