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Tue Sep 3, 2019, 11:01 PM

My new puppy is weird

He does not like treats. I've tried everything I can think of. Hell I even tried raw beef trimmings. If it's not dog food he just ain't interested.

It's making it difficult for training. Aside from plain old affection I can't find any motivator for him.

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Reply My new puppy is weird (Original post)
Currentsitguy Sep 3 OP
uncledad Sep 3 #1
Currentsitguy Sep 4 #2
uncledad Sep 4 #7
Gunslinger201 Sep 4 #3
HerasHeaddress Sep 4 #4
Currentsitguy Sep 4 #5
Ruby Sep 4 #6

Response to Currentsitguy (Original post)

Tue Sep 3, 2019, 11:50 PM

1. He's trying to set a good example.

As far as weird? Do we really need to go there?

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Response to uncledad (Reply #1)

Wed Sep 4, 2019, 12:29 AM

2. LOL, I won't deny it.

In all seriousness though, it is a bit odd.

Hell he even turns down Beggin' Strips, which I find the odor so tantalizing I tried a bite once. Don't bother. They smell wonderful but are rather bland and "wheaty" in flavor.

Earlier today I was trimming the fat from some Fillet Mignon roasts I bought. We buy them whole and slice and vacuum seal them to save cash. Anyways, I cut some extraneous fat and tossed it down to him. He smelled it and walked away!

I've had Keeshonden for 30 years and I know they are primarily affection, not food driven but I have never seen it this strong before.

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Response to Currentsitguy (Reply #2)

Wed Sep 4, 2019, 10:44 AM

7. I've never had a dog that would not eat a treat...

But they did take after me, weird is an understatement.

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Response to Currentsitguy (Original post)

Wed Sep 4, 2019, 03:17 AM

3. We tried the Freeze Dried Liver training aids

They loved them

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Response to Currentsitguy (Original post)

Wed Sep 4, 2019, 03:38 AM

4. I've had two

pups like that; one is now over 10 years old. Both females. They simply refused anything but canned dog food or cooked chicken. I used pieces cold chicken for training. Not the cleanest or easy to handle, but it worked.

The female I lost a couple of years ago also refused to eat anything from a stranger. I had to take her into a kennel for boarding a day early to let her get used to the people while I was around. It was a pain, but I loved her with all my heart.

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Response to HerasHeaddress (Reply #4)

Wed Sep 4, 2019, 08:59 AM

5. I may give that a try

I have some leftover KFC I'll try tearing up. Thanks!

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Response to Currentsitguy (Original post)

Wed Sep 4, 2019, 09:13 AM

6. Merrick Freeze dried lamb lungs. No dog can resist.

Second best is slingers suggestion. I have both. My friends dog who refuses all treats will eat the liver treats occasionally but drools for the lung treats.

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