This is Eva's dinner time:
My husband is the one who gives dinner to the two precious doggies while I am preparing human dinner during that time.
He feeds Eva first, then Mika and a daily drama happened from here: Eva is a super duper fast eater, she doesn't chew but swallows (this actually made me worried all the time) so by the time my husband gets Mika's food ready, she has already finished hers and then she wants Mika's meal too. Barking, jumping and running up and down in the yard are the next few activities of hers while my husband is going to feed Mika. Okay, some of you might suggest that he could have fed Mika first but I can assure you that with that ultra sensitive hearing and sense, Eva knows exactly what happens next and she won't miss any opportunities for having fun by barking and running.
Eva, no doubt is a boisterous girl, I can't really tolerate her incessant barking let alone my peace loving neighbours so we tried all sorts of methods to keep Eva from making noise during the dinner time. Most attempts failed or wouldn't last long until ...
My clever husband thought 'leave it' command might be useful this time. He tried it and Voila, BINGO!!!
From then on, he will wait until Eva finishes her meal properly then he gets Mika's meal out. Before he proceeds to feed Mika, he will leave two kibbles in front of Eva and keeps one extra with him, then he will give her the 'leave it' command.
Initially Eva was short of patience and she might steal the treats if he was a bit slow or late, later on she learned that she has to be patient and wait until he is back and releases the command because she will get treat NO. 3.
It has come to a new stage this evening, a SILENT 'leave it', LOL!!!