If your dog begs, whines and paw at you at the dinner table, don’t oblige. Very often feeding table scraps to your pet, in addition to their regular meals, makes them put on weight. Also, not all human foods good for your pet. Use these steps to train your pet dog to back off:
- Have your dog lie down on their dog bed near the table but not too close to it.
- Have a treat jar on the table. If your dog insists, give them a small treat and send them back to their spot.
- Be judicious about the number of times you’re offering even tiny bits of treat. Together, they could amount to a lot.
- Your dog will no longer come close to the table or beg; instead they will hold their position in hopes of another treat!