Nico, the house pet, treats every family member differently. He loves his little brother, Jinseo. Nico never does anything to hurt or scare him. With his mom, he acts indifferently. He does not like making eye contact with her.
When it comes to his dad, Nico is very aggressive. His father observed that Nico would always stay or sit by his side. But when he would try to make contact with him, he growls and becomes aggressive.
Nico would also bring random things and put them in front of his father. When the father would try to take that item, Nico would attempt to bite him. When he puts food out for Nico, Nico will not eat it.
Even when the father cooks an irresistible pork belly, he will only eat it when his father is nowhere near it. An expert was consulted about Nico’s behavior towards his father.
The expert said that Nico was not possessive of the items that he brings to his dad. When his father tries to take it, he becomes aggressive. Nico wants to show him that he is the king of the household.
Nico wants to show his dad that he is the strongest one in the family. Reorganization of power structure should be done. The expert showed the father some techniques that can help do that.
An example would be to throw a random item on the floor and put treats in them. The father repeated this multiple times. He kept doing it until Nico was not aggressive anymore when he would take the item.
In Nico’s mind, the father is taking it so he can leave treats for him. It will take time, but the family is on the right path. It will not be long before Nico would understand that his father is the head of the household.
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