|Barked: Tue Feb 7, '12 6:52am PST |
|Just a note, my dog doesn't like much of anything when he's sick (he has an autoimmune condition).
But if you can rule out illness, you can try very high value treats (cat food on a wooden spoon, italian sausage, meatballs, hamburger, etc) instead of commercial treats, which used to do nothing for my Oats. If her tummy is still sensitive, boiled chicken is usually a winner and good on the tummy too. He likes commercial treats now since he likes the game of training, but usually only eats them in the context of a training game.
For toys, since she's a puppy, you can try to increase toy drive simply by playing/being crazy. Does she play anything? Does she like to chase? Is she mouthy? If she's any of these things, then you have a good start. If not, then you can still work with it. If she enjoys praise or petting, you can pair that with the other rewards to build them up. I recommend teaching her how to enjoy treats and toys as well as learn to play games just so you have more in your arsenal of how to reward her.
Think of EVERYTHING that she likes--even if it's considered "bad dog" behavior. Try to find a way to reward her with stuff that she likes while keeping her safe.