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Feeding a new puppy and an old scavenger?

I apologize if this topic has been covered here before, but my searches didnt bring up any threads.

we are soon going to have a new puppy, so i was reading a thread about how often to feed puppies and i realized that if i just put food in a bowl and put it down for the pup, the poor creature will be lucky to get a bite, as my older dobie would swoop in and gobble it up.

the one area where we have had little training success is in teaching Tigi to resist any food she can get her paws on. any suggestions as to how to make sure the pup gets the food that is intended for him?
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I would keep the pup and other dog seperated during feeding times.

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It is easy- separate them for feeding. I use a baby gate to keep my Dobe and my parents Golden and GSD apart during feeding when they visit (both the Golden and GSD are food hogs and will swoop in and gobble if given the chance).

If your setup makes gating difficult, you can feed in the crate if you are crate training.
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I would feed separately, containing the dog not being fed.

I would give the old dog a small handful or two held back from normal feeding so the dog doesn't feel left out.

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