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Old 01-20-2014, 09:43 PM   #1 (permalink)
rdgpjen
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Hi folks! Looking for expert advice. I've got a 9 month old neutered male, sweet boy. We're working some leash reactive issues plus reinforcing lots of basic obedience. We have no yard so he gets walked A LOT! We like to use treats/kibble as rewards, but our hands are getting turned into hamburger! Kidding! But not that much! We're working with him to not take treats that aren't offered...no worries there, but we have no idea how to make him take things that are offered a little more gently. Especially in a quick timely manner to make the reinforcement effective. We offer a treat, he clamps down and we pull our hands out of his mouth, dragging out fingers and thumbs through those gorgeous pearly whites! After 15, 20, 30 times, this is no longer an easy thing! Thanks for any suggestions! (Our fingers thank you, too!)
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