Spoiled or Well Trained?
I practice NILF. I'd say I'm pretty good at it. It reminds me to reward good behavior. But lately I've had several people (including hubby) claim that my dogs are spoiled.
I'm curious if there is a fine line between the two.
I'll provide an example. Every morning when I go to work, the last 10 minutes or so I'm rushing around to get out of the house. I don't have time to mess with dogs who refuse to kennel. Therefore, every single time I ask my dogs to kennel I give them a treat. In the morning when I'm turning off lights etc., the dogs rush to their kennels. It's magic.
I feel I'm rewarding good behavior. Others state I'm spoiling my dogs.
It works for me, so I wouldn't change what I practice. But I am curious if my dogs appear to be spoiled, or well trained.
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