My friend would like to know how to teach a dog to listen to his/her owner and how to get his/her attention. Her dog, Lotta, is naturally that kind of dog who often stares at her/his owner but Lotta doesn't listen. This is not only about training sessions: Lotta often concentrates on something else and behaves sometimes like no one has said anything and like she wouldn't "hear" anything like those dogs in this video: So, Lotta may not notice that one is saying something. She sometimes behaves by that way also when she is looking at my friend. Note: Lotta is not deaf although she behaves like she was. So, Lotta should learn to listen to her owner (not only verbal cues and it doesn't depend on how many times they are said). My friend has seen this tutorial: So, that is one idea. Someone else asked sometimes elsewhere for advice about this except her/his dog didn't look at her/his owner so much. Someone else adviced to reward the dog when s/he offers some attention to her/his owner. Should my friend also do what was suggested although Lotta already knows how to look at her? In a tutorial, about some different behavior the trainer is throwing treats to the dog. When the trainer pauses throwing the treats, the dog waits patiently them. My friend tried it in order to see how Lotta reacts. Lotta started to act silly and to beg the treats. My friend wasn't actually training Lotta. How do you prevent it from becoming begging so that the dog doesn't do it only to get treats? Does someone have also other ideas of how to teach the dog to focus and to listen to his/her owner? My friend means generally human speach.