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    DefaultRoutine

    Well, after my first week back to work, I think we have our routine in place.

    5:00 am up and out to potty.
    6:00 am breakfast and out for a walk and play
    6:30 am back in to play with Dad while mom goes for her morning run.
    8:00 am in cage with kong
    11:30 am ish dog walker comes
    2:30 pm ish dog walker comes
    6:00 pm mom home, dinner, out for walk and play
    9:00 pm night night

    He usually doesn't need a potty break during the night unless I forget to take up his water bowl early.

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    Sounds pretty much like Buck's routine!
    Except he gets to stay up later than 9pm now haha
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    DefaultRe: Routine

    If your puppy's under 5 months, I'd be giving him a lunch as well, but it sounds pretty good

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    DefaultRe: Routine

    Oh ytes, he gets lunch too. My dog walker feeds him lunch. I forgot to mention that. I'm just thrilled we have a routine down and 10 days with no accidents in the house! Yay!!

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    I just relooked at your post. The feeding instructions I got from my breeder said to go to two feedings per day starting at 11 weeks. You mentioned "under 5 months" should get lunch. Should I keep to 3 feedings per day for longer than 11 weeks? I guess it wouldn't hurt.

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    DefaultRe: Routine

    Usually feeding 3X/day is recommended up to age 6 months.
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    Buck started to refuse his lunch by 9.5 weeks of age. I got really worried the first time he did this and called the vet asap! I thought he was ill or something LOL since he NEVER turns down food. Anyways...so he's been getting two meals since then. The vet said if Buck doesn't want a third meal then there is no need to force. I guess if Miles does something like that before 5 months of age there is no need to be concerned and giving him two meals will be just fine. However, if he doesn't then as my breeder and the vet suggested continue feeding three meals till he is 5-6 months old.
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    Some say 3x's a day.... some say 2x's a day. I guess you should go by the dog. As long as your feeding him the "appropriate" amount of food each day, Im sure your lil one will tell you if hes a lunch guy or not. Dash is, of course, always hungry..... but after a week of lunches, he decided he didnt like a lunch and he was only 9 weeks old at that point. It works better for me that way too! ;D

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    Miles Mom I had to re-read your post. I thought you wrote that you had an Amish walker at 11:30. ;D :
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    DefaultRe: Routine

    Quote Originally Posted by Buckyball
    Buck started to refuse his lunch by 9.5 weeks of age. I got really worried the first time he did this and called the vet asap! I thought he was ill or something LOL since he NEVER turns down food. Anyways...so he's been getting two meals since then. The vet said if Buck doesn't want a third meal then there is no need to force. I guess if Miles does something like that before 5 months of age there is no need to be concerned and giving him two meals will be just fine. However, if he doesn't then as my breeder and the vet suggested continue feeding three meals till he is 5-6 months old.
    Rocksy did exactly the same. She didn't want to know about lunch a few weeks after we had her.
    She gets two meals a day and her weight is perfect apparently. Each to their own...

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