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|12-19-2010, 12:01 PM||#1|
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Using treats with crate training/positive reinforcement
I have been using liver treats to help Jazi with her housetraining. She loves them, so that works, BUT, they are giving her diarrhea. Any suggestions?
Also, for the crate training... I was stuffing a "Kong" bone with some treats, but I don't want to do that any more because of the runny poos. Any ideas? When you have to get your pup into the crate, what do you do? Once she is in there, she just wimpers a little but then chews her bone and goes to sleep. However, she doesn't really WANT to go in. I keep reading about how the crate has to feel like a safe place and not a punishment... but how can I do that without giving her treats?
|12-19-2010, 07:19 PM||#2|
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Hugo, MN USA
I give Belle treats for training and going potty. I buy the Canine Carryouts in the plain beef flavor. She's never had any problem with them. Belle also gets crated at least once a day and at night. I have RA and Fibromyalgia so I usually lay down for a while in the afternoon. She didn't always want to go in the crate but I was consistant. I pick her up and cuddle her and tell her how much mommy loves her and what a good girl she is and put her in the kennel. She has her teddy bear that stays in there and her blankets. I never started giving her treats for crating and she knows our routine now so no problems. I think treats are great but sometimes they need to do things just for praise. Good luck.
I forgot to add that the canine carryouts are kind of large so I slice them up into a container (I use a urine spec jar that followed me home from the hospital I worked at a clean one) I get about 4 pieces out of one treat so they last quite a while.