You’ve probably heard the advice from trainers. If you want your dog to pay attention to you, you have to be the most interesting person ever.
But what exactly does that mean?
Is it more than just carrying yummy treats? And what about dogs who aren’t food motivated?
What can we do to make ourselves irresistible to our dogs?
My Dog Can’t Resist Me When I…
squeak a toy hidden in my pocket every so often
wear Milkbone underwear
run away from her
duct tape squeakies to my feet
get out the clicker to teach her a new trick
howl like a wolf
point out interesting sights on a walk (like cats) she hasn’t noticed yet
wear dark clothing right before leaving the house
bring out her favorite ball
put the camera away after trying to catch her being cute
stuff my pockets with stinky treats
try to get work done quickly because I have a deadline
make excited, high-pitched sounds
roll in something rotten and stinky
wad up paper to toss into the recycling bin
take our usual walk first and scent mark a trail for her to follow (it’s best to do this before the sun comes up; why risk getting arrested for indecent exposure?)
pay attention to what she wants to do and go along with it
What Makes You Irresistible To Your Dog?
You might have noticed that I made some suggestions just to be funny. After all, I’d never put a spitty squeaky toy in my pocket. 😉
What’s on your list of things that your dog can’t resist about you?