If there's one thing I do well and am very successful at, it's begging. A meal doesn't go by that I don't get handouts at the table.
So I'm going to show you some of my begging techniques. Practice them in front of a mirror til you get them right, and, hopefully, you too will soon be chowing down people food every day.
....... stare them in they eye. Hold their gaze. Even if it's not your most flattering angle, they'll find you irresistible. Notice how the conversation suddenly turns from rocketing gas prices to what a cute dog you are. They'll probably go, "ooo ahhh" a lot. They may even take your picture. They'll find you totally appealing. This may earn you your first chunk of food.
Now get off the leg or arm, (or foot), sit up straight and start drooling. Widen your eyes like a puppy. Suck in your belly so you look skinny and starved. Stare them square in the eye and let the slobber drip. I don't know why, but they find this endearing and it boosts your chances of being fed.
If they haven't fed you yet, don't give up. Now, as your spit drips, let slobber bubbles form at the sides of your mouth. They think this is cute (???) and they'll laugh their heads off and inadvertently feed you. It's very funny to watch them giggle as their hand reaches into their plate and straight for your mouth. I don't even think they realize what they're doing. They're totally enchanted. OK, so when your bubbles are a decent size, you're ready for the ultimate BEG postition -- lift your paw and gently place it on their arm (or foot if you're short). Like this:
This is the most effective BEG manoeuver, and if you do it right, it's guaranteed to get you huge chunks of food plus all the leftovers in your bowl.