Well let's get a few things straight. First, he is not actually hungry. If he eats on a regular schedule, his dietary needs will be met - I promise.Your dog is begging for food because he knows that you will give him a treat when he begs. It is more about the attention that your dog gets from you than the food.
You can curb the begging by replacing the treat with a toy or play time. If the begging continues, you must ignore it. Do not cave in and reward the begging with food. That only encourages more begging.
Dogs are smart - they know what works to get what they want. If you set reasonable rules, and you are consistent with the new rules, your dog will figure it out pretty quickly. And if your dog is overweight, his health and well being are at risk. If he begs for food, and it's not time for a meal, distract him with a favorite toy, some personal attention, or a walk around the block. He's not begging because he's hungry, so don't reward him with food. Your dog's health is too important.
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