Dogs are used to hunting for their food in the wild. However, just because they are domesticated doesn’t mean they shouldn’t work for their food.
By making your dog sit, focus and do a trick like “shake paw” or “high-five” before dinner could actually benefit them in the long run. Making them do this before every meal helps them to practice focusing and being calm. The ability to focus and appreciate their food just might go a long way for them to focus on other things when you want them to!