With positive reinforcement training, we reward the behaviors we want repeated and ignore or redirect the behaviors we don't like. Rewards should be something your dog loves which is usually food or treats. Rewards can also be activities your dog enjoys such as chasing a ball, going for a walk or car ride, playing fetch or tug, or being petted by their favorite person,
Positive trainers initially use food when training a new behavior because it easily allows quick repetition of the cues you are trying to teach. It's a lot easier and less time consuming to reward a dog for sitting with a food treat as opposed to tossing a ball for a game of fetch five times.
But what if your dog isn't food motivated?