Are You Hooked On Treats?
When we come to your home and say that we want to teach your dog to sit, lie down, stay, and heel (as well as play dead, close your cupboard doors, ring a bell to go outside, spin in a circle, fetch your keys, jump over your leg and so on…), the first thing we will do is ask you to bring out the high value treats.
Many owners are reluctant to give their dogs treats.
They know too many people (maybe including themselves!) who have dogs who will ONLY obey if they have a treat in their hand.
No one wants to bribe their dog into being obedient.
Nor should you.
What you do want is a dog who obeys you eagerly each and every time you give a command.
How do you do that?
By giving your dog a gambling problem.
Let us take you through the process one step at a time: