Dogs, like kids, have distinctive characteristics. Iris is the first dog I've had who is not motivated by food. Oh, don't get me wrong: she LOVES food. But she doesn't beg for it. To watch her behavior, you would think she didn't care about food at all. I give you this little video, in which I feed Iris some Fritos.
Notice, she was very nonchalant, acting as though she didn't care whether anyone gave her a Frito.
She is, however, very motivated by toys. Especially by any sort of ball. Now please forgive me for showing so much leg in the following video, but I had my shorty-shorts on that I only wear around home. And if I had to change clothes for every video I make, I wouldn't make many videos. Also forgive me for the fact that the vacuum sweeper is in the picture; hey, at least I USE it sometimes.
If you're wondering what I was watching on TV in the first part of this video, it was "In Plain Sight". Pretty good show, I think. Iris, on the other hand, thinks they need to get a dog or cat signed on to make it more interesting.