Tag Archives: food motivation in dog training

Crack, Not Crackers: Choosing the right reinforcer

Posted on: October 14, 2014 - 5 Comments

Recently, I was chatting with a friend whose dog Grace is a goofy, floppy lab mix. She’s well-behaved but goes bonkers when she sees other dogs in the park. It’s friendly but intense: She leaps and lunges and yips until she pulls her way to the other dog. “It’s the craziest thing,” Grace’s person told Read More

Can a Dog be TOO Food Motivated?

Posted on: March 31, 2014 - 3 Comments

We packed up our stuff and I walked Lola outside to the car, both of our feet crunching down the ice and snow in the parking lot. Lola hopped in the back and I sat in the front seat. I was disappointed. I was somewhat disappointed in myself and in Lola. Lola and I had Read More