When we first got Ein from the shelter, he was kinda thin and I know that they tend to feed 'just' enough there to make sure there's plenty for all the dogs, so when we first started feeding him, it was no surprise that he would wolf down his food like no tomorrow.
I also expected it some from reading around on here that they tend to be dhow hounds and let noting get between them and a good meal, but even after getting him a Slow Down bowl, he still wolfs his dinner down in no time flat. The Slow Down extended his meal time from less than a minute to almost 2 minutes.
I've split his breakfast feeding to a breakfast and lunch feeding (same amount just split into 2 meals) and pushed dinner back a little bit, thinking maybe he was 'starving' when dinner time came around ( like the human children often complain about even though they had lunch and dinner is always served about the same time every day) But he still wolfs it down like it's going out of style.
Two nights ago I tried a technique I saw Victoria (it's me or the dog) use with a dog that ate so fast he wasn't digesting his food hardly at all, and gave him his meal in about fourths, it slowed him down, but he was still chowing it pretty fast. And last night I did the quarter of a serving at a time while occasionally touching him to tell him to 'slow your roll' (yeah I know ima dork, but my mom occasionally does that with he snauzer), and it made a significant difference. It took his meal from the 2 minutes to nearly 4. At breakfast this morning he seems much less 'gulpy' and took more thime than he has been to eat breakfast but dunno how lunch went since hubby fed him while I was at a doctor's appt. I plan on slowing his roll again tonight and see how tomorrow goes with lunch.
Does/has anyone else's Corgi wolf(ed) their food like this and what all have you done to get em to 'slow their roll' (aka relax and actually taste the food)?