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    Quote Originally Posted by GSDs4Ever View Post
    And just look add all the extra "stuff" in them that probably isn't good for your dog.

    How much do these treats cost per 200 grams please ?
    I saw a bag of 200 grams in the supermarket for $2-3.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Belle View Post
    I saw a bag of 200 grams in the supermarket for $2-3.
    Thanks for that Belle.

    I'm sure they're very convenient, but you get what you pay for in life. To bring the product in at that final price to the consumer, just imagine how cheap the "ingredients", including the quality of the raw product, have to be at the manufacturing end. I shudder to think.

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    I saw a bag of treats at petbarn, did not look at what was in them or the size of bag but comparable size of your large ones, that were 59 bucks. I commented to hubby on how well your all natural hand done treats were half the price.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Di_dee1 View Post
    I saw a bag of treats at petbarn, did not look at what was in them or the size of bag but comparable size of your large ones, that were 59 bucks. I commented to hubby on how well your all natural hand done treats were half the price.
    Thanks Matey. I don't draw a salary, preferring to give the punters the best bang for their buck. What little "profits" there are, are ploughed back into things like better quality bags, magnets, stickers etc. You should see the margin my vet puts on my treats !!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ollie View Post
    yea your right i think it was because they are to big. ill have a look for the liver treats tomorrow. should i also try the pedigree puppy trainer treats?
    Quote Originally Posted by ollie View Post
    he takes pretty long to chew it. do you think thats why?after his done he goes off and does somthing else.


    you need something they can eat fast, you do not want the dog sitting there chewing a treat - this is why I wont use liver treats. I usually use cheese, or frankfurt, cut up in the right size for my dog, so i can pop it into their mouths, and they can it it right away and keep going - not so they sit down and have to chew for an hour before we can move on.

    Where do you live? I would recommend finding an obedience class or a puppy pre school to go to to get the basics.

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    yea ill give cheese or frankfurt a try. i live in smithfield but dont no any places for puppy pre school.

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    Many vets run a puppy pre-school. Or RSPCA or AWL should be able to give you a list. You can ring your favourite vet and ask them.

    There are Smithfield suburbs in four different states of Australia, so I can't help you find a local dog club. Some dog clubs run puppy pre-school and some don't. Most run puppy classes for puppies between 4 and 6 months old.

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    My only tip comes from when I was training my old kelpie back when dinosaurs ruled the land. Use tiny snippets of treats. just enough to get a taste. Not chunks. For Rory I used to use pea sized bits of garlic devon sausage which he thought was the ants pants. Your dog should be able to almost inhale it rather than chew it and be looking for the next one.

    cheers

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    i tried chopping up the natures gift treats i had into little bits, the size of somthing really small (cant think of somthing small lol). seems to be working. but when i try with out the treat never works. when i use the treats am i ment to be getting eye contract instead of him look at the treat when i put above its head? sometimes work with out the treat but only straight after i gave him the treat for the previuos sit. do you think i should try buying a clicker and try using that?
    thanks guys

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    you will need to replace the treat with praise. Alternate between the treat and praise and he will learn to do this with out the treat eventually. Well at least thats what my sister, a dog trainer, told me.

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