Native dog food guys stopped in here a month or so ago. They were very high on waiting 10-12 hours after feeding before strenuous exercise. Said that if you did much training before that, the food would just run through and you might as well not have fed. Didn't completely fall for it hook line and sinker, but I think they do have a fairly good point in it.Feeding at 8PM is mo betta John.
In warmer tempratures and heavy training, I let them tell me when they are cooled down, less panting, tongue has shrunk and they seem more relaxed. Generally it's about 2 1/2-3 hours after I've trained.I refuse to feed before we are done for the day. And i understand the need for a cool down but how long would you wait, or i guess better question is how long is your cool down? 10 min, 2 hours?
It shouldn't be a problem after training. They need X amount of nutrition per day, doesn't matter when they get it.Hope this post isn't a hijack but I've got a 5 month old pup that's used to being fed early in the morning 8am, and then at 7pm, but on Sunday my group training day I feed him at 6am since we start training at 8ish and finish at noon. Any thoughts? I'm not sure how he'd react if he was not fed until noon. Usually he's like an alarm clock come feeding time; he gives you the "feed me" look when it's that time.