I have a 2 yr(f), 1 yr(m), and a 13 week(f) old dog/puppy. Now my older female will not let the other two eat. She will run from bowl to bowl to bowl, growling and snapping at the other two. I dont know what to do . I know she is just trying to show her dominence, but my other two are starting to get skinnier than I would like. So any ideas?
Very simple, just seperate them. I use to always feed my male seperate from my females. Now that he has passed away the girls eat together. I actually put him in the laundry room too, not just move his plate over from theirs. So, the one that is aggressive just put him in a completely different area.
I don't feed in the crate, but I only have one animal now. Separating them makes pefect sense to me. I make mine sit and stay till I set the food down. It took a while, but he knows he does not eat if he jumps around.