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    Default Re: training without treats

    What about using a favorite toy? It's a bit easier to do with some commands then others, but with Betty, we get her to sit for her toy, then throw it for her after she does it correctly, same with leave it, paw, etc.
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    Quote Originally Posted by penguinspam View Post
    What about using a favorite toy? It's a bit easier to do with some commands then others, but with Betty, we get her to sit for her toy, then throw it for her after she does it correctly, same with leave it, paw, etc.
    Exactly what i was about to suggest. Working dogs are mainly trained not with treats but with toys and play. I also use toy as a reward because Bifi is more play motivated than food motivated. He won't drop a ball that he stole from another dog no matter how delicious the food is, unless i show him a more interesting toy than what he is holding.

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    These are all great suggestions--we use a clicker, but only with treats--I have great ideas from this--thank you all. I am beginning to see hope again.
    Fritthy

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    @Frith
    When Castor went to puppy class, one of the dog owners used a treat that looked like a deo stick, and instead of getting a treat the pup got to lick at it. I've no idea whether this product is good or not but it looked something like this.


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    I will have to look for that. Thank you.
    Fritthy

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