So if I ask why someone is doing this and what is gained by doing this, I am snarky?
I don't know how else to phrase things so that people don't get offended.
For heaven's sake-- it is like walking on eggshells constantly over here.
Food is a primal thing.
It isn't only a human eating her chocolate cake and having her boss come take it away who would be ticked.
You are taking away high value treats from an animal
. In the animal world, the higher members of the pack will never take away a choice morsel once they have let the lower member have it. It just isn't done.
And yes, you do gain respect and trust from dogs. That is why they will deem to listen to you and not the neighbor.
I wonder if this started with the Cesar shows, this taking food away and giving it back.
As a child, I was always taught to leave the dog alone when it is eating. When did this trend of taking food and messing with an eating dog become the thing to do?