In the past, I have been asked by experienced dog people (former breeders in one specific case) if I am one of those “treat, treat, treat” trainers. Of course, this started a discussion on training methods. I am always astonished at people’s beliefs in all the myths about dogs there are and what people are… Read More Stop Saying “Treat” Training Doesn’t Work – Because It Does
Lately I have had several people tell me that their dog is good at doing something as long as they have treats on them. This is usually followed by a laugh, as if it is something that should not be occurring. There is still a belief among many human that dogs should not need to… Read More My dog will do that – AS LONG AS I HAVE TREATS!
I used to get mad at my dogs. For being dogs, barking, running, ignoring me etc. This was before I understood fully the power of reinforcement with food. I purposely sought out this method of training because I saw my anger was getting in the way of life and having fun with my dogs AND… Read More Managing Your Anger in Dog Training