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Clearly Not the Way to Handle a Food Aggressive Chi

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There are so many wrong things with this video. This little cutie is clearly food aggressive and yet they continually tease him and even get bit. Then pick him up and love on him. How would you have handled this situation?

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Theresa Bridges

Wednesday 16th of September 2020

I felt so bad for the little chihuahua being teased like he/she was. A dog should not be allowed on the table. They are teaching this baby bad habits that will be hard to correct later. I would never put my dog in this position.

Sharon

Wednesday 5th of February 2020

These people are NUTS..I dlfeel sorry for the poor dog..Obviously theres zero boundaries theres at all...They are mocking the dog and enforcing not only that the growling is fine..but so is barking...and standing ON the food...give me a break..ITS NOT FUNNY to do that..to an animal..and then when it acts up with s stranger....the dog is blamed when it's the owners fault.!..These owners need to GROW UP.....poor dog!

Cathy

Wednesday 5th of February 2020

Yes, some people need to be trained on how to take care of a dog.

Jennifer Ridinger

Wednesday 5th of February 2020

First off, I wouldn't have my dog on the table. No animal belongs on the table humans eat at. Second off, I wouldn't allow my dog to try to lay claim to my food. That was human food she was reacting too not dog food. Thirdly, I would not try to take the food from her knowing she is food aggressive. Most food aggressive dogs get that way because they are starved at some point in their life and taking the food way will only make the behavior worse. Fourthly I would gently scold then ignore her when she growled and especially when she bit to correct that behavior and lastly I would use hand feeding only to correct the entire food aggressive behavior as hand feeding shows them that good things come from the hand and they no longer growl or bite when they see a hand.

Cathy

Wednesday 5th of February 2020

Good points Jennifer.

Brig

Friday 2nd of October 2015

1st...Dog off the table 2nd...He shouldn't be eating crepes 3rd.... I'm sorry but when my dog growls at me they are told "No" and placed on the ground. Dogs can be agressive when there's food involved. I give them their space but they aren't allowed to fight or growl or the food gets taken away &/or the dog is moved. (All together we have 5 dogs but 2 are mine.)

kilosmom

Friday 2nd of October 2015

Excellent points Brig!

Deb

Wednesday 10th of June 2015

This is clearly a no-no. U should never tease a dog when it's eating. It could bite a child! The dog needs to be fed by itself by hand for a while. Then this type of behavior will usually stop. I have a very good aggressive chi. She used to scare my pitbull! Fed her by herself by hand for about three months all her meals and she is much better. I was told this by a trainer and it works!

kilosmom

Wednesday 10th of June 2015

Good idea Deb.