I'm really a fan of teaching it as well, I agree not everyone knows how to give a treat properly. Of course those are mostly the ones wanting to feed your dog or giving it behind your back
Delgado loves food so the gentle command was really hard for him to learn as he just wanted to eat it quickly, I actually found feeding higher value treats worked better for training it! He was so focused on making sure he could get the treat the first time he would be so much more careful then when I was feeding lower value.
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