Tag Archives: food rewards

Why Rewarding Behaviors Works

Posted on: November 24, 2014 - No Comments

If your dog does something, and then gets something he enjoys directly after doing that thing, he is very likely to do it again. This is what is referred to as Positive Reinforcement. Using this system appropriately can come in very handy for teaching your dog what you’d like him to do. Unfortunately the same Read More

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

Jasmine’s Favorite! Victoria Announces New Line of Dog Training Treats

Posted on: December 5, 2013 - 1 Comment

Finally! As a world-renowned dog trainer famous for being the torchbearer of positive training methods on TV, Victoria Stilwell is regularly bombarded with questions, but one question in particular has a most familiar ring to her. "Yes, I'd say without a doubt one of the most frequently asked questions by people on my website, Facebook Read More