If your dog is like my dog, I have a golden retriever, then you know that food can be a very powerful tool. Food to a dog, at least most dogs, is kind of like you receiving a paycheck or even a bonus, and we know how strong a motivator that can be?
If you are NOT using food and treats, you might be missing out on the most powerful training tool available to you.
There are many misconceptions about using food and treats to train your dog, and Doggy Dan addresses those on his blog.
For instance: Why do I need to motivate my dog? Well, why not. We all need incentives, rewards, as I said earlier, for us the biggest motivator is money, for a dog, it’s treats.
So will my dog only pay attention for food?
No, because treats are not used ALL the time. At the beginning of training, or when your dog is a puppy, yes you use them more often.
The dog, as it grows both in training and age, will get rewarded with treats only sometimes, and somtimes with a pat on the head, a kind word.
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