Dogs Are Always Food Motivated – They Need It for Survival – It’s our role to figure out what works best in different situations!

Dogs Are Always Food Motivated – They Need It for Survival – It’s our role to figure out what works best in different situations!


December 1, 2022    
9:00 am - 10:30 am


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A Food Motivated Dog!

Who Is This Webinar For? Dog Trainers Pet Sitters, Dog Walkers, Groomers, Day Care Operators, and Pet Guardians will all benefit from this webinar event.

Are you worried that your dog isn’t food motivated and that you won’t be able to use food in their training sessions?  Are you a pet professional? If so, you will no doubt have heard this question, “How can I train a dog that isn’t food motivated?”  

In this not to be missed presentation, we will immerse ourselves into the topic of food motivation, increasing our understanding of why some dogs are indifferent to food during their training sessions, and discuss a variety of solutions!  

The presentation includes invaluable information on everything from mealtimes to strategies for treat deliver; from Motivating Operations to an individual dog’s Hierarchy of Rewards; from the importance of reciprocal focus to unrealistic expectations; from how we sometimes inadvertently reduce the ‘value’ of a reinforcement consequence to strategies that will increase its value instead… We will even delve into some imaginative feeding ideas that will provide additional mental and physical enrichment, not just in training sessions, but also in the dog’s daily life! 

The webinar is essential viewing for all pet professionals and pet dog guardians! 

Learning Objectives:

  • Recognize ten key reasons a dog may not be interested in ‘working’ for food treats 
  • Understand the impact the delivery method has on the reinforcement consequence’s ‘value’ 
  • Learn how to categorize a dog’s individual preference into their personal Hierarchy of Rewards 
  • Increase your understanding of motivating operations 
  • Understand how emotional responses also motivates operants  


Louise Stapleton-Frappell B.A. Hons. PCBC-A. PCT-A. CAP3. CTDI. CWRI. DN-FSG2. DN-CPCT2. FFCP.

Louise’s experience, her background as a teacher and her impressive pet industry credentials means she is uniquely qualified to share her skills and knowledge with both the public and pet industry professionals. The creator of the DogNostics’ Dog Trainer Certification Program, Louise has presented at conferences internationally and has gained a reputation for expertly teaching and training humans and canines at her own establishment, The DogSmith of Estepona, in Southern Spain.

Louise has published numerous articles on dog training and dog behavior and is also the published co-author of the following titles, A Lexicon of Practical Terms for Pet Trainers and Behavior Consultants and Pet Training and Behavior Consulting: A Model for Raising the Bar to Protect Professionals, Pets and Their People.



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