Canine Food Aggression

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Dog Food Aggression And How To Prevent It

Dog food aggression is one of those dog behavior problems that is difficult for us humans to fully understand. It just doesn’t seem to make sense that your dog would consider you a threat to his/her food resource. I mean you gave him the food in the first place, and if you feed your dog the same kind of foods that I do, it’s not all that appealing anyway!

But, what is your dog thinking?

If your dog glares at you, snarls, growls and positions himself between you and the food he is actually saying to you “this is mine, go away, find your own”.


He is basically telling you that he considers himself to be the leader or alpha dog in your household.

Dog food aggression (sometimes called canine possession aggression or food guarding) is a dominance issue, it is serious and needs to be addressed immediately. It won’t simply just go away.

We’ve all made the mistake of laughing and even encouraging our feisty little dogs when they first display the “cute” signs of dog food aggression.

Don’t fall into this trap! Food or toy aggression in dogs should never be tolerated as you never know when it can escalate into something more dangerous for you or a family member.

For more information please read the entire article here.