- ModeratorApril 15, 2012 at 1:47 am314
It sounds like you had the right idea with your other dog. Passing by and tossing treats in or near food bowl. This will help address his emotional state when you approach his bowl. It sounds like he tolerates you being near him while eating since you mentioned you can handle him and his feet while eating.
Realistically if you ever needed to remove his food bowl you dont have to take it away from him while he is eating. Instead I would depend on reliable obedience, such as being able to call him away from his food, and then safely picking up the food once he has been removed.
Have you worked on reading through the triangle? Things like attitude, and pack structure are of particular importance with this breed and issue.
Your attitude is definitely very important. If you react aggressively to his behavior than you are likely to make the issue worse, damage your relationship with him and can potentially cause issues in other areas.
Hope this answers your question!