Easy ways to stop your dog from begging.

Is your dog a serial beggar at the dinner table? Here are a few easy ways to help put an end to this.

NEVER GIVE FOOD FROM THE TABLE

This goes without saying and should always be rule #1. Your dog should never expect food from the same table that your family eats at, this encourages excessive weight gain and bad manners in your dog.

STICK TO MEAL TIMES

Your dog should learn to only expect food during set meal times. When feeding at random times you are encouraging your dog to expect food whenever you are eating as you are more likely to give food handouts to your dog when you are having a meal.

ATTENTION AND ENCOURAGEMENT

Your dog should never receive any form of attention when begging for food. By doing so you are encouraging your dog to continue and also rewarding this type of behavior. Simply ignore your dog, and carry on with your tasks.

PLAY TIME

Play time with your dog always helps when trying to keep them away from the dinner table. A good obedience background and solid dog training program will also help. Remember that the focus needs to be on you as the dogs owner and not on the food.