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After we got Apollo home Sat. I fed him and found he would growl anytime you tried to go near him while he was eating from his bowl. He seemed fine being fed by hand, or playing but would plant his feet on either side of his bowl and stand right over it trying to block it with his body. I have been working with him, and this morning for the first time he hasn't growled or acted like he's afraid someone is going to take his food. I have been making his tolerate me and my family touch him while he's eating, removing food from his bowl then putting it back while he's eating. This morning I fed him and kept running my hands all over him, picking up his feet, scratching his ears, touching his tail, and running my hands under his throat-no signs of growling or upset, but he still gulps his food like its his last meal. I hope I have gotten over the hump with this one, should I expect any setbacks?</BLOCKQUOTE>
 

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he is use to being fed with his siblings I'm guessing.When you are fed in a pack it's eat or go hungery.That is where the gulping of food and growling come from.Hopfully he will learn that no one is going to eat his food but him.He is headed in the right direction keep it up.


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Scarlet ,your doing the right thing....... like Donna said it's a pack thing and with what your doing he'll get over it ! I've always put my hands in their food and touched then when they are eating and none of my babies will growl at you ..... but if I take it awaythey will give me that look
of hey thats mine..... but no growling !! Actully all my babies eat in the same room at the same time with no confrontations , with 4 I can't have that !!! keep up the good work your headed in the right direction .....
 
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