Scientific Study Actually PROVES Dogs Prefer Praise to Food!

The following information appears on my "Method" page. However, given that the information is so important, I have repeated it here on my "Blog" page.     Scientific Study Actually PROVES Dogs Prefer Praise to Food!   When it comes to choosing between a treat or praise from their human parent, dogs prefer the latter, [...]

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 [...]

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. [...]