Originally Posted by MadLab
A cream bun is a huge reward to a dog or pup
What I do is not let the dog into the area where it can get the food.
So the verbal correction would come when they go over that boundary or just before. It may be entrance to kitchen or getting close to the worktop, bin, press or whatever.
You can also set up the dog by placing some nice food in the kitchen and verbal correcting the dog as it goes to get it. Guess you know about food refusal techniques.
Also if you do give any treats in this area then the dog feels it is entitled to them, so if you want to actually cut it out don't give any treats in the kitchen.
When the dogs do get some food I don't really give any correction. I find the generally do get used to not taking food if your consistent, but at that age it is hard.
Also anybody with holding food for training purposes is sometimes pushing the dog to find it for them selves
It was actually, a small loaf of bread, a bun. The kind you can get in a package of six at WalMart, from the bakery, and you can put salami in them and make a quick sandwich. I lived off of these when I was in college.
The two of them kind of played with it, and then got down to the business of eating it.
I had let them in, to finish off my breakfast for me -- too much for Babs, so I gave her the pot, and let Jenna and Karma take the plate.
The only training I did was to take them over the fridge and get a couple of pieces of cheese out of there, and have them sit and down for cheese squares. The other day when I did this, Jenna had her butt down lightning fast while the baby was bouncing around. Today both of them had their butts down fast, eating the cheese, so I added a down today for both of them. Jenn is fully trained, and the pup is learning quickly.
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