Well hey guys didn't think I would have to post up here again with Bonnie's aggro problem, but here I am. Except now it isn't general aggression, it is *drum roll*.......FOOD aggression.So tonight I came and gave Bonnie a smoked beef bone, the first real bone she's ever had (apart from rawhide chews) while we had a barbecue. As I passed her pen (she always gets fed in her pen, or Lou steals her food), and reached down to pat her and was rewarded with a loud snarl and following growls. As you can imagine, I was a bit upset and pretty confused, as she has NEVER, repeat NEVER done that before, even with chews and never with her regular food bowl. I'm not quite sure how to combat this successfully, but I know it can be done, and I am determined to be her boss in all situations - including food. To start, I tried stroking her to make her used to it, but you gotta have nerves of steel to do that - something I don't have. I was once again rewarded with a death glare sideways, with growls, and she stopped licking her bone and started looking (and feeling) tense and rigid. Now I don't want to sound pushy, but I sure as hell am NOTgoing to raise a dog that is possessive of her food. As usual, I am eternally grateful for any information.