Perhaps this should be in the training section...not sure BUT we are having issues with our food pirate puppy, otherwise known as Poppy.
We usually eat dinner on the couch and on previous occasions this has been fine. Poppy has understood she is NOT allowed on the couch when we are eating AND she does have a command that invites her onto the couch, its not a free for all!
For the past week, when we sit down to eat she has been trying her luck, jumping up onto the couch. We say DOWN and she immediately jumps down. Then she sits and STARES at us eating. Its like shes a little seagull waiting for us to throw her a chip!
Last night we had fish and chips for dinner and she did the same thing...THEN she put her front paws on my knees and tried to snatch a chip off my plate!!!
I told her NO DOWN and gave her a growl. She stopped and then just lay down under our feet.
How do I stop this? Should I be crating her when we eat?