whats your dogs favorite treat?

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  1. champagne

    champagne New Member

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    Just wondering what treats everyones dog goes crazy about. I'm looking for some very motivational treats to hold my pups attention. He's 7 months old now and under very distracting situations I can't hold his attention nor will he even acknowledge that I have a treat.

    I've tried hotdogs---likes alot, but not enough
    dog treats----ditto above
    velvetta cheese----loves, but again not enough

    got any ideas what I could try?
     
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    gaddylovesdogs no touchy

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    My girls loooove liver treats, I got some in a roll-type a couple of weeks ago, sliced it into small pieces and they're great for training. They also love raw bones.
     
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    He eats treats that are made by his food--Natural Choice-- I know, I know... but it's the only decent food I can afford at this point. He likes those--but not enough.

    Cheese & Peanut Butter (not together)-- I believe he loves.

    That's it... but at Gaddy's advice I'm going to get some liver treats as soon as I can and try those out.
     
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    I have found that the liver really does work well for training. My girls absolutely love them - they'll slam their bottoms to the ground in .2 seconds when I say "sit," LOL and my neighbor's dog, whom I train, absolutely looooves liver treats (She's really picky and won't obey very well if I don't have them. I use a different brand for her than I do for the girlies though.)
     
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    Can't go wrong with liver treats! But maybe he's associating a treat with having to "work" and not just being loved on with a treat by his Daddy? FROSTY PAWS are always a fav and you can just sit out in the yard with him holding the cup and talk to him as he eats it... works for me!
     
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    Ostrich jerky has never failed me. I buy the natural kind at the dog shows and I use it as bait in the show ring. My dogs go insane for it and it's the most amazing texture...very soft and never dries out. My dogs LOVE it!! :p

    By the way, you don't always have to use a food treat for training. Some dogs perform and hold attention a lot better for a sqeaky toy etc. Give that a try as well. If you do, use a special toy that you only get out for training :D
     
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    Liver treats < peanut butter < hotdogs

    They get totally crazy over hotdogs.
     
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    champagne New Member

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    LOL nope. He gets treats not only when we obedience train but as well as playing around in the yard. (I try and save the best for the obedience stuff though).ex. when we are out for a walk in the park he is on his longline to play. He will come up and heel and I will tell him good heel and he gets a treat,he will by himself come running and sit right in front of me, whereas we do a trick and he gets a treat. In the yard we just goof off and sometimes hide the treats (which he loves).

    my problem is during distractions. oh and LOL im his grandma...helping my daughter who still lives at home raise him. He does though, because of her schedule spend alot of time with me.
     
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    champagne New Member

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    oh yeah where do you guys get these?

    thats what I need!! :) his sits are sooo slow sometimes
     
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    You can usually find them at almost every pet supply store, like PetSmart and Petco.
     
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    Peanut butter!!!! Brady LOVES peanut butter. He starts licking his chops the minute he sees the jar.
     
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    You all know the lengths Shiva will go to for peanut butter :eek:
     
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    I guess I could say my dogs pretty much like any kind of treats!
     
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    liver treats work for me!! i have tons of reciepes on how to make them instead of buying them, i usually make 2 (9x11 pans) and freeze them, they freeze great!! I also use "real meat, healthy gourmet dog treats) in venision and chicken, they are cut in little squares and are great for training treats.
     
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    I use kibble rationed from the dogs daily meal for nearly everything but huge distractions, or learning a particularily difficult excercise, then i use "chicken chunkers". They are small balls of chicken meat, perfect size for training and nice and smelly, like dogs enjoy!
    I will also use liver treats, cheese (not too much) and dried cat food. My dogs love cat food.
     
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    Both of my dogs LOVE bread (it's really weird, I think). They will fight eachother for the last piece. Abby absolutely LOVES cheese, though we don't give it to her very often, only on rare occasions. If we are using cheese for anything she'll come running over and sit really patiently for a piece. Also, when I'm training them I just use pieces of dry food out of their bowl. I feel kind of mean because they give me all their attention for this tiny bit of food, when they could so easily just get it from their bowl! :D

    They also love chicken, meaty bones and they adore pigs ears! (eww)
     
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    I don't know, my dogs really don't get a certain treat. I must be a bad horrible mommy :( They usually get a nibble of whatever someone's eating. They are well behaved without a treat. I will admit, they love the peanut butter though. And even that, they don't get much of. Oh, and Nora loves to pick up the bird's seeds that he sprays on the floor! (BAD BIRDIE! :) ) That's another forum though, lol.
     
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    These sound great! I need something for those huge distractions!

    I guess I'm off to petsmart this weekend to find some of those liver treats. It takes us about 45min to an hour to the nearest pet store. We have a small wal-mart and farm supply store but their selection doesn't include the real good stuff

    thanks guys
     
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    I have 2 chi's Baby and Mira. Baby love greenies and therasticks (they help he coat and breath). Mira has only been w/ us for 2 wks but last night she ate a greenie and seemed to love it. It took her about 15 min longer than Baby w/ both. She gobbles then up (that's why she doesn't get many treats).
    :D
     
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    my two love those peanut butter/chew stick lollypops
     

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