Ponyo is ABSOLUTELY AWFUL about food!
She's vocal and very bouncy. It's not just feeding time, it's whenever my husband or I bring a snack out or eat dinner. We're still in the process of trying to figure out how to maneuver around her overwhelming love of human food. Luckily, she's too short to get up on the couches, so we ask her to calm down before she's allowed up to beg.
Then again, I don't mind beggars. I like giving them delicious meat & cheese. But only if everyone's laying down & quiet (it takes Ponyo a second, but she gets there once she sees the other two getting fed because they are still and laying down.)
Everyone on here has great suggestions. Personally what I did was when Ponyo was TOTALLY out of control ("level 10", ignoring because she's so excited) I would just put her in her kennel until she was quiet, placing her in there with no anger feelings
and ignoring her completely. If she continued to loose her mind, I'd cover the cage until she was quiet. I would do this when it was very obvious she is not paying attention to what I'm trying to communicate to her (running away, barking,) and she can just wait her turn until she's quiet. Putting her in her kennel is a very clear statement saying "You will not be a part of this if you cannot follow directions."
Interestingly, having this chihuahua has totally changed me. I used to be "Big Bad Mom," a no nonsense trainer and caretaker where rules were followed and no exceptions were made. NOW?
Oh, Ponyo has me wrapped around her paw. Everything she does is just so stinking cute... although, some behavior gets less cute the longer it goes (such as above.) Guess what? THE HUBBY CAN NOW GET HER TO BE QUIET AND NOT ME! How did that happen!?
He says he just gives her the "Pappa Bear Stare" ... what the heck is that?