Tag Archives: high value treats

My Dog Isn’t Food Motivated…Or Is She?

Anyone who has taught a group training class, anyone who has given behavioral consults, and everyone who has spent any time on dog training discussion groups has probably heard this lament more than once: “My dog is just not food motivated.” The … Continue reading

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Flavors: Ideas for Ultra High Value Treats

OK, I’m going to break the ultimate taboo here and talk about giving so-called “people food” to dogs. 1)Nutritionist Linda Case points out aptly in the comments that even the term “people food” is inaccurate and comprises a completely false dichotomy. I … Continue reading

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Posted in Dog Training, Enrichment, Food reinforcers, Treats | Tagged | 37 Comments

The Secret to Filling a Food Tube

A food tube (aka squeeze tube) is a vehicle for delivering soft, tasty food straight into your dog’s mouth. Food tubes are great for general dog training when high value treats are needed.  They are also invaluable for doing desensitization/counterconditioning for … Continue reading

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There is Hope: One Trainer’s Journey from Liverwurst to Kibble

Recently on a dog training Yahoo group, a trainer wrote about needing to use hot dogs and lunch meat to train her dog. She was dismayed that her dog wouldn’t work for kibble. She asked the group if she was … Continue reading

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Posted in Dog Training, Reinforcement, Training philosophy, Treats, Why Use Positive Reinforcement? | Tagged , , , , , | 15 Comments