Posts Tagged“motivating”

Luring: Canine Instinct, History, and at-Home Fun

Dogs with a strong prey drive are naturally drawn to fast moving objects. For many types of hunting dogs, the ability to recognize small moving objects and the internal drive to bolt instantly after prey has been critical to their work. Sighthounds were bred to hunt in packs, often with people and horses, and to follow the prey by sight (hence their name). Terriers were also bred…

Motivational Toys: Tugs

Dogs with a high prey drive can be some of the most challenging dogs to train, because, especially when they are young, they are often more motivated by movement than by food or toys. That means that such dogs can be more likely initially to be drawn to distractions, rather than to their handler’s praise, toys, or food.* Instead of despairing that…

Training & Behavioural Benefits of Beef Chews

1. Bonding, building trust: Holding the dry end of a bully stick and letting your dog chew on the other end is a great way to connect while you are both relaxing. This is a surprisingly easy and important mini-training exercise you can do to establish good habits. Holding your dog’s chew teaches them to trust you with their valuables.…