Hey everyone, I'm sure others have probably posted on a similar topic. Sorry if it's a tad repetitious.
So my 11month GSD Rain and I have been going to obedience classes once a week, she is so well behaved, she will just lay at my feet if we aren't doing anything, but I can't keep her focus whilst training.
So my question is, Rain is not food orientated at all, I have tried the tastiest treats you can think of and she just doesn't want any. So I am having problems keeping her attention at classes, one of the trainers suggested using a toy as her reward, as she loves playing tug at home. But I'm not convinced this is the right way to go about it. The club is positive reinforcement only.
What are people's opinions on how I can get her focus? How do I reward with her toy and when? Do I only let her have the certain toy when she is working?
I have heard some positive and negative things about this method.
So any personal experience with this form of training would be very appreciated.
Thanks in advance.
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