Nature-Based Discipline, Praise & Play Method™ vs. Treats

The following is a snippet from an article written by journalist, Judd Spicer.    Wanna get Don Sullivan growling? Mention those dog food companies and their treat-driven portion of an industry that saw Americans spend a whopping $60 billion on their pets in 2015. "People don't want to hear the connection between treat training and [...]

Is Your Dog a Fussy Eater?

QUESTION: My dogs are such fussy eaters that it’s driving me crazy. I used to use treats to train them before I found your training system, and I’d give them various food scraps as well. Now they’ve gotten to the stage where they won’t eat their meals unless I give it to them from my [...]

Feeding vs. Treating

  QUESTION: If giving them a treat is wrong, don't they view feeding them as the same thing?   DON SULLIVAN: No, the two can be differentiated as long as meal times take place by putting the food in a designated food bowl and making your dog wait for a decent amount of time (e.g. [...]