I've found you have to be tough and not to flinch when handing the treat. Keep a good handle on it until the dog takes it gently. They learn pretty quick what they need to do to get the prize.
lol YES - THAT'S what I meant! :doh:I'd make a fist around it, let him nuzzle, chew, whatever to your hand and wait until a moment that he gives up or takes a break to give it to him. Only give him the treat when he leaves your hand alone. Do that enough times, and he'll get it.
Oh yes, that's Mojo. LOL. Maxie, the other one, takes treats SO WELL. But yeah... I was trying some other suggestions last night, and they were working... for a little bit. Then he started getting agitated that he didn't get the treat right away and chomped two of my fingers. :no: LOL... He's lucky I love him so much.I hold it between thumb and index finger with the other 3 fingers out stretched. Sort of a cross between here's the treat and 'halt'. Be ready to pull the treat out of reach AS SOON AS it looks like Mojo is going to be rude. I pull it back and say: Achh, Be Nice. Keep doing that until she gets the idea that lunging doesn't get the treat but if she sits quietly you will hand it to her.
Part of it is just that she's an exciteable, interactive dog. She's the one who will lay on her side with the "nap" command, isn't she? Or do I have them mixed up. Teaching her to control herself and take the treat calmly gives her another behavior option to practice.
Loved the video!
Mojo just about chomps my hand off when I hand him treats... It was a real problem in obedience class last night, because he kind of does a bounce thing too... like a small lunge forward.
How can I get him to take treats better? Without worrying if I'm going to come back with all my fingers? :uhoh::crossfing