Halo came to us at 8 mos of age in August 2009. We are so happy to have her and enjoy all the cuddling she loves to do! We are thrilled that she is (mostly) housebroken, and sits on command. She always acts hungry, and we are trying to figure out how much to feed her– she also tested positive for cocsidia, so we are dealing with that... She takes great advantage of our 3 year old and jumps to take food from him constantly-- off the table (she jumps right up!) or out of his hands. However, there does not seem to be an aggressive bone in her body. We have a crate and have never used one before Halo. She sleeps in there and is in there when we are not home or when I am working with clients out of my home... should her crate be where she can see us? In a room behind a closed door? At night she is quiet-- other times she cries for 20-30 minutes before sleeping. We tried the orka-- she chewed it! We have a kong and filling that with cheese whiz only helps till she finishes the cheese. So happy we found your site-- we have so many questions about our specific breed and think many answers will be here. Thanks for reading and any suggestions!
Try freezing the kong with the treats, it will last longer that way…. Mine were always crated in the bedroom... we didn't move the crates around.. always in the same place. Mine ate and slept in their crates, but we have a doggy room with a doggy door to the back yard, so they didn't need to be crated when we were not home.
I believe that you need be careful you are not crating too much. If you have to crate during the day, then IMO, they should not be made to sleep in the crate at night...
And as far as stealing food from the 3yr old... good luck on that one... I don't think I know of many dogs regardless of breed that would not try that trick... to easy of a mark... As far as the table, I gave a couple of suggestions on your other post.