10 Week Old Tela is a new introduction to our family. As I did with my previous puppy, she eats 3 meals a day, the amount according to her weight on the food package.
1 Year old Stash has always been a grazer since he got out of puppyhood. He picks at his food, slowly throughout the day. He usually eats all of his measurements of food, just slowly and over time.
The introduction of Tela has confused him about how and when he eats. I have been feeding them separately, Stash in his normal food bowl spot and Tela in her puppy playpen. The puppy scarfs down her food, so quick that Stash can't even get in a couple bites before she starts whining. Once the whining starts, my one year old thinks its playtime and forgets all about his food! And with her still potty training, I usually pick her up and take her outside to do her business immediately after eating each meal, and all the commotion is just too much fun and excitement for the one year old to handle and he forgets about his meal. I use Kongs in the kennels when I leave for work, so he's getting most of his nutrition in that way, and I leave his food bowl in our bedroom at night and I can hear him picking before he settles down and goes to sleep in his bed, but some days he eats nearly a cup less than he is supposed to! The 10 week old cannot be trusted
, and if Stash's food bowl is left out, of course she goes after it!!!
Also, if I place Stash in a separate room with his food bowl, even after 20-30 minutes, he will only just wait for me to come in. He won't touch his food if I'm not in the room!!!
I'm looking for a solution to this problem, something that will help me in the future with 2 adult dogs. I would like to continue feeding them at the same time for my convenience. I also don't want the oldest dog to continue eating in my bedroom
Any examples, suggestions are welcome! Thank you for taking the time to read my post.