We all know how useful treats are when teaching your dog certain behaviors, but have you ever noticed that your dog likes one treat at home but could care less about it when out and about? Or maybe after 10 minutes of training they lose interest in their favorite treat? When it comes to treats, variety is the spice of life! I have no less than 3 types of treats in my treat bag at any given time. I use treats with different flavors and textures so I can keep the dogs interested throughout the entire training session.
So what treats do I use and recommend?
If you have ever had training session with me, you have probably heard me talk about using food that seems like treats...
Did you know that dogs tend to misbehave and get into trouble when they are bored??
Here are some easy to make boredom busters you can give your pup when you need some quiet time or plan to leave them home alone.
Just take some fillable chews, fill them with wet food and put them in the freezer!
*Remember to always supervise your dog when giving them new treats and chews...while most dogs can chew these safely, there is always that one dog that manages to bite off big pieces and can't be trusted to chew alone.*
The Kong is best for the super aggressive chewers, the bone will hold up to strong chewers, and the hoof is best for lighter chewers.