10-07-2009, 12:24 AM
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Edmonton, AB
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I just want to share what we did. All the dogs we had growing up we had as pups-so we worked on 'possession aggression' early-touching them, hand feeding them, putting our hands over the bowl-putting our hands one their feet while eating etc.
We adopted Mikey at two but did the same thing-and luckily he was not possessive. However at the dog park, when I put down water and another dog came up to drink at the same time he would growl and snarl at them (not when drinking someone elses water-just the water I put down).
We simply corrected him with a sharp 'no' and a tap on the side like Ceasar does; At first he wouldn't respond and kept snarling so we pulled him off the water and put him down in a submissive position, and allowed the other dogs to drink first. He really responds to us being 'mad' or 'dissapointed' in him-so this worked well.
It would depend on how your dog is normally, and how he responds to correction;