Treat Bag suggestions

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Treat Bag suggestions

Post by anniegirl » Sat May 14, 2011 11:02 am

I am actively training my dog who is extremely food motivated. As such I like to have treats with us wherever we go. Does anyone have any suggestion for treat bags that are easy to get into but don't let the food fall out every time I lean over/down?
Also, suggestions for the best way to carry wet treats, like chicken?

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Re: Treat Bag suggestions

Post by jakesmom » Sat May 14, 2011 11:50 am

Hi anniegirl

I believe that you can buy special treat bags that go round your waist like a belt, haven't got a link I'm afraid.

Personnally I put dry treats in my coat pocket, and for wet treats you could try threading an unscented pooper scoop bag through your belt. Cheap and easy and no need to clean out afterwards.

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Re: Treat Bag suggestions

Post by dontpugme » Sat May 14, 2011 2:32 pm

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Re: Treat Bag suggestions

Post by easilyconfused » Sun May 15, 2011 6:02 am

I use an old rock climbing chalk bag. They are water proofed so no mess when its full of lumps of meat and cheese :)

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Re: Treat Bag suggestions

Post by MPbandmom » Sun May 15, 2011 8:09 am

I use the canvas two pocket tool belts/apron from the local hardware stores which are under a dollar. I have one from each store now as I somehow managed to leave the one I had at home when I went on vacation even though I very carefully made sure it would be with my stuff. :oops:

For the one, I sewed a dart in the back of one of the pockets to make it stay open a little better, and then hooked a basic treat bag from Petsmart into the pocket. I tend to wear my shirt tails loose, so something that clips on a belt which would then end up under my shirt is worthless. I also found that the clips weren't very secure and the bags would pop off when I bent over to do a clean up. The pocket apron has solved that problem. For wet treats, I have them in a plastic baggie and then keep a few treats at a time in my hand ready for quick dispensing. (Kind of cold though when the wet treats are frozen :lol: ) Of course the canvas tool aprons are machine washable, so the plastic baggie might be optional.
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Re: Treat Bag suggestions

Post by ladybug1802 » Mon May 16, 2011 2:49 am

I have the Hurtta Pro Professional Treat Bag:-

http://www.hurttacollection.com/pro_training

Its big, has compartments for phone etc and is nice and big so I can put treats, toy, keys etc in it. It closes and opens really easily and stays put really well. I used to have a simple treat bag but it kept falling off my trousers when I bent over, and was too small so I ended up having to carry toy, keys etc or stiff them in my trouser pockets!

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Re: Treat Bag suggestions

Post by dodge-white boxer » Thu May 26, 2011 11:49 am

I use a bumbag,I must look like a tourist (without the camera and binoculars round my neck) but its got six compartments,phone,keys,poop bags,money,clicker,dry treats and wet treats in a plastic bag fit in there nicely,and a smaller treatbag ("dog on tour")attached to the bumbag to carry full poop bags,which helps which with not having to smell the poo every two minutes when the wind changes :lol: )

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Re: Treat Bag suggestions

Post by anniegirl » Tue Jun 14, 2011 6:48 pm

Thanks for all of the suggestions! I went with the Outward Hound bag b/c I like the way it lays flat and closes easily.
It''s working quite well.

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Re: Treat Bag suggestions

Post by dontpugme » Tue Jun 14, 2011 8:19 pm

Glad you're happy with it. I probably should get one......at the moment, I tape a plastic baggie to my shirt..... :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Re: Treat Bag suggestions

Post by OHenry » Mon Jun 20, 2011 3:33 am

I have four or five different treat bags but always still wind up with just a handful of treats in my pocket.

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Re: Treat Bag suggestions

Post by OHenry » Mon Jun 20, 2011 3:33 am

I have four or five different treat bags but always still wind up with just a handful of treats in my pocket.

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Re: Treat Bag suggestions

Post by foxer » Wed Jun 22, 2011 2:46 pm

I vote also for hurtta as did ladybug. I've smaller junior version. My keys an celly do fit there pretty well. Oh, how many clothes I've ruined stashing them with greasy snacks!

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Re: Treat Bag suggestions

Post by emmabeth » Thu Jun 23, 2011 8:09 am

I go for the climbers chalk bags - i like a bag that stays open as I can be quite fumbly with my fingers... and I already had one from back in the day when I still could haul my a** up a rock face! (I can't now but I can still steal chalk bags from my sister who seems to have to buy one every other week cos they HAVE to be 'cool colours' :lol:)
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Re: Treat Bag suggestions

Post by runlikethewind » Fri Jul 01, 2011 1:10 pm

Both trainers said the bumbag (fannybag... just had to get that one in for Friday afternoon ok?) I use is as major cue now to working (and behaving if you like). Thus I have purchased a safari gilet with multiple large pockets so the dogs never know where the treat is coming from and it's like a regular jacket so it looks more acceptable out and about! However, I could only get a man's small and it's too large, so having to send it back and keep on looking.

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Re: Treat Bag suggestions

Post by Nettle » Sat Jul 02, 2011 4:00 am

I wear a falconry waistcoat - loads and loads of pockets, all wipe-clean, and designed to carry bird of prey titbits which are pretty yucky.

(whispers) best of all I can carry three rabbits in the back pockets :lol:
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