i never feed my pup human food but he cries and barks for my food while I eat. He is soooo loud it is ear piercing. ive tried putting him in another room but he still screams. Im wondering if one of my family members is feeding him without me knowing? I feel like iI dont feed him enough dog food or something cause he is always hungry!! help me please!
i try to tell my puppy to not beg but he never listens to me probly because my mom lets him eat her food but when my boyfriend is around with his deep voice he listens and will walk away. i feel bad sometimes but i rarely give him food he gets treats all day.
You need to put him out of the room while you eat no matter how much it makes you feel bad. Or you will be dealing with an embarrasing beggar for the rest of his life. My mom's poodle does laps around the table and demands food because she always shares whatever she has. My dog learned to beg there too but at home, all I have to do is look at him and he turns his head as if to say "I wasn't begging. No not me" He knows better deep down from his training but the line is blurry on the rules now. He's a senior so I'm cutting him some slack. But your puppy is still in the learning phase. He needs to know the rules in order to follow them. Make sure the whole family shares the responsibility of helping him learn.
i feed my chi 2 times a day morning and suppertime, and he eats little ceasers. he refuses to eat any dry food, even if i mix it in with the wet food. i just found out that he does get fed people food!! does this mean that it is too late to train him not to want people food??
He's always going to WANT people food. That's just a natural thing since it smells better than what he's having and you seem to be enjoying it. But it's not too late to train him that begging at the table is not ok. You just have to train your family not to share and to discourage begging and you have to always follow through. Dogs can't understand that it's ok sometimes and that sometimes they get food at the table or off someone's plate but then other times he will get told NO. It's really not that good for them but I can't get it through my Mom's head to stop. She feeds them every bit of crap they beg for including desert. The price I pay for free doggy sitting is that she spoiled Max too. But if I ever do give Max a bite of steak or something leftover, it goes in his dish and not straight from the table off my plate. I leave it for later to give him in his dish so he's not waiting for my plate. Good luck! It just takes some effort but I am sure Chewy can learn.
I taught my terrier that he has to sit *quietly* to earn some of my people food. Even if it is only to lick the plate. I will feed him some of my veggies while I eat.(because veggies are good for dogs too.) It doesn't get rid of the dog, but it does make him quiet and patient. I can also eat in the living room, put my plate down leave the room and he will not touch my food. He has also taught my newer dog not to touch the plate.
I look him in the eye every so often so he knows that I have not forgotten him. I have taught him to sit by moving my pinkie and with eye movements or clearing my throat. None of which are noticed by company. Then I toss him a carrot after a few minutes.
The eye contact and giving more frequent treats at first teaches him what the game is. Then he will play along with fewer treats later.
If my dog barks, I give him a stern NO! If he thinks I have forgotten him, he will touch my leg with his nose. I look at him, remind him to sit (pinkie), go back to conversation and eating. Check him in a minute and reward him if he is sitting quietly.
Not the method for everyone, but it teaches him a trick, it makes him feel like a part of the family, and keeps him quiet. (Plus it is really quick. one or two meals and he will be playing along) Remember to give him veggies!