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    I have never been in that position with any of my own dogs in my lifetime. But yes, I have been in a position where it was my last resort, and, it worked.
    Only worked once, only ever done it once. Talked to that person at length about it afterwards, and have never forgotten his advice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Devil's Advocate View Post
    I have never been in that position with any of my own dogs in my lifetime. But yes, I have been in a position where it was my last resort, and, it worked.
    Only worked once, only ever done it once. Talked to that person at length about it afterwards, and have never forgotten his advice.

    Wow I'm so glad it worked. I'll keep it in the back of my mind!
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    I'm so glad it worked too Huskymum! Really glad. LOL!

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    the method i posted is the general one for food aggression. Perhaps you could substitute chicken with whatever treat you give them. Raw meat?

    I personally don't normally treat aggression problems with further "aggression" unless as a last resort and I'm not anti check-chain at all having first started trialling over 20 years ago in case anyone may think I am.

    My old boss has a Mal' which he is training for "man work" and I've been on the sleeve so I know what they are capable of and understand if you wish to take a firmer approach.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mouseandchicken View Post
    the method i posted is the general one for food aggression. Perhaps you could substitute chicken with whatever treat you give them. Raw meat?

    I personally don't normally treat aggression problems with further "aggression" unless as a last resort and I'm not anti check-chain at all having first started trialling over 20 years ago in case anyone may think I am.

    My old boss has a Mal' which he is training for "man work" and I've been on the sleeve so I know what they are capable of and understand if you wish to take a firmer approach.

    Hi Mouseandchicken

    I understand your comments and yes we substitue "human" food we have doggy treats and denta sticks and the like.

    What I'm confused about is the fact that she has finished her meal there isn't anything left for her to want not even the crumbs as she licks all that up.

    Well last night I hand fed her her dinner and also this morning I hand fed her and she was fine no worries. I made sure to have her bowl on the ground and I took it straight out of her bowl. No problems. So we'll keep going with that for a while and then progress back to her eating from her bowl but to interupt her half way through with her check chain on. FX it helps!
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    I'm glad your method is working.

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    A bowl on the ground is considered in their possession. Even very food aggressive dogs rarely react while you are holding their bowl but once on the ground it's theirs.

    At the kennels we would have dogs marked "food aggressive" and before we removed their bowl from them we would push the bowl out of position using the squeegee before picking it up.

    What was also interesting to note was that dogs which owners said were very food aggressive rarely showed it in the kennels. Once out of their comfort zone they were a different dog.

    Again glad it's going so well.

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    Woo, hang on HM. You are taking the food from her bowl? On the ground?

    Are you quite sure you want to do it that way?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Devil's Advocate View Post
    Woo, hang on HM. You are taking the food from her bowl? On the ground?

    Are you quite sure you want to do it that way?
    Her bowl wasn't near her and I don't have a drama with her and food. It's when she's finished with her dinner I have the problem with her.

    As I stated in my post it is when she has finished and walked away from her bowl and sitting at my feet that she has the agressiveness come out.
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    Well then, all is well and I'm so relieved for you that your method is working. Well done.

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