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Dogs continue to do behaviors that reward them and this does not mean they get a food reward, but are rewarded by something you do, sometimes without knowing it. If the dog paws you and you pet her or talk to her that is a reward. In some cases even a negative gesture can be a reward for a dog. For example, a dog , especially a pup, may grab hold of an owners shirt and pull, the owner pushes the dog off, this is then seen as a game to the dog and he likes it so he repeats the behavior.