Food is the topmost priority when it comes to dogs and they can become pretty restless if they are left short or without. There are certain tricks to use to make sure your dog understands that you are the breadwinner and the one to provide the food, including the choice of food and the time of day to leave it.
One of the key points in controlling your dog’s eating habits is to show it the food, allow it to smell and possibly taste it and then remove it after a few seconds. You will likely be greeted with cries or even growls but the important role to establish at this time is that you are in charge. Your only response to their reaction would be to utter a simple one-worded command, such as “Stay”, “Stop” or “Sit”. This should establish your clear role as the master/mistress and once your dog displays normal behavior and has accepted its food being taken, then you can respond by saying something like “good boy” or “good girl”. However should the dog continue to show signs of restlessness or irritation then the food should be kept away until it accepts the gesture.>