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    I don't know that I've discovered my pup's absolute favourite treat, he likes all of the ones I give him, but nothing so far has caused him to focus extra hard or get overly excited. I'm gonna try some of the different stuff in this thread and see if he goes nuts for any of them.

    I use kibble for everyday training stuff, sometimes bits of cooked chicken, diced bacon, chicken loaf, roast beef, and he seems to like apple. I also use schmackos chicken stix and cut them into tiny pieces and liver straps which I also cut into small pieces(if any these seem to be his least favourite).

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    Molly has never really been a fan of dried treats - she will take them, but she doesn't go crazy for them like some dogs. She LOOOVEES cat bikkies. So i would put some in a small bag in my pocket and she would do anything for a cat biscuit lol. Now with all this diet stuff i have discovered she loves banana's and banana chips. So i may have a go baking some banana chips for her.

    Rex will take anything. Pats, treat, walk, swim, bike ride, his sentinel chew - ANYTHING. Lol

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    Yep its the dried liver treats mine go nuts over, but i think from all the different answers here, you just might need to experiment with some different unmessy easy to go to training with treats...and see which ones float your doggies boat...
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    Yep Cav, I think she uses lambs liver from the butcher. I'll find out her recipe when I can and post it. I have been meaning to make some myself but every time I see her she gives me a bag of frozen bits so I have never needed to

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    My dog likes dried liver treats and even kibble and good os (minis are better, I still break them up into pieces for treats). She also likes dried roo but I use that at the end of a run, not during.

    But for some training - you need soft treats as that reduces choking and chewing... it's more immediate.

    So we LOVE processed cheese, roast chicken, metwurst (like salami), fritz (like devon). Recalls have had stunning improvement since taking cheese singles out training. It's a bit messy but worth it.

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    Is cheese ok? I thought it was high in salt?

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    I have found that in our training classes, when dogs have gone off the boil, a few VIP Chicken Chunkers gets them raring to go again. Works every time. They can, and should , be broken into smaller pieces.
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    I haven't found anything that Axle absolutely goes crazy for. He LOVES cheese but won't touch it in high distraction areas. Actually he usually loses interest in any food reward once we leave the house, and I've tried using lots of different types of treats/food. Maybe I'll try the home cooked liver.. I haven't tried that yet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by newfsie View Post
    I cook my own liver treats....I buy a whole lambs fry for $2.00 from our butcher. I put it in a casserole dish with the lid on and blast it in my microwave for 11 minutes. When cool I cut it in really small pieces....Put it on a papertowel and give them a quick rub. they turn inti rubbery little squares that every dog at the kennel club and my training loves..i am the #1 treat lady. I sometimes feel like the pied-piper. And my pockets are the fav.
    I'm going to try cooking liver this way Newfsie, I'm looking for something that Ruby doesn't have to chew, and at the moment it's Tuckertime but I don't really like buying the big huge roll when it's only for training and sometimes on walks (but when she knows I have it she sits beautifully when we get to the kerb without being told )

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    Tessa's ultimate treat is "mice"...When we train at home and we do some really good stuff it is "get the mouse", she runs to the barn and goes hunting.......it is also how i thought her to climb a ladder, at which she is very good...it would mean she could go hunting. We have no such reward at the kennel Club

    Annabelle's favourite reward is "table"....We actually bring our grooming table to Obedience training..........her rewards are Table, it really gets her going.Strange but true

    Lukey and Katy just love food, but when we are water Rescue training we do not need any rewards, Kate just loves it and really works hard at it.

    But if I have a jack pot for katy it is a RAW egg.......she really adores eggs. We often do a short Obedience run for just an egg. But I won't carry raw eggs LOL......
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