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Old 02-08-2014, 11:21 PM   #4 (permalink)
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My siberian husky was food aggressive at 7 weeks when I rescued him. He came from a large litter where there was a lot of competition for kibble, so he would defend his bowl at all cost. I began to hand feed him, praise him and reassure him. I built trust slowly with him and with in a few days he tolerated myself and other dogs to reach into his food bowl. He is now almost one years old and has never had a hint of food aggression.
Training will also help to reassure your puppy as the puppy will learn all good things come from you, such as play, treats and praise...
Good luck!
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