Discussion in 'Dog Food and Recipes' started by banzai75x, May 31, 2005.
Any rec's on good healthy treats that I could use for training a small King charles cavalier?
I like using tiny peices of boiled liver as it has a wonderful smell. I have used peices of boiled chicken, beef etc. any kind of meat is great. Then I put it in a baggy so it doesnt get all over me. I carry a waste purse so its easy to get to. I found that once the dog learn where the treats are they stay focused on your waist purse I also don't mind putting peices of steamed meat in my own mouth when training "look at me". And if I get hungry half way through training I can share my dogs treats
Liver is very inexpensive. I can get a liver for .99 cents canadian and have enough small treats for 4 training sessions.
Little pieces of boneless, cooked chicken are good, and Charlee Bear has good bite-size treats.
small (pea sized) pieces of hot dogs, mild cheese, any cut of beef (also heart or liver) or chicken breast baked until done and chilled overnight (makes it a lot easier to cut), "fish fudge" (pureed canned salmon, mackerel or sardines mixed with enough corn meal and an egg to make a thick batter, then baked on a well oiled cookie sheet until done)...
the possibilities are endless, but of course you'll have to find out what motivates your dog. one treat may be accepted ok but won't do much in a high-distraction environment.