Hello, I know this post has come up a few times before but a lot of the treats mentioned could only be given in moderation.
What treat can I give him just about ad lib? Something he will like. I considered range cubes/alfalfa cubes but our stockfeed's don't even sell them for some reason, I heard someone mention elephant kibble which sounded fantastic but I couldn't find any (Who'd have thought!).
I have a loooot of experience clicker training my border collie, her tricks gather a crowd so I am confident to that extent, is clicker training a dog much different to cattle? My boy has sort of learnt back up, he is trying to sneak in a sideways step instead but it isn't working! So, suggestions?
My girl loves carrots so I cut them up in 1" slices. One carrot can go a long way and do no harm. Maybe your guy will like some type of veg. that you could use. Good luck with the clicker, my daughter taught her rescue horse by a clicker and it was neat to see. tina
Okay, vegetables will probably have to me my main option, what about like wheat crackers of rice crackers from the shops, I don't want to spend too much money on vegies as they're a bit pricey and I use a loot of food during training. Or even hot chips?
I was having fish and chips and gave him a couple and he loved them, not sure how good they are for him though!
This will sound silly, but my cows all LOVE tortillas - corn or wheat. You can cut them up fairly small and use those as a treat. I'm pretty sure that Abbey would jump through a hoop of FIRE if I threw a tortilla through it first!! Good luck with the clicker training - my Boston Terrier really enjoys her sessions!
The friendly cow all red and white, I love with all my heart. She gives me cream with all her might, to eat with apple-tart! THE COW - Robert Louis Stevenson
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I'm using half-eaten-by-the-cockatoos oranges to train Betty to fetch. I throw em and she chases.... bit of an issue getting her to bring them back though. She's eaten it by the time she gets back to me....
Annabelle the Jersey x Brown Swisse... I'm a lazy milker and so is she. But it makes good butter so the milk is quality!
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FarmBoy66: Littlebirddog, get them started on grain, free choice. They also need to have water. Try to get them interested in it and then in small steps start taking their milk away. They should be fully weaned in about 2 weeks or so
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