How To Train With Motivational Training
Play is a powerful motivator for a puppy or dog. However, constructive play is often ignored as a way to build an understanding between you and your dog.
Games can develop an enjoyment of learning. Directed play can instill a happy working attitude while your dog is learning the fundamentals of basic obedience commands.
At about twelve weeks of age, your dog is over the fear period and is ready to become actively involved in play training. At this time, he should be strongly attached to humans and highly motivated to participate in any activity involving them.
However, play is not formal training, and pressure or force must be avoided during play under all circumstances.