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So I have been dragging the sled with Barca and he is doing good but I am trying to wrap my head around getting them to pull with drive. If all he does is drag weight without any reward other than praise What is in it for him? All my training is based out of rewards for the dogs. Obed, Sch, Agility, and anything else I use food or toys as the reward. So would I do the same with Barca? Do I let him know if he does what I want there is something in it for him? I know about not baiting the dog to pull but what about after his pull he goes to the truck or what ever and gets his toy. It just seems like he is pulling but without real drive behind it. I guess I am just confused on why he would try do hard if there was nothing in it other than praise. Or maybe he would pull harder if he knew there was a reward. Any thoughts?