Rewards - Not Just Something To Eat

We often talk about treats as food rewards, but they don't necessarily have to be. Pico really liked having her special water dish held for her. Having a ball thrown is rewarding for a lot of dogs. Max loves food, but being rubbed behind his ears is also a big treat. Hero loved getting to play with the flirt pole and when he got food, it was even more rewarding if it was given in the Treat and Train (previously known as the Manners Minder) than if he was given food by hand. A lot of dogs really enjoy their tug rope, and you see them used a lot as a reward or to rev up a dog doing dog sports.

Does your dog have a special non-food reward?

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