I GOT ONE! I GOT ONE!! I GOT A LICKETY STICK!! i LOVE IT!!
Turns out, Jillain there, lives in the next town from me, and she hooked me up with a Lickety Stick.
I got a "Smokey Bacon" one, which seems to have pretty strong scent to it, so i wonder if it also has a strong taste as well???
but, next time, i do believe i will go for a peanut butter flavor one, for a more gentle taste.
When i first introduced it, Buddy of course, tried to gently take the entire container
out of my hand,
as he IS much accustomed to having "puzzles" made of water bottles, so, he figured it must be one of those homemade "puzzles".
but, Buddy quickly came to understand, he just gets a lick.
But, Buddy likes it!! I like it. Buddy follows me around when i carry it now...more proof he likes it.
It is not too large to carry around,
fits in coat pocket just fine. It will fit into bluejean pocket, if you don't wear tight jeans.
No crumbs or stink in your coat pockets, either...the thing is only about 3 inches tall, maybe.
I've only had 2 or 3 sessions with Buddy, he works just as nicely for the Lickety Stick, as he does for treats. Right now, I give Buddy about 3 or 4 licks per correct move. I might slow that down to only 2 licks...still figuring it out myself.
Nice things i've noticed is,
besides MY fingers are clean,
so i can even scratch my cheek, or re-arrange my hair, without imparting a liver scent
to my face!!
sometimes, when doing agility with Buddy, or when working on super fast type of tricks,
Buddy almost sort of coughs a bit after a treat that he swallows, now and then,
like, as if my dog might have a crumb still in his throat(?) while beginning to run around again after his treat......hard to explain,
if you've ever seen your dog sort of cough a bit after a treat during fast pace
you'll know what i mean. Lol, i don't think Buddy always properly swallows his treats when doing fast pace tricks...
well, no coughing on crumbs
while moving quickly, if you use a Lickety Stick.