Goodies for dogs .ru
We are pleased to pamper our pets, and we often buy them beautiful collars or harnesses, outfits and toys. And, of course, goodies.
Treats not only delight the dog, but also facilitate the process of training and education: it is much easier to negotiate with the pet if you can offer him a yummy as a reward!
Training by humane methods, with the help of positive reinforcement, is impossible without treats for dogs.
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First, with the help of goodies, we “guide” the dog, prompting her with the correct actions. For example, to train the “Sit” team, we start a hand with a treat up behind the dog’s head, it raises its nose and automatically sits down. And for training the “Near” team, at first we hold a treat in front of the pet’s nose, so that he understands: you need to go near the left leg.
Secondly, we reward our four-legged friend for the right actions with a treat. Do not forget that at first dainty is given for every correct action. And only when the dog understands what you want from it, and the skill is mastered, you can move on to variative reinforcement: give a treat not for every executed command, but, for example, for every second, third or fourth (at irregular intervals).
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Also, with the help of goodies, we develop a dog's love for a clicker signal or a verbal (voice) marker, which means correct behavior. To do this, you need to devote one or two lessons to familiarity with the marker.
We click with a clicker (or say a marker word, for example, “Yes”) and immediately give out a treat. This is repeated about 20 times. And when you see that the dog at the sound of a marker looks at you in anticipation of encouragement, it means that the pet has learned: the marker means that now it will be awarded.
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If we choose treats for dogs, it is important that they are liked by the pet, and also be of a convenient size. Indeed, during training, we encourage the dog very often, and it is better that she can eat a lot of little snacks than two huge chunks and then lose interest in classes.
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Of course, you can prepare a treat for your beloved friend on your own, but it is often easier and more convenient to use ready-made treats for dogs from well-known manufacturers with a proven track record. You can try several options to understand what kind of goodies your four-legged friend likes best.
Keep in mind that the amount of goodies eaten by the dog should be subtracted from the daily diet.