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DIY Treat & Train Apron Tutorial

DIY Treat & Train Apron Tutorial

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I don’t know about you, but when I’m working on training with Koly & Fe, I never seem to have enough hands.

I have huge respect for the clicker training people because I can see that the method works and how good it can be at reinforcing good behavior, but let’s be honest, I am no where near coordinated enough to make that work. I’m always dropping the clicker and groping for treats and, in the end, I abandoned the clicker like an old theme park. It only works if you aren’t too clumsy to use it.

When I saw this DIY Treat & Train Apron tutorial I was instantly wowed.


Holy woof you guys! Maybe if I had one of these I wouldn’t have been a clicker school drop out! This apron would be so handy to have and not just while training. I can see myself using it while I craft to keep treats (for bribing Kolchak to knock it off) close at hand, on walks while we’re training and working on Felix’s leash reactivity and while I’m in the kitchen cooking.

Check out the full tutorial video from Puppy & Cat (aka the lovely Miss Nailah Bone) and make one for yourself! I think I’m going to try it.

You can find more great video tutorials from Nailah and Cat on their YouTube channel, Nailah Bone!

Have you ever sewn something to make you life with dogs easier? What was it?

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Deborah Taylor-French

Wednesday 30th of April 2014

That's a fab training idea, love it. I like catching our dog or house rabbit doing something right! And clicker training with a few surprise treats works like magic with our dog, Sydney. He is usually to busy doing whatever he likes to respond to commands he knows, but bring out a few treats and a clicker and no other dog is QUICKER.

Sorry, I couldn't help adding that rhyme.


Friday 25th of April 2014

I'm so glad you enjoyed our DIY! :) I hope it'll help your clicker training go more smoothly from here on out!

Jessica Rhae

Saturday 19th of April 2014

That is really cute. Unfortunately, I am also a sewing dunce. (PS...I am afraid to start using the clicker because I know I will forget it and then I have this fear that the dogs will just be totally uncontrollable tazmanian devils)

Megan Berry

Tuesday 15th of July 2014

The clicker is just used as a marker to mark the desired behavior you are treating for, since the treat isn't always given the exact instant the desired behavior is being performed. I have never used a clicker, but do a similar type of Obedience training; I have had great success with using just the word "Yesss" in place of the clicker. It's less equipment to juggle, (You always have your voice with you) and you don't have to 'learn' to use it (You already know how to speak!)


Saturday 26th of April 2014

I'm honestly the worst with it. I wish I wasn't so awful because honestly? I've seen how well they work!

Parenting Furkids

Friday 18th of April 2014

These would make GRRRRREAT Christmas presents for other dog-friends! It wouldn't be expensive, and they'd have a wonderful new tool to use.


Saturday 26th of April 2014

Wouldn't they? Cute little apron & some training treats, plus maybe a printed page with trick ideas? OMG so cute!


Friday 18th of April 2014

Ha, ha, ha! We were thinking your apron had trains on it! Now we get it! Love the fabric you have there.


Saturday 26th of April 2014

It **could** have trains on it. LOL, I like trains...

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