I want to note that when I trained with Katrin a very familiar refrain was, “Give your dog a cookie!” I would say people do it about 50% of the time – even with the verbal prompt! People get so hung up on running the course/finishing the course, when they should be breaking it into pieces and celebrating the small successes. The biggest change in my rewarding, that happened when I started training with Kathleen, is that I now rarely reward from my hand. I always throw treats away from my hand or toss Ike’s cheese container. This really gets Ike going. He loves food and being a terrier he loves chasing things. Combine the two, food and chasing, and you have a very happy Schnauzer!
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