Our dogs look and act confident. Food reward training in general, even when done less than perfectly, promotes confidence in a dog. To me a confident dog has ears forward, and a relaxed “smile” or pant. He doesn’t cower or ignore his environment. The dog enjoys training sessions, and learns by associating rewards with different things… Read More A Confident Dog
Very often we hear someone who is attempting to get her/his dog to sit – and not getting very far, using the PHRASE “can you sit?” or “are you going to sit?”. This is frustrating, because the dog eventually sits, but waits for several repeats of the phrase and an increasing volume of the voice,… Read More Can You SIT?
The above question is very common and likely most dog training instructors have had this asked of them by students. The idea of using food to train has not caught on for many dog people likely because it is misunderstood. EVERY student I have had has asked this question at some point during the training process.… Read More When can I get rid of the food during training?