People regularly ask us why we use treats in training? Many people worry about the caloric intake through using treats. Others worry that it is the same as “bribing” dogs and so are reluctant. This blog aims to take you through the reasons for and against using treats in training!
Weight gain– Our blog on treats talks in depth about the volume and size of treats. It discusses the value of treats to our dogs and how to pick the right treats, use lots of them and still keep your pet nice and trim!
Bribery- We additionally examine the worries around pay off in our delicious treats blog. It is disturbing that such countless individuals will not give their canine a treat on the off chance that they pay off them, yet such countless individuals even in the UK are still truly manhandling their canines for the sake of “preparing”. Treats are not paying off your canine, they are paying them to buckle down.
But even if they were bribing them, I’d prefer that than hitting a dog any day!
Having treats to hand (Training Treats for Puppies)-
We have many people tell us that other trainers have specifically told them not to use treats in training! These “trainers” are unqualified and often very keen to use aversive methods which we won’t use. Read more about our ethos here. The main reason they say to avoid treats is “because you won’t always have treats on you!” These very same “trainers” will regularly recommend training dogs to a whistle – an item you would have to have on you at all times to have your dog respond!!!
In any case, this additionally features the absence of comprehension of preparing and molding. During preparing we do utilize treats to get our canine to show the ideal conduct. In any case, when a canine realizes that conduct we then, at that point use food as an award AFTER the conduct. So a canine would play out the conduct whether there was a treat there!
Then, at that point once a canine is molded to a conduct you presently don’t have to remunerate it constantly. We examine variable timetables of support in our Introductory Seminar and all through preparing with us as your canine advances.
Furthermore we can have treats on us consistently (or practically all!). An extraordinary treat sack, for example, the Doggone Good Rapid Rewards pack is significant when preparing a canine. It gives you simple admittance to treats, you can store low and high worth treats in there and they don’t look really awful!