Luna is being very respectful and showing off her mealtime manners! This is a great leadership exercise, especially for kids. Remember, Food = Power! Just because there is food (or even a toy) on the floor doesn't mean Luna can run over and snatch it up. A social member of the pack would never try taking anything from a pack leader. Instead, she waits patiently for permission to eat my food. Yes! My food! A pack leader owns everything! I like taking my time with this exercise. The more space Luna gives me, the more respect she gives me.
See how she looks to me for permission to eat? That is like a dog saying "Please?" We expect this from our kids, why not our dogs? Good manners go a long way in Dog Training Camp! Rules and boundaries are implemented out of love and teach our dogs what's expected in order to be well-mannered members of society. Good girl Luna!