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Q: why my puppy doens't like the treats?

July 19, 2008 | By abby t. | 6 answers | Expired: 2250 days ago

abby t.

i bought a lot of treats but he doens't like any of it..what should i do?

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Ethel02
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Jul 20, 2008

My one dog the prima donna greyhound is very picky she has treats she likes but I have to send away to 3 dog bakery , I wouldn't do that for me, try a sweet apple sliced and cored just a slice here and there very good for them just make sure it is cored the seed are poison, and that stuff the seeds in they can choke on, all the dogs eat them but the other 2 are a grey & a Lab and they eat anything I give them, never give grapes/rasins

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ARKstaff
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Jul 19, 2008

Your dog may have a different motivation. Since treats don't work try a special toy or ball. Praise can also be a praise when training. You have to find what your indiviual dogs will work for best.
I like to use a clicker when training a non food motivated dog. try Karen Pryors website for more information on clicker training!

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Stephanie
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Jul 19, 2008

That's not so bad. But if you want to use treats for training, I can see why that might be a problem. My dog is extremely, extremely fussy and doesn't really like treats (or dog food for that matter). I've started baking treats lately. Its super easy and its the only way my dog will eat treats! Check my journal for recipes.
And also there's a group for that: www.zootoo.com/petgroup/homemadedogtreatquotchefsquot

If you don't feel like baking, little pieces of deli turkey meat work really well as treats, or chunks of boiled chicken. You can boil a bunch of chicken and freeze it, and then keep small amounts of it in the fridge for treats.

Another option for treats, like Jessica said, is veggies. Lots of dogs LOVE raw carrots!

Some of them are full of junky stuff, in which case I don't blame a dog for not eating them! What kind of dog treats did you try to give her?

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Anonymous
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Jul 19, 2008

I had the same problem with Pippin. She's very fussy. Try a really good healthy treat. For some reason that's all Pippin will eat, the more expensive ones. I just don't give her alot. It's more of a reward.

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Jessica H.
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Jul 19, 2008

I don't see why that's a problem; some dogs have taste preferences just like humans do. :) Instead of spending extra money on dog treats I just use pieces of dog kibble or baby carrots as treats for my dogs! Plus they aren't as unhealthy as most junk you find at the stores nowdays.

Maybe try using her kibble as a treat instead?

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Marta J.
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Jul 19, 2008

No problem. Most of them are fattening anyway. If you need treats for training use some of his regular food, or very small pieces of skinless chicken as long as he has no problems with it.

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