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Stop going after our food

Jackson just turned 6 months recently, and how do we stop him from taking food from peoples hands-he is so rude when it comes to food. He is decent when we eat at the kitchen table, but our nightly popcorn, or even eating a sucker, he is all over and will just take it-as if its his right. We are unsure how to correct this.... Any suggestions???

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I've never given a dog 'people food' out of my hand- I always dropped it in their bowl so they know it's for them. When we're eating a snack or something in the living room rather than at the table, I have them go to a place and give the 'settle' command- which means they can lay sit or lay in any position they want, but they need to stay there. Usually they pick the rug in front of the kitchen sink or under the table, I don't care where- just away from me
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We don't ever give either of our dogs people food, and our older lady wasn't as rude as Jackson is. He is such a different personality. He is really driving me crazy lately. But, today we are trying to eat popcorn and he is all up in our faces and won't stop..

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We don't ever give either of our dogs people food, and our older lady wasn't as rude as Jackson is. He is such a different personality. He is really driving me crazy lately. But, today we are trying to eat popcorn and he is all up in our faces and won't stop..
Try 'Leave It' and if he doesn't listen put him in his crate. I think he will figure it out after a few times.

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I thought we shouldn't use the crate for punishment?
He seems to be hungry all the time this puppy. I don't know what his problem is. Esp once he discovered that we eat different food than he does. He just seems to have lost some of his manners lately, and I am not liking it!!!!

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Jackson just turned 6 months recently, and how do we stop him from taking food from peoples hands-he is so rude when it comes to food. He is decent when we eat at the kitchen table, but our nightly popcorn, or even eating a sucker, he is all over and will just take it-as if its his right. We are unsure how to correct this.... Any suggestions???
How about teaching him "no" or "leave it"? That is what we did with our pushy 3 yo male.
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If your 6 month old puppy can not be trusted around people eating then he should not be given the privileged of being lose and able to such a thing. "puppy should not be lose"

2nd. You know that you have some training to do on this subject so don't put your puppy in the worst case scenario and try to fix it. Work with your puppy 1 on 1 and teach him to leave it.
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easy solution...crate.

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Until Jordan would lay at my feet and not whimper or try to get my food we used puppy time outs.... but not in the crate.... I tethered her in the same room so she could see me and the food... then I gave her the settle, down, ah-ah, or leave it commands depending on her reactions.

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