begging dogs

United States
August 3, 2008 11:54am CST
hi i have a pug and he is almost 3 years old and he is starting to beg for food every meal we eat, he gets upset and starts barking if we do not give him anything. Does anyone have any tips on how to teach him to stop begging? thanks a lot jenni
1 response
• United States
4 Aug 08
Few ways... #1 Don't give him anything from the table ever. He will throw an absolute fit but dogs are like children. If they throw a fit and get what they want they learn that it works. If it works for them why wouldn't they do it?? If you give in to them even once and then decide not to give in they try what had worked for them before and it will get worse before it gets better. Everyone in the house must be consistant in not feeding from the table for this to work. #2 Teach him a down stay or a place stay. Give him a place to be while you eat. This takes some time accomplish. #3 Put him in another area. Hope this helps.