How does food training work? “If I use food to train, won’t my dog only work for food?”

First of all, I do not use only food to reward desired behaviors. I use petting, praise, play and attention in addition to food. I teach you how to be variable and unpredictable and how to be a slot machine! Think about it – slot machines are all programmed with variable type and variable schedule of reinforcements – you don’t win every time and the amounts differ as well, but we all sit there for hours at a time in hopes of winning the “big one!”

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