I am not sure exactly when it happened... But apparently my dogs believe if I am not eating fast enough for them-- then it is their right to just bark unitl I give them my food or steal when I am not looking.
To be honest- it is my female who does this. The male knows the words "leave it" and he does. But he is laying not too far away.
Now I grew up with a dog under my feet at the table. I can sneak food to a dog with the best of them without anyone knowing. I don't share my food with the dogs. Since they were little, I would not give them a piece until dinner was done, if at all. I don't have a problem with them licking the plates clean (I have a dishwasher). My dh is another story. He didn't grow up with a dog in the house and he shares his food throughout the meal. I tried to warn him- and now he has 2 anxious dogs sitting with him and just watching for anything that might drop. He has no peace. (lol). (They generally ignore me at dinner).
But This... when did that happen??. Granted I am in front of my PC eating which is not the norm. And She is right here as close as she can get...waiting. I am eating Spinach... do dogs even like Spinach??
So, as I shove her away-- wait she is starting to climb on me--- she is 88 pounds!! Ugh...Eeek-- a big gob of drool on my leg-- nice. Go lay down,......Does anyone else have these issues??