Do You Feed Your Dog Table Food ?????
Does your dog eat table food? Well, today I was thinking about what to eat for lunch, I did not feel like making anything (just one of those days). So I went to the freezer and took out a Stouffers Macaroni and Cheese. I thought to myself, this is easy. SO I took the 4 minutes to heat it up in the microwave and when it was done I put it on a nice plate. Then the doorbell rang, it was my neighbor. I talked to him for a moment or two (forgetting about my lunch). When I came in my whole plate was clean. YES, my dog ate it all. I have 3 dogs so I am not sure which one ate it but I have a pretty good idea. So I thought to myself “THIS IS MY FAULT!!!!” We have always given our dogs food from the table and so they did not know it was not for them… hmmmm, I think they did know, but anyway. I thought I need to make my dogs understand that the food on the table is NOT for them. I need to figure this out and stop giving them table food. So as of today I am going to work on this one.
It is so bad that when I have friends or family over for dinner my one dog Buddy ( who is 112 lbs) sits there and barks for table scraps. I need to find out how to make him stop this behavior. Maybe its to late. Do I need a dog trainer? Do I put him in another room when we eat ( yeah that will work) Then he will bark the whole time.
When my dogs look at me with those sad little brown eye, they make ME feel bad. I need to get over that also. Maybe I should keep some tiny carrots by my dinner plate so that when they come over begging for food I can give them something healthy to munch on. Just think of the pounds they can loose if I did that.
So with all this rambling about my dogs and their bad behavior (that I caused) I made a promise to myself….. No more table scraps for the dogs…..Lets see how long that lasts…
Do you feed you your dog table food?