Every morning..after I feed Dakota..and give him two biscuits after he eats...then his Glucosomine etc., I sit and have my coffee..I then have to get up...give him one little treat after making him do "come around", circle from front of me to my left side and sit..then..back to my coffee..NOW..this is when I get the sitting, staring into my eyes with a pleading look, Mommy can I have more FOOD look?
Do your pups do this..and how do you handle it..ignore? Give in?
Jackie <---a softy
Speaking as a fellow softy - how can you ignore those eyes? The "I'm starving" look is a hard one to ignore.
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I tell Caleb to go lay down. Which means he ends up laying righ next to my feet at the corner of the sectional, but that's where he always lay anyway.Originally Posted by JackieN
Aidan is always in a perpetual state of hunger. Just ask him...I usually tell him to go air himself out, put him outside, take him for a swim. Give him an ice cube or a pooch pop(frozen chicken broth with a little plain yogurt)
Those eyes get you for sure. Give in and 2 seconds later, the eyes are back. This may be repeated 20 times, and the eyes are back. Again repeat 20 times, the eyes are back. Labs learn very quickly who will give in and who won't. The Dogs sit by DH and not me when we eat (guess who gives in???) I think labs were born hungry and will eat until they can't anymore. Yes, there are some self regulators out there, but not too many are labs.
I'm sure some of the JLers whose dog got in to a full bag of food can attest, they don't know when to stop. You have to be the mean person that says enough, go away and lay down. You feel mean, but extra weight on a dog is not very good for them.
PS Do I give in??? Of course, Those eyes are back!!!!
Ahhhh..glad to see I'm not the only sucker for pleading eyes. LOL
JackieOriginally Posted by Blackjack
Well..most times..I either say "no more food" or just ignore..or try to..until he jumps into my lap and starts licking the heck outta my face. LOL He will even nudge my hand..smart dog..he constantly amazes us.
JackieOriginally Posted by MicksMom
Well..SU and I have discussed the "no feeding from the table" rule..and we both abide..made too many mistakes doing that with other dogs. I never feed near counters or tables..I step away from anything that is food related. I do watch his weight..and make sure I can see a waist line..when I can't..I stop..which so far..only one time..did I have to cut back..that was months ago. They sure know how to get to us tho. LOL
JackieOriginally Posted by Mischasmom
Pooch pop?? Can you explain how you make them..amounts and how you freeze them? Please..!!! Yep..Dakota too..always hungry!!!
JackieOriginally Posted by WeHeartLabs
If it gets to be a pain in the behind I put them in a down/stay in the kitchen.