Gundog training

PETER BLATCH

Feeding frequency is all about personal preference and your dog?s actual food requirements.

I feed dried food mixed with tripe twice a day to all my working dogs because they have a busy schedule and this feeding regime ensures they stay in tip top condition as well as maintaining their energy and nutrition levels.

However, a dog that does little work and gets a minimum amount of exercise will probably only need feeding once daily.

If your dog falls into this category I suggest you have it weighed by a vet and get his recommendation on how much to feed.

Armed with this information you can then decide to either serve it up as one meal or split the amount and feed half in the morning and the other half in the evening.

All my dogs are walked twice a day to ensure they have regular exercise and given plenty of opportunity to open their bowels.

My puppies ? spaniels and Labradors – are all fed three times a day but any adult dog that?s resting after a bout of hard work will only be fed once.

The same goes for those dogs in kennel for light training duties.