Columbus Ohio Dog Kennel
When we hold training sessions here in our Columbus Ohio dogwe try to emphasize alternate training methods. Although snack rewards are most often used in training there are other rewards which your dog might find as equally motivating. Games and are an entirely different type of reward and might just be the added incentive your dog needs. Maybe your dog loves stuffed animals, chasing balls or goes wild over a squeaky . You can use these things together with the clicker (in the same as ) to reinforce his good behavior. Try mixing snacks with these other types of rewards for those who enjoy games and . You as the trainer have to find out what works best for your dog. You could use all snacks for some training sessions and all games and as rewards for others or try mixing both. Whatever works best for your dog.
When using games oras a reward be sure to only play with the reward for five or ten seconds, then put the back out of sight and move on with your training. In this way the doesn't distract your dog from learning. Dogs love and crave attention and affection. When you show your appreciation for them in this way with words and physical touch they respond well. You might just find yourself benefiting as well. Dogs, which don't enjoy the toss of a ball or a squeaky , can begin to have fun with these rewards if you will take the time to teach them. The more varied the rewards your dog enjoys the less repetitive they will be and the more motivated your dog will be to learn and be rewarded.