|Barked: Tue Apr 10, '12 7:58pm PST |
|I use food, tugging, and fetch, but by far her favourite reward is a ball.
I ended up putting two of her chuck-it balls on ropes so that we can do a tug/fetch combo with the same toy. Her eyes just light up when that toy comes out!
I have a tug toy that doubles as a food reward...the part where the dog latches on is actually a velcro'ed pocket where one can stash some food. A great concept, but not my mutt's cup of tea.
Also, what works for Rexy also heavily depends on the environment and the distractions we're encountering. Out on walks, tug does not work and fetch isn't doable, so I use food. I mix it up for agility and OB class as that's what keeps her engaged and eager. When we're hiking on a longline though, then it's tug and fetch all the way, phooey to food!
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