Why are food manners so important?
First of all teaching your dog to ask politely for food, toys and attention teaches your dog impulse control and gives him the opportunity to earn the things he values most in life by displaying polite and calm behaviors.
Secondly it will teach your dog that he does not have to worry about his food or his bowl and so will prevent resource guarding. That means your dog will not “defend” his bowl or food when someone walks near him while he is eating.
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