Training with a Food Obsessed Dog
so curious if any of you guys have had experience with especially food obsessive dogs. I mean when trying to train they are barely learning because all they are focussing on and getting worked up about is the treats that you have in your hand/pocket.
what solution would you use? is some compulsion training the way to go? (i.e. putting them in a drop/sit etc then rewarding) or something I haven't quite thought of yet?
I have tried to get my boy to focus on me (by teaching him the focus exercise i.e. looking at me rather than the treat when I call his name) but the second I move my hands he is searching for the treats. and if I accidently drop one he will be focussed on getting all the crumbs before listening to me again.
It can get tiring and frustrating and I am usually a very patient person. I'm just not sure whether there is another training method that would work better.
.... I'm doing clicker training at the moment which worked beautifully with my other two girls but my boy is just a little different.
any help would be great thanks guys
"In order to really enjoy a dog, one doesn't merely try to train him to be semihuman. The point of it is to open oneself to the possibility of becoming partly a dog." - Edward Hoagland