I decided 20 years ago when my first dog was a puppy that I was going to use treats as rewards (or motivators) when training my dog.
This is something that I’ve had great success with, and I continued using treats as rewards with the next 2 dogs I raised from puppyhood as well.
My 3 dogs (2 Lab mixes and 1 American Eskimo) have always been relatively easy to train, and they tend to mind quite well. I think using treats with training definitely helped with that.
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