11. Bribe With Treats
There’s a difference between rewarding your dog with a treat and bribing them with one. During the puppy phase, giving your dog training treats when they listen to a command is a beautiful way to reinforce positive behavior.
However, it would be best if you tried rewarding them in other ways as well. Try giving your fuzzy buddy some belly rubs and love instead. By doing this, your pup won’t always associate good behavior with food. For instance, an important command is “come here.” This is essential for situations that could be dangerous for the dog. If they run out of the house near the street and don’t know how to “come here,” then they’re more likely to get hit by a car or get lost. But, if they only respond when you’re holding a treat, and you don’t have one handy, then they’re in trouble.
So, using food is an excellent method of training, but make sure to switch it up with other techniques as well.