I spent some time on youtube last night looking for some positive training methods of teaching a dog to take a treat gently.
Honestly you’d think after five years of screaming in pain every time we give Delilah a treat, one of us would learn.
Either we would figure out how to teach her in a way that she’d remember, we’d learn to tell her easy or she would learn how not to amputate fingers when she took a treat.
It is one of the harder aspects of using positive reinforcements for me.
Yes it’s true.
Delilah is Dogcula.
I am constantly cursing because she’s bitten my finger. Last winter I couldn’t figure out why my middle finger kept hurting. (While it’s true I do use that finger frequently, it’s not being used in a manner to cause pain…for me.)
Last night when giving her a treat, she drew blood.
Granted it was a small puncture, but it bled none-the-less. After treating it with antibiotic cream, I spent some time on youtube looking for some positive methods to teach a dog to take a treat gently.
None of the videos I watched really taught me much (okay, you caught me, I only watched two, but neither one was very helpful.)
I gave up on youtube pretty quickly because
I’m just lazy I’d much rather turn to my friends and see how they manage their dogs.
So tell me, do you have Dogcula’s living in your house, or have you taught them to take treats gently? If so, how did you do it?
I thank you and my hands thank you.