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Best treats for kittens....Starting Clicker training!

Discussion in 'Cat Training and Behaviour' started by ChrisKon, Jan 3, 2013.


  1. ChrisKon

    ChrisKon PetForums Junior

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    Hi guys,

    I have 2 wonderful kittens (15 weeks old) that I will start to clicker train everyday! I know that It's all down to the individual feline as to how well they recieve the training...but I'm willing to give it a try!

    Is there a general favourite treat that Kitties like and that would be useful for clicker training? Again, I can imagine that it boils down to what MY kitties like, but I hardly hand feed them to actually know what they relish.

    Any suggestions, guidance will be very much appreciated.

    Take care :)
     
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  2. Joy84

    Joy84 PetForums VIP

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    I guess Dreamies :D

    Most cats love them and they're not expensive which might be important as you usually need loads while training ;)

    Cosma snackies and Thrive treats are an all time favourite too, but being 100% meat or fish they are much more pricey :rolleyes:
     
  3. porps

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    all kitties love dreamies :)
     
  4. Kittenfostermummy

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    Felix goody bag treats are a massive hit here!!!
     
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    They even run through walls!!!
     
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    I am very slowly trying to clicker train my kitten and have bought a small pack of Royal Canin to use as treats.
     
  7. Joy84

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    I don't train Phoebe, but am myself very well trained in giving her treats :D
     
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    jo-pop PetForums VIP

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    How about little pieces of chicken? Better for them than dried processed treat snacks.
     
  9. Citrineblue

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    I use Thrives, but before training cut a quantity of cubes in half to make it more economic. You can't do too much training at a time anyway, a couple of minutes three or four times a day seems ok in our household.

    Are you training them together? I've found it hard with Reuben as he hasn't the same attitude but also gets distracted by Harvey. Separately he is far better but I have to catch Reuben when Harvey is asleep!!
     
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    Mine love Thrives treats better than Dreamies :)
     
  11. CAPA7

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    Tomo and Yomi go MAD at the mere sight of the Cosma Snackies container! If they hear it being rattled, it's even worse!
     
  12. ChrisKon

    ChrisKon PetForums Junior

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    Thanks for the advice guys!

    I would give chicken as treats but i have already fed them a lot of chicken whilst growing up, I think I should dedicate one type of treat specifically for training/treats.

    I think I'm going to have to train them seperately as I can imagine trying to train Buena, and Max rugby tackling her during the process!!!

    Think I'll go for the healthier treat....
     
  13. butter_cup

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    River doesn't! They both love the dried chicken or duck from zooplus though
     
  14. jasminex

    jasminex PetForums Senior

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    My kitten won't eat Dreamies, he doesn't seem to see them as food. He loves Thrives though and will come running at the rattle of the box! If your cat likes shrimp, the Shrimp Thrives are pretty small so you get a lot of small bits in one box, which might be good for training. Otherwise as Citrineblue says you might need to break the chicken or fish ones into pieces as they are pretty big.
     
  15. Asteria

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    Both of mine don't like dreamies but go crazy for thrive treats! I only need to shake the tube and they come running :laugh:

    They aren't so keen on the tuna flavour ones but love the chicken, white fish and prawn.
     
  16. CharlieChaplin

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    Initially my kitties were on Dreamies and Felix treats - then I found this site and tried to give my cats healthier food and treats. I give mine Thrive now - They go mad. One climbs all over me when I open the pot. They are quite expensive - yes, but like previous posters if you cut them into smaller chunks they obviously last longer. Applaws also do a stick thing I think which you can cut up. But I personally have never tried this with mine.

    Best of luck with the training!
     
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