Unlocking Canine Rewards: Maximizing Training Success for Every Dog
In this PupU series, we explore canine rewards & how they influence training outcomes. With the right strategies & techniques, we can teach dogs to derive greater enjoyment from play, treats, and interaction, ultimately accelerating their learning process and yielding better training results.
In this Pup U series, we explore the world of canine rewards and how they influence training outcomes. While some dogs readily embrace food, toys, and interaction as rewards, others may display less interest or even avoid certain types of intended incentives. However, with the right strategies and techniques, we can teach dogs to derive greater enjoyment from play, treats, and interaction, ultimately accelerating their learning process and yielding better training results in any activity.
What to Expect
In this series, you will learn ways of using food rewards to best encourage the behaviors you are training, strategies for fading food rewards, and how to evaluate petting and touch rewards.
Each dog is different; the process is all about finding what is best for your dog and how to make an impression on your dog. As your dog gains more experience, builds confidence, and learns more, we may see your dog’s preferences change. Try these activities for a week or two and revisit them after another month. Note your dog’s responses and what works best for your dog.
Who This is For
This series has games and activities for dogs who already like eating treats. If your dog is not eager, please check with your vet first, as there may be some physical health reasons for a dog to be less interested in food.
Some dogs may be nervous and hesitant to eat, especially in a challenging environment. We offer virtual private lessons to help you build your reward options and training skills with your dog - starting at home and then taking it on the road. Ready to get started?
- Lesson 1: Choosing the Best Treats for Training
- Lesson 2: Beyond the Treat: Teaching Dogs to Work Without Food Present
- Lesson 3: Dog Training Rewards: Praise, Petting, and Beyond