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    Treats for training purposes

    Hello everyone this is my first post and im also a first time frenchie owner. Pearl is almost 4 months old now!! Potty trainig was pretty easy for her to grasp without alot of problems so far( i should thank the breeder for that!!!) but i just wanted to know what everyone uses for treats to train a frenchie?!? I need to start getting her trained not to pull on the leash and also to come when i say come. Most of the treats ive seen in the stores around where i live ( which is a small town of only 11,000) dont seem to be of the highest quality and are usually bigger size treats for bigger dogs!! Should i just buy these treats and break them into smaller pieces?? Eventually i will ween her off the treats but for training purposes i need something that she really likes and wont cause upset stomach or a choking hazard!!! Thanks everyone!!

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    Re: Treats for training purposes

    I usually get my treats from petflow, I can find good grain free treats on their clearance. You can find an ad for them on our homepage. Most of the time if I am doing a long training session I will just use their dog food as I don't want to upset their tummy. I also give fresh fruits and veggies. Otherwise I usually frozen green beans because they love them the most. I prefer these over treats.
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    Re: Treats for training purposes

    We use Fruitables for their treats and as Lisa has said, if you are going to use a lot of them, use their kibble, fruits or veggies, and they love green beans. The Fruitables treats are small but if you are training with them I would cut them into smaller pieces. Petflow does carry Fruiables too, and our bullies love them, and they are good for them too. Just remember, grapes and raisins are toxic to dogs. If you buy from Petflow, remember to use the coupon code "Englishbulldog" when you checkout.
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    Re: Treats for training purposes

    By recommendation of our vet/breeder she told us to use Bill-Jac Little Jacs Liver Treats. They are very small and she goes crazy over them.
    Otherwise she said pieces of her dry kibble would work great too


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    Re: Treats for training purposes

    I use kibble for treats, but also my babies get banana, strawberry or raspberry, and assorted veggies just for helping me cook!

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    Re: Treats for training purposes

    I'm so happy you asked this question because I have been wondering this too. I read online that pumpkin was a good source of fiber and found a treat recipe that used canned pumpkin. Below is a copy of that recipe-

    http://www.ehow.com/way_5300690_pump...at-recipe.html

    I haven't tried it but it was a thought for the future and not too expensive. What I have used in the past was popcorn it was a good size, inexpensive, and kept my dogs interest. I wouldn't recommend it all the time but if you were going to have a training power hour it might be helpful.

    Hope that was some good food for thought, good luck and let us know what works.

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    Re: Treats for training purposes

    I am lucky that Cheli is food motivated so i could use anything, but I use either his kibble, fresh fruit, frozen grren beans or Fruitables (grain free smaller sze treats)

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    Re: Treats for training purposes

    We use http://www.amazon.com/Old-Mother-Hub...d+dog+biscuits
    Since he's a puppy right now, we break them up into smaller pieces and use them for training.

    We also include http://www.amazon.com/Pup-Peroni-Lea...rds=pup-peroni
    He absolutely LOVES these as they give off a much stronger smell and we break these off also into smaller pieces and include them in his training.

    We found that mixing in the pup-peroni into his treats keeps him engaged for a longer period of time because he'll get bored of the dog biscuits quickly.

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    Re: Treats for training purposes

    We like green beans but they get mushy if you are on an outing.....just plain kibble that she eats for dinner is good and sometimes,rarely,I will really freak her out with a few of those tiny little yogurt drops from my trail mix! The expression on her face is priceless!

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    Re: Treats for training purposes

    dried liver treats for Winston

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    Re: Treats for training purposes

    Hmmmm, I will have to see if Leo likes frozen green beans.... seems to be a popular choice. I didn't know they liked them so much!! I'm using a freeze dried grain free treat right now, turkey flavored I think. He likes them, but I would also like to introduce him to fruits and veggies that are good for him!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Willowrun View Post
    We like green beans but they get mushy if you are on an outing.....just plain kibble that she eats for dinner is good and sometimes,rarely,I will really freak her out with a few of those tiny little yogurt drops from my trail mix! The expression on her face is priceless!
    Haha, this made me giggle..... I would love to see that face!
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    Re: Treats for training purposes

    Quote Originally Posted by mhuinker View Post
    Hmmmm, I will have to see if Leo likes frozen green beans.... seems to be a popular choice. I didn't know they liked them so much!! I'm using a freeze dried grain free treat right now, turkey flavored I think. He likes them, but I would also like to introduce him to fruits and veggies that are good for him!

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    Haha, this made me giggle..... I would love to see that face!
    Jax loves frozen green beans and carrots too. I usually give him one or the other after he eats his dinner as "dessert."

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