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    I've read a lot of posts here (and other places as well) about cheese as treats/rewards. I've also read that too much cheese for a dog is like too much cheese for a child and causes constipation. How much is too much? Jack loves cheese almost as much as he loves his ball, but I'm always worried he'll get too much. The man who does "Dog Training Secrets" (sorry can't remember his name right now) wrote that when he gets a new puppy he uses cheese to teach him recall. Which to me implies LOTS of cheese. Can someone give me a guide line on this? Or is the constipation thing another chunk of BS that I'm always trying to sort through? Thanks.

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    I use string cheese and have used up to 3 seperate pieces in class before and never experienced a problem. That was probably in the first set or two if classes and Maxx was much younger then. I still use it sometimes but I am splitting one piece between Maxx and Emma at home and one piece for occassional treats for Maxx in current agility classes. That is a good question though!
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    I have no idea...we've never hit the point of constipation from cheese yet with either of my girls.

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    I use Cheese for both my boys for training. I do cut them up into small pieces when I use them. Just like javasmom I have never hit the point of constipation in both my boys (1 Lab, 1 Rott/Mastiff). I think as long as you are feeding less that 1/4 brick a cheese a day you should be
    fine unless your dog has sensitive stomach or is really really young.

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    I think you are worrying about something not worth worrying about....

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    Quote Originally Posted by LuvBrown View Post
    I think you are worrying about something not worth worrying about....
    Very well could be the case. I hear/read so many things. Feels like I'm always trying to sort truth from myth. Thanks everyone.

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    It is ok to ask a question! Definitely not something I had thought about but I was intersted in finding out if any others had experienced problems.
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    LoL... what a cute picture, beerfish.

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    Quote Originally Posted by J.R.&JNE View Post
    LoL... what a cute picture, beerfish.
    Looks like he was trying to hide the cheese and didn't have any place to put it. Notice the bite marks out of it.

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