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Best training treats?

Hi there... probably been asked thousands of times, but here goes. I haven't been able to find a small pocketable treat that my puppy Max really loves. He just doesn't seem to relish most any of the normal available at the grocery store stuff. Any ideas about something that might be really yummy to him? Thanks.
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There are tons of threads about training treats - what have you tried so far?

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I have found tiny pieces of cubed cheese works...soft and easy to swallow...too much crunch and he is distracted.
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My girls favorite are my homemade liver treats. I just sprinkle, generously, with garlic powder and bake it. After it's cooled just dice it up and freeze some if you have lots.

I also make treats out of any leftover meat from our dinner table.
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cut up little pieces of string cheese and hot dog wieners.

btw. your boy Max looks just like my Rambo :-)

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Mostly I've just tried a "milkbone" type product from my vet and a couple of commercial treats like pupperoni, a semi soft "filet mignon" treat that smells like bacon to me and a couple of others. Max just doesn't get very excited about any of those. He's a good eater otherwise, not too finicky, but the treats are different thing. I may go ahead and try cheese and/or small cooked chicken peices. He needs a motivating treat. Thanks everybody.
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Real food is where it's at to really keep your dogs interest. Dry treats have little to no flavor for them. At Petco or PetsMart you can try BilJac liver treats. Works well for most dogs. Cubed up Natural Balance Roll food works too.

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I have been using tiny tiny pieces of hotdog for Molly and she will do ANYTHING for them

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really you need to try a few and see what ur's thinks is a high value treat....I second the need for using real food....mine will do anything for liver and kidney (dehydrate your own it's cheaper) and I did use sauteed chicken when he was young (too much liver not good!!lol) and needed to be consuming a fair bit during training.....mine luvs cheese, but I only use it around the house, I found it was a little impractical for my training b/c it dries out or gets mushy in the heat.....

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Try cat treats - they're small and easy to carry. Also, try something other than food to reward - tennis balls, a kong toy. Try tossing the treat - so she can catch it.


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