Victor Begins Agility

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Buckley will do anything for jerky-especially venison. You can always make your own with a relatively inexpensive food dehydrator and a variety of safe meats.
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Congrats to you both!
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On the jerky items I would take a pair of kitchen shears and cut into small pieces and use that for training treats. Then put some in a sandwich bag for your pocket. I ordered a food dehyrator and can't wait for it to get here, it will pay for itself in no time. Especially since I have 4 Britts of my own and no one has any allergy issues.
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Post by Treat Dispenser »

Barney loves grapes, room temperature is preferred :lol: I pick the small ones off the cluster to save for him.
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My trainer indicated grapes are a big NO for dogs - just like onions.

The good news is there has been no further indication of an allergic reaction to the all-beef hot dogs - so maybe we can begin there.

I mentioned shrimp to my husband and he didn't seem to think it was extravagant. So I might snag a bag and try it.

And just a side note... Victor is also a therapy dog. We make weekly visits to patients in a local hospital or nursing home. All the women love his soft, wavy coat and every man reacts the same way - "Now there's my kind of dog!" and then we talk about the hunting dogs they've had. Brittanys might just be the perfect breed for therapy work!

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Post by Alifaire »

One more time...

Here is Victor's picture...

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Post by emason »

We do pet therapy with our britts Casey and Oakes also. The men in the nursing homes just adore them. They are always make comments about them being "real dogs" not little foo-foo mops.

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Victor you are a very handsome boy indeed :D :D :D.
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I agree with Lorie. He is so handsome and has a gentle look in the eyes. Thanks for posting the picture we love pictures.
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I mentioned shrimp to my husband and he didn't seem to think it was extravagant. So I might snag a bag and try it.
That is good to know :D.

My son bought shrimp for our Valentine's Day Dinner and after I peeled the shrimp, I put all of the shells from the two pounds he bought into a pan with water. Cooked it on very low heat to make shrimp stock. Today I made dog cookies with that shrimp stock and got to say for dog cookies they smell great. The smell is also making the dogs go crazy, I have five best friends.
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Post by Lisa »

Just wanted to add another suggestion for training treats. I believe Wellness makes a canned fish/potato food. You can open both ends of the can, slide out the formed food, slice it in to "cookies" and bake on low heat for a couple hours until you have an actual soft cookie. It's a good option for dogs with a very limited diet, since you already know they can handle eating the food.
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Post by swillow66 »

Alifaire-
Let me give you an '"official" welcome. You were kind enough to send me Victor's very handsome photo for my dog event this weekend.

He is a an absolute doll and I just love his heart!

Welcome again - Shelli
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Post by Alifaire »

Baking the canned dog food is a great idea!

I also found salmon training treats at CleanRun.com. They are soft and tiny so I think they will work also. Gotta have variety!

Thanks so much.
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First, thanks for the tips on different treats. Although DH hates the smell of canned dog food drying in the oven Victor stands in front of the oven barking for a treat!

The new treats really got Victor's attention at agility last night.

Here's the question that will get a few of you laughing.... What do you do to get your dog's attention and get them 'rev'd up' for agility?

At home I can 'rev up' Victor in a heart beat. Get him in the agility ring and he wants to be everybody else's new best friend - that is if he's nose is not velcroed to the floor.

I've tried his favorite toys - jumping around like a fool - talking in goofy voices - and he responds like "ok - I'll come over there if you'll stop embarrassing me"!
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Post by Lisa »

Here's the question that will get a few of you laughing.... What do you do to get your dog's attention and get them 'rev'd up' for agility?
Actually, I don't really "rev up" Buster, I work more on getting him focused on me. So, I will shovel treats in his mouth for sitting nicely and watching me, I'll do tricks with him (spin, touch, down). Basically, I try to get him in the mindset of offering behaviors for rewards. Once he realizes that doing stuff means treats, he's more than willing to work for me. Of course, Buster is a chow hound, and will do anything for a treat.
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