A bribe is offered before the behavior occurs. this happens with the
recall command. The dog does not come so the owner shakes a box of dog cookies to try and bribe the dog into coming back.
A reward is used AFTER the behavior occurs. The dog comes when called and THEN we give the treat.
It is a small, subtle difference but the mistake that is often made
with treats is that they are used as bribes.
Once you start using treats as rewards, you’ll get better results. For the recall command, you need to set your dog up to be successful so you CAN reward instead of bribe.
Re-call commands are taught in everyone of my classes, it is a command that can save your dog’s life.
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