There was a discussion on the 'strange/rude things' thread about messing & allowing kids to bother (yes IMHO that's essentially what it is) a dog while it is eating & it got me curious as to the angle of those who insist on doing this? You know it creates RG & doesn't prevent it... Right? RG is a natural thing for animals to do (you see horses ask do it to each other during mealtimes even if they cannot 'get' the others food). So why would you make a scenario that shows the dog they NEED to RG? instead of I stilling confidence in them that if you are near their bowl good things happen (high value treats... If you must be around them at all, I never have & I can 'take' anything from mine if I had to).