Thursday, March 26, 2009

How Do You Correct Food Aggression In Dogs?

Dog food aggression... Has this happened to you?

"I need your help!"

I did not like the tone of Meg's voice at all. Her dog had clamped down on her hand when she was feeding her. I came the next day to assist her.

Food aggression is a very common problem in dogs. Very serious, indeed, when not nipped in the bud right away.

So what did we do?

First, when the dog fixated on the food, she was put on her lead and taken out of the room. When she was focused on her owner, she was allowed back in.

Next time we corrected her, she looked at her owner right away. The dog got the picture, and two days later the owner had the dog surrendering the food to her.

Rena Murray

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