My fiance and I eat our meals in the living room most of the time. We sit on the couch (which is low enough for Riley to jump on). Riley wont eat/steal our food from our plate but he stays there looking like he's begging. And we always feel so bad but he would "climb up the walls" relentlessly if we lock him up in another room. So, he just sits there and wait. We dont give him food while he sits by us on the couch or while he's sitting by our feet, if we give him any food, we walk him to where his water bowl and where his food bowl is.
So I was wondering what do you guys do with your dog during meal times? And what's the right practice for it anyways?