|04-20-2014 06:03 PM|
Example: if I want to take away a piece of paper, I can get away with a kibble. But if I need to take away a raw bone, I have to come up with something tasty and aromatic like smoked ham.
DDog is only 5 months old so I am still working with treats for giving up something. As he gets older I can skip these gradually. These same techniques goes for her food dish.
|04-20-2014 05:18 PM|
I buy meat on sale and cut it into candy bar sized strips, then freeze it.
When it comes time to take away the knuckle bone, I give him the frozen meat and take the bone.
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|04-18-2014 10:42 AM|
|my boy diesel||
do not take the food bowl and play with it repeatedly
the goal is to make her more secure not less secure
I can walk over and take a bone away from my dogs without them reacting in any way other than to give me a sad confused look but they also know by allowing me to take away a high value item, something else that's awesome is coming *usually in the form of chicken mixed with their kibble or a walk or trip to a pet store*.
a dog does not have the reasoning skills to know if you take a delicious bone that a trip to the pet store is its reward
the trade up game is done immediately
that is the dog is eating boring old kibble and you drop chicken bits into the bowl
but taking away a bone and then at meal time (later) giving it chicken is not going to do the trick
with high value treats you better be sure what you are trading for is a darn sight better immediately than what it has now
so a piece of cooked chicken or hot dog over the bone but not a trip to a pet store an hour from now
an alternative in any case is to allow the bone in the crate and when the dogs comes out of the crate to leave of course leave the bone in the crate
|04-18-2014 10:39 AM|
You can try the opposite: when she is eating from a bowl call her name so she knows where you are and give her a piece of meat (something better than kibble) from your hand and leave her alone to finish eating. Do this a few times every meal. Get your hand with the meat closer as she is doing well until you can stick your hand in her bowl. Then you can touch the bowl while you give her the meat until you can lift the bowl etc.
Take your time.
Although my dogs don't have FA I still do this once in while to keep it up.
BTW you have a cute, clever looking puppy, brace yourself for that little smartie!
|04-18-2014 02:53 AM|
If this was my dog, I would take the food away for a few minutes if she growled and try again tell she got the idea. Food should be given kinda on a schedule, not just laying around to eat when ever. Every thing my pup gets I.e.. Food , treats I make him work for it by sitting or shake. But water is all ways free, and always fresh. And I teach my pup that what I give I can take back or what she has I can take from her with out a fight. I think maybe your pup is doing this growling , eating fast because she is used to eating with her litter mates and trying to eat up fast and being protective of the food before it's eaten all up by her mates. This is just my opinion, I could be wrong. But I would do what others have said and hand feed. Maybe not all her food but some and then put it in a bowl and have her eat. maybe once while eating I would take the food for a sec then give it back. Even try waving your hand over the bowl while she eats or pick some up and put back down. But I wouldn't do to much because it can stress her out and make her more protective .just enough for her to know she can trust ya. Good luck =)
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