Up to 6 months I fed 3 times per day and now that my dogs are older they all get fed 2 times per day. The thing is that even though 3 of them are Beagles they need different amounts to keep them at their optimum weight. Maya is perfect for her size, but Tate who is 1 year old is getting a little husky with the same amount of food. Suki is way too skinny so needs to have a little more food at least temporarily as she adjusts to our home and lifestyle. Moral of the story...every dog is different and just keep a close eye on how the dog looks and what your vet says.