By btnwildlife, Apr 25 2015 11:44PM
Not everyone knows the proper use of dog training treats. Making good use of the dog treats will highly increase your dog training performance. If you never used treats with your dog this will be a good time to start.
Some treats are higher in calories and fat and it is important not to overfed your dog with them. The most used treats are the high-protein treats, just like high-quality aliments for humans. Your dog might like some treats only so it is important to use those treats in you dog training plan. The smaller the treats are, the better, because, in this way the dog can eat them faster and not lose focus on your movement.Likewise, soft treats are better because the dog can chew them much easier: small pieces of hot dogs, cheese, beef sticks, turkey sticks and other..
You must use these treats as lures - a simple method to learn the dog to follow your hand for each tasty treat. In the future, this way the dog will remember that you have tasty food in your fingertips and this will be very useful when you will start teaching tricks
1.How to lure. Just hold a yummy treat in your fingertips and move your hand closer to the dog's face.You will notice that he will follow your hand's movements.
Keep it going like that and you will see that the dog uses his nose - smells the treat.
2.How to praise and treat. Once you master the lure technique, try it one more time, this time as you praise the dog, call his name, touch the dog's collar so he will stay lopnger interested in the treat. Try to move your hand away from the dog's head slowly and you will notice how the dog will follow your hand.
Somehow if your dog lose interest try doing things differently like moving your hand in a different manner.Have a joyfull tone while you do that, be emotive, call his name. After a couple of minutes, more or less, whenever you think it's time to give the treat, reward the dog with verbal praise, give him the treat and pet him.
Replay this exercise 10-15 times a day until you get used to it. .
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