Actually, begging is far too civilised a word for what Ozzy does when there is food around. It ranges from "demanding" to "trying to take by force". He goes mental whenever you open the fridge, yipping and howling and jumping, and forget trying to eat a meal on your lap - he will forcibly try to jump up and snatch food. We have never fed him from our plates, or given him any "people food" at all, he eats after us and we always make him sit before he is fed, but the way he acts you'd think he was starving to death. We've tried Victoria Stilwell's technique seen on "It's Me Or the Dog" whereby we stand up and walk towards him, forcing him backwards and saying a firm "Back!" at the same time, but he just tends to either bite our knees or jump up at us. Then as soon as we sit down he tries to leap up again. We end up spending most of our mealtimes standing up. If we shut him out of the room when we're eating he shouts the place down and scratches at the door ferociously. It's driving us mad! How can I teach my nearly 11 week old puppy some table manners?