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This is a page to share with you all what we are going through right now; what we are learning, and what we are struggling through, in hopes that we can inspire some of you to research new ways to work through the issues in your own lives.  

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Overcoming food aggression- day 5

Posted by Amanda Beasley on Tuesday, November 3, 2009, In : Dog Training 


Food aggression training has been going very well with Rocco. We started with just hand feeding him, then moved to hand feeding him over an empty food bowl, then to dropping the food into the bowl, then to switching between bowl feeding and hand feeding, then to picking up the bowl when he lifts his head to pour more food into it. It is good to start feeding time pausing between handfuls, or between puting more food in the bowl, so that is just about begging you to pick up his bowl...
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Food and Dog Aggression in Giant Dog

Posted by Amanda Beasley on Friday, October 30, 2009, In : Foster Care 

This morning I went to pick up our new foster Rocco. He is a 230lb Bullmastiff. When I picked him up, I knew that he was food aggressive and was becoming dog aggressive. When I did an evaluation at the shelter I found out that he was eager to please, and had a very calm, stable personality. I thought that his issues were probably from lack of leadership and direction, and that he had a good prognosis of overcoming these issues with patience and the right approach. So I brought him home. We ha...


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