I usually give him a bit of scrambled egg with his kibble. So as soon as I ask want an egg? he does the head tilt, then goes over to the couch and waits there. If I'm not working fast enough, he lets out a little whine.
It's funny how well you can train a beagle to sit and wait for their food.
We do the same thing with Bodie. I will tell him to sit outside the kitchen and stay while I prepare his meal. Many times I will be cutting up some left overs and then mix everything up with hot water. So the whole process might take a few minutes, but he won't budge an inch.
But If I tell him to sit and stay when FedEx is at the door, he just ignores me and tries to escape. Food is a wonderful motivator for beagles!
Lovely picture. Our two run to the front door and go in our garden as quickly as they can, knowing I'm filling their bowls indoors. It did wonders with toilet training- they dont get breakfast until they have at least peed.
How adorable! Jersey usually waits patiently for her food as well. Most times she won't go to her bowl until I tell her it's OK to take it. Like Brien & Bodie though, she won't sit and wait when it comes to answering the door or anything else.
I love when they do this. Mine will do that on the first landing of my stairs and watch me fix their food. When I'm almost done, they assume their positions in the kitchen and wait patiently (well, usually patiently!)