I yanked this comment of Bob's out of another thread on food rewards as it related to my question...Tim, ALL the dog on our club with strong prey drive have excellent obedience for their tugs. It's as simple as witholding the reward until the correct exercise is offered.
How do you all reward with tug? I mean, specifically, how do you do it, how quickly do you do it, how long do you play tug, etc.?
I need to switch to something else as my dog does not get revved up by food if there are other distractions around, and my dog gets waaayyy to revved up by the ball to concentrate. But...one of the advantages of food reward is that it's fast. Fast to produce, fast to consume. A tug is harder to produce (yank out of a pocket) and harder to consume (because setting up the dog for a tug and letting them tug and outing them takes time). So can you all walk me through the steps you'd take to do a tug reward? I'll take film I can break down if necessary.