As a responsible dog owner, it is essential to take into consideration to train your dog good eating habits.There are many benefits of training your dog eating habits for you and your pet dog. This will help your dog to maintain a healthy appetite, good digestion and excretion. Other than that, it will also learn what it can eat and when its mealtime is at.
Not begging at your table
An untrained dog will think of food in a very general term and it will not bother to choose the food it eats. If you or anyone in your house give your dog food from the table during meals, this will encourage it to beg or even get food off your table when you are having your meals. Not only is this rude and disruptive when you have guests over, your food is unhealthy for your pet.
Set a mealtime for your dog so that it will be easy for it to know when is mealtime. You will be surprise when your furry friend waits for you when it is time for it to be fed. You will train your pet to eat sufficiently and at the right time so that you will not overfeed it and it will promote better digestion for your dog. Puppies need to be fed in smaller portions and more times in a day while a grown dog need to be fed only twice a day.
Only taking food from you
This is not to teach your dog to be a fussy eater but for its safety. Your dog should be trained to eat only from you and your family members. It should not simply take food by strangers to prevent it from being poisoned.
Eat only dog food
This goes back to the first point of feeding your dog your meals. If you consistently only feed your dog food to your pet, then it will not develop the habit of eating and identifying other things as food. This can stop your dog from behavioral problems such as eating its poop, have the urge to have a portion of your food and taking people’s food.You will have less worry about your pet’s health.
Training good eating habits can be fun besides the main intention of keeping your dog healthy. It could be saddening to limit your pet to certain food, but nowadays, with more and more dog food that are available in the market, your pet will not mind just sticking to eating it. There are variety of healthy food for your pet available in different flavors, tastes and sizes. All these dog food are made with special care as it is only catered to dogs. Don’t worry about setting limits on the food for your pet because you know that it is for its own good and it is a way for you to love and care for it. You are just doing your best as a responsible pet dog owner by training your dog eating habits that it should obey to.