stupid question, but I use strips of cooked plain chicken to train at home, will this be okay to use at class? Obviously it isn't smelly but I find manufactured dog treats really upset my dogs stomachs (one had gastritis from it for instance)
or are there other gentler alternative I haven't thought of too?
I took chicken and cheddar. They are the treats of choice at home but the excitement of puppy class meant he had no interest in treats there, he was too busy attempting to hang himself trying to get to the puppies whilst I fruitlessly dangled treats he couldn't give a rats ass about
god she was quite a character yapped persistently at other very small, puppy looking type dogs with curly then crapped in full view of them all and then carried on with much of the same yapping, over enthusiastic growling (which one family obviously felt was aggressive <sigh>) and yapped some more but did all the training and did everything asked of her, including distraction - she is a very clever girl but I am exhausted and my son decided half way through to diswon us and sit with another family
You did way better than us then as when my pup finally obeyed a command 5 weeks in I heard the trainer yelp 'WELL DONE FAN!!!!' from across the gym
People used to audiably giggle when we called. The stupid thing is there isn't a thing (including high 5 ) that I haven't managed to clicker train within 3 attempts. He is just like a demented wild thing when he thinks he has the chance of sitting on another dogs head <sigh>