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Postby Hundilein » August 10th, 2009, 9:40 am

What's the oddest thing you've ever used to reward a dog?

I had a dog in one of my classes yesterday who decided that my jeans smelled really good. He didn't care about any of the treats I had, he just wanted to sniff the leg of my jeans. I had been around several dogs all morning, so I'm guessing that's why he was so interested. So sniffing my leg became his reward. It's probably one of the oddest rewards I've ever used, but hey...whatever works!
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Postby Marinepits » August 10th, 2009, 2:00 pm

I've never really used unusual objects, but Indy has a crazy fondness for Jelly Belly popcorn flavoured jelly beans, LOL.
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Postby juniper8204 » August 10th, 2009, 7:40 pm

I have a fondness of those too! :wink: My unusual object is a pinecone...had a dog once who just went crazy for them.
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Postby Fuego » September 3rd, 2009, 6:10 am

A friend had a rescued Rotti with a strange attitude. The Rotti only played with car tyres, nothing else but went crazy for them. So one car tyre was placed in the garden, one in the yard. For the training outside she used a small tyre of a scooter which was easier to carry. She was quickly known as the tyre-lady :D
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Postby TheRedQueen » September 3rd, 2009, 10:01 am

Score loves when I whistle for him...not a "come here" whistle but just a happy little tune...he really likes "Strangers in the Night". :|
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Postby katiek0417 » September 3rd, 2009, 6:10 pm

I have a pair of fuzzy slippers that Cy will do backflips to get as a reward...
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Postby TinaMartin » September 4th, 2009, 11:19 am

TheRedQueen wrote:Score loves when I whistle for him...not a "come here" whistle but just a happy little tune...he really likes "Strangers in the Night". :|

I can vouch for this. Its kind of funny. :wink:
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Postby pitbullmamaliz » September 4th, 2009, 11:22 am

"kind of" funny? It's freakin' hysterical!
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Postby TheRedQueen » September 4th, 2009, 11:49 am

My brown puppy is a bit odd... :dance:...I don't know where he gets it...
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