http://i242.photobucket.com/albums/ff139/BellaNChiChi/Ruby.jpg I posted about a PitBull mix that was slightly aggressive and was going to go to a shelter and be put to sleep. Well an evaluator came to see her today. At first she did great. She was well behaved, had nice manners, even gave kisses. Towards the end of the evaluation, the evaluator picked up an empty bowl to put it away and she bit her leg. =( Not such great news for us here. I'm not sure what the next step is, but I will keep you all updated!
Lots of dogs have food aggression not just Pit Bulls and its sad that they have to be put down but even the nicest dog can just be overly aggressive of their food. Common problem with a very sad way to fix it...
"Dogs arent our best friends...were their best friends...."
I ended up with a Jack Russell, that his food aggression was, that he was found standing on the kitchen cabinet eating the families french fries, and when the dad came in and tried to shoo him down he growled at him. I personally found it funny. I worked with him on food aggression and he got past it. He knew growling at the hand that feeds him was not allowed. No one had ever taught him that it was not acceptable behavior. I mean if it were another dog from the pack this is normal behavior to them.
He's your friend,your partner,your defender your dog.You are his life,his love,his leader. He will be yours faithful and true to the last beat of his heart.You owe it to him to worthy of such devotion
This could be an indicator of possible future problems to come unfortunatly. Hopefully it is just a learned pack behavior as wendy mentined. It all really depends on whether you or someone else is willing to work with this dog on her food agression. There are ways to get a dog over this problem and quite quickly too, it just depends on the situation involved.
I prefur to have my Bordeaux with fur instead of a cork and bottle ;)