I believe that this Praise/Play reward training system induces our dogs to become attentive to their handler rather than be focused on food or gimmick responses. It creates a positive leadership role in the handler who understands how to use the dog’s natural instincts and innate desire to please.
This type of Praise/Play reward system has been used around the world and throughout history to obtain reliable results with disability assistance dogs, working dogs, and everyday family pets.
If you look back in history, our dogs were bred over hundreds of years to perform specific tasks for us to make our lives easier. A herding, hunting or retrieving dog was not given a treat every time it completed the desired task. We built healthy, working relationships with our dogs to work with us and for us.