Stopping unwanted begging:
The first thing to do to stop a dog from begging is to figure out how close in proximity the dog is allowed to get when you are eating or preparing food. I like to make an imaginary line to represent this. From here you need to be very consistent in reinforcing the appropriate behavior, (rewarding dog for staying behind the line) and punishing the inappropriate behavior.(Removing the dog if it crosses that invisible line.) The punishment just needs to consist of the dog being removed from the area meaning all you have to do is say,"no" and either lure or gently move the dog back to the correct side.
*This will take some patience, persistence, time, stubbornness on the human’s part, and consistency. Lots and lots of consistency.
*Remember if you are going to give scraps, make sure the dog is behind the line. Anytime you give the dog something while it is on the wrong side of the line, it is very likely the dog will keep coming over the line.
*Another option is to teach the dog a place where it is supposed to stay until it is released. The same rules apply for this game.#dogtraining
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