I was at a friends not long ago and their dog was a (IMO) mega begger! She came right up to the table, and she would 'paw' at you and even attempt to stick her nose right up there to take food! It got me thinking, is this average behavior? At my house it is NOT permitted. They can cast longing looks, but it must be from afar, LOL. No dogs in the dining area as long as we are seated/eating. They can scavenge the area when we vacate (and they do! LOL) If we take a snack to the living room, the rule for newbie Crowley is to lay in his bed (about 5 feet away from us) and Orson knows to back off. We will generally share a tid bit or two if they are in their respective areas. So? What are the begging/food rules like at your place?