With training my new 10 week Aussie, I'm going to go through MANY treats. I need something healthy that they like and that they wont get sick or effects them in a negitive way.
I just get a bag of dry dog food and everytime it get a trick right, I feed it one piece. Its a good solution because they like the food and its safe for them to eat alot of it
just use plain old dog kibble! the kind your dog eats. I train guide dogs and thats what we use. Dogs will do anything for any type of food!
Go to the pet store and buy one of the training treats that they sell. They are usually small and tasty and hard enough to keep in your pocket.. There are several different types. I know one training facility that uses tiny bits of hot dogs that they keep in a little pack attached to their belt. You can buy the packs for treats at pet stores also..
I trained my dog using Nutro Natural Choice Training Bits. They're medium-sized beef flavored rippable squares. The flavor in them is strong enough that the dog gets satisfaction of just getting a small piece of it. We didn't have to give her more than two or 3 per session.
I used just dry food kibbles for clicker training for my Aussie, but he also really likes the Solid Gold "Tiny Tots" jerky treats- they are small, but for a puppy you should probably break them in half. They are a soft treat, so she won't be distracted by chewing something crunchy.
i use puperonies my dog loves them and you can break off a little piece of each stick every time u want to reward your dog
nutro makes a new treat, they come in blueberry, apple and carrot flavor. they are small and crunchy. dogs love the blueberry ones, apple comes in second, and i havent heard much about the carrot flavor. and they are healthy for them. i know that petsmart sells them cause i buy the apple and blueberry for my dog. best thing, also if your puppy will eat it, you can cut an apple into small cubes and use that as a reward. that way its a healthy snack that they enjoy and is good for them at the same time. good luck and happy training
What i used to train my puppy was her regular food. it works good. The milkbone small little training treats work well too, and there small enough so they dont get sick or anything from them.
It doesn't really matter what you use. I have a preference for Benny Bullies as they are just dehydrated liver and not filled with chemicals and are not slimey in my hand.
My concern is more about using too many. If you are worried that they'd get sick from eating so many, you might be using food as an initiative too often. Remember that if you normally feed say a cup of food a day, to decrease the amount of food to reflect the amount of treats given.