Are you feeding her only kibble and warm water? You might try cutting back the amount of kibble you are offering a little and adding a spoonful of yogurt or cottage cheese and the water and giving it to her on something large and sort of flat (pie tin, cookie sheet, dinner plate etc) instead of making her work for it.
Put anything you are adding in and stir it well and don't add more to that meal--adding stuff while a puppy is eating because you want them to eat more is a great way to start them down the path of being a picky eater--Dobe puppies learn that game quickly and will always beat you at it.
How much was she eating before she went on this self imposed diet? And how often is she eating? She doesn't look thin in the picture of her eating
I cut back on adding water to her food. She was eating at 7:30am and at 8pm. We can't feed her twice since no one is there for lunch. Now she's eating at like 9am and 11pm. There's is constantly kibble on the floor from her Tiltz bowl but she just ignores it to play.
Her first food was some low-grade kibble stuff. We are now feeding her Iams (medium-grade). It was brought to my attention by a Vet Tech that she might need less food since her old food was all "fluff" and this new food--according to the label--has more protein (Iams ProActive Health Smart Puppy Large Breed) and might be filling her up long-term--rather than expanding quickly and then shrinking in her belly.
The vet said we shouldn't be feeding her Large Breed food since Dobies are medium-breeds BUT after her seeing her father, I'm pretty sure she is going to be huge. Apparently, that large breed food is supposed to have nutrients that help her grow slower and efficiently rather than quickly. She loved her old food, but I think because it was all carbs. I would love to eat mashed potato everyday, but I know I need my meats more. If I add yogurt or cottage cheese, will she get diarrhea? Why is it good to add cottage cheese and yogurt? Does it serve some benefit or is it just an incentive? What brand of cottage cheese (studid question, I know)?
In concern to the feeding method, we do like her KONG Tiltz. She does eat at least 1/2 to 3/4 of the recommended amount. However, since she likes to flip her food bowls, we are thinking about buying a co-op bowl. That way she can't flip it as easily and if she does, her water will flip, too--and she knows flipping her water is bad.