Often, I see posts about taking food away from dogs’, ‘so they know who the boss is’ and ‘when I take food away from my dog it gets aggressive’, plus many more. The answer is NO!
By doing this you are creating Resource guarding not stopping it. There is no Alpha, there is no boss, there is no pack leader. Dogs are family. When they are taken away from their mum to be in a new household, you become their new mum. They look to you now to teach them the ways of the world like their birth mother started. When you have a child, you don’t start doing things like taking away their food to prove you are the leader of the pack, you nurture, teach, you lead by example. You affectively become the one that they look up to.