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RETRIEVE SALMON STICKS are made from real Atlantic Salmon. These delicious sticks are a tasty treat your dog will truly enjoy! Rich in Omega-3 oils, salmon is beneficial for your dog's health.
-Disease Immune Response
-Brain and Nerve Functions
-Skin and Coat
Net Wt. 4 oz. (113.4g)
Click here to read an article about puppy training.
Atlantic salmon, soya, sugar, starch, dried brewer's yeast, liquid smoke propylene glycol, glycerine, salt, spices. Preservatives: potassium sorbate, natural tocopherols, and rosemary extract.
Protien (min.) - 32%
Moisture (max.) - 14%
Crude Fat (min.) - 12%
Crude Fiber (max.) - 3%
Tips from Tim & Tom: Puppy Training
by Tim Fisher and Tom Dokken
"Itís the time of year for new puppy spring training for a lot of people. When it comes to training puppies, I know none better than Tom Dokken, owner of Oak Ridge Kennels and inventor of the Dead Fowl Trainer®. I asked Tom to give us a few tips that will help train that eager-to-learn pup."
Tim Fisher, CEO/Founder RETRIEVE HEALTHô
Tips from Tom Dokken: We have all seen the bumper stickers ìWill hunt for foodî or ìWill work for food.î When I think of starting to train a puppy, the second slogan--ìWill work for foodî-- is the one by which I live.
From seven to thirteen weeks of age is the easiest time to train your puppy. If you can get your puppy to take a treat out of your hand, you can start the training process.
First, only start training with treats before your puppyís normal feeding time. This ensures your puppy will be hungry and receptive to the treats. The key to treat training is finding a treat that your puppy canít live without. For some, it will be a small kibble of the food that they normally get, but I prefer Salmon Sticks from Retrieve Healthô--something about them drives my puppies crazy and makes them more responsive!
Start by getting your puppy to take the treat out of your hand. Make sure to get on your knees and call your puppyís name while holding out the treat. It wonít take long for your puppy to realize that your hand is the reward source, and you have now started a voice command and a visual hand stimulus. Training is best done without a lot of distractions as there are some things you just canít compete against.
Now that your puppy is responding to its name and running to you for a reward, you can start to use the word ìcomeî or ìhereî followed by the giving of the treat. After a few days of this drill you are ready for the ìsitî command.
Start the ìsitî drill out with the ìcomeî command. When your puppy gets to you, keep the treat in your fingers and raise it up so your puppy has to raise its neck up to get the treat. As you raise the treat up, slowly push your puppyís rear end to the ground with your free hand. When your puppyís rear is on the ground, give the treat.
From here on out, every time you call your puppy you will only give the treat when the ìsitî command is completed. If you have to continually push your puppyís rear end down before the treat, keeping doing soóthe process will go smoother with repetition.
The last command will be the ìdownî command, which I prefer to start only after the puppy has mastered ìcomeî and ìsit.î
Using the Salmon Stick treats, call your puppy to you. Your puppy should come running to you and sit, expecting the treat. Take the treat and hold it on the ground between your forefinger and thumb. Your puppy will follow your hand down but donít let your puppy grab the treat, keep it held between your fingers. As your puppy is trying to get the treat, push down on your puppyís shoulders until your puppy is in a down position. The key is to release the treat only when your puppyís belly touches the ground. In little time, with proper timing and repetition, your puppy will start to follow your hand to the ground and go into the ìdownî position on its own.
By the time your puppy is four months old you should incorporate a leash into these commands in addition to a food reward. We will soon phase out the food reward, replacing it with a positive verbal reward.
These commands take little time and will build a learning base that will last a lifetime!
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