I was just asking someone about this a little while ago. How DO yu keep the dog motivated without rewRd?
I think that's one of those questions like "how do you breed a good dog?" that, uh, to put it mildly, does not have a short answer.
I've been working on that question pretty consistently for two years and all's I'm gonna say is: it's complicated. After two years I still know nothing.
ARCHMX TDCH Pongu the Insane, CD-C, RE, RL1X6, RL2X5, RL3X2 (GSD mix, b. Apr 2010)
Crookytail the Tigerwuff, RL1, ITD (Akita mix, b. Jan 2011)