Dogs Today – Trust Bonds

Aggression around food and visitors were the only remaining scars of a GSD’s former life of abuse. Would the scars heal by slowly rebuilding the dog’s confidence in people?

Sally, a 15-month-old German Shepherd Dog, was referred to me for help with two problems: aggression around food and aggression directed towards strangers visiting her home. While Sally was eating, she would tense up, growl and eat faster if someone approached her, and she had once nipped a family member who reached for her bowl. Sally enjoyed her food, but she was underweight and the vet could find no physical cause…… read the article in full click here.