Motivation is not something people associate with dogs. After all, there are no doggy motivational speakers. We just assume that our dogs want to do what we ask of them without considering things from their perspective. But what’s in it for them? Companionship? Adventure? Tasty snacks? Maybe nothing at all. The answer is more complex than you might think.
A transcript of the main text of How to Motivate Your Dog is available at the Life As A Human online magazine website. You can visit Life as a Human to find this and other articles.
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