How to Stop the Addiction of my Dog to Eating People Food?


Here is a Question from Kelsey asking other people about her dog who’s addicted to people food.

She says : “Hiya! I have a 2 year old Boston Terrier and was curious of maybe this group could point me in the right direction with him. He is addicted to eating people food and we have never giving it to him willingly. I’ve had him since he as 8 weeks old and the last year he’s just been horrible with getting into everything.”

“The second he comes in from going potty he searches for people food even tho his food bowl is full. He gets it himself by getting on tables or taking it right out of our hands. He’s been on the same food since he was 10 weeks old. Just the adult version now. And for the past year he’s been going nuts over human foods. He always has food available to him along with water and gets treats daily for good deeds. Any info helps. I’m going out of my mind lol”

Does anyone have any thoughts, experiences or recommendations? 🙂

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Sarah Rado

He might have a sickness. Tiki started jumping onto the counter and dragging the loaf of bread down – that was pushed all the way to the wall- when she was diagnosed with IBD (intestinal bowel disease). Because her body wasn’t absorbing the nutrients of her food correctly, her body thought she was hungry all the time because of it and when it was really bad she desperately foraged for any food. She still constantly whines for food but now that she has been treated for the disease and she’s on special food it is much better.

Carol Harris

Don’t give it to him. Maybe put him in another room while you are eating. People food is BAD for your dog. Don’t leave his food down for very long. If he doesn’t eat it, pick it up til next feeding time. He’ll live longer if he eats only dog food.


Human Grade food is NOT bad for your dog! Almost all commercial dog food has ingredients that are NOT good for dogs and depending on the brand of dog food you feed your dog this can be VERY BAD for dogs. Dogs live longer if they are not given dry dog food often.
It is cheaper to give dogs human grade chicken, beef or tukey (lean) and/or organic. I have gotten this cheaper than dog food by buying on sale or clearance.

Betty Summers Matthews

Don’t give it to him.

Lauren F. McCauley

Hahahaha no! They are beggers for life!

Angela Green

All food is food it just depends on which bowl it’s served in. A lot of people are going to human grade food because of dog food recalls. Maybe there is something lacking in the pet food your currently feeding. Maybe if you tried the raw diet once a week adding a little raw meat to the kibble you feeding ( if that’s what your feeding) or home cooking a meal for you pet it is not always bad to give table scraps to your beloved pet, carrots, broccoli, chicken, turkey, all uncluttered and unspiced portions obviously are all great… Read more »

Cheryl Ann

I wouldn’t feed my dog anything I wouldn’t feed my family. I make my Boston home made dog food and wouldn’t have it any other way, dog food is garbage and this breed is smart and fully aware it is being fed utter crap.

Kelsey Jones

Thank you all for the advice given. To those who call me stupid no I’m not stupid I do not give my dogs human food he snatches it no matter where it’s at. Hence the reasons I’m asking if anybody has/had this issue at all I don’t appreciate being called names when I’m asking for help. To those who have provided information I am gladly taking it and going to try what I can thank you all so much for the feed back! I want my boy to be as healthy as he can be with out being a food… Read more »

Sharon Merryman

She specifically said in the question, that she doesn’t feed her dog people food, so stop with the “are you stupid” and “don’t feed it to him”. That’s not really nice and you are supposed to be helping and if that’s the best you can come up with is demean people, refrain from commenting. Your dog is apparently not getting what he/she needs in their food. Mine will be 4 yrs old in June and he eats people food and I keep a bowl of dry food for him. Why do I feed him people food? Because 99.99% of what… Read more »

Carol Harris

I don’t read everybody’s questions, just what she posted. So, get off your high horse and just answer her post! Your comment’s on everyone else are in-solicited.

Yvette Finch

Are you stupid or something?

Becky Casto Ledford

Just keep saying no and put down dog food , if they are hungry they will go eat their own food. You just have to be strong and keep saying NO to that adorable little face.

Mark Long

Stop feeding it to him

Maryl Bennett

Just don’t feed it to him/her
They can’t make it.

Mike McDaniel

I don’t give my Boston human food ever. Can’t miss something you never get.

David Rose

I would suggest not leaving food down all the time – the dog’s AND the human food, and perhaps it’s time for a change in diet. You could try feeding him (at set breakfast and dinner times) a high quality food that is more meat and less filler such as grain and corn. I’ve been feeding my dog raw for around five years and it’s the best thing I ever did. If food isn’t left down all the time, he will look forward to his meals and appreciate them more and shouldn’t be scrounging for something else to satisfy him.

Gioocean Cardill

I take the time to cook brown rice and ground lean beef and chicken I do mix a hand full of wellness brand dog food in all dog food is garbage some are better than others but it’s a bye product invented by meat packers and grain company’s basically it’s garbage protein with flavors and it bloats your dogs belly so he thinks he is full put it in a glass and add water and watch vets are trained to sell you dog food most vets a quacks they sell you stories and prey on your fear and emotional being… Read more »

David Rose

Wow. All that and not one piece of punctuation.

Gioocean Cardill

Sorry David I guesses I’m not as smarticule as you.

David Rose

I was just having a hard time following along and figuring out where each new sentence began.

Gioocean Cardill

Well I’m a retard with a pilot license so maybe next time your on vacation…….


Eric Enos

Do not give it to him are her