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There is such a deluge of dog training information online, it's almost impossible to know what to believe! The truth is, animal behavior has been studied as a scientific discipline because it is objectively measurable: you can quantify behavior and leverage statistical...

You didn't hear it from us, but it's true: sometimes... treats are NOT the best rewards for our dogs! Actually, this is a key insight in being successful with force, pain, and fear-free training methods.

Often starting in adolescence, well-trained puppies who previously...

A big advantage of all our flavors being newly available in strips is that they're easier than ever to cut or tear into bite-sized training treats! To celebrate, we'll be letting you know how you can use your Love the Dog treats in training to get the behaviors - and r...

Training Behaviors: "Operant Conditioning"

In our last post on classical conditioning, we talked about "training" dogs' emotions. Now let's talk about the other process by which dogs learn: operant conditioning. In operant conditioning, dogs do not learn by association,...