may I ask how did you sort this out?
Originally Posted by Back2Basics
How old is your dog and what did Lila do when he growled/attacked her? Is she stable around other dogs when food is in question? How long has he been in your home so far?
But with kibble he is showing dog-to-dog food agression signs, but with raw he is super possessive/agressive, and when I had Lila come through, he damn near chewed her head/neck off, just went ballistic, scared the **** out of her too.
It is quite normal that dogs are food posessive around other dogs they're not quite familiar with. My dog's fine with my other dog, but if anyone else comes anywhere near his food, toys or even my shoes he gets protective. He won't get into fight but will chase an intruder away.
Make sure you kids feed the dog from their hands when it's time for meal. Let them give him the wole meal out of their hands and do that for some time. They can have his food bowl in their hans and fid him out of it, and you of course supervise. He will learn they're not a threat. You should do that regardles of him not showing food aggression as I think it is essential for pup/dog houstraining.
Now this cannot be tolerated. If it were food agression towards humans that was this bad, even though it would break my heart, I would have to hand him back to the original owners, as it would be too dangerous for my kids.
definetelly one of the reasons.
I am aware that it is probably because he has been under socialised with other dogs during his first 4-5months.
Definetelly NOT the reason. Lack of trust is in question.
And probably because the young couple saw no need to do anything about alpha human posesses the food type training,
What you do with kids, try later with both dogs sitting next to one another and you hold the food bowl. Ask them to sit and give them pieces of food. Otherwise, separate food bowl so each of them has their food bowl in their corner. When you give hanks of meat also, each to their own corner. But try feeding them from your hand first so they (or he) learns he will not miss out on any food, and it's OK that Lila is near too.
But is there anything else I can do?
No food in bowls outside feeding time. Supervise them during their meal and if he finished don't let him go near Lila's food. He will eventually learn he has his own food bowl and is not allowed to go to another's.
Given the chance he also steals Lilas food.
Respect and you shall be respected. Animal is always right.