Got a few things in here. Come on in.
How do you teach a dog not to beg?
In with teaching the Alpha role it says you are supposed to eat first, right? Right. So if you are eating first & the dog is hungry, you are sitting at the table eating. Where is your dog? Mine is sitting there watching me eat, & I do not like that.
It feels to me that he is begging when he does that, even though he is not whimpering or barking for attention. So to prevent him from being right there, what do you do? I put him outside or in the crate till I am done. I want to hear what you do with him/her in that time.
<span style="color: #000099">FWIW, I am laid off right now & being around him all the time is great, sometimes, other times he is just driving me crazy with his gotta be glued to me ways. I love the fact that he wants to be right there, but I need some space sometimes. When you need time away (if you do), do you feel bad for leaving your dog at home in the crate (providing your dog is still young like mine). If you don't need time away, all I gotta say is WOW.
What about if you are not going anywhere, do you feel bad for putting him in his crate? I put him outside & he will play with sticks, roam around the yard, or lay by the door till I am done with "my time".</span>