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Old 02-11-2008, 09:25 AM
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Originally Posted by nic529 View Post
We had this problem with my chocolate lab right around the same age. It didn't last long....and he was the most gentle and sweetest dog ever! We miss him terribly. Anyhoo- what we did is this: we sat on the floor with him and only let him chew on the bone while we were holding it. And then every once in a while we'd take it away for a sec. give him a little love and then give it back. We didn't have to do it for long. Its a trust issue...she just wants to know that she's going to get it back. Try that. Good luck!

Thanks for this! It went very well this weekend with the bones using this method. Not perfect, but definate progress. I felt a lot better at the end of this weekend than I did last weekend. Thanks again EVERBODY for the thoughts and tips.
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Old 02-11-2008, 09:30 AM
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Originally Posted by Art123 View Post
Best answer here by far. I had a Husky/Malamute that would do this and then later proceed to let a two year old poke her jaws and face and climb all over her. It's not any dominance/alpha issue. It's a trust issue with her favorite thing in the world.

With my dog (who I still miss terribly,too) I did a similar thing as nic529. The ONLY "aggression" she had in her entire 12 years was with her bone and it got much better when she knew she would get it back.
Again-reassuring to hear that this was the only aggression issue. This has been Shelby's only aggression issue too. My two year old climbs all over her and she doesn't bat an eye. I just want it to stay that way.
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