Dogs work on a reward based system as do we! We would not go to work without pay (unless we were volunteering of course but that gives us a different kind of reward).
Food and praise are the obvious two and usually high on the list for many dogs, but rewards are a lot more varied and each individual dog will rate its own rewards differently. Breed type can be an influence, Labrador = food, Collie = chasing a ball , Husky = a good sniffy walk. You are probably already aware of your own dog’s highest reward. With my dog, it is definitely food! [Read more…]