I was wondering if anyone could tell me if they have personal experience/success stories with a dog with food aggression around other dogs...but not humans.
My brother owns a male mutt...2.5 years old, and a very very sweet dog. He is a cuddler, snuggler, and all around good guy. Never had a problem with other dogs in neutral areas, or in his home or around strangers or anything.
He does however have food aggression around other dogs. He does not like to share his bones, treats, toys, or anything like that. He will snap and attack another dog that tries to go around bones/toys and things like that.
The reason I am hoping to work with Mack the Mutt, is because my brother is going to Germany for 8 weeks for work. It's an opportunity he cannot pass up...and he is normally home every day...but for these 8 weeks, we have offered to have Mack stay with us for those 2 months. I have 2 pitbulls who are extremely passive, and when shown aggression by other dogs run away, or cower in a corner...so at least they don't fight back.
Since I've never had a dog with aggression issues...I was wondering what worked for you? We'd much rather have Mack stay with us....but if we can't solve the aggression issue he'll need to be crated or locked in the basement a lot of the time, which isn't fair to him at all. I'm a big softie and just can't stand hiding a dog away because of an issue we might be able to fix.
My brother won't be leaving for 3 months, so I'd love to start training immediately as soon as I figure out which approach to go with.
Thanks for any suggestions!