I have been trying to find healthy treats that are appealing to the dogs that they can swallow in one gulp while training. Let's just say, it's been a very tough road.
Zuke's = not interested
NB or Wellness Bites = not interested enough and pricey
Cheese = gassy and messy
Peanut butter = messy
I am just not into hot dogs. Lots of people rave, but I just can't do it. Nor am I cook, or willing to cook, to have dog treats.
So, I started up again with trying Nothing In Life Is Free (NILIF) and this morning, it worked great! I waited until the dogs were super hungry for their breakfast, and then they would have done backflips... for kibble!
I'm so happy. They're tuckered out, fed, and happy. Plus, JoJo now knows "leave it," "take it," "shake," "bow," "down," "which hand?," a much more solid "sit," "stay," (sitting and down), the beginnings of "heel" (finish right), and "finish" (finish left). Kibeth reviewed all the basics, her "shake," and "other paw" tricks, and learned, "finish." I'm really proud of her. She flips out when we learn something new, but she got over it much quicker.
Looking at my morning schedules, we can do this every Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, perhaps Saturday, and Sunday. (They get kibble for breakfast only.)
I <3 NILIF.