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    So should I drop her down lower to maybe 1.25 C 2x/day for switch to a weight management food until I get her down where she used to be (which is around 58-60lbs), then switch back to performance food? I "run her usually 3 times/ day on days we don't train.
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    I think it is your chose, What you are looking for is she loosing weight. I think you are running her just fine.

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    Holey smoley, my Goldens would be kegs on legs with that much food! My active, intact 67 pound male gets 1 cup of Pro Plan, twice a day.

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    Hahahaha I used to feed her 2-2.5 C 2x/day and she stayed at 58 lbs and wouldn't budge!
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    I ran into the same problem with my 7 yo clm. I wasn't running him that hard and he was looking tubby and very sluggish. He weighed close to 90lbs and I wasn't happy. I cut back his feeding from 2 cups a day to 1.5 per day and had a friend who is training for a marathon take him for her runs in the am. He quickly dropped down to 80lb (I would prefer him to be closer to 75lbs.).

    Note: the food I feed is nearly 500 kcal/cup.

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    Mine got up to 70 lbs 3 weeks ago, but weighed her today and was 66.4 lbs. so we are going the right direction I just don't really see a difference yet. Would like her to be back down to 60.
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    Easiest thing for extra exercise.
    Buy a Treadmill like a ProForm from Costco or whatever. Just needs to be Long Belt 60" and speed adjustable in 1/10th mph.
    Get dog on treadmill, stuff bumper in mouth, bump speed up to 3 mph give or take, go take shower & shave, come back in 20 minutes, done.
    After a little intro training none of my dogs needed leash and would jump on treadmill wanting to go. After a few times of leaving room to get coffee I realized they would ignore me and keep running. Then I thought I don't need to sit there for a half hour so spent the time showering for work. 1/2 hour on treadmill is like a good session running marks.
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    I don't think we maintain 3 mph for the whole time, but every morning I take my dogs for a one mile walk. Usually takes about 30 minutes including breaks for them to sniff grass, pee, etc. Unless your marathon running friend trains on dirt or sand roads, I would be hesitant to let the dog run that much on hard surfaces. A treadmill would be nice, but I need the exercise too and I prefer the outdoors. They also get at least two afternoons a week on water with long swims, 200 - 300 yard long pond. We only get up to the forest for big marks about once a week. This regime seems to have them all very fit and healthy. Certainly better than we can do in the winter! There are certainly days then that a tread mill would look real good to me!
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    I bike Hudson for conditioning in addition training and his evening walk. We have been struggling with some weight loss issues too, once the breeding season hit I literally didn't have time to sleep 4 hrs a night let alone walk the dog.

    We train for short sessions 6 days a week) (about 15-20 min. I found that he works best this way. Every night after we train, we walk for 2.5 miles on a gravel and grass path at the park. We bike for 20 minutes 2 days, then 1 day off in the mornings when its as cool as it will be. I am hoping to work up the biking to 30 minutes as he increases fitness. He has lost 5.5 # and is now at 79, but I would like to see him between 74-76. He is eating 1000 kcal/day.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hotel4dogs View Post
    Holey smoley, my Goldens would be kegs on legs with that much food! My active, intact 67 pound male gets 1 cup of Pro Plan, twice a day.
    Quote Originally Posted by boyetthunter View Post
    Hahahaha I used to feed her 2-2.5 C 2x/day and she stayed at 58 lbs and wouldn't budge!
    I don't think that this is too much. My kennel is in NE Texas and I feed the average lab 3 cups of PPP per day just to keep the weight on while training and for some I have to go up to 4 if they are on the larger side just to stay on the low end of ideal body conditioning.

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