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After a long deliberation on this I decided to give it a try.
The main things that had put me of was what do you do if you miss the delivery and freezer space. Visiting the web site I found we had a local stockiest not far away from my work place and would only adds a few minutes to my journey home.
After a phone call to NI they recommended I feed Poppy with one of the working mixes and told me how much to feed my pair. So off to the the stockist a grooming parlor, after a good chat and some more advice I left with 1 pack of chicken working and 1 pack of puppy.
A fun filled half an hour to cut an weigh some out for their tea, gone in 30 seconds and they loved it. I was amazed with the poos next day just as everybody had said.
So I'm converted, went back on Friday for some more and filled a draw in the freezer. The dealer keeps a record of your purchase so they always have the right stock.
Just one question do you wait till it is just defrosted enough to cut into the right portions or have you another trick to do this as it is as hard as rock when frozen.
 

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Just one question do you wait till it is just defrosted enough to cut into the right portions or have you another trick to do this as it is as hard as rock when frozen.
Great that you have switched - welcome to the world of very small, dry 70's style dog poos :eek::eek::eek: I defrost a 1kg box in the fridge overnight. By the morning it is defrosted enough to 'cut' into 200g portions (1 days food). I then return 4 pieces to the freezer and defrost 1 days portion each day overnight. I do this because I prefer not to have a 1kg box of food in the fridge for 5 days.
 

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I do it the other way, being rather less organised than Mandy! I just stick the kilo in the fridge and use it til its gone. I don't weigh the portions as 100g is quite easy to judge once you're used to it.
 

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I do it the other way, being rather less organised than Mandy! I just stick the kilo in the fridge and use it til its gone. I don't weigh the portions as 100g is quite easy to judge once you're used to it.
I'm not organised at all, I just have a small under the counter fridge and three hungry kids - two of whom are teenage boys!!! - so just have no room in the fridge for a 1kg tub of dog food :D
 

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I simply leave a 1kg tub out on the side and let it fully defrost - this takes about 3-4hours. Once defrosted, or virutally defrosted and divided it up into 4 x 250g portions. Cut each daily 250g portion in half as Millie is fed twice a day. Each 250g portion is stored in a little tuppaware container and kept in the fridge. It stays fresh 4 days and 1kg lasts 4 days, so works out rather nicely.

I have also, part defrosted a 1kg container and divided it all into 125g portions, wrapped in greaseproof paper and put back into 2 empty 1kg containers and refrozen. This way, if ever I have a need for a quick individual serving, I have access to it and it will defrost very quickly.

You can serve the food straight from the fridge, part frozen or frozen, but NI recommend allowing your dog to get used to the food first before offering frozen.

The above sounds a bit complicated, but honestly its not. Every 4 days I just defrost the food, divide up and store in the fridge. :D
 

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I simply leave a 1kg tub out on the side and let it fully defrost - this takes about 3-4hours. Once defrosted, or virutally defrosted and divided it up into 4 x 250g portions. Cut each daily 250g portion in half as Millie is fed twice a day. Each 250g portion is stored in a little tuppaware container and kept in the fridge. It stays fresh 4 days and 1kg lasts 4 days, so works out rather nicely.

I have also, part defrosted a 1kg container and divided it all into 125g portions, wrapped in greaseproof paper and put back into 2 empty 1kg containers and refrozen. This way, if ever I have a need for a quick individual serving, I have access to it and it will defrost very quickly.

You can serve the food straight from the fridge, part frozen or frozen, but NI recommend allowing your dog to get used to the food first before offering frozen.

The above sounds a bit complicated, but honestly its not. Every 4 days I just defrost the food, divide up and store in the fridge. :D
think that's the way I will be doing it:)
 
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