Something to grin at, when you really just want to throw a brick at their heads...They firmly believe that participants are made to do this so that eventually they'll just stop and give up. That's so tempting because the bureaucracy and the paperwork is enormous - already.
Yup. And while he'd work without them, I always have some on hand, and reward him intermittently. Partly because he's not a working breed (putting it mildly), and partly because that makes him super happy, which makes me happy.Are your dogs motivated by treats?