Preventing Your Dog From Begging for Food

Preventing Your Dog From Begging for Food

Dogs beg for food because it works. Your dog begs and you give him food. Thus the first step in preventing your dog from begging for food is to stop giving him food when he begs. Encourage family members and friends to follow this same routine. Insist that your dog sit or lie down while you eat so he is well below the level of the table. You may have to move your dog to the other side of the room or to another room to manage the whining. Consider feeding your dog his food in his own bowl when you eat so he gets the food without the begging. Soon your dog will learn that begging is not appropriate behavior. Reward your dog if he makes it through a meal without begging. Never yell at your dog or punish him while he is learning. For more information, contact your veterinarian Savannah, GA.

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