Originally Posted by the_discowhore View Post
Would you suggest I skip meals to get her more focused on getting EVERY food drop, and therefore will keep her head down better? I'm not after SchH precision tracking, but I do want her to get around a track losing as few marks as possible!
I include training food in my dog's daily food intake. When I train at the club, the dogs don't get their morning meal...so they get food from the track and also from obedience that day. Then I give them a small meal in the evening when we get home. When I train on my own I always work with them in the evening so they get their morning meal and then if I track or do obedience later they don't get an evening meal. I never do obedience or tracking with food if they have eaten within the last few hours. I know for my dogs, the hungrier they are, the better their motivation!