Mia still struggles with "nice"-Bella has always taken treats like a dainty lady. The silver lining for me was last summer Mia punctured my thumb and I ended up with a tetanus shot-which is good here in LA County for the Whooping Cough epidemic. Try this: hold your hand in a fist. Insert the treat between your fingers and have the dog take it. They must use care, and they can't really get ahold of any flesh to bite. This works with Mia, but is a lousy technique on walks.