Feeding idea >>>
HI, Kyle ~
Originally Posted by LordSpoon
I've had a few Rescues that were either food "grabbers" or "snappers" ...
and I found a somewhat easy fix to use at mealtimes >>>
Bring Fido's allotted meal to a desk or table in one bowl, sit yourself down,
and call Fido over for "dinner".
Now "serve" Fido ONE Nugget of his krunchies at a time in a separate bowl which
you hold low enough that he can *SEE* there's only ONE krunchie in there.
Keep 'em coming as he grabs them out of the "serving bowl" (watch your fingers!) ---
In time, he'll start to slow down and be less violent in his "snatching".
You might have to withdraw the "serving bowl" each time you drop a refill piece in it -
my Dear ole Bowser wised up that my OTHER hand had better access to the food - he'd grab out of my refill hand when I wasn't paying attention.
In time, as he becomes more gentle in taking the food - begin to offer pieces in your fingers -
so he associates your HAND with a good thing (food).
Happy New Dog!
/s/ Cinder, Smokey & Heidi
R.I.P. ~ Boots, Bowser, Sherman, & Snoopy