Puppy eats alone, in the kitchen, out of a food bowl. Not only is this a wasted opportunity in which you could use the food in a fun and productive way, it is potentially setting up your pup to grow up guarding his food dish. It is possible that this dog will grow up to snarl, growl, or bite at anyone who approaches too closely while he is eating. This can be very dangerous.
Every dog needs to eat a certain amount of food each day. Use your puppy’s daily intake of food while socializing him, doing preventative styled exercises and, playing games or stuffed in food dispensing toys. It can be helpful to divide and pre-measure your pup’s daily food in advance so that you do not over or underfeed. If you feed kibble you can pre-measure and place it in a resealable bag. Grate a bit of cheese, add a titch of stock or bone broth, add some liver treat dust, and shake it all up. This can make kibble go from blah to tasty!