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    Quote Originally Posted by grnhed View Post
    At what point, age, or progress level do you stop using either hot dogs bits or small soft treats in training your pups? Right now we are having a blast and in no hurry her to rush her into training, but curious when I need to faze out the treats.

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    Just from my own experiences, like to wean pup off of those treat expectations when the time comes when you can re-enforce, and the pup understands it.
    The time eventually comes, (speaking for myself), when it's a good idea to change those "want to's" into "have to's" and the Sunshine and Butterflies have to go.
    But once pup understands what's expected of it without treats and will take praise as a trade off, I don't mind slippin' some hot dog bites back into the equation later
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    I am amending my response. I keep kibble in my jacket pocket and give it to them in the holding blind. A Dave Rorem technique. And they get treats at the end of training and bed time treats. But for actual training, as in my original post.
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    i stop training with treats when i am personally very hungry. i resume treat training when i have been sufficiently gorged!
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    Quote Originally Posted by roseberry View Post
    i stop training with treats when i am personally very hungry. i resume treat training when i have been sufficiently gorged!
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    Quote Originally Posted by roseberry View Post
    i stop training with treats when i am personally very hungry. i resume treat training when i have been sufficiently gorged!
    haha....Do you prefer the puparoni, or hot dog bits?

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    Interesting I have always viewed treats as a bribe or short cut to training. For me treats belong in the dog bowl after training. I must be a bad dad.

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    I know of at least one National Amateur Field Champion fed in the holding blind at a trial. Have done it myself on many occasions with different dogs. Calming affect on some dogs. Never say never in these dog games!
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    We all use various rewards.. food.........even bumpers and birds!
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    sometimes poop under my boots.

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    Depends entirely on the dog here. Some love food for ever. Others convert better to a retrieve/toy reward, others, even some labs prefer to play tug. Treats and other rewards should be viewed in order of importance to the dog and used accordingly. No magic knowledge from me there BTW, that's how it's done in a lot of other competitive venues and working dog programs.
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    Quote Originally Posted by grnhed View Post
    haha....Do you prefer the puparoni, or hot dog bits?
    It's the string cheese that does me in. Gotta quit and go get a snack when I'm consuming more than the dog!
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