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Preventing Your Dog from Begging for Food

Your dog begs for food because it works. Your dog begs and you give him food. Thus the most effective way to prevent your dog from begging for food is to never give him food when he begs. Ensure that all your household members follow this essential rule too. Insist that your dog sits or lies down while you eat so he is well below your table level. You may even need to move your dog to the other side of the room or another part of your home to manage the whining at first. Consider feeding your dog his food in his own bowl so he eats without begging. Praise your dog if he makes it through mealtime without begging. Never punish or yell at your dog while he is learning. Be patient and soon your dog will learn that begging is not allowed. For more information, contact your vet Pelham, ON.

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