congrats!we give Ellie a peanut butter kong as a treat, or when we want her
to be occupied for five minutes and she's going crazy..
we use the same peanut butter that we eat, basically its a natural organic
peanut butter (Costco brand) and it only has peanut butter in it. It's super
cheap and delicious, so we love it too..
If you look at Skip and Jiffy (Is it Jiff and Skippy? I don't know..) and
the other major market peanuts butters, they have tons of non peanut
ingredients, including corn syrup, which is not good for anyone.
As I always say, if it's not good enough for me to eat, it's not good enough
for Ellie to eat..
The only problem now is that whenever we eat any peanut butter or make a
sandwich with it, Ellie just sits there and stares, hoping we'll give her
> So I wanted to give an update on REilly and his food aggression. We
> tried to do the box and eat before and stuff and nothign seemed to
> work. he would snap at us. WE found steps online that worked
> miracles for us.
> http://k9deb.com/foodguar.htm >
> Thats it. WE had started doing it when we first got him, and it was
> working, but then we left out of town for 5 days and he regressed and
> for some reason i decided to try other things. Which was stupid
> cause that websites steps were working. ITs great!! I recommend it
> to anyone who has a dog with food aggression. I have a question
> though. What are peoples thoughts on giving my dog a kibble and
> peanut butter filled kong instead of the bowl once a day? do you
> think this will lead to more aggression??? Further, what type of
> peanut butter do you get ur dog because I know that they can't
> process sodium well.
> --- In cockapoo@yaho... <cockapoo%40yahoogroups.com>, "candy02783"
> <candy02783@...> wrote:
> > We recently adopted Reilly a cockapoo from a family surrender that
> > seemed that they didn't like the fact that their puppy was growing
> > up. He was well taken care of and we decided after fostering him
> > decided to adopt. =) best decision ever!! He is the best! still
> > training him. previous owner had a backyard and let him out
> > Our issue with Reilly is food agression he is currently 5.5 months
> > old almost 6 months old and we feed him Kirkland puppy food.
> > don't post about how good or bad the food is. We did our research
> > and this is the best food in the category we can afford. Thing is
> > aren't sure why he growls and bites when we get near him and pet
> > while he is eating. We have tried conditioning him using steps
> > the internet but nothing seems to get rid of the issue completely.
> > He is getting better but not 100%. WE have had him for almost 2
> > months. I am not sure if he just isn't getting enough food. Or
> > i shuold be feeding him 3 times a day, splitting the daily portion
> > three. We are actively working with him while feeding, i fed him by
> > hand for 2 weeks and he's fine, I have held the bowl and he's fine.
> > It becomes and issue when he is standing dominating his bowl. we
> > working with a box now to cover his bowl the moment he starts to
> > growl so he doesnt think he can win his food by growling and to
> > associate growling with no food. IT seems to be working and we
> > started this yesterday. Any one have any ideas as to what to
> > suggest? He is roughly 13-15 pounds.