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We have been feeding our 5 1/2 month old in the crate with the crate locked. We let him settle down for 1/2 hour then let him out. How long should we continue with the crate feeding? How many times should he be fed a day?

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Never. The crate is for sleeping. Why would you want to feed him in his crate? Do some research on crate training. He can eat 1-1.5 cups of dry food three time a day. Walk him 10 min after feeding, then crate him before you leave the house and all will be good. ;D
 

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KW, we did this with our guy as recommended by the breeder.
We actually stopped when he was about 6 months old, he started flipping his food bowl in protest. ::), I guess.
At that age we also fed him 3 meals about 1.5 cups.
 

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I went by my breeder's instructions also....I was just wondering when to stop. I thought it was so they could eat and let their food settle before they went running around. Isn't there something about a twisted stomach or something?

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Nope. I can see no reason to feed a dog in a crate. The crate is for sleeping relaxing and confinement when they can't be watched or trusted with their surroundings. Not for feeding. I can see giving them treats in the crate to get them familiar with the crate but that about it.
 

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There are a lot of people who recommend feeding in a crate. We've done it, and I wouldn't change it. I believe it has made our pup more comfortable with his crate.
 
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