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Q: I have a 9 wk old puppy and I am trying to train him to sit, down, stay ect. but his treats

June 11, 2008 | By Simplebetty | 6 answers | Expired: 2366 days ago

the treats are giving him the runs...they are bacon strips, does anyone have any suggestions or homemade rec. I can make at home for him. please anything would help, he eats so many a day because a am potty training him too

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Anonymous

Jun 11, 2008

The bacon strips and treats like that seem to give most dogs "the runs" they really are not good for them. Have you tried a clicker? Alot of dogs love the noise. I work with a foundation that trains dogs to be service dogs. We only use small bits of dry food mostly Praise and love in training. If you use alot of treats then you have to wean your dog off them. I suggest you look on line there are alot of great sites about training. The bacon stripes and treats like that are to harsh on a young puppies stomach especially. I use Natural Balance dry food. They have puppy size. I will give one small kibble and lots of hugs when the trick is done. Its better to stay away from the treats. Your "furbaby" is a bit young for his tummy to tolerate treats. Giving praise and hugs is just as important to the puppy as the treat, if not more. If I can offer any help please message me. You can also purchase books at a fair price or even your public library. On Animal planet channel they have many shows also. Good luck on training. I would truly watch his little tummy with the treats. I wish you well with training. Have patience and Lots and Lots of Love and praise and you will have a Great puppy/dog.

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Percysmom
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Jun 11, 2008

When my dog went to school, we used tiny bits of cheese as a reward. I'm not sure if it's good for a puppy that age but if it is, it's a high value treat that dogs love.

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Jill R.
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Jun 12, 2008

Don't forget about clicker training, no treat needed with that. You click your clicker as a positive response. Check out your local book store, there are tons of articles and books on the subject.

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