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Old 02-28-2013, 08:24 AM
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Default Not very food motivated

Anyone else have a dog that isn't super food motivated? Hudson will eat his food and take treats (usually) but generally believes there is too much going on to worry about food. We did a puppy kindergarten class and a basic, beginner obedience class but we are taking a break because it feels like a battle the entire class to get him to focus on me. We also got to listen to 12 weeks of, "Well you aren't using a high enough value treat. We use Natural Balance, here try it" though Ben was pretty amused when they try to give him treats and he turns his nose up at it.

I've tried:
hot dogs
dehydrated liver
freeze dried liver
various rolls of dog food (Ya know, the ones that kind of look like sausage
left over venison sausage
bits of left over meat (pork, beef, chicken)
cat treats (blue buffalo salmon & tuna)
various bil-jac treats (liver, peanut butter, a banana something or another)

I'm not sure he is super toy/tug motivated either. I just want some way to make training FUN for him. He will do it for a little bit, but then gets bored and walks off to terrorize the cat.

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