All dog training should be primarily based on a reward. For the majority of our dogs a tasty treat will be motivation enough.
There are many food options for treating your dog as reward the main secret is to start with as low worth food reward as practicable and only increase the value of reward when you have got to increase motivation.
If you begin with the best ham whilst teaching your dog to sit and he gets used to it, you'll have small option to upgrade when you teach him to dance. Some dogs are happy to work for raw veg and others only the tastiest liver cake. If you start as low worth as possible then you're leaving more reward options when motivation requires a boost.
Low price food reward:
- Carrot lumps
- Cherry tomatoes
- Dry biscuit
Medium price food reward:
- Soft dog treats
- Split up bendy dog gnaw
- Kibble from ration
High worth food reward:
- Cooked meat
- Liver cake
The clicker is a great positive re-strengthening tool for basic dog training.
Whilst clicker training your dog smaller food treats are the most efficient. A tiny taste of something savory will leave your dog desiring more. You may also alternate food reward when training so your dog won't ever know which price of treat to expect.
To reward an especially good training result you can provide your dog with a clicker jackpot. Here's where one click offers a shower of treats. This is best used at the end of a training session to finish on a high note so that in the next training session, the dog is enthusiastic and looking to get another jackpot. So the dog will try harder than usual because of the jackpot, it is really a great training technique.
Rewarding good behavior and ignoring bad is positive dog training. Motivation in a form that works for your dog will produce the best results. For more information on basic dog training visit The Dog Trick Academy.