Quote Originally Posted by sassy14830 View Post
Maybe go right in the middle literally. Put her food in the same room as her bed but across the room. Or maybe feed her in a crate. When a dog is focused on eating their defenses are down. Her being secured in a crate may give her the confidence to eat.
I like that idea Sassy.. I may try it for Petey. He's not small.. he's odd . But he gets very possessive of his food.. I think you are right, his defenses get down. The other dogs know to stay away from him. But sometimes.. he won't start eating until my younger female lab comes into the kitchen.