It is nice to give some of our food to our dogs while we are enjoying our dinner because they are so cute or because poor them, they look super hungry. However, what is really happening is that you are sending confusing messages to him or her; it is really easy for a home dog to misunderstand its own place in this world.
I am not saying to not be nice or to not care but they are dogs like children are children and we are adults, each one has their own place. Later the dog is going to feel anxious when if for some reason you don’t feed them at the same time than yourself, they are going to be sad if you have a dinner with your friends at your home and they cannot be present.
Little by little the “disappointing dog’s feeling” what I call this phenomenon will grow in your dog making him irritated without any reason, showing anxiety and/or fear to small things.
We have to show them our love and affection through specific behaviors which I will explain in my next article. Meanwhile, establish a spot for their things, toys, plate for water, for food and their bed, far from the dining table and do not change this spot as much as you can feeding them twice per day at certain times; define hours different from your meal times and do not let your dog approach the table telling him or her with love and in a nice way “no, don’t come” a simple phrase with energy, but not yelling.
Human beings can choose whether or not to love animals but they must respect them, from the tiny cucaracha to the huge blue whale.