If you are trying to train a dog who is fussy about food, or if you know someone who is in that situation, you may think, "this dog training is never going to work." And you know, you're probably right! Training will be a challenge unless you have something of great value for the dog. We’re continuing our focus on how to create food drive with a look at how to structure your dog training to get a transfer of value from things your dog loves to any treat.

In this episode you’ll hear:

  • Essential strategies for boosting your dog's food drive.
  • The importance of exercise beyond a simple walk for your dog's overall well-being.
  • How restraint recalls can change your dog's physiology and attitude towards nutrition.
  • Tips for identifying high-value treats that will excite your dog's taste buds and enhance training.
  • Strategies for experimenting with various types of treats for your dog.
  • That patience and playing the long game are assets to boost your dog's food drive.
  • An introduction to the Premack Principle and how it can be applied to training treats.
  • Why to celebrate success and avoid cheerleading your dog.
  • The reason to borrow from the way rabbits behave around a dog.