What does motivate dogs stronger – food or play? Until 7 months old puppies are more motivated by food than play, after this growth stage – play wins. So get into a habit of playing with your dog, be challenging but also allow your pup to win against you.
Teach your dog that you are more fun than just obedience training. Later in life, your dog will often need to make a decision “abandon my cool, energetic, playful dog friends or come to my owner and go to a boring home”. Prove your dog you can be more fun!