Tommy Vietor noticed that his pet has learned begging techniques since pandemic happened.The pooch has her begging techniques so her meals could be served earlier.Tommy shared this on Twitter and other pet parents said that they have the same experience!No one can resist a pup’s charm.Tommy Vietor noticed that the pandemic has taught his pooch an incredible way so he would always say yes to her requests. One was convincing him to give her dinner earlier than scheduled.
“During quarantine, my dog has used a combination of intense sitting and adorable staring to bargain her dinner time down from 5 to 330,” Tommy shared on Twitter. “It’s now 2:50…hold the line, Tommy. Hold the line.”The post was accompanied by a photo of the persuasive pup, flashing her pitiful “Bambi” eyes.Tommy was at first trying his best not to give in to her, so the little dog later on placed her pleading paw on Tommy’s foot.
“Things have escalated,” Tommy tweeted a few minutes later.
Another talent the pooch developed during the pandemic was irresistibly doing “a good way to get breakfast early” by inching over and lying down on Tommy’s head at around 5:30am. And she’d surely wake up his senses.
Other pet parents have related with Tommy, who replied to his post sharing their own experiences of having been persuaded by their furry pals.
One owner said that his pet has the “same move,” also pleading to have a hasty meal from 7 to 5:30 in the evening.
Another doggo owner shared that she’s “in a similar situation but mine throws in some whining and aggressive couch crowding.” She added, “She’s managed to push her dinner to a point I’m considering just adding a lunch course, this is untenable.”
Apparently, pooches aren’t the only one who have the begging charm. A cat owner joined the thread, saying “You have no idea how many cat treats we are up to between 2-4PM.”
While these pet owners could be conceding to their pets’ requests, experts say that overpampering could potentially worsen a pet’s separation anxiety when lockdowns are finally over.
“With such an overload of quality time with their families, dogs are building up a huge reservoir of over-dependency,” according to animal psychology expert Roger Mugford, who’s known for training Queen Elizabeth’s corgis. He added that the spoiled mutts could “suffer when mums and dads suddenly return to work and the children go back to school.”