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How To Train Your Dog To Stop Begging At Dinner


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It is a natural tendency in a dog to beg for both your attention and food. Many dog owners find it cute and some of them get irritated when their dog starts begging every time he sees something delicious in the ownerís plate or when he needs love and attention. To stop your dog from behaving this way you need to train him well.

 

Why is Your Dog's Behavior Unacceptable?

 

 

Sometimes people let their puppies sit next to them when they are having their lunch, dinner and breakfast. Not only this. They also donít mind sharing the food from their plates with their puppies. Now this will just inculcate a very bad habit in your dog. Let me tell you about a true incident.

 

There was a guy I knew who would feed his dog a morsel or two with his hands every time he would. The dog was never left out and he would be there for breakfast, lunch and dinner. He failed to realize that someday this very puppy will grow up to be a big dog and this behavior may not be acceptable then. He also didnít realize that by doing so he was just encouraging his dog to be undisciplined. As expected this puppy grew up to be a huge a dog. But by then this guy had had enough of his dogs undisciplined behavior each time he saw a plate of food. So he finally decided to abstain from sharing his food with his dog. So one day, despite all the begging and pleading he refused to give anything to the dog. In the beginning the dog continued his barking and begging but when he realized that his master was not paying heed to his barking he got aggressive and before his master could realize he leaped at the plate and tried to take a big bite of the steak. In the process he also took a bite at his masterís hand.

 

What You Need To Do To Stop Your Dog's Begging

 

The above incident may sound unrealistic because it is hard for you to imagine your dog hurting you just to get a piece of food. Unfortunately this behavior is real and so you must quickly take steps to improve his habits when he is still a puppy.

 

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Updated at 3/1/2009 3:52:19 PM