Help, please - how do you teach a dog manners?
Today my dog snatched a bagel out of my 3-year-old's hand while she was sitting on the floor. How do I teach the dog that it isn't ok to take food from the kids (or anyone else)? This is the first time this has happened.
And the other problem: how do I teach her not to jump up on people when she's excited? I trained her not to do it to us, and she's very good about staying down with the family, but if we have company she sometimes forgets her manners and goes up on her hind legs with her front paws up on the visitor, a thing I really want to stop. Nothing I've tried has worked, though. I hate it when dogs do this to me so I don't want my own dog to be guilty of something I dislike in other people's pets. We don't get many visitors and the "down" lessons seem to go out the window when someone does come over. Cricket is now 10 months old.