Springer Spaniel who shows possessive aggression over food
I have a 7 month old English Springer Spaniel, who has very recently become possessive over his food, and other treats he gets (i.e. bones). Return to Love Springer Spaniels FAQsReturn to Love Springer Spaniels Homepage
I only noticed the other day when my daughter came into the kitchen and said "good morning" to the dog and I thought I heard a growl, I approached the dog and he repeated to growl at me?
I am reallt concerned as we have never had any problems like this in the past, and we have always tried to show him that I am the pack leader followed by the rest of my family.
I do understand how you are feeling, I have had teh same with my Springer Spaniel when the children come towards him and he has a toy or a bone.
I usually remove the beloved object whenever he behaves like that, but I also make sure he has somewhere to escape to away from the children so he can have some "springer time out" away from them.
Keep up the signs of dominance over him and be consistent with removing items he becomes possesive of.