Most dogs that beg do so because it works. Your dog begs and you give him food. Thus the first step to get your dog to stop begging for food is to never give him food when he begs. Ensure that all family members and guests follow this simple rule. Insist that your dog sit or lie down while you are eating so he is well below the level of the table. You may need to move him to the other side of the room or another room to control the whining. Consider feeding your dog his food in his bowl while you are eating so he gets the food without the begging part. Praise your dog if he gets through a meal without begging. Never yell at your dog or punish him while he is learning. Be patient. Learn more from your Covington, GA veterinary clinic.