When you’re preparing a meal for you and your family, your dog cannot help but show interest. This is not as a result of you teaching them to beg – this is 100% normal. Dogs see and smell the food and of course they want it…it smells fantastic! They’re opportunists…genetically! 

Do you think their ancestors saw a rabbit hopping by and thought “oh gee. I’m not sure I’m ALLOWED to have that…I should check with someone…”

Yeah…no. 

So instead of hollering at our dog, shoving them off when they jump up to investigate, or resorting to harsher punishments, let’s teach them what it is we prefer they do as we prepare our meals in peace.