Problems With Greedy Dogs
The tastiest food treats may be too powerful to use as rewards for “wait” training food-obsessed dogs. The reward is so appealing that the food junkie just can’t “wait” and gets tempted forward by the aroma of the snack. This is where your hierarchy of food treats is useful. Avoid the most highly valued food treats and instead, use ones that your dog values less. For a minority of dogs, toys should be used rather than food treats during the initial stages of “wait” training.