I have a 4 month old Akita/Shepherd puppy. She’s already very independent and very smart. However, she’s not all that interested in food, which is making it difficult to reward her during training. Are there any treats that are irresistible to dog? Any other ideas for rewards?
Not all dogs work for food. To some dogs, a favorite toy would be more important. Or a lot of praise from you, and a bit of play time. I’ve had a few dogs who don’t care much about food but will do anything for praise, or maybe a quick game with their ball. But if you’re doing training that you really want to use treats for, the one thing my dogs can’t resist is chicken or rabbit jerky – the meat is the only ingredient, so it’s also healthy!