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How to Bring Back the Food Motivation. Presented by Yvette Van Veen

  • Wednesday, July 24, 2019
  • 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM (EDT)
  • Live Webinar


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Presented by Yvette Van Veen

CEUs: PPAB 1.5

How to Bring Back the Food Motivation -

In the not so food motivated dog

Bring out the foodie in the food snubbing dog. Learn many reasons why dogs turn off food, and what you can do about it.


  • Food as a primary reinforcer - it’s an excellent motivator
  • Dogs are scavengers.  They eat all sorts of nasty things…so why would they turn away from chicken?
  • Is there a “not motivated by food” dog?
  • Learn the many - many reasons why dogs snub food.
  • Learn how not to turn dogs off food.
  • Learn strategies that bring back the foodie.
  • Supplementation (positive reinforcement) versus deprivation.  No you don’t need to starve a dog.
  • Why is it important to pay attention to a dog’s desire to eat.

About The Presenter

Yvette Van Veen has two decades of experience training dogs, lives and works in London Ontario. She offers both group and private sessions. She has worked extensively with formerly feral dogs. Yvette’s writing has been a long-standing feature in Ontario’s newspapers, currently appearing in the Toronto Star.  Her life is shared with her son Jordan, her formerly feral dog, “Kipper the ex-crotch ripper”, border collie, “Karma” and Icarus the cat. You can reach Yvette at info@awesomedogs.ca or follow her at:  https://www.facebook.com/londondogtrainer/

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