How to Stop Dogs Begging

>> 6/14/09

Imagine sitting down to eat you meal, and just as you sit down your dog starts whining and won't give up till you give him some food. Not the most pleasant way to finish your day I wouldn't suspect. Whining dogs can be very irritating and annoying.

You need to do something about this bad behaviour as soon as possible because if left untreated, it will in most cases only get worse.

Teaching a dog to stop begging and whining is an up hill battle. The problem is that whether you know it or not, you have taught your dog to behave in that way. By giving in at times in the past when you dog has begged, you have shown your dog that begging gets results. In order to correct this behavior you will need to apply some strategic training strategies.

The first step in training you dog that whining is not acceptable is to remove your dog from your presence. During meal time put your dog outside or in some other room where you remain out of sight. This will begin to teach your dog that he is not involved in the dining process.

Initially your dog may bark and resent being excluded from meal time. Chances are he will come to the window and try to beg to come back in from there. The best thing to do is to totally ignore him until after diner time. Under no circumstances should you give in to your dogs begging.

If you do give in, you'll have to start this training process again.

Another approach that can sometimes work well to stop the begging and whining is to feed your dog at the same time you are eating. This does two things, firstly it will distract your dog and give him something to focus on so he doesn't bother you, and secondly it will allow your dog to still feel part of the family and not so removed as in the isolation approach mentioned above.

The thing you must remember when teaching your dog not to beg is to ensure that he does not eat from your table, and that you are consistent in his training. Never stray from what you are doing with him because as soon as you do he will be back to his begging ways. Another thing make sure if you have children that you instill in them that they should not feed the dog as well.

How to Stop Dogs Begging By Craig Clemins

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