Training with Mike Lardy Volume 1, 2nd Ed., page 3 from the October/November 1995 RTJ, "...though formal ob will come later, ...He can even learn simple casting games on the kitchen floor. Food rewards (like hot dog pieces) are appropriate...".
Also, page 5 of the same article Mr. Lardy provides "Mike's OB Thoughts for Today"..."...the distinction between the early stages of training of OB using treats, other forms of praise, and gentle persuasion, and the more formal stage can be quite blurred."
Good enough for me.
To me, the 2nd Edition of these articles is worth it just for the "Thoughts for Today" that Mr. Lardy provides.
Not saying one should not praise their dogs, I sure do, have a box of biscuits in the truck all the time, but when it is business, there are no clickers, weenies, or taped episodes of "The View" on the truck.
"Don't tell me about your friend who thinks choke collars, heeling sticks, and electronic collars are cruel and unnecessary, so he uses weenies. He probably doesn't hunt, or else he has a dog that doesn't share our passion for October and all the birds that go it it", (Lardy, 2013, p. 4).
Lardy, M. (2013). Basic Obediance. Training with Mike Lardy, 2, 4.
"This ain't Burger King, you don't get it your way"
Backwater's Ole' Crow Medicine Show SH "Raven" BLF 7/26/11 (NFC FC AFC Hunter's Run Boo Boo x AFC Beat The Rush)
Backwater's Gun Powder 'N' Lead "Trigger" BLF 6/30/12 ( FC AFC CJ's Mister T x FC Queen Winhelmina of the Netherlands)
Backwater's Biker Trash "Scooter" BLM 9/6/2013 (FC AFC Nick of Time Lone Ranger x Good Ideas Windy Retreezer QAA)
Let's get back to "the day the music died."