Over this past weekend I was finally able to secure permission to access four different ponds for training my 11 month BLM. All are clean and unused by livestock. Two of them are fairly large (a couple acres) and offer a number of different training scenarios. I'm pretty excited about these ponds, thank you google earth.
My question for you folks is this - I feed him 1 1/4 cups of kibble twice per day. I fed him about 1 1/2 hours prior to this morning's swim call. I plan to do all his waterwork in the early morning hours from here out for the rest of summer, but should I withold that morning feeding until after training in the future. He doesn't appear to be a water gulper but I also dont want to add more to his stomach through feeding and give the potential to a bloated dog.
Any advise on this from the RTF?