I do this too! Pupsicles. I fill up ice cube trays with little pieces of soft treat and water. Boo loves 'em and they last longer than the treat alone.Originally Posted by JackieN
Katie and Boo
For me, that is a pain. I think of it in terms if we have company over, would I want them doing that to them. I don't mind if my dog sits there kindly. But the panting and obsessive staring is not tolerated. You say it drive you nuts, imagine how someone else would feel.Originally Posted by JackieN
Otherwise, I dont care what people think of my dogs, but dinner time is not a time to be a big pain in my behind. It is a control thing for me.
LOL..Kelly is a food dropper watcher too..and FAST for 14..she can still move when food drops to the floor. LOL
Jackie ;DOriginally Posted by Mischasmom
Nah..not a bad dad at all..you just want to make him happy(er) ONCE in a while. A little extra treat never hurts..as long as it is..just once in a while. Like last night..we had some "steak" that I grilled and it was a bit tough..actually it wasn't meant for grilling..I originally bought it for the dogs..but decided to try and cook it..yuck..so Dakota got 4 small pieces as a treat after we finished the rest of our dinner.
JackieOriginally Posted by myfavoritedog
Well..as Kelly got older..and since moving down here..she spends alot of time in our master bathroom, laying on the cold tile floor. She now very rarely begs at dinner time..years ago..it was a problem..and sometimes now..she will do it..but rarely..she sleeps so much now..it's a pain just trying to get her to eat every day..she has always been fussy and giving her table food..made her fussier. Lesson learned. It's so nice to have Dakota who will eat anything..anytime.
JackieOriginally Posted by cinderbaylabs
Jackie we are dealing with a sr citizen now also...Shadow is 15 and refuses to eat anything but Ruby's puppy food....So...I wet it down for him, add some salmon and yogurt and cater to him.
The other ones? Eat what's in front of you or starve until the next meal...but at 15.5 years old, you are allowed to be fussy. I think maybe it's because he is missing some teeth and because his taste buds are off. Puppy food is actually better for him because it has more calories.
I only give Amber food if she is in the down position. So her mode of begging is to down. and if I ignore that after a few minutes she will get up walk around and then throw herself into a down. its much nicer to have a lab beg from the down position less slobber on your legs,lap, arms...
Kelly and Amber
I ignore it. If the drool gets disgusting the dog goes outside.
With Erns H.D. I can't afford to let him get heavy. Also if I give in he will become a pain with visitors and a hard habit to break.
Susan..I try to..cater a bit to Kelly. I bought those doggy gravies, if I'm making something with sauce/gravy I use it. She'll eat it with a scrambled raw egg, and of course with human food..but most times..it's a grind. Now if Dakota's food is down..she wants HIS..growls at him etc., to make Dakota feel safe and not to have him gobble TOO fast..I stand between them..he knows he's safe this way.
It's not like your old guy Shadow..she'll eat crap food, human stuff..but I think, with her..she waits to see if she is gonna get human food at dinner time. I put her food down 20 times a day..the minute she walks away up it comes because Dakota has more than once snuck in and gotten it, even tho he knows he is supposed to "sit" and "look" before he eats..lil thief. LOL
Jackie AOriginally Posted by WeHeartLabs
LOL..yep..down is a good thing. Kelly does the down thing..she's old..rather lie down and beg I guess...but we only have ourselves to blame for her begging.
And as for drool, Kelly doesn't drool..if Dakota ever starts..he will go outside..yuck!
JackieOriginally Posted by KzunellOriginally Posted by kassabella