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post #1 of 17 (permalink) Old 05-31-2011, 03:19 PM Thread Starter
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Angry Some trainer!!!!!

Someone contacted Dennis for help with their young dog's food aggression, here is what this person said after Dennis asked how it all started:

"He would eat so super fast he would choke...so the trainers worked with him on not eating so fast and told me that taking his bowl from him while eating repeatedly would help slow him down. this only makes him choke more and then he growls."

NO DUH!!!!!!! I cannot believe a "trainer" would do/recommend that!!!! This person should go back to this "trainer" and get her money back!!!! (She paid a LOT of money too!) RIDICULOUS!!!

I guess I'm just amazed.

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post #2 of 17 (permalink) Old 05-31-2011, 04:25 PM
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Yes-so let's aggravate the dog that eats fast by taking his food away continuously Hmm, I wonder why he eats fast & chokes & shows aggression??
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Unfortunately anybody can hang a sign on their door and claim to be a trainer. I have been totally ripped off by a 'trainer'...and one that was recommended by someone on this forum! If anyone out there ever considers training in the Indy/Kentucky border area PM me first!
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Wow. Halo inhales her food, and I'm pretty sure if I continually took her bowl away she'd eat even faster to make sure she got all her food, just in case I decided not to give it back one of those times.

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I'm with Cassidy's Mom: Wow. I've never heard of that one before.
*slow feed bowl
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*separate the portions
*cowboy tricks like chain or brick in food bowl

Hm....Never have heard taking the food away from a fast eater. I have heard of picking up the bowl if they don't eat. (like walk away from it)
That's spastic.
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oh my god, that is scarey!

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Sorry about that!! I charged her 1K for that advice. I needed the money really bad.

All kidding aside, that is TERRIBLE advice and makes me want to slap that trainer with a rubber chicken until they were aggressive by me taking away their dinner repeatedly.

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Great way to make the dog more food aggressive! What an idiot. When Chance used to do that I would give small portions over the course of an hour, as he got older, he did slow down.
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You don't even have to know anything about dogs to realize how stupid that is!


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Egads! I have one for you too. A girl I work with is going to Petsmart ( I know) with her 4 month old pup. The trainer told her and the other person there next week to bring a bandana for their dog. She was going to spray a pheromone on the bandana to help train, it calms the pups down. I asked if her pup was afraid at training she said no but the other pup was. So she was not sure why she needed it.

I told her I would tell the trainer no way, train your pup as she is. Maybe for the other one it might be helpful, not sure. But I have never heard such a thing before, hmmmm how about a clicker and some treats!

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