How to choose a treat for your dog?

Every loving owner loves to pamper their dog. Many people use the treat as a reward during training. And some owners leave a treat so that the pet does not get bored at home. But how to choose the right treat so that it is safe, the dog will happily follow the commands or enjoy a “gift” from the owner? Let's figure it out together.

A wide range of goodies can be found at any pet store: hundreds of different flavors, different hardness, from the largest to the smallest sizes and even fancy shapes. At the same time, the delicacy can be made by yourself, in which case you will be sure of its quality and will be able to cook it yourself of any hardness and size.

Treat for Training

During the reward, the dog should not be distracted by chewing the treat, for this reason the treat should be very small and soft so that the dog can quickly swallow the food while continuing to concentrate on the owner. At the same time, the delicacy should not be very high in calories, because while training a dog it will come in handy quite a lot.

A Treat When the Dog Stays at Home

Here you should immediately warn that it is undesirable to leave the dog alone with a treat, in order to avoid the fact that it may choke. But if your pet can't stay at home without a treat, then it is best to choose a large-sized treat and the hardest one when it comes to an adult dog. It is better not to leave the puppy unattended with a treat. The dog will gnaw a hard and large treat for a very long time and will not be able to swallow it, therefore it will not choke.

Another way to brighten up your pet's loneliness is to hide some small treats in different parts of the house. The dog will be busy with an interesting business looking for food and at the same time will train its scent.

A Treat Just to Please

Here again, let's go back to the huge selection of delicacies in the pet store. You can choose any, but the main criteria are still there:

  • The size. The treat should be the right size for the dog. Do not give a small bone intended for gnawing on a large dog. But a large treat for a very small dog will simply be uninteresting.
  • Hardness. A very hard treat not intended for puppies, it can harm the baby's fragile milk teeth and even ruin the bite. A large dog will not be interested in a soft treat, since she will quickly eat it, and besides, there is a risk that the dog will choke on it.
  • Utility. Or rather, on the contrary, so that it is not harmful, because there is little useful in the treats themselves. A treat for a dog should not be painted in bright colors, have a pungent smell (of chemistry), and have sharp edges.


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