Tag Archives: training treats

The Joy of Training With Food

Thank you to Debbie Jacobs, who pointed out that many training videos do not include the important moment when the trainer feeds her dog. We need to see more of that.  Training your dog with food is not only effective. … Continue reading

Share Button
Posted in Enrichment, Food reinforcers, Training philosophy, Why Use Positive Reinforcement? | Tagged , , | 11 Comments

My Dog Isn’t Food Motivated…Or Is She?

Anyone who has taught a group training class, anyone who has given behavioral consults, and everyone who has spent any time on dog training discussion groups has probably heard this lament more than once: “My dog is just not food motivated.” The … Continue reading

Share Button
Posted in Behavior Science, Dog Training | Tagged , , | 8 Comments

How I Count Out Training Treats for Three Dogs

When questioned about possible weight problems from training with food, we R+ trainers always say something like, “No problem! Just subtract the training calories from your dogs’ daily meals and it will work out!” For me, that’s not as easy … Continue reading

Share Button
Posted in Dog Training, Positive Reinforcement, Treats | Tagged , , , , | 23 Comments