a_daerr Posted March 9, 2012 Share Posted March 9, 2012 My two boys are constantly playing games during mealtimes- it's becoming a problem. Here's what I mean: my usual routine is to feed my older, alpha dog Henry first. Henry is fed in the kitchen, which is on the main floor of the house. I usually have to pull Truman the puppy away by the collar, otherwise, he will run in and try to eat Henry's food. After I fill Henry's bowl, I take Truman upstairs and feed him in his crate (with the door open). Henry tends to graze on his food for a long time, while Truman is quite the opposite. He will gobble everything up as fast as possible, then run downstairs and try to move in on Henry's again. When he does this, Henry responds by chasing him away and doing a little bark or growl. Truman usually backs off at this point. But back and forth, they repeat this. As soon as Henry steps away from the bowl or leaves the room, Truman flies in towards the food bowl. Henry chases after him again and growls when he gets near the bowl. This goes on about five or six times and usually results in Truman eating all of his food and a good bit of Henry's. Sometimes I feel like the problem could be solved if Henry could JUST EAT HIS FOOD when I put it down. Honestly, I think he likes playing this game, because he likes to chase. How can I solve this problem? It's driving me crazy! Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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