January is Train Your Dog Month!

We advise our clients to bring their dogs in to pet visits hungry because pets are more motivated to “earn” treats with positive behavior. The same is true at home. If you are feeding a dog positive reward treats too often, he or she can be less motivated to respond to training cues.
Think of treats like currency, and save their favorite treats for their biggest victories!
For some great tips on how to use positive reinforcement for training, check out this article by The Humane Society of the United States.

-Dr. Mike