What are some ways you train your pets. Do you use a clicker or treats? Or do you just use praise or a mix of all three? Or do you have your own method? I use a spoon with peanut butter or wetfood packed into it. It has worked wonders. When they do what i want they get to lick the spoon a few times.
Mine are all super treat motivated, Sulah LOVES beef sticks(I don't know why) so we found these dog beef sticks at petco, she loves them. The boys will eat anything! lol We work on praise and treats mostly. Never got into clicker training. Mostly just consistancy(sp?)
we use a choke chain, check cord and an e-collar. my dogs are not food motivated when in the field and we do use timed praise as a reward but even that can have its limits with these guys. the best reward that they actually get is the birds themselves and being around them. usually, after the first bird is encountered in the field, food and sometimes even praise will be ignored. my dogs tend to be rather single minded in the field
food, food, and more food. i did use the clicker when training scout her tricks. i think i am going to go back to that with her agility training. it rewards them the instant they do it right so if you can't time your treat right they get rewarded anyway.