DIFFERENT DOG TREATS
There are some things dogs love to eat, and some things they are “on the fence” about.
I like grading each dog’s treats, so you know what level of motivation each provides. Here’s an example:
Piece of kibble – 25 cents
Charlee Bear Dog Treats – $5
Freeze Dried Liver – $50
High end meat treats – $100
My favorite extra tasty (“$100”) treats are:
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You can use different levels of treats for different actions. For instance, a dog should sit for free, so they certainly should sit for 25 cents.
If your dog is afraid of a vacuum, put $50 on it, and he’ll learn to love it.
If your dog is afraid of your large, bearded neighbor, she might not take a $1 treat from him, but I bet (if she’s hungry) she’ll grab $100!
To find out what your dog loves most, give them little tests. I like taking 2 different treats, and putting 1 treat in each hand. Then tell your dog to stay and let him smell both treats a couple times (but don’t let him eat any!!). Then, say “OK” and see what treat he takes first. You can switch hands and try it a few different ways to make sure he’s definitely choosing one first.
Keep doing this with all his treats, and you’ll soon you’ll know which ones he likes, which ones he loves, and which one would make him fall in love with the mailman!
For an updated article with more info on how to use and differentiate treats, see our article published in Bay Woof magazine.
Beverly offers a treat to a shelter dog to help her overcome her fear of humans.