How To Stop Dogs From Fighting Over Food
How To Stop Dogs From Fighting Over Food. Advise others on the scene to do the same. If you have a large blanket, a tarp, a jacket, or another piece of opaque material, try tossing it over the fighting dogs to calm them down.
Get your bowls prepared… make a schedule to feed. No matter which method you use to stop the fight, remain as calm as possible. They're fighting over food or toys.
Don't Leave Coveted Items Such As Bones Or Toys On The Floor Unless You Are Able To Supervise.
My first choice with most clients is the first strategy listed above: Feed dogs in separate rooms if possible to prevent fighting. The goal is to get your dog used to eating while your hands are around his face, and to have no aggressive reaction if you stick your hands in or near the bowl while he’s eating.
Food Aggression Causes Dogs To Exhibit Behavior Of Being Protective Over Their Food.
Get your dog used to your presence when eating. Your dog’s crate should be her own personal space. You need to keep an eye on your dogs to see what’s causing the fighting issue.
No Matter Which Method You Use To Stop The Fight, Remain As Calm As Possible.
If you have a large blanket, a tarp, a jacket, or another piece of opaque material, try tossing it over the fighting dogs to calm them down. Get your bowls prepared… make a schedule to feed. Advise others on the scene to do the same.
If It’s A Resource Issue, You Can Show Your Dogs That Food Is No Problem.
Feed your dogs in separate rooms in your house. If your dogs are prone to fighting, avoid giving them special treats like pig ears, rawhides, meat chunks, bully sticks, or real animal bones and knuckles. Supervise if the ‘fights' rarely get past the point of some mild growling, make sure to supervise your dogs whenever there are toys around.
Take A Deep Breath And Focus On The Task At Hand.
If you provide a treat or bone, provide one for each dog. A separate eating area for each group. Make sure you teach table manners.