Having multiple Basenjis is always a joy around feeding time. I found out about 10 years back my Basenjis will eat less if they have a large, bottomless bowl. When I had 2 Basenjis, my female would gobble up the male's food and then protect her dish. The dominate one got all the food. I tried an experiment, I filled a 3 gallon bowl up with kibble and never let it empty. The first 3 or 4 days my female gobbled up all the kibble. After that my female lost interest and my male startted gobbling up all the food. He could no longer eat after the 2nd day.
When they became accostomed to the food supply, they just ignored the dish. Three gallons would last 2-3 weeks for both of them.
.Eventually, I would get a new sack of dog food (Science Diet Fat Boy Food) and just toss it on the floor. When they got hungry, they would "evisorate" the sack and eat. My roommate got sick of tracking smashed kibble into his room and suggested I get an auto-feeder.
Moses, my oldest male, studied this new device and wanted to see how it worked. So he folded up his front paw like a ladel and proceeded to fling kibble about the front room. At the appropriate emptiness more food dropped down. As a good scientist, Moses proceeded to empty the second load. And the 3rd…. and the 4th.
Once he was satisfied with the results, he inhaled a mouthful of kibble and ran out to the backyard.