Volt and Our Other Animals’ Food

From the day Volt arrived in our house, he has been taught that the food in the cats and dogs’ bowls is off limits.
We use positive reinforcement, and each time he went near the food I’d say “no” and reward him with praise when he walked away.
An important part of guide-dog training is teaching the dog that just because its on the floor doesn’t mean its his. Human food that falls off the kitchen counter for example, and the rubbish bin is also off limits and we’re using the same training principals to teach him this.

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About Angel

We have 4 cats who live exclusively indoors, we have 4 dogs live mostly inside, and we are Guide Dog puppy raisers for SA Guide-Dogs!

Posted on January 12, 2012, in GDApupVolt, puppies, puppy raising, puppy walking, SA Guide-dogs, training. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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