Ollie I use Natures Gift treats......they have liver treats too. They are called treat balls I think.....bout the size of a marble, which is a great size. Come in liver, beef and chicken flavour.
Liver is Baileys favourite however she is not all that food driven and works better for praise
he takes pretty long to chew it. do you think thats why?after his done he goes off and does somthing else.
I used to use nature's gift treats. I find them too big though, I cut them into two or three slices. I also find they have little bits of cooked chicken bone, which disagrees with Frosty's innards, all flavours seem to have this.
But if you are buying them, be aware, they are high in salt and fat. Kitten kibble would probably work just as well. Nature's gift pack the exact same treat in several different packs. If you want the best value you will need to get the calculator out, but the training treats in the zip lock bag at my supermarket cost four times per kilo what the ones in the ordinary pack do. And for that kind of extravagance you can go to the next isle and buy a pack of 60 zip lock snack bags. Which can each be reused several times.
What Frosty likes is variety. Current favourite treats are a mix of little cubes of bread crust and little pieces of roast meat or steak. The little pieces are about the size of a five cent piece or smaller.
If your staffy is going nuts for food, try to make the food less interesting or use a rope toy tug as reward instead. Try little bits of carrot as treats, or cheese, or fritz. For rope toy, you will also need to teach "leave it" ie "working", "sit" (guide treat up and backwards over the nose and the butt will fall on the ground) "good dog" treat/play with toy.
Start with really really simple stuff like how to take the treat gently and how to wait till it is offered. Graduate to "watch me" - dog must make eye contact with you - not the treat hand. Then worry about "sit". May also want to incorporate "leave it" here. Make sure the treat is not delivered in the same hand as the hand that must be left.
Ian Dunbar has some great training videos.
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They are called mini treats lol (the ones I use) here they are Nature's Gift - 200g Liver Mini Treats
i dont find them too big at all
Yup, those are the ones. Given I go though about thirty bits of treat to do clicker clipper training with Frosty, in one session, those things are way too big and take too long to chew.
They're not so bad as a treat for the long recall, like when she comes back from the far side of the football oval, and I can go all gooey and praise her (keeping her attention) while she chews. She's pretty porky already, I've had to cut back her dinner cos of the treats. I know one person who throws a handfull of those nature's gift things, because one by itself is "not enough". her dog is inhaling them I think. Might as well feed smaller bits cos dog is not even tasting them.
And they do have "poultry meal" which is basically crushed/ground chicken carcass, feet, beak and all. Though less of the feathers and meat flesh. I find feathers in them sometimes too.
So I make my own. Or the Happy paws ones were good, for dry treats. Frosty sometimes chokes on dry treats, so I tend to use some dry treats for when she's a bit calmer and more careful of her food chewing.
Pipi prefers the chicken flavour.
Even when we fed her wet food, she disliked the beef and loved the chicken.
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