Food Aggression

Posted on May 28, 2009. Filed under: 3. Trainer On Call | Tags: , , |

Before feeding your dog, have them “sit” and “wait.”  This provides a control point.  Not only does it allow you to put the food down without being knocked over, it helps to avoid food aggression.  If your pet sees his “brother or sister” rushing to the food that may be their own, they can become possessive of the food, creating an aggressive situation.  By having your dog “sit,” “wait,” and then release them with an “OK” or “good dog,” you create a calm, positive control point and help to reduce aggression that may occur.
This tip is very important when bringing new pets into the household.
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