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I've been working on training my year old chihuahua/beagle mix and it seems like she has trouble focusing on the training. I'm using treats, in a quiet environment (my living room) with very few distractions. We are working on "look" and "sit" (not at the same time) she will sometimes do the behavior and other times she will just walk away from me. Should she be on a leash? are my treats not good enough (she seems very interested in them, smelling, wagging tail, etc.)? Or do I just have a stubborn dog? Any advice?
 

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How long are your training sessions? How old is the dog?
 

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She is a year, training sessions are about 5 minutes at most (just trying to get her to repeat behavior a couple times in a row).
 

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Beagles can be different to train. They are usually very scent driven. If your dog is driven by her nose, then you might try using 2 or 3 different treats for training, and let her smell them, before rewarding. Boiled chicken and cooked liver are good stinky treats. You can also buy liver treats, as well as squalene for motivation.
 
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