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Best treats when training?

Postby sparkplug » Mon May 19, 2008 11:09 pm

Hi all!

What's the best treats while training at class at petsmart? I've been using turkey hot dogs and carrots cut into tiny tiny pieces.

My girl loves them but wanted to see what was recommend. I have some chicken breast in the freezer I was thinking about cooking up for her during class but prefer something I can do quickly.

What about treats from petsmart? What's best?

Thanks!!!


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Postby N2K » Mon May 19, 2008 11:49 pm

Our trainer uses Pup-Peroni, and Petsmart doesn't even sell that. lol

I found a 1lbs bag at Target, the treats have a strong smell and are soft. It can be torn to different sizes, depending on the exercise.

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Postby Wesam » Tue May 20, 2008 1:01 am

Benny Bully!

They are loved by every dog I've introduced them too.

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Postby hwillm1977 » Tue May 20, 2008 1:10 am

We used their regular kibble soaked in beef or chicken broth for not-to-distracting situations... but kept a bag of cooked hamburger treats (hamburger, wheat flour, pumpkin, cooked into a cake and cut up), and some freeze dried liver for more distracting situations.

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Postby ZiggysMom » Tue May 20, 2008 2:14 am

Bil-Jac liver treats are my favorite. They're easy to handle and not greasy like using actual meat, but the dogs love them so they count for much higher value than a kibble. They come in a "small dog" size now (yay! Ask and ye shall receive!) that is about the same size as a kibble and makes a perfect tidbit that doesn't need to be cut up like sausage or pup-peroni.

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Postby badkittyamy » Tue May 20, 2008 10:30 am

hot dogs or cheese the cheapest you can find. I have never found a commercial dog treat a dog like better than a simple piece of meat.

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Postby Pitstorm » Tue May 20, 2008 11:50 am

Benny Bully!

They are loved by every dog I've introduced them too.


I said that until I got Storm...first dog to turn her nose up at the benny bullies and most other liver products... :crazy:

I use real meat diced or from the pet store anything that is soft and small. I don't want the dog to have to stop and pay attention to crunching/chewing up the treat during training. Usually the Natural Balance logs can be cut up to real small pieces or the zukes mini naturals are nice too.

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Postby ZiggysMom » Tue May 20, 2008 3:35 pm

I know Ziggy would prefer I use real meat or cheese! My biggest objection to that is that I get greasy fingers, and the cheese tends to get sort of gooey if it's hot out. My treat choice is more of a convenience for me (Ziggy says I'm selfish)

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Postby Sarah » Tue May 20, 2008 3:52 pm

I use hot dogs, etc, but my dogs favorite training treats are these:
Mmm, fish & venison!

They like the other flavors too, but are big fans of fish, plus I like that variety because I can usually give them to other people's dogs... very few dogs are sensitive to fish or venison.

They are dry, store anywhere (I keep mine in the fridge for safety, but they can equally be kept in a training bag if you don't do something stupid like leave it where your dog can get it), break down into smaller pieces if you want to extend the reward, and are very healthy. They also are okay to put into your own mouth if you want, the flavor combination sounds a bit nasty, but since they are dried, you can't really taste it if you just hold them there.

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Postby lipshipsattitude » Tue May 20, 2008 4:36 pm

No doubt-hands down, freeze dried liver treats are the best.

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Postby InBearsMemory » Tue May 20, 2008 4:42 pm

We usually use diced up hot dogs which work very well. I also make my own treats by dicing up a beefsteak and throwing the pieces on a baking sheet in the oven and drying them out over the period of up to two hours. The dogs go crazy for those!

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Postby sparkplug » Tue May 20, 2008 4:56 pm

WOW! Thanks all for the responses! :headbang:

The pup and I went shopping tonight and I got these:

100% Freeze Dried Liver Treats by Gimborn



http://reviews.petsmart.com/4830/2754839/reviews.htm

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Postby 01momogti » Wed May 21, 2008 6:59 am

Now this may sound strange, but at least it is free.........ice.......my bella loves it, and whenever she does something good, she gets a piece of ice.....try it

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Postby lovek9s » Sat May 24, 2008 10:47 am

We started using Cheerios (honey nut flavor) and she loves them. I wanted to find something tiny but motivating and it works.


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