offoxandbear
offoxandbear:

Oy has learned to take his treats from our hands “gently”. Sometimes I have to remind him.

For Corky Corgi Boy who asked how I taught Oy to take his treats gently:
I use really small Mini Canine CarryOuts and break them in half. These or any other small treats work well for this because they’re hard to snatch out of your hands. To start, I held the treat really tightly between my fingers and would hold it close to his face. He would, of course, try to get it by biting on to my fingers. I would then say “no”, and then tell him “gently”. Basically, I’m holding the treat in such a way that he can’t really get it without only barely using his front teeth. Once he got it without biting my hand and only the treat, I would give him lots of praise. I just repeated this for few days on its own and then, I started incorporating it any time I have him doing tricks. He’s still not perfect, but he has definitely gotten better.
Now to get him to stop biting the rest of the time.

offoxandbear:

Oy has learned to take his treats from our hands “gently”. Sometimes I have to remind him.

For Corky Corgi Boy who asked how I taught Oy to take his treats gently:

I use really small Mini Canine CarryOuts and break them in half. These or any other small treats work well for this because they’re hard to snatch out of your hands. To start, I held the treat really tightly between my fingers and would hold it close to his face. He would, of course, try to get it by biting on to my fingers. I would then say “no”, and then tell him “gently”. Basically, I’m holding the treat in such a way that he can’t really get it without only barely using his front teeth. Once he got it without biting my hand and only the treat, I would give him lots of praise. I just repeated this for few days on its own and then, I started incorporating it any time I have him doing tricks. He’s still not perfect, but he has definitely gotten better.

Now to get him to stop biting the rest of the time.