From Louise Connelly on October 28th, 2019
Feeding a dogs meals, once or twice a day from a food bowl, is really unnatural compared to how free-roaming dogs find food and eat
Free-roaming dogs will spend a large portion of their time, each day, looking for their food (raiding rubbish bins, begging from humans, dead animals)
The act of eating food is very rewarding, as is the act of finding food
Feeding a dog from a bowl, means it has nothing to do from one meal to the next unless the owner interacts with the dog, takes it a walk etc.
The dog in the video took 1 minute and 21 seconds to eat its meal. It would spend a much larger portion of its day sniffing out food, if it was free-roaming
Dogs are very intelligent and feeding from a bowl is completely unchallenging