TIP #1: COME WHEN CALLED JACKPOT!
Find an extra yummy treat your dog has never had before but you think he will go crazy for (baby food, Cheez Whiz, liver paste) and hide it around the house. Once or twice a day when your dog is not expecting to be called, call him and reward him with the extra special treat.
TIP #2: DOES GIVING FOOD TO AGGRESSIVE OR SCARED DOGS MAKES THEM WORSE?
Many people think if you give treats when a dog is barking or growling out of fear or other aggressive reasons, you will reward aggressive behavior. Actually, if you change the underlying emotional state you’ll change the outward behavior.
- Dr. Sophia Yin
Jeff Dentler, CPDT-KA, IAABC-ADT, FFCP, CTDI