Originally Posted by katro
When Ralphie was in basic obedience, our trainer said to NOT feed before class. That way they are hungry and more willing to listen in order to get the treats they would be given during class. When we'd get home from class, I'd feed him. This seemed to work well for us - he did great in obedience!
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I have also done this as we do a lot of clicker training. It works well if the classes are heavy on food rewards but not all classes are.