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Old 02-17-2018, 05:24 PM
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Smile Sure, @rotten!

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here's one version of a commercial lickable treat -

https://www.amazon.com/leanlix-Run-Frank-Treat-1-25/dp/B00ENM3G6Q

Lickety Stik is another brand -

https://www.amazon.com/PetSafe-Licke...ews/B005CUU25G


Here are 3-oz Toobs of food-safe silicone to fill with homemade lickables -

https://www.amazon.com/Humangear-GoT.../dp/B002VS8H3G



refillable baby-food pouches
[no BPA, no phthalates]


there are other brand-names - i like HumanGear's 100% food-grade silicone best, myself.

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Old 02-17-2018, 05:34 PM
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You could also try feeding him treats from the palm of your hand flat, like you'd feed a horse a treat. Horses have a blind spot directly in front of their faces because of how their eyes are set in their heads. They need better peripheral vision to be able to flee from predators.
Feeding treats this way worked for some particularly sharky dogs in the local dog park. Or I just throw treats at them and train them to catch them.
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Arrow homemade or partially-homemade lickables

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@rotten -

here is one of the many "powdered P'nut butter' brands, currently on the market -
https://www.iherb.com/pr/Betty-Lou-s...oz-180-g/62915

Not all are organic, but all have the fats greatly reduced; some are sweetened, some are not, some are salted, some are not.
[I prefer no salt added, unsweetened, organic.]



This is about low-fat cream cheese -
Low-Fat Cream Cheese Compared to Regular | Healthy Eating | SF Gate

Again, there are many brands; it's also possible to make yer own, using store-bought or homemade yogurt-

Yogurt Cheese Recipe - Allrecipes.com

DO NOT use yogurt that lists "gelatin" as an ingredient; it won't drain & become firmer.
I've used fat-free Greek yogurt, & low-fat plain yogurt, as my base - both came out yummy.

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Thanks heaps! Just seen the human grade squeezable type. Will go back to town n grab it. Never seen th0e peanut butter powder product. Checked the peanut butter i have and no salt or sugar or sweeteners. May give that a go as high value tube.
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Arrow other squeezable treats

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PB is extremely high-fat - which is why i cut it, by mixing half PB & 1/2 low-fat cream cheese.
Also, dogs can get the PB jammed onto their hard palates & gag, trying to get the glob off - dogs who are prone to this do it over & over, it gets vacuum-sealed onto the roof of the mouth, & can't be easily removed, & the poor dog can be frantic...
a month later, offer that dog PB, & there's a 60% chance it will happen again.
Maybe it's anatomy, i dunno.


I also use low-fat cream cheese + fish as a squeezable goody -
2 parts crm-chz to 1 part fish, it might be canned [jack mackerel, salmon, tuna, sardines...] or pouch-packed.

I often freeze the bulk of it in ziplocks, defrost 1 at a time, & fill one toob. The bag goes back in the 'frig; after a session, either wipe the cap well, then squeeze out a dab & wipe it again, or remove the cap & wash it, then replace it.
That keeps bacteria from the dog's mouth from multiplying in the toob.

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Thank you all so
Much for the ideas and all the links to
Goodies!

Hes so hard to train, malformed brain and all. Were talking about a dog that gets lost inside the house, walks into things consistently and just has zero spatial understanding. You throw a treat at him and it takes him 3 good minutes to find it right under his chin. ?
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A friend of mine has taught a dog to take food nicely from the hand by pinching the treat in an aluminum finger splint, lol. Also have heard of someone teaching this by using chopsticks to hold one grain of rice at a time, practiced during tv. Of course the hard part is when they are excited and all the great practice goes out the window! Takes a lot of work...
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What I did for this with my dog was teach her the command "gentle". I would rub a certain high value treat, a paste or coconut oil/peanut butter, on the back of my hand. At first my dog would lick/nip, but I'd pull my hand away. I would then try again, I say "gentle" and repeat until I would only receive a lick. Once you receive a lick, click and give the treat. When your dog learns "gentle", try giving treats in an open palm with only your thumb holding the treat down. Repeat the process above for any nipping/biting until your dog understands to take the reward gently. You can try this with any way you are comfortable holding and giving your dog a treat.
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