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How to Use Food Correctly When Dog Training

By Doggy Dan

Today we take a look at a critical topic in dog training: how to use food correctly when training your dog. If you have ever wondered whether or not you are using food and treats correctly and making the most out of it, then this audio podcast will answer all those questions.



Many dog owners are actually using food when there’s absolutely no need for it. Others are making things much too complicated by using food in their training. Still, others are not using food rewards in dog training when it could really help them out.

In the dog training world, the methods of training have changed quite a bit over time. Years ago, the use of food in dog training was absolutely unheard of. Now, the opposite is true - in fact, you will find some dog trainers shoveling food into their dog’s mouths for doing virtually nothing at all. So don’t feel back if you find yourself confused. There is a middle ground that makes sense and works to gain the maximum benefit of using food as a treat reward for optimal training success.

Here is a quick summary of what we’re going to discuss in this audio podcast:

1. Why you SHOULD use food when training your dog:

  • Food is like money to a dog…for many dogs, it’s their training currency.
  • There are some behavioral issues that can be instantly fixed with food.
  • I’ll also answer some key questions - such as, “Shouldn’t dogs do as you say without having to use food?”

2. Types of exercises where you should seriously consider using food:

  • Using food during the puppy training phase.
  • How food can be used to help stop some behavioral issues.
  • How to correctly use food as a powerful distraction.

3. When you should NOT use food in dog training:

  • Why using food treats will NEVER replace good ‘ol dog psychology.
  • Using food treats is only part of the solution.
  • Not using treats wisely is dangerous (your dog will outwit you!).
  • Treats can actually encourage the behavioral issues you are trying to fix when not used properly.

4. Seeing treats and food through your dog’s eyes:

  • Not all pet food is created equal.
  • The “$1 million dollar pay cheque”.
  • My dog’s absolute favorite, top-shelf treat.

Finally, I’ll conclude this audio podcast with tons of dog training tips and tricks, all related to the use of food rewards, to help you and your dog get the most out of every yummy little morsel that they eat!

By the end of this podcast, you will see food in a completely different light and will understand what savvy dog trainers have learned: that food, when used correctly, is a very powerful tool.

Simply throwing a bowl of food down in front of your dog at dinnertime (without a second thought) will quickly become a thing of the past!

Doggy Dan is THE expert dog trainer and canine behaviorist from Auckland, New Zealand specializing in behavioral problems in dogs using positive reinforcement that is truly cruelty-free. His online dog training course is the only course endorsed by the SPCA, and it has helped hundreds of dogs and their owners successfully resolve behavior issues, strengthening the bond between dog and owner. To try Doggy Dan’s online training course for only $1, go to www.barfworld.com/doggydan.


ggggDoggy Dan is THE expert dog trainer and canine behaviorist from Auckland, New Zealand specializing in behavioral problems in dogs using positive reinforcement that is truly cruelty-free. His online dog training course is the only course endorsed by the SPCA, and it has helped hundreds of dogs and their owners successfully resolve behavior issues, strengthening the bond between dog and owner. To try Doggy Dan’s online training course for only $1, go to www.barfworld.com/doggydan.


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