I see a lot of your method revolves around the basis that dogs do what's in their best interest. My question is, is it conditioning that makes this method work? Ex) I'm teaching Roxy to come. Everytime she comes she gets a treat and verbal praise. I start phasing out the treat. Is it conditioning that keeps her coming to me? Or what if she decides that the verbal praise is not necessarily in her best interest? I've been thinking about this a lot during training, and this is a question that came to mind. What happens when I start fading out what could be the only factor on which she's deciding complying is in her best interests?