Military Significant Others and Spouse Support -
Results 1 to 3 of 3

Thread: Food Aggression.

  1. Eye
    Master Caster
    Eye's Avatar
    Eye is offline
    Master Caster
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Smithton, MO
    Blog Entries

    Food Aggression.

    So, apparently the puppies LOVE the alpaca pellets we feed them.

    Every time my son brings the feed down the puppies go crazy barking and scaring the alpacas off and eat it all. My husband suggested we corral the dogs so the herd can eat. But in my opinion I think we need to STOP the behavior not just prevent it. Today I went down with him and held the dogs and stopped them from getting to the alpacas and the feed. Luckily the animals scarf down their entire meal in about 2 minutes. And once it's gone there are no issues at all.

    Any other thoughts? Ideas?
  2. Senior Member
    dekeoboe's Avatar
    dekeoboe is offline
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2010
    North Carolina
    Teach them a "leave it" command. It is useful for lots of things they want to but aren't allowed to have.
  3. Pour a little salt, we were never here
    [his] lobster's Avatar
    [his] lobster is offline
    Pour a little salt, we were never here
    Join Date
    Jun 2012

    Calm assertive energy to let them know that food isn't theirs with quick corrections (I do a finger snap or "hey") I can set my full dinner plate on the floor and my dogs won't touch it, I would use the same idea.

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts