Originally Posted by Toller_08
I am not a fan of mooching dogs, and by not giving them stuff, they know not to beg for food from me.
Point well taken, that does annoy a lot of people! But mooching and/or begging is a matter of manners rather than nutrition. Cheyenne and Spike knew very well that whenever we were eating they were to go lay down in their beds. (They had several beds thoughout the house ...
Once the table was cleared they were then welcome to sit quietly in the dining room, at the entrance of the kitchen, to patiently wait for whatever goodies they might get. They both did this every evening. Cheyenne the Golden loved veggies and fruits as well as meat ... Spike the wolfdog was only ever interested in meat. To him, veggies and fruits were toys ... not food. Once he was finished pl;aying with them, Cheyenne would step in and happily gobble them up.