Preventing Dog Possession and Food Aggression Issues
To prevent your
puppy from being possessive and having a dog behavior issue like food
aggression, you simply introduce a trading game with the puppy. In exchange for
his toys or bones trade either treats or another toy with your puppy.
While your puppy eats, pet him/her for short periods of time. This will
help the puppy realize you’re not going to take away its food, and it will
become more comfortable with you around.
could also let the puppy get used to being petted and touched while it’s
chewing on a bone. Do this in moderation. If the dog growls, then seek help
right away from a professional behaviorist like me to nip it in the bud right
Above all, never
just take away a food bowl or bone to prove you’re in charge. You will just be
creating conflict! Trade in the beginning, and then as the dog grows, you can
introduce other techniques to teach letting go.