Tag Archives: treats

Food Issues

Posted on: July 3, 2018 - No Comments

Follow a positive trainer around for a few days and you will quickly come to realize that we humans have food issues. Of course he is doing what you ask. You have food in your hand! (As in, I am paying you for this?) You’re sure giving a lot of treats. (Usually said in a Read More

Victoria on Mondays With Marlo

Posted on: June 11, 2012 - No Comments

Victoria was a guest on Marlo Thomas' popular Mondays With Marlo show on May 21, 2012, where she joined Marlo in answering fans' questions including why dogs misbehave, whether it's ok for pets to sleep with their owners, when is the right time to neuter a dog, what to do when dogs don't respond to Read More

Why Positive Training Is Not Bribery

Posted on: May 14, 2012 - 44 Comments

To truly comprehend why food is so powerful, you must first understand the influence it has on the dog’s brain. Food has the power to not only enhance a dog’s ability to learn but also helps a dog overcome fear or anxiety by raising the levels of dopamine in the brain and stimulating the desire to seek or move towards the food reward.