|09-10-2013 05:02 PM|
Sent you a PM ( private message)...long one.
|09-10-2013 02:33 PM|
|Rogue's Mama||Hopefully I put this in the right section! I was not sure if this should be put in puppy behavior or training!|
|09-10-2013 01:48 PM|
trouble with food and kids
Do any of y'all know anything about food aggression (well not really aggression but when she goes in the zone when food is around) She can be a bit over the top at times and I have completely stopped that when it comes to me. I can leave my food anywhere and she will not go near it but my children are a whole different story. I have tried a little here and there on my kids working with her but they are young (6,4, and 2). Last night she went to a whole new level. I usually put her outside at dinner time because it gets chaotic in here (I work with her on table manners at breakfast and lunch though) well all but 1 of my kids (the 6 year old) were done eating and I had them in the living room, well as I was tending to my 2 year old, my 4 year old went and let Rogue inside. Well Rogue went straight after my 6 year old who was eating a piece of chicken. He jumped up at him and stole the chicken out of his mouth. It scarred the crap out of my 6 year old and he was crying afterwards. I put Rogue back outside to let me cool down for a minute because I was highly upset at that point. I have decided to start working with the kids holding food in their hands and even dog treats and I will stand by and correct Rogue as needed. I think I need to make it that they NEVER give any type of food to her and that I am the only one she can receive anything from (and my husband as well). Do you think this would work? She would bite my kids in order to get food from them (not hard but enough to scare them). This whole situation surprised me as she is so good when it comes to me and having food. She knows she is not even allowed to look at my food when I am eating but the kids she just sort of bullies I want to make sure I am taking the right approach when dealing with my kids and Rogue because she will do whatever is necessary to get food from the kids if I am not standing over the top of her (I am 99% of the time doing that though).
Edit: I forgot to mention, I have called her trainer in regards to this because she has noticed the problem with food as well but she has not gotten back to me yet.