Hi. In case you missed my introduction in that thread, I have two Jack Russell puppies, and 3 cats (the cats are dog savvy from having lived with a pit bull all their lives). Jake (male) is almost 14 weeks old, and Jet (female) is a little over 9 weeks old. Jake's one troubling issue is food aggression with other animals. I have no trouble with taking food/treats away from him, but he won't let my cats or Jet anywhere near him while he eats. Jake has been hard-to-feed since we got him, so it's doubly puzzling that he's food aggressive. Trying to figure out exactly what he would EAT was a challenge (he some sort of flatworm when we got him, so not sure if THAT was the issue with his feeding problems or not), but I've found a combo that he'll eat more regularly. I don't want to have to feed the dogs separately forever, I've seen plenty of dogs eat side-by-side. What I've been doing since we got Jet a few days ago, is to feed them at the same time, but with about 18 inches of space in between them and me in the middle. I make sure to put Jake's harness so that I can grab him if necessary without resorting to pulling on just his collar, and I've been praising Jake when he calms down and actually eats. He seems to be eating better the last few days, possibly because he sees that Jet actually LIKES the stuff :msngiggle:. And I make sure to keep putting MY hands in both of their food while they are eating. I guess I should mention that Jake also walked over to were Jet was laying and grabbed her rawhide chewy and snapped at her for that even though he had his own in a separate spot today. Is there anything else I should be doing to nip this food/treat aggression in the bud before it escalates. And since I'm not sure if I should post in another thread, I'll also ask this here... How rough should I let the puppies play. Jake is about twice Jet's size at the moment (he's about 8 lbs, she is 4 lbs). Jet sure isn't a wallflower and she seems to give as good as she gets, but I don't want either of them getting seriously hurt. Thanks in advance!