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You can train your dog not to beg at the table


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POSTED: Thursday, December 17, 2009

QUESTION: What can I do about my dog who begs at the table in front of dinner guests?

ANSWER: You can't really blame your dog for begging at the table. But if you'd like to change her behavior, you can do so by using one or both of the following tactics.

Prevent begging by controlling your dog's access to the table. If you prefer she join you in the room while you entertain, teach your dog to do something else instead, such as lying down and staying on a mat or bed. Then give her something to chew or a stuffed KONG. As long as you give your dog a tasty treat of her own to work on while you eat, she'll enjoy settling in her special spot during mealtimes.

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