Puppy food aggression

  • Puppy food aggression

     Nykki updated 1 week, 6 days ago 2 Members · 4 Posts
  • Nykki

    Member
    July 16, 2021 at 8:16 AM

    I have an 11 week old Belgian Malinois German Shepherd mix she is fine with me if I put my hand in her food bowl and feed her but if myself or anyone else tries to get near her while she is eating her bully stick she will try to bite you.

  • Ed (RoninDog)

    Member
    July 17, 2021 at 8:19 PM

    Not sure if it would work, but what if you offer an even exchange for another bully stick. If it works, repeating a 3-4 more times, then let her have whichever one she has at the time. Then repeat again another day, and another, etc, etc. The same idea as training the dog to surrender a toy. If you decide to try this I would love to hear your results.

  • Ed (RoninDog)

    Member
    July 19, 2021 at 5:57 AM

    Another option, inspired by a recent chat, is to continue her training and not give her treats that are that high value until she has better control/relationship. If it is just used as a treat than a smaller treat, if it is to keep her entertained, perhaps a kong and you can vary the filling so that it is not that high value.


    I would not take a small treat from my dog just for the sake of doing it though. That would be kind of unfair.

  • Nykki

    Member
    July 19, 2021 at 7:45 AM

    Thank you so much! I will definitely try that.

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