Food is something every dog has every day. Unless they are ill, there should be no reason for our dogs to turn down any snacks we offer them. But many dog owners claim their dogs won’t work for them for food treats as a reward. How can this be? Dogs are scavengers by nature. Could it be something we humans are doing that puts them off sometimes?
There can be other reasons dogs won’t take food such as anxiety, distraction, or arousal. It’s best to make sure that a dog is within their tolerance for these things before attempting to train them or offer them food. Failing to do so could create more problems than it solves.
A transcript of the main text of Some Dogs Won’t Work For Food 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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