Hi all, We adopted a rescue dog a month ago. He's an 8 month old Border Collie with a horrendous past, he is absolutely beautiful and obedient as they come but until we had him had received minimal training. We've done most of the basics with him: sit, lie down, paw, touch, bed (or place) etc and training him is delightful as, being a collie, he is such a quick learner. He obviously enjoys training as well and has a lovely soft temperament as well which makes it such a lovely bond building experience. We decided to feed him twice a day. Once first thing in the morning after his morning walk and once in an evening when we have dinner or there about. No real reason other than thinking it's a nice routine for us all to eat together. I imagine he must have been used to eating once a day as his initial pattern tended to be to gobble up all his dinner only breaking for a drink if he wanted one but then just pick at his breakfast and eat it in 2/3 sittings and over the course of about an hour. He was very skinny when the rescue had him, and still on the thin side by the time he moved in with us, and so we've been quite generous with treats (meat and cheese mainly) but only if he followed a command to help us embed any training we'd done. I.e. if I was working on 'sit' with him, once he'd got it, I'd use it randomly throughout the day and treat him every time he'd do it. We are slowly now using his favourite ball more and more to move him away from food as his weight becomes more healthy. He has suddenly, this week, started to not eat his breakfast. So I will put it out, he will go over (un-excitedly, whereas he still gets excited for his evening meal) and gives it a sniff and then proceeds to leave it. He might then go back and eat 30-50% of it over the course of the morning. I'm not too concerned as he is eating but I wondered if anyone has any similar experience? I also know people recommend only leaving it out for 15 minutes to teach him it won't stay there forever and I am completely willing to do so but wondered if there's a deeper meaning first. My other half thinks it's because we're using such high value treats (and that's only because he's not interested in shop bought dog treats but loves some lean meat or a bit of cheese) and so he's not bothered by his food knowing nicer food is to come. Appreciate all your thoughts in advance.