Q. My dog doesn’t like me touching him when he is eating, is this okay?

No way! You dog should let you take the bowl or food or toys away from him whenever you choose to. You are in charge, you pay the bills and you make the decisions! Do not allow bad habits to develop. However kids should be taught not to go near an eating dog. Remember that kids and dogs need to both learn how to respect each others space, this is the job of the adult in the household.