Thumbelina, who now goes by the name Sylvie, is doing great!
New mom Thea has been training her to be the best dog she can be. Sylvie had issues with food aggression before she was adopted, so Thea taught Sylvie to “leave it,” and only gives her delicious treats when no one else is around to disturb her, which helps to avoid any potential problems. Sylvie is very protective of her mama, but she knows to “go to her place” if she feels threatened or uncomfortable. Clicker training, lots of praise and, most importantly, consistency, has given Sylvie the opportunity to thrive!
To learn more about the Center for Shelter Dogs’ food aggression training program, please visit our problems and management tool!