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Old 07-05-2014, 05:09 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Best Dog treats for Obedience

What are the best dog treats for engagement/obedience training with low food drive dogs?
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Old 07-05-2014, 06:03 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Re: Best Dog treats for Obedience

whatever the dog likes best
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Old 07-05-2014, 06:07 AM   #3 (permalink)
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whatever the dog likes best
Haha good answer. What are some of the best things to try out. My dog isn't even excited about smelly sausages.
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Old 07-05-2014, 06:47 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Re: Best Dog treats for Obedience

You have to experiment. What does your dog like? What does he get for treats normally?

I've had dogs go nuts for Rollover. A bit messy, but Satin Balls were pretty popular with my dogs.

My dogs will work for kibble, so tempting them isn't an issue. I try to have a mixed bag of treats when I train - usually kibble and one or two other things. I bake liver long and slow until it's like leather. Cut into bite size bits and freeze. I cut up wieners and microwave them for a few minutes until they are a bit dried out and more chewy.
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Old 07-05-2014, 07:46 AM   #5 (permalink)
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Re: Best Dog treats for Obedience

Is the dog normally a good eater?Is he healthy?Make sure he is not overweight,dogs in the USA are usually heavier than dogs in Europe.
What is the reason you want to use food?
the dog does not want to work for a toy?
A healthy hungry dog should work for food,only feed him while he is working and when you are done working feed him the rest of his meal.
It may take some experimenting what he likes best,animals have a preference in food just like people.
He may need an attitude adjustment,needs to understand nothing in life is free.
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Old 07-05-2014, 10:24 AM   #6 (permalink)
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Re: Best Dog treats for Obedience

Folks have used string cheese, Vienna sausages, deli meats, leftover trimming from cooked meats, cooked pig liver, etc. You have to troll around and see what the dog really likes. Mine didn't seem to like the dry-ish or high salts of some items. Finally hit on the german bologna (from walmart). they liked that over the stronger beef-based bologna. Even the low food drive dogs seem to perk up and go for it.
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Old 07-05-2014, 12:37 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Re: Best Dog treats for Obedience

If he has a low food drive, why are you trying to reward him with food?

Try a tug or a ball.

But, before you start working with him, either tie him up and "provoke" him with the tug/ball, or just have him around and tease him with it, but do not let him get hold of it

When the dog is crazy to get hold of the tug / ball, tuck it into your back waist band, or wherever he can't get at it and start working. Within a few seconds or so, if he works to your satisfaction, bring forward the tug/ball and let him have a bite at it - not too long. Repeat this a few times until you are satisfied that he is concentrating on you (ball/tug).
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Re: Best Dog treats for Obedience

I cut up hot dogs
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Old 07-05-2014, 06:55 PM   #9 (permalink)
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I use cooked hamburger. Never had a dog not like that.
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Old 07-05-2014, 10:52 PM   #10 (permalink)
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Liver dried in the oven with a touch of garlic powder.
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