Anyone who has ever tried to train an animal knows how difficult it can be: all they want to do is play, eat, and sleep, and getting them to learn new tricks and be obedient can be a real challenge. Still, it’s not an impossible task if you learn and use a couple of useful tricks. By motivating your dog, you will get them to learn tricks and commands much easier and quicker. Giving them a good reason to do something is the best way to go, and we’re giving you the best motivation so you can train them more easily. See what works best for your dog and use this method to teach them new tricks.
Motivating with food
Is there a dog that doesn’t like treats? There probably is, but most dogs will be looking at you while you are eating and run like crazy from another part of the house when they hear the rustle of a bag of chips. Why not use their love of treats as a motivation for learning? Get a bag of treats and spend an hour teaching tricks. Don’t do it for too long, no matter how delicious the food is, they’ll lose motivation after a while, and you will be tired, too. When you see that their concentration is weakening, make a pause and resume the training in the afternoon or the next day.