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Fool proof treats. HELP

i can't hold my 8 week old pups interest with any treats i have tried. I've even tried chicken. he will eat them but he doesn't seem to want to work for them and loses interest pretty much before we begin focus training. seems like because he can't get to the food right then he will imediately lay on the floor and go to sleep or go chase his tail and scratch himself. Anyone have any treat suggestions that most dogs seem to be excited about?
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You'll probably have to try a few until you find one or more that gets their attention

Dehydrated liver treats, hotdogs (cut into small pieces and cooked slightly in the microwave so they're not slimy), cheese, meat (chicken is the favourite in my house).

For treats you can buy, Wellness Wellbites are the highest value in my house. Large pieces but easily torn into smaller, my dogs will literally drool when I'm using them for training. Zukes is another good company but they just got bought out by Purina/Nestle so I'm no longer using them personally. Rollover is another treat, it's a large hunk which you can cut into smaller pieces

When I'm training I use a treat bag with a multiple types in it so the dog never knows what I'm offering next, I've found it's eliminated any expectations for the dogs

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You'll probably have to try a few until you find one or more that gets their attention

Dehydrated liver treats, hotdogs (cut into small pieces and cooked slightly in the microwave so they're not slimy), cheese, meat (chicken is the favourite in my house).

For treats you can buy, Wellness Wellbites are the highest value in my house. Large pieces but easily torn into smaller, my dogs will literally drool when I'm using them for training. Zukes is another good company but they just got bought out by Purina/Nestle so I'm no longer using them personally. Rollover is another treat, it's a large hunk which you can cut into smaller pieces

When I'm training I use a treat bag with a multiple types in it so the dog never knows what I'm offering next, I've found it's eliminated any expectations for the dogs
I appreciate the suggestions!
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Zukes got bought out? Oh dang, I really liked their Hip Action liver treats too. Dogs went wild over them, figured some glucosamine and chondroitin couldn't hurt either.

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little bits of cheese!

That said, Jack will turn up his nose at many treats but, show him a red ball!

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(although I don't use treats) to get the pups attention take it out to a wide safe area , no distractions. Plunk the pup on the ground , interact , tickle the "sweet spot" , stand up and walk away . The pup will have to make a decision. The moment he choose you , celebrate, let the pup know who good it is of him to pay attention , walk and praise . Turn on your heel , praise the dog for following , which is paying attention.
keep the dog thinking , keep surprising him. Each and every time he pays attention and moves with you praise.

Movement is exciting . You are multi tasking here . The dog is paying attention and rewarded. The dog is making the choices . You don't go after the dog , he has to follow . You play "leader" . You begin training with walking/ heeling , recall -- attention.

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Perhaps your pup is toy motivated rather than treat motivated? I have one that will do anything for anything to eat -- another that will do anything for her kong.


Another thought --- make sure your dog is asking for the treat, is asking for it -- don't just offer it - that doesn't work.
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thanks for all the suggestions guys! Its been 6 years since i last had a puppy so i have forgotten a lot. i did go buy some freeze dried liver and that seemed to do the trick. today was the first time i could get him to look at me for focus training and he did really well. otto is very toy motovated. too much i think. he never wants to give me back the toy so i want to wait to throw in toys for training until i make some progress
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