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Old 12-11-2012, 11:03 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I was wondering, for training purposes, what kind of treats you use with your bassets? We're working on potty training and it seems like rewarding with treats is a good idea, but I want to keep her weight in a good range and keep her healthy. Any idea what to use? And do you scale back the kibble at all? Or just treat in addition to the kibble?

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Old 12-11-2012, 11:16 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Try raw green beans, healthy and nutritious. Just snap in little pieces.
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Old 12-12-2012, 12:14 AM   #3 (permalink)
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For potty training, I just use small soft chews - I like to fill a jar and keep it right by the door so I can grab it on the way out. I like the "small" ones because sometime they need to do both potty and poop and I don't want any distraction with treats - just a little something to tell them good girl. Then when we come back in I give them something bigger with a lot of rubbing / hugs – and good girl you went potty outside along with the treat. I’m bigger on giving positive reinforcements then treats.

When I train for other things – sit - stay – down or whatever – I don’t use treats – just a lot of positive reinforcements and loving.

When I do nails – and ears – I do give them cheese though – we all have our weakness I guess

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Old 12-12-2012, 01:22 PM   #4 (permalink)
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These are what I use when I want really small treats that I can give really often:

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I slow bake sliced liver, and cut it into very small pieces, which are easy to break even smaller, I find even a tiny piece they are happy with as it seems very high value to them. I keep some in the fridge and freeze the rest.


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nothing wrong with holding back some kibble to use as treat as well. Treats are food and as such need to be figure in.
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Old 12-12-2012, 05:05 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Thanks everyone, I appreciate the advice.
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Old 12-12-2012, 06:27 PM   #8 (permalink)
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My overweight basset has no love for kibble, when we adopted him, weighing 100lb, he was appalled that we expected him to eat it...
Now he enjoys his meals, but still won't accept kibble as a reward. But he is a basset, and stubborn, and thinks his new family are crazy lol, a little scrap of liver buys a lot of cooperation. I reduce his meals to allow for the treats, and my block of lard now has a waist and noticeable tuck, ribs beginning to make an appearance
He's been very hard work if I'm honest, I wonder if dogs who are neglected are easier adoptees in some respects, my underweight and poorly socialised bitch has had fewer problems settling. He is a great dog though, and we love him to bits, well worth the effort.


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Try raw green beans, healthy and nutritious. Just snap in little pieces.

lololol, lucky you-my dogs would just at that
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Old 12-15-2012, 12:37 AM   #10 (permalink)
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cheerios are a pretty good training incentive for my hound.
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