Qidong Jiangsu asked in PetsDogs · 1 month ago

Why dogs get angry when you pat them while eating, despite you gave them the food ?

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  • .
    Lv 7
    1 month ago
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    That is a normal dog reaction, protecting his food.

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  • 1 month ago

    Same reason you would get angry if someone was bopping you on the head while you were eating. You wouldn't even like if you weren't eating. Could be food aggression. The dog is telling you to leave him alone. If you do not heed those warnings, you will get bit.

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  • 1 month ago

    I have to ask why there is ever a need to 'pat' a dog when he's concentrating on eating???    Just don't. unless you want to encourage your dog to resource guard!!   Once the bowl is down, LEAVE HIM ALONE TO EAT UP.

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  • Maxi
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    Any dog that does that has not been trained, the behaviour is food aggression and many dogs will 'protect' their own food from other dogs/cats from stealing it from them, however NO dog should ever be allowed to do this at any human.........

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  • 1 month ago

    Great grammar there, moron. Animals are natural protective of their food. It's instinctive. Only an idiot would bother a dog while it's eating. Show it some respect.

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  • 1 month ago

    They weren't trained to tolerate being handled while they ate when they were young puppies.

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  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    "I gave you food, tell me thank you" 

    Its a dog, not a human 

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  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    Not all dogs do but it's not uncommon for dogs to have food aggression.  When you pet them, you are close enough that they are concerned you are going to take their food away. 

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  • C
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    When dogs eat they eat like they may never see food again and have to defend what they're eating least it be wrenched away.  It's just how they are.  When they're not eating they associate you as the nice person who gives them food, but when the actual food is in their mouth there is only the food and fear of never eating again.  Don't pat an eating dog!

    • Verulam
      Lv 7
      1 month agoReport

      "Don't pat an eating dog!"    !!!!!

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