It could have started with those large eyes that stared at you in awe. Perhaps there was an occasional snort, and you casually tossed a bit of food or pet treat in the direction of your dog. We understand is hard to resist. It takes only one moment of accepting your dog’s request for him to understand that begging behaviors are reward-based. Then it becomes a norm for each meal. If you and your family (and your guests) are ready to enjoy meals with peace Here are some suggestions to stop your dog’s habit of begging.
The problem with begging
It may appear cute at first and innocent, but it can cause behavioral issues (e.g. the drooling of guests at your dining table) and health problems. Feeding your dog with specific leftovers from the table (e.g. fat-rich, rich food) could cause an upset stomach, and some human food items are poisonous to dogs. Furthermore, the additional calories that table scraps provide can quickly increase the weight which can cause health issues related to weight for your dog.
If you choose to take on the issue of begging If you decide to tackle the issue, it is your responsibility (and everybody else) must stick to the decision you made. If you accept your dog’s need to eat but not other times the expectations you set are unclear for them. It only encourages the dog to keep begging since they are aware that you will eventually accept it. If you do decide to not reward your dog’s behavior with begging you should remain consistent in your responses.
Begging for Attention, Not Food
If your dog begs when you’re cooking or eating the food the reason is that they want food, isn’t it? Actually, no. Most dogs just want to be noticed, but they’re not receiving it when you’re busy cooking and eating food. In these cases, getting food for asking for attention is a plus they received your attention of you in return, and they took some treats out of it too.
If you suspect that your pet is seeking attention but not the food-seeking one take them out for an outing or an intense play time before dinner. You can then provide them with food puzzles or their favorite toy far away from your table. This way, you’re giving them lots of love and affection which will hopefully please the momentarily, and you’re making them feel more engaged when you’re eating.
If your dog’s begging is truly about food rather than attention, you can try feeding them smaller and more frequent meal times during the course of the day. This is likely to keep them fuller for longer, and they’ll be less likely to beg for (or get) food during mealtimes.
Begging Dog? What Begging Dog?
It’s one of the most difficult things to accomplish, however the most effective method to teach your dog to stop asking for money is to not be a part of the. Do not look at them, and don’t talk to them, basically pretend to your dog is in a separate room. Sure, you’re going to be feeling a tugging at your heartstrings as your dog’s barks and cries increase in frequency while you ignore them. However, they’ll soon recognize that those behavior patterns are no longer the key to delicious snacks. Instead, you should encourage good behavior, such as the time they stop asking for money and take a quiet break at the dinner table.
When Both of You Can’t Resist
If you’ve really tried, but you need to accept your dog’s demands ensure that you are using safe dog treats or food items. Don’t give your pet table scraps from your plates, as we said in the past, this can result in health issues. Keep some dog-friendly treats in your pantry and utilize them instead (in moderation and of course).
With a bit of training, persistence along with “tough love,” eventually your dog will realize that begging isn’t the way to win attention or even a treat. Your family and guests are able to enjoy their meals without being gazed at (or even drooled over! ).
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