Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: From England but have been living in New Zealand for 10 years
help with obedience training toy-obsessed dog
Hello, I have always obedience trained my dogs to a basic competition level using food as a reward.. I now have a dog who is totally toy-obsessed and would rather have his toy than a food treat.. How do I use this for training? Do I let him have a tug and a play every time I give him a command, or do I do a few things with him then give him a play? If I do it that way will he still see the play as a reward for the work?
I'd really appreciate some help so that I can use his play-drive to my advantage!
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