Since I use food reward methods of training (and clickers at home), I often found myself missing a lot of good training opportunities because I couldn't get to a treat on time. At the seminar, I bought a marvelous bait bag. It's spacious, durable, has two pockets and velcro closures so the treats are easy to get out, and snaps around my waist so comfortably that I don't even know it's there.
So... I've been wearing it around the house. (Along with my new i-clicker that hangs on a rope around my neck - but I only use that when I'm working with one dog at a time).
I wasn't even aware of all the training opportunities I'd been missing until I started doing this. Now I'm ready anywhere, any time. I know, I sound like an advertisement, but I am just really jazzed about this. Every other treat bag I've ever had has that little clip that cuts into my side and keeps falling off.
What's in the bag? Kong Tots mixed with kibble. House treats are kept minimal so that outside treats can have more power. :}
The girls are psyched. Mom is wearing FOOD.

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The girls are psyched. Mom is wearing FOOD.

ick. a little respect would be nicer.
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ick. a little respect would be nicer.

What makes you think that food training automatically equals no respect? The keeper of the resources gets plenty of respect.
The problem is that food isn't always available when a training opportunity comes up. Now I've solved that problem.

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The problem is that food isn't always available when a training opportunity comes up.

Rocky's primary treat is certainly food, but he certainly responds to a petting. Food is Friday's second favourite after tug.
Since training or proofing situations usually crop up at the spur of the moment, I find it easier to not worry about which tools I have on hand, but work with those that I have in my pocket, so to speak.

Matt. Rocky's a Dog.
The girls are psyched. Mom is wearing FOOD.

Since I have begun competing, I have done the opposite. Even when I set out to train, sometimes the treats are somewhere else. When they earn the click/"yes", we run-run-run to the car or to the house to get a treat or toy. I've also taken to using some of their favorite tricks like barking and boinging as "treats" in the middle of serious training.
And then there are always "air cookies" (and the way my girls gulp treats, I'm not sure they know they haven't gotten an actual treat! LOL!!)
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And then there are always "air cookies" (and the way my girls gulp treats, I'm not sure they know they haven't gotten an actual treat! LOL!!)

Heh. Rocky gets those all the time.

Matt. Rocky's a Dog.
ince I have begun competing, I have done the opposite. Even when I set out to train, sometimes the treats ... taken to using some of their favorite tricks like barking and boinging as "treats" in the middle of serious training.

And boinging is something you can do in the ring between exercises!

Beth
Since training or proofing situations usually crop up at the spur of the moment, I find it easier to not worry about which tools I have on hand, but work with those that I have in my pocket, so to speak.

The problem is that food isn't always available when a training opportunity comes up. Now I've solved that problem.

and respond thusly:
Ha. I solved that one long ago... right jeans pocket is for treats, left is for knife, Leatherman, money, and Chapstick.
Since training or proofing situations usually crop up at the ... those that I have in my pocket, so to speak.

The problem is that food isn't always available when a training opportunity comes up. Now I've solved that problem.

and respond thusly: Ha. I solved that one long ago... right jeans pocket is for treats, left is for knife, Leatherman, money, and Chapstick.

I have containers of dog treats all over the place, so long as there are places that the cat can't decide to reward the dog without my involvement.

Emily Carroll
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