How To Feed A Doberman Puppy
Feeding a Doberman puppy is essential, and not only because food is key to ensuring the puppy's healthy development. Feeding a puppy also involves teaching patterns of behaviour around mealtimes that will be decisive, for example, in preventing future obesity. In this OneHowTo article we explain how to feed a Doberman puppy.
The basic thing you should know about how to feed a Doberman puppy is that you have to combine high quality dry food with some milk. You'll see that when these two very simple elements are mix together it will be easier to feed it to the dog.
That's because one of the problems you might find when feeding a Doberman puppy is that it finds it difficult to swallow the feed. But if you moisten the feed with milk, you'll see that the dog will accept the food more willingly and will also be drinking some milk.
In the event that the Doberman puppy does not like its feed with milk, moisten the food with water instead and offer milk separately in a clean bowl. You will then be able to see if it accepts the food.
When it comes to eating schedules, only water should always be available to the dog. The rest, both milk and food, must only be provided to the animal for 15 to 20 minutes. That way, when you remove it, even if the dog only ate a small amount, you'll see that next time he will eat it all.
Up to 5 months of age, unless the vet says otherwise, give your Doberman puppy 3 servings of 200 grams (7.05 oz) of feed each day. Over 5 months old, reduce the frequency to twice daily but increasing the amount to about 350 grams (12.3 oz) each serving.
A good trick so your doberman puppy doesn't demand more food is to start feeding it with a smaller bowl than the regular sized ones and change it for a normal one when fully grown.
It is not advisable to give your dog your leftover food. In addition, if you want to reward him with a sweet treat, make sure that it's part of the training process and not a food pattern.
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- Make sure your dog doesn't have any food on their face by cleaning it straight after as it can cause dobermans to develop acne.
- Make sure your dog gets plenty of exercise to avoid overweight and heart problems.