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    Hi

    I want to correct some behaviour and need some high value treats for leverage. The agility people use some kind of sausage meat that my dog loves but I won't be seeing them for a while to ask exactly what it is, so thought I would ask you guys what you have found your dog will do anything for! It needs to be very tasty and persuasive, but less messy to carry around than raw meat .

    Thanks!

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    Liver treats!!! You can buy them in the supermarket but only buy the luv it brand as the home brand ones stink. They are great for training as you can break them into tiny pieces and dogs go nuts over them.
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    I use Tuckertime which is what they use at our training class, my dog loves the three meats variety, but is not that fussed on the other flavours.

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    Ditto on the liver treats!!! I get them from a friend who makes them herself. She just slices them into sheets and bakes them with a little powder (can't remember what it was sorry! Garlic keeps springing to mind but I know it wasn't that... Something similar).
    Mine go mental for it, and if you eat liver yourself like she does you can snack on it at dog shows

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    Yes crested, mine are so nutty for them, the scene from Thelma and Louise comes to mind when they go over the cliff. Mine would do that if i threw a few treats over

    Does she just buy the usual liver and bake it? Would be great to find out what powder she puts on it..
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    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.

    They are quite easy to handle and rubbery....you can even make them smaller for the really small dogs and the dogs do not stop and chew them, which is important in agility and obedience training. I make them newfie size and miniature size
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    I train new behaviours right at the side of the lake, and the jackpot we end on, is this treat.
    Me screeching exitedly happy dance as i throw his ball as far as i can into the lake.
    Voila! Bernie's idea of best ever reward.

    Pohm: best ever reward, roasted meat.

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    Yep, I use microwaved liver too. I don't cook it for quite that long though, might try that. But I find that even if it's just cooked through, it isn't really messy. It stinks when you cook it though! But doesn't smell that much at all when it has cooled down and doesn't stick to your hands.

    I used to use cooked chicken pieces and "pizza pieces" (mostly ham and salami) from our local deli too, but I was a bit worried about the high salt content of those.

    For every day treats I use the Nature's Gift treats mixed up with the dried liver treats. I can't remember the brand now. It's in a red packet. I don't like the really thin ones that come in the white packets because when you get halfway through the bag, you get left with all tiny crumbs.

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    Mine love dried liver and doggy chocolate but go really really mental for dried sardines!!

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    my girl will do anything for cooked sausages. I usually cut them up into treat sizes once they have cooled. Bonus doesn't really dirty your hands and you can eat some if you get hungry haha.

    Just wondering whether any other dogs get a 'look' on their face when confronted with their favourite treat? My girls eyes go wide and she will not leave my side in case she misses out.
    "In order to really enjoy a dog, one doesn't merely try to train him to be semihuman. The point of it is to open oneself to the possibility of becoming partly a dog." - Edward Hoagland

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