debuck Posted March 24, 2014 Report Share Posted March 24, 2014 We have a 7 mo old BC. She is very smart and affectionate. She thinks she is a big old lap dog and wants to lay on you or partly on you all the time (when not playing and chasing balls, etc). She has been spade (at 5 mos), is fully housed trained and loves her crate. Now the problem: She has food aggression and will eat anything. As far as her normal food, we're getting that under control. Sometimes I'll feed her her food out of my hand. She'll sit and wait until we hand her a treat. She will now sit and wait until we give her a command to eat after we fill her food bowl. She will still growl and attack her food if anyone is around but that is getting a little bit better. The area I'm having no success at is making her drop it she picks something up off the floor, ground, etc.such as paper, wood, cloth, clods of dirt etc. When trying to get her to drop something she will actually bite you hard and make sure she swallows whats in her mouth. She has brought blood several times. I don't back off from her and will put her down and make her submissive when this happens. I really don't know what to do at this point. Putting her in her crate is not punishment and if you try to ignore her she'll come up to you and try to lick you and crawl all over you. Need help, is it possible to get the upper hand on this? Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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