05-17-2018, 06:21 AM
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Personally, I would never do what you did. IMO, that teaches food aggression. If you want to prevent it, put 1 or 2 small, yummy pieces of treats in her bowl while she's eating. Since she's already showing some aggression, just toss it next to her bowl to start. She'll start viewing your hand as sort of a "Treat Pez-Dispenser", which is a good thing. After a week or two, as long as she doesn't show any sort of aggression, you can reach down and just matter of factly pick up her bowl. Put more yummy treats in it and give it back, immediately. Only do it once a feeding or once a day. After a while of doing this, hopefully, you can reach down and just put a treat in her bowl. If she still shows aggression, you might need a good trainer who is experienced in dealing with aggression using positive reinforcement. Good Luck!
Last edited by Koby; 05-17-2018 at 06:29 AM.