to stop your dog from begging during dinner time
Does your dog beg
for food scraps from anyone eating in your house? Not only
is a dog begging for food incredibly annoying, it is unhealthy
for your dog to be eating table scraps. And lastly, it can
be a hard habit to break your dog of. Here are some tips to
help prevent your dog from begging for food.
Try to exercise your pet right before mealtime so they are
tired before the rest of the family eats.
When your family sits down to eat, feed your pet at the same
time. These does two things - keeps them occupied for part
of the mealtime and means they are well fed while you are
finishing your meal.
Make sure they have a toy to play with to keep them occupied
when humans can't occupy them.
Not a good idea for every mealtime, but giving a rawhide treat
or bone during meal time when you have company is a great
If your dog continues to beg, completely ignore the dog and
don't even make any eye contact. If they can't get a response,
they will be more inclined to take their interest elsewhere.
As a last resort, confine your dog outside or in a different
room in the house to prevent begging. Reward the dog with
good behavior by allowing them to lie down near the dinner
table, but when he or she begins begging, you should confine
it. Eventually they will learn that no-begging means they
get to stay around the family.
Never feed scraps
If you feed your pet scraps at the dinner table, they won't
understand why they get punished the next time they beg.