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Looking for suggestions on training treats... I have used Zukes for a while but they aren't doing it anymore. Last time I brought them to class, she spit them out :rolleyes:

Cheese and hot dogs are her kryptonite - she will do ANYTHING for cheese and hot dogs. I don't want to use those all the time because I don't want them to lose their high value.

I bought THK Quickies to try but they haven't arrived yet. I'd like to have 3 or 4 different ones in rotation so she doesn't get sick of them.

What do you use, my friends? :)
 

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I use just about anything, Zukes, dehydrated liver( I have other dogs sticking their noses in my pocket for these), beef jerky, dehydrated chicken, cheese, hotdogs, cooked meats(for special training, mostly recall work), liverwurst. That's all I can think of right now.
 

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I use just about anything, Zukes, dehydrated liver( I have other dogs sticking their noses in my pocket for these), beef jerky, dehydrated chicken, cheese, hotdogs, cooked meats(for special training, mostly recall work), liverwurst. That's all I can think of right now.
Great ideas.

I'm trying to stick with pre-packaged treats for classes. I use the meats and cheeses at home but in class, I don't want my hands all sticky and slimy :eek:
 

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You can buy dehydrated lung, liver etc. That's what I used for Levi as a puppy, he loves it. It's totally dry so you can safety keep it in a pocket if you don't have a pouch handy.
The dehydrated liver can give your dog diarrhea if they have a ton though.

I also use cooked meat (very high value/expensive behaviours), Charlee Bears, Zukes (rarely, dogs aren't super crazy), hot dogs, cheese, peanut butter on a spoon...
 
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You can dry meat in the microwave. Cut it up small and then keep checking every minute or so. Dries up into hard little pieces. I do that when I'm being lazy. I also use a dehydrator.
 
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I'll use anything but the main ones are dried liver, dehydrated chicken breast, dry cat food, and Off Leash treats but those are a Canadian brand so I'm not sure how available they'd be for you. I also have other high value gross stuff but i try to stick to the above so my pockets dont end up stinking too bad..
 

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Looking for suggestions on training treats... I have used Zukes for a while but they aren't doing it anymore. Last time I brought them to class, she spit them out :rolleyes:

Cheese and hot dogs are her kryptonite - she will do ANYTHING for cheese and hot dogs. I don't want to use those all the time because I don't want them to lose their high value.

I bought THK Quickies to try but they haven't arrived yet. I'd like to have 3 or 4 different ones in rotation so she doesn't get sick of them.

What do you use, my friends? :)
pure bites has lots of different meats My dogs do anything for meat.
PureBites® Products For Dogs | Purebites.com
 

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Luckily my dogs aren't picky, the only things they don't really like to work for are very dry grainy treats. Chess has IBD, so I can only use her kibble or chicken purebites, and she works great for either.

Echo and Reese will work for just about anything, but I mainly use Zuke's Mini Naturals. They're decently healthy, very small and low cal, and a good price.
 

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I loved giving her Zukes but now she won't eat them haha

I ordered Charlee Bears, THK Quickies and Cloud Star Tricky Trainers.

I'm planning on rotating them so she (hopefully) doesn't get sick of them.
 

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Once I took about 10 things which I could use as a treat in the training. Then I made a hitlist which one my dog likes best (we had a funny time ;) ) and then I used them in this way. 5-6 for normal training, around 8 for training which is not so easy and 10 as the highlight for realy hard things.
On the list were things like; cheese, raw meat, crackers, sausage, normal food...

But at the moment I use a special sausage for dogs (without salt), it smells good, it is not as greasy as normal sausage and you dont have crumbs in all your pockets.
 
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