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Next to food, dogs love to be loved! Reward your dog by providing praise and affection. The next time you're training your dog and you want to give an alternate motivation for a job well done, praise her by saying, "Good Dog!" in a happy, upbeat tone. Lavishing an extra dose of affection, ranging from a scratch behind the ears to a welcoming hug is another way some dogs can be rewarded.
|Jennifer Mathes, Ph.D.|