Testing for food aggression ~ Poochie Project

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Here is a fantastic article about food aggression testing from our friends at Poochie Project.  Some dogs will show food aggression depending on the newness of the environment and the food itself.  This article discusses some ways to test for aggression before it becomes a problem.

Testing for food aggression ~ Poochie Project

There is some real great advice included in this post.  Here is a snippet (highlights in red are mine).

“From this baseline of kibble at meal time, I can test if different foods trigger different responses. We feed a variety of food and snacks here, and expose our fosters to them little by little. Biscuits, dried meats, can food, home made dog food, bully sticks, cooked meats, raw meats. Those last three are the ones to watch for severe reactions.

Before any snack I make sure that each dog is sitting. Once they are chomping away, I approach, and then walk away. A little later, I come back, this time a little closer, and walk away. Lastly, I walk on over, say “good boy/girl” and give them a pat.”

Enjoy!

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