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10/6/09 3:53 A

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Thanks so much to Everyone for all your suggestions. I just didn't have any idea what I could give her for treats that would be good for her and not be super high in calories.

Thanks Again Your Suggestions are Much Appreciated!

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10/6/09 12:26 A

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At 8 weeks, she is not going to have much of an attention span for anything!

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10/5/09 7:51 P

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Trained her with treats and verbal commands.

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10/5/09 7:30 P

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High reward treats = cheese string or chicken hot dogs

Training treat = either dry kibble or cookies (Iams puppy cookies, break really easily)

Dry cookies we use either the Iams puppy cookies (you can break them into about 6 pieces) or the Iams less active (it has glucosamine in them), which helps with senior dogs who aren't as active, or for weight control, or for joint maintenance.

With puppies we use something that has a lot of odor, this will help get the puppies attention

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10/5/09 7:03 P

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Just curious what do you all use for treats?

I have an 8 week old Lab/Boxer Mix. She seems to have such a short attention span, that it seems hard to train her to do anything. Any suggestions?

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10/5/09 5:04 P

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I have 2 dogs and I use treats, hand signals and positive reinforcements. They both know that they must sit & wait for their food(which is so funny because if I make them wait for a while, they start drooling). emoticon

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10/5/09 11:35 A

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I use treats, voice commands and hand signals. Jack has to "work" for almost everything he likes to do. He must sit or down for meals. He must give me the ball. I don't pick it up off the ground for him I hold my hand out to the side and he puts the ball into it and the I throw it for him. If he wants me to pet him he has to sit quite and wait for me to "see" him.

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10/5/09 7:19 A

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After taking one older puppy to traning, I learned that I had pretty much been doing the same thing.
Hand, firm and reward.

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10/5/09 4:34 A

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I guess training is a good part of the time spent with mine too. No matter what, it seems that I am always reinforcing something. Mostly I reward with praise, and sometimes food. Or sometimes an activity that they want to do is the reward. I have trained mine to respond to hand signals as well, although my GSD was much better at it and knew more commands than my current pack.

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10/4/09 7:35 P

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Our three all do competitive obedience, we use treats or hand signals.

To get their "breakfast" (which is dinner time around here for us) they must sit, or lay down and "wait" until they food is put down, and we give them their release word so they can eat.

We use various things for treats, however if its a high reward, they get cheese (like if I am teaching Phoenix is scent articles for scent discrimination).

We do individual training sessions usually with the other 2 outside, or penned up so we can focus on the individual dog.

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10/4/09 5:26 P

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I had a German Shepherd that I trained with hand signals.She was easy to train. Now I have 2 pits; one is very treat oriented, she will do anything for a treat so is very easy to train, the male loves to play with is ball so that is his reward for learning. For recall in the woods or field I use a whistle or just clap my hands. All my dogs have come to me by me clapping my hands. I always go for positive reinforcement and repitition. It also helps to have a good bond with your dog.

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I have 3 dogs and have them enrolled in Rally and Agility. During the week, there are no free lunches. They have to sit or down or something and then wait before they can eat. This is the only time I can train all at one time. I use positive reinforcement with treats. I've found it gets much better results.

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10/4/09 4:37 P

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What kind of training do you use with your dog(s)? Do you use a collar, remote, hand signals? Do you use treats? If you have more than one dog have you found you need to use different kinds of training for each? How much time do you put into training?

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