Positive dog training means both you and your dog have a great time doing it and your dog gets trained. Sweet Pea, an adorable young beagle, demonstrates this perfectly. She is delighted to go to her bed – tail wagging. And she does go to bed. Aim for both in your training: joy and compliance.
Note: When I reward her I throw the treat on to the bed. Why? Because I want the bed to be the rewarding spot, not my hand. If I feed her from my hand, she will follow my hand. If I feed her from the bed, she will lie on the bed – wagging her tail, happily hoping for my return!
- Want more details about how to teach “Place” (“Go to Bed”)? Read here.
- Best beds for this exercise? Look here.
- Want some great treats for this task? Check out our extensive Training Treats listing at DogTreats-Info.com.
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