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Teach Your Dog With a Treat Dispenser

 PDT00-14016 Components 02Treat training is a fun and easy way to teach your dog new tricks and obedience commands. You give a command, your pet gets a treat. Sounds easy, right? Well, sometimes it’s tricky to use a clicker while holding a treat bag and leash, especially with a squirming puppy. A remote controlled treat dispenser lets you treat train your dog without a clicker. The dispenser gives your pet a treat when you hit the button on the remote, so it’s faster than fumbling for a treat in your bag. You can quickly teach your dog better house manners with the push of a button.  

Potty Training with the Train ‘n Praise™ Potty Training System train n praise treat dispenser

  • Place your dog on the pee pad when he normally has to use the bathroom. The best times are before bedtime, first thing in the morning, and after eating or drinking.
  • When your dog is on the center of the pad, give a command such as “Bathroom” or “Potty.” Give a treat from your hand when your dog does his business on the pad.
  • Practice treating your pet with the dispenser. Every time your pet pees on the pad, use the handheld remote to dispense a treat.
  • Attach the pee pad clip to the pad. Every time your pet pees on the pad, the dispenser will automatically give him a treat whether you’re at home or away. Most pets learn quickly in 2-4 weeks to consistently use the pee pad.

After your puppy is house trained, you can use the treat dispenser to teach other commands. You might need to wait until he’s at least 3 months old before starting training. Already have a potty trained pup? The treat dispenser also comes without the pee pads. teach your dog obedienceBasic Command: Sit

  • Hold a treat over your dog’s head. Hold it higher if he tries to jump up to get it.
  • When his butt touches the ground, praise him and use the remote to give him a treat.
  • Repeat and add the command by saying “Sit” and dispensing a treat each time he sits.
  • Practice this until he associates the command with the action.
  • Give your dog the “Sit” command and give him a treat when he sits.
  • Practice in different locations and with distractions.

No More Jumping on Guests: Place

  • Place your dog's bed near the treat dispenser.
  • Use a leash to bring him to the bed.
  • Wait until he has all 4 paws on the bed, then use the remote to give your dog a treat.
  • Add the command by saying "Place" and giving a treat when your dog is on the bed.
  • Practice this until he associates the command with the action.
  • Give your dog the "Place" command to make him go to the bed, then give him a treat.
  • Practice with the bed in different places and standing farther away from the bed each time.
  • Practice with distractions. Get your dog on the bed and throw a toy or have a friend ring the doorbell. Practice until your dog stays on the bed each time.

Better Recall: Come teaching stay

  • Get your pet to Sit and Stay a short distance away from you.
  • Stand next to the treat dispenser.
  • Call your pet with the “Come” command.
  • Hold out a treat or drop a treat by your feet to encourage him.
  • Practice this until he associates the command with the action.
  • Give the command and use the remote to dispense a treat.
  • Practice in different locations and with distractions.

These are just a few commands you can teach your dog with a treat dispenser. With the power of positive training, the possibilities are endless! Get creative and you can teach your dog lots of fun tricks with a treat dispenser. What trick do you want to teach your dog?

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I had never considered using a treat dispenser to train my dog before. I recently bought a pitbull from a local breeder and have been trying to get him to learn basic commands. I’ll definitely invest in a treat dispenser to help train my dog.

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