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The Boxer breed is sometimes naturally aggressive, and so when dealing with an issue such as food aggression it is important to realize and reinforce your position as the alpha member of the family pack. Unless you feel absolutely confident in your ability to handle your dog then it is recommended that a professional dog trainer is consulted. Obedience training in a group setting with qualified instructors is also a good bet.
If you do feel confident in your abilities the following exercise may also be of help. This exercise involves removing the dogs’ bowl from the equation. This is a solitary exercise – no animals should be fed together. Try to feed your dog at the same time every day, this will relieve some anxiety on his part.
For the next few weeks you will feed the dog by hand thereby establishing yourself as a food giver. Over time the bowl can be re-introduced, but place no food in the bowl. Gradually place your hand in the bowl with the food, then a little food in the bowl until gradually, in your presence, he is eating his entire meal from the bowl. Try to make this a calm and pleasant time for your pet. Training takes a great deal of patience and consistency, both of which only you can give your dog.
What other tips and tricks do you have for fellow Boxer owners about overcoming food aggression? Comment below!
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