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Teach Your Dog To Let You Know She’s Hungry

Teach Your Dog To Let You Know She’s Hungry

Is it time for dinner yet?

A post shared by Matilda The Meep Meep (@matildawoofwoof) on Jan 27, 2018 at 5:10pm PST

I took just one training session to Teach Matilda how to show me when she was Hungry, way back when she was a puppy, and she locked in this extremely useful communicative skill.

It stemmed from my concern that I may someday forget to feed her. Or, that she might be in someone else’s care, and they may not know when she needs to eat.

You would think that any perpetually hungry dog would take advantage, constantly communicating their hunger over and over again, expecting an endless supply of meals. And you’d be somewhat correct. Matilda does ask for food hours before mealtimes, and sometimes I oblige with a snack to hold her over. But mostly, it’s a handy way for her to express herself, and builds upon her realization that humans will do their best to help her if she communicates.

How To Teach Your Dog To Let You Know She’s Hungry

At mealtime, stand by your dog’s empty food bowl. Wait for her to approach it.

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