Why You Shouldn’t Spoil Your Puppy

Throwback to 2011 when my puppy was a snowball of fluff.
Throwback to 2011 when my puppy was a snowball of fluff.

I know it’s hard not to spoil them when they’re about the size of your hand. They have those cute little puppy faces and your heart practically melts out of your chest. But don’t do it! Take it from me, we spoiled our dog so much when she was a puppy and now… *sigh* she’s a disaster.

Don’t get me wrong I love her to death, but she is the definition of spoiled rotten. Don’t believe me? Well, here are some of the things that are normal for my now 4-year-old dog.

She eats human food.

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Photo Credit: http://www.newdogworld.com/

Now you’re probably thinking that most dogs eat human food occasionally but that’s not what I mean. We don’t buy dog food. All of her food is 100% human. I could and do eat her food.


She sits in human chairs.

Doesn't that begging face break your heart?
Doesn’t that begging face break your heart?

She has her own seat at our table. And it is her seat. If you sit in that seat and make her sit somewhere else, she will refuse her food until you move.


She gets her own meals.

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For example: If we go to Chick-fil-A, she gets her own chicken sandwich. And proceeds to eat that sandwich in her seat at our dining room table.


She gets her meals before we do.

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Photo Credit: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/

If she doesn’t get served first, she growls. And then annoys you until you give her food.


She’s picky.

Heart broken.
My heart actually broke a little.

After you serve her first, she will turn her nose up at it and beg for your food. Even though it is the exact same food that she is eating.


I could probably continue this list for a couple of pages, but I think you get the point. Save yourself in the long run and don’t spoil your dog rotten.

And if you take anything from this, don’t give your puppy human food. Just don’t. You’ll thank me later.

Even though she's a brat, I still love her.
Even though she’s a brat, I still love her.

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