|Barked: Wed Jan 2, '13 7:10am PST |
|I'm not sure if working basic commands would work in this case because you are dealing with more than 2 animals. So, working with one, while the others are eating and watching them too, may make it more difficult.
I think I would remove any situation that creates the aggression first. Meaning feed the dog alone. I have one food aggressive dog as well. My situation is a little different but I put two of my dogs outside while one eats in peace. There has been no food aggression in months because I remove anything that would cause it.
I am not sure this is the best way to go about it, as my solution is avoiding and not really addressing, but it works.
As for the growling/nipping while YOU are eating, I agree....all dogs should either not be allowed on the sofa while eating or if they still do it while they are sitting, they should all be removed. Got to show them who is boss. no growling/nipping, pushing period. You could also remove the one who is being aggressive. Every time it happens...out....crate....something, but absolutely no tolerance for it. Just a firm "no" and remove them. My concern is seeing it escalate and if it's one NO and remove, that tells them, no breaks, no chances.
Mine can all sit there calmly while I eat. My one beagle tried it and she got put in her crate every time and finally after several tries, she realized she better sit quietly, or she wasn't getting anything.
Good luck to you
Edited by author Wed Jan 2, '13 7:12am PST
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