(Part 1) Mel Bussey - Real Life Rewards

Food is a great tool in training, but you don’t want to end up with a dog that only listens when you have a treat.  A great way to avoid this is by using rewards other than food while training.  There are plenty of things your dog enjoys and it’s possible to use many of them as rewards.  Mel shows Elizabeth how to motivate her Golden, Rocket, using non-food rewards such as going outside or meeting people.  By showing the dogs that they will only get to go outside or meet people if they behave themselves, they become very motivated without the need for food treats.

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