We get it - you probably have some concerns about your pets BEHAVIOUR!
What if they are to boisterous? or anxious? They might bark! or jump! or make a scene!
Let us help with some of these handy resources and show how we can set your pet up for success.
Video 1 - Rewards
Often we hear "how did you do that? My dog never behaves like that for me!" - the answer? Simple! It's all in the rewards!
We make sure to spend one-on-one time with your dog learning exactly which rewards make them tick. And remember, not all rewards are food!
Read more below.
“My dog isn’t motivated by food”
It’s a comment we hear often - at expos, in emails and even when we arrive for a meet-and-greet.
Not all rewards are treats, and
Not all rewards are equal in your dogs eyes
So to begin with, let’s look at what exactly a reward is.
A reward is something - food, attention, praise, or toys (to name just a few) - that reinforces a behaviour.
Your dog will decide which rewards are of high or low value to them - just like a person may value one thing over another.
For example, Person A might be motivated by money, Person B by praise and Person C by food.
And just like people, each dog will be different.
So as an owner, or trainer, you need to establish what type of reward works best for your dog.
👉🏼 If it’s food, what type of food?
👉🏼 If it’s toys, are they squeaky? Chewy? Balls? Plush teddys?
👉🏼 If it’s attention, do they like verbal praise or physical affection? Maybe both?
So in this video we show HOW to determine which rewards work best for your dog.
Have some fun and experiment!!
We go more in depth on this topic in our Blog - The Training Basics. Find it here.