This blog is a tribute to Belle, and all the dogs who have come before and after. They are my friends, my companions, my teachers and my students. They bring me both joy and heartache, laughter and tears. There is nothing as sweet as the smell of puppy breathe, and nothing as sad as the final goodbye.

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Using Treats For Training

Giving your dog a small, minute soft chewy treat at the same time you give verbal praise is a quick way to teach a new behavior.  It is important to start withholding treats, while continuing to give verbal praise, as soon as you are certain your dog understands the command he's been given. 
The goal is compliance. 
Training is not and should never be a food feast for your dog.

This was posted on Facebook. I wish I could remember who created it to give him/her proper credit