If I'm eating something that is not harmful to dogs, and Bella begs, she gets some. This is usually a snack that I eat while sitting on the couch. She never gets food from the kitchen table so she is not a pain during mealtimes. We have worked hard on teaching Bella about chill-out times and have come really far. But occasionally, when she brings me her toys during a chill out time I do play with her. And when I come home on the few occasions that she doesn't come out with me, and she stands on her back legs and wags her tails and smiles and does the "Bella's happy dance" I do give her a fuss before she settles down.