Whether it’s your own dog, or a friend’s, we’ve all had the experience of sitting down to a nice meal only to have the dog rest its head on your leg. Maybe they’ve tapped you with a paw. Maybe they jumped onto the table and ruined a meal like in the film A Christmas Story. Whatever your experience with dogs begging at the table, it’s certainly inconvenient and likely annoying. A dog begging is natural, and can you blame them? The sights, the sounds of a carefully and lovingly prepared meal can sometimes be too much to resist. The good news is that no matter what dog is causing upset at your dinner table, there’s always something to be done about it. Today, we’ll lay out steps you can take to help your dog behave at dinner.