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12-24-2012, 09:02 AM
Location: Pittsburgh Pennsylvania
Dogs Name: Chevy
Titles: he has a champion bloodline
Dogs Age: 8 weeks
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I have a Pup right now and have watched my farther for my whole life with dogs use American cheese just rip smalll pieces. He will love it.
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12-24-2012, 10:15 AM
Location: Watford, England
Dogs Name: Ceasar the risk taker
Dogs Age: DOB 14/07/2012
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i use Wagg, probably cant get them over the pond though, they are little bone shaped natural treats, but i break them in half so they are smaller.
Ive read hotdog a million times though and they are well cheap so id go with them, i am going to start doing some tracking with Caes when its not all wet and cold and i will probably use hotdog for that!
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12-24-2012, 10:19 AM
Dogs Name: Kip, Capri
Titles: Kip Mr. Behavior; Capri Mis-Behavior, DS#15
Dogs Age: 9 years--Dec. 15, 2005, 6 years--Dec. 14, 2008
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I use the Natural Balance dog food that comes in rolls (refrigerate after opening).
It's easily sliced and then cut into as small a piece as you want; you can break a chunk into smaller pieces with your fingers and yet it doesn't crumble excessively.
My dogs love it, and because it is designed to be eaten as a stand-alone dog food, I feel like it's at least fairly nutritious for them--better than most foods packaged as "dog treats", anyway.
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12-24-2012, 10:40 AM
Dogs Name: Enid, Jill, Lana
Dogs Age: 7-4-04, 3-16-11, 5-11-12
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I use a variety since you want to keep them interested and not bored:
- freeze dried liver cut into 1/2" squares (put them in a bag with something moist and then you can cut them the next day)
- String cheese cut into thin cross-sections
- Mini zukes (salmon)
- Lakse Kronch
- Ziwi Peak - buy the regular "Daily-Dog Cuisine food" - same as treats but cheaper
- Charlee Bears
- Costco's Yummy Chummies
- Cooked Liver cut into thin slices (I freeze it in small bags)
I don't like hotdogs because of all the additives and that's also why I don't use the food logs. Anything moist that can stay unrefrigerated is out - I try
to feed human grade food to my dogs
I need treats that are easy to swallow and easy to see on dirt or black mats
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12-24-2012, 10:59 AM
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Dogs Name: Tucker (Lab), Alice (Dobe)
Titles: Tucker: CDX, CRACL, CGN
Dogs Age: (b)2009, (b)2011
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I use cooked chicken or turkey or cheese most of the time. When I buy treats they are Zuke's or Mighty Wolf.
Your girl may like to work for a game of tug as well
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12-24-2012, 01:56 PM
Dogs Name: Richter (Glengate's Mountain Fortress CA WAC); RIP Shanoa & Simon
Titles: CA, WAC
Dogs Age: d.o.b. 7/13/2012
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Tons of good suggestions. I personally like to use boiled chicken as a high value treat - both of my dogs really love it. For Shanoa, I also use freeze dried green tripe, deli meat, cheese, basically anything she really likes. You have to figure out what your dog goes nuts for. Some dogs actually like play/toys more than treats...if that's your dog, you'll want to incorporate that as a reward.
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What you do makes a difference, and you have to decide what kind of difference you want to make.”
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12-25-2012, 01:22 PM
Dogs Name: Elka
Dogs Age: DOB 5-16-09
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Different treats work well for different dogs. Also, different locations. At home, Elka will work for carrots or cut up apple; on a walk, the ante needs to be upped to hot dogs, or cheese, or pepperoni (the turkey kind is lower fat).
Originally Posted by KevinK
You have some good advice, just wanted to add don't limit yourself to treats. For many dogs, a toy or something besides a treat is what's best.
12-25-2012, 04:12 PM
Location: Southeast Texas
Dogs Name: Ilka (Mutt), Leo (GSD); Lily (Pittie)
Titles: Ilka- AKC BN RE CA CGC; Leo-UKC CA; Lily- not yet, but give us time
Dogs Age: Ilka 5; Leo 3; Lily puppy; Lucky 2000-2014
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I've used Charlee Bear treats (crunchy) the Natural Balance rolls, Fresh Pet (?) rolls, freeze dried liver, Pet Botanics treats, and lots of other little or easily broken up treats. If I'm going to be spitting treats, though, I only use stuff that I would eat myself, which means hot dogs and cheese. Ilka just LOVES
string cheese. If I could only take it in the ring with me, she'd be a strong contender for HIT
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12-25-2012, 05:52 PM
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Location: Lancaster, PA
Dogs Name: Rebholzer Chasing the Moon "Creed", RIP Skoll
Dogs Age: 04/12/2014
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Skoll goes NUTS for hot dogs! Anything smelly and soft gets him drooling.
Thirding a response to not limit yourself to treats. While the only doberman in the family loves food, there are two other dogs (Mocha, Titan) who desire something else. Mocha's ultimate reward is a floppy toy that she can shake and "kill". Titan's is just the words "good boy" in a certain pitch.
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12-27-2012, 10:51 AM
Location: Sacramento, CA
Dogs Name: Flirt Dobe; Gabby Havoc and Envy - Vizslas
Titles: Flirt, OA, NAJ, NF Gabby Ch JH NA OAJ NF NJP - Havoc, GCH, JH OA OAJ , Envy CH, JH, RN, CGC, TDI
Dogs Age: 7, 11, 5, 1.5
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I save "high value over the moon treats" for something very special (i.e. recall). Otherwise, they get treats they enjoy but I don't always give them "prime rib", etc. They have to learn to work for what I have. I use a variety and kibble is one thing they all learn to work for. We feed mostly raw, some kibble. I have low value kibble up to high value boiled chicken. most of the time they get middle of the road food rewards. I don't want a dog that ONLY works for the high value good stuff.
Flirt, ADAMAS All the Girls Do It, OA, NAJ, NF, CL2-F, CL2-H
Gabby, Ch Gold Run's Token of Rumor, JH, NA, OAJ, NF, NJP, CL2,CL3-H, CL3-F Vizsla
Havoc, BISS GCh HRQ Guess Who's In Trouble, JH, OA, OAJ, CL2-H, CL2-S, CL2-F Vizsla, National AOM winner
Envy, Ch Kizmar's Bailey HotShot of Adara, Vizsla, JH, RN, CGC, TDI National AOM winner
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