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    I try to be as efficient as possible with my time. Previously I struggled at feeding time with different dogs getting different amounts,some on medication, some on supplements, etc. I rigged this simple feeding system to allow me to prepare each dogs' food seperately at the food storage area. Then I can pick up the system at the middle and carry it to the kennel gates. This has made feeding much less stressful. What are some of your "tricks of the trade" that have made your life easier in caring for your dogs?




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    Looks heavy, put wheels on it

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    I dunno, I feed a lot, 10 adults of my own(two pups-both up at the house for feeding), plus up to 20 in the kennel. I feed mine in crates and everyone eats in their own ,I just go down the line. Fill and stack bowls, and take about 6 down at once. I've tried a cart with wheels but its not really any easier than how I do it. But Ive done it for 15 +years so I guess I have a routine.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve Shaver View Post
    Looks heavy, put wheels on it
    My 95 pound wife totes it effortlessly......these are only 1 qt. buckets.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Billie View Post
    I dunno, I feed a lot, 10 adults of my own(two pups-both up at the house for feeding), plus up to 20 in the kennel. I feed mine in crates and everyone eats in their own ,I just go down the line. Fill and stack bowls, and take about 6 down at once. I've tried a cart with wheels but its not really any easier than how I do it. But Ive done it for 15 +years so I guess I have a routine.
    Same here. I have a table by the food bins, with any applicable meds/supplements, fill the bowls and go down the line, I carry 6-7 bowls at a time (12 dogs in the house now). Some dogs eat in kennels, the rest are basically just a line down the hall into the living/dining/kitchen, with each having their "space". I do keep a white board on the wall above the table in case my husband has to feed, with amounts, etc. The dogs all know the routine and order and it takes about 10 minutes, twice a day.
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    Do the dogs eat out of the buckets, or do you pour buckets into bowls? Never seen anyone feed from buckets before-
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    Quote Originally Posted by Billie View Post
    Do the dogs eat out of the buckets, or do you pour buckets into bowls? Never seen anyone feed from buckets before-
    The appropriately filled buckets are unclipped, enter that dogs kennel, require the dog to sit until the contents are poured in the stainless pan, move out of the way and then release the dog to the pan. Two of these "systems" could be easily carried....that would be 12 of these 1 quart buckets.
    This is just the system that ended up working for me.....I'm open minded enough to critique other methods and if they work better for me then I'm swithching. However, I must be too spazzy to carry the stacked bowls...always made a mess.

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    Hey Wally- Great Idea, I don't have that feeding problem right now but I'm making a copy of your little design for future use. Take Care guess we will see ya this spring!

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    dang feeding dogs is complicated
    I have learned I need these dogs much more than they need me. Tim Bockmon

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    Quote Originally Posted by Elliott Labradors View Post
    My 95 pound wife totes it effortlessly......these are only 1 qt. buckets.

    Wally
    See that is American ingenuity at it's best.

    Make the wife feed the dogs regards

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