Playing around in the barn last week, I quickly taught my gelding to play fetch. He really enjoyed finding the answers to what I wanted him to do...I am sure because of the treats he was getting...which is what my problem is!
He is a big treat mooch! How can I reward him with a treat, while avoiding the annoying behaviors that come along with it such as getting nosy looking for the treats, taking them quickly, lipping my hands?
Eventually, I would like for him to associate getting the correct response with a word/extra good scratch/clicker or something....but in the meantime he is kind of annoying!