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  1. Training without treats. Help.

    Dog Training Forum
    My puppy doesn't have an interest in treats. I have tried bacon, beef, and chicken. He just sniffs the treat and then looks at me. I find this odd because he is half German Shepherd, which are known to be food hounds. So without the use of treats I am in need of guidance on how to train him...
  2. Trained with hand motion and spoken command, but only hand motion works

    Dog Training Forum
    While attempting to train my puppy to lay down I said "down" as well as touching my hand to the ground. The hand motion was necessary because at first I was keeping a treat in my hand to get the point across. My puppy now lays down every time I put my hand to the ground but will not respond...