Training Should be Fun

Training should be fun. Like a game show!

Variety is the spice of life, so they say. When training, I often forget to mix things up. At the Kathy Sdao seminar, she talked extensively about surprising our dogs with rewards they’re not expecting. She even goes so far as to hide hamburgers in trees to use as rewards for her dogs on their walk. 😉

I think it’s important to vary things up a bit when training. I know Risa would probably rather chase a squirrel than eat a treat while we’re on a walk. So, when I can, I’ve been trying to give her more varied rewards.

About Jamie

I'm just a traditionally-trained artist with interests in dog training. I currently teach classes at the local obedience training club (tricks, freestyle, and Rally-FrEe) and I also teach classes professionally for an organization who helps veterans train their own service dogs.
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One Response to Training Should be Fun

  1. Kristin says:

    Great cartoon! Thanks for the reminder, I forget all too often how important it is to keep the rewards interesting and varied.

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