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Preventing Your Dog From Begging for Food

Your dog begs for food because it works. He begs for food and you give it to him. Thus the first step in preventing your dog from begging for food is to never give him food when he begs. Ensure that all family members and trusted guests follow this essential rule. Insist that your dog sit or lies down during your mealtimes so he is well below the level of the table. You may need to move him to the other side of the room or another area of your home to manage any whining at first. Consider feeding your dog his food in his own bowl while you eat so he gets to enjoy eating but without the whining. Be consistent and patient as your dog learns. Soon your dog will get the message that begging for food is not allowed. Learn more from your Longview, TX veterinary clinic.

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