Mealtime Manners p37

“Mealtime Manners”

Below is page 37, and the topic is mealtime manners. If this page does not appear correctly you can simply read the synopsis of page 37 at the bottom of this page. All material is ©2010 Debby McMullen.

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Mealtime Manners

In my house, each dog has his own space to eat, but there are no enclosures to prevent drifting. However, most of the time, they use what they have already learned: that it is improper to eye another dog’s dinner if they finish first. I supervise the entire mealtime, occasionally running quickly into another room as needed. I have learned from experience that even the best-trained dog will sometimes try and use intimidation techniques to try to get a dog who is used to appeasing the others to hand over his dinner! It is my role as benevolent leader to discourage this, as the intimidating dog should not get another dog’s dinner as reward. Hence, my reasoning for the vigilant supervision. All it takes is a look from me if a dog is thinking of trying such a prank.

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