Aggression Part 7: Food Aggression

14 03 2009

dog-at-tableFood aggression is something that I do not put up with in my pack.  When my brother, Tax, joined our family, he was food aggressive.  He would growl and snap when anyone approached either his food or water dish.  I gave him a few days to get used to our family and our place, but I could not have anyone in my pack aggressive about food, so it was time for me to rule with an iron paw! Read the rest of this entry »

Spike Says: Are You Listening To Your Dog?

18 12 2008

With two-thirds of Americans believing that their pet communicates to them, if you are not listening, you may be missing out on some important communication between you and your dog.  Many people can read their dogs’ inflection and body language to determine what their buddy is telling them.  Different barks, whines, dances, etc. mean different things.  Since we all cannot articulate (and type), these things are how we are trying to tell you what we want and need.  When you get a chance, have a conversation with your dog about your day.  Not surprisingly, he is probably a good listener, and he might have some advice to go along with it.

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