Join Date: May 2013
Location: Great White North
I'd suggest whatever approach you took to curb the FA in your dogs has come to fruition....perhaps as long as the "sheriff" is overseeing the two of them they know their place and the FA will not be tolerated by you. I also would be curious to see if they would act the same if you were not on the scene.
A dog's desire to eat is as primal an instinct as there could be....whatever is required in a dog's world to gain access to food will most likely be the path a dog will follow. If the dog's attempts and behavior hinders its access to food then modification of the dog's behavior must occur as a dog will simply not starve itself willingly. Perhaps, Shigs has come to the understanding that the quickest way to sate her appetite is to do what gets it to her stomach quickest....and that would be, heeding the rules set forth by you over a period of time and training. I am making the assumption that you took a position of authority when any of the dogs exhibited any FA.....if not...then I have no idea why they eat calmly together if no discipline was ever there in the first place.