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jbird6989 12-28-2013 10:59 AM

How do I get my GSD to stop attacking his food before I set it down
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my boy diesel 12-28-2013 11:14 AM

teach him "sit" and/or "wait"

MaggieRoseLee 12-28-2013 11:20 AM

Yup, have him 'sit' or 'down' and then 'wait/stay' until you release him. Good way to keep working on all the dog training we need to do anyways.

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Sunflowers 12-28-2013 11:50 AM

If he rushes the bowl, he doesn't get anything.
He has to be calm and sitting.
Have him sit and make eye contact ("watch me" ) and then you put down the bowl. He moves, you pick up the bowl. Finally, you say ok or another release word, and he has permission to go eat.
Takes patience on your part.

xxmets86 12-29-2013 08:34 PM

Yes, patience is the key. When your GSD tries to rush the bowl pull the bowl back and a strong "no" or "wait" or "sit/ lay down" will help. Repetition and patience.

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belladonnalily 12-29-2013 09:26 PM

Every time Tucker moved from his sit, or even thought about it, I'd pick the bowl back up. Only when I said "Okay"can he have it. It took two feedings to get the idea (the first feeding took awhile before he got to eat). Now he will wait and alternate staring at his food and looking at me. I can say any other word and he still waits.

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misslesleedavis1 12-29-2013 09:49 PM

I say "wait" really firmly and if he goes at it i take it away and repeat the whole sit n wait process.

doggiedad 12-29-2013 10:00 PM

you could teach him "wait", "stay", "no" or anything
of that nature. you could also teach him not to enter
the room untill you call him. lots of time before i put
the food bowl down i did some training and not rushing
the food bowl was part of it.

havery 01-02-2014 04:28 PM

Sofie was really bad about this. I made her come, sit, then I moved about four paces away to set down the food, then counted to ten in my head and said, "okay!" and she was allowed to come eat. If, at any point, she moved from her spot or didn't cooperate, we'd go back to step one. It really only took a handful of times before she got it, and any time after that she didn't get it she was just testing me. I did the same with her rushing the door when I open it for her to come inside now. She hears the door open, and sits politely until I tell her to come in. Same with feeding time as well, she hears the food rattle in the bowl and sits a few feet away looking me directly in the face until I give the instruction.

Packen 01-02-2014 05:51 PM

If the dog knows OB commands like sit or down and he knows the release command like ok, yes or a click then you got it made.

1. Bring food bowl
2. Give OB command
3. Once dog is in OB position put food down (if he breaks, pick up food and goto step 2)
4. Give release command

Once this routine is set (say about a month of practice that is 60 feedings), you can put food down and then command sit or down before giving the release command.

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