What are the best types of dog treats for training?
In a world full of hundreds of millions of dog treats on offer from every supermarket store to every doggy event on the planet you will be aware at the amount of dog treats on offer. With so many to choose from we get asked A LOT – What Treats are Best for Training My Dog?
Training your dog is an important part of being a responsible pet owner. It helps your pup learn the rules of the house and how to behave in different situations. But what treats are best for dog training? In this blog post, we’ll explore the different types of treats that can help you train your pup and which ones are most healthy and effective.
The Benefits of Treats in Dog Training
Treats are a great way to reward your pup for good behavior during training sessions. They provide positive reinforcement and motivate your pup to keep up the good work. Treats also help build a bond between you and your pup, as they associate treats with positive experiences with you and this can be translated throughout any activity throughout their lifetime so are an extremely important arsenal to have in your pocket.
Types of Treats for Training your Dog for any Adventure!
When it comes to choosing treats for dog training, there are many options available. Here are some of the most popular types of treats:
• Soft treats: Small pieces of cheese, dried sausages mixed in with small bite treats are easy to break into small pieces and can be used as high value rewards during training sessions. They’re also easy for pups to eat quickly so they don’t get distracted during training sessions by having to crunch to much.
• Dry treats: Dry treats like kibble or biscuits can be used as rewards during training sessions as well. They’re also great for teaching tricks or commands because they can be broken into small pieces and used as rewards when your pup follows instructions correctly. Our Training Treats are small bite and pack a punch of all natural meat and potato content which all of our dogs absolutely adore the smell of. These mixed in with some ordinary kibble and cheese or sausage can be a highway to doggy delight and make your treat pouch last even longer.The added benefit of dry treats is when taking with you on an adventure they can be easily stored within a bag or pouch such as our Poochi Pouch
• Freeze-dried treats: Freeze-dried treats like liver or chicken are another popular option for dog training. They’re high in protein and low in fat, so they make a great reward without adding too many calories to your pup’s diet. Plus, they last longer than soft treats so you don’t have to worry about running out mid-training session!
Tips for Choosing Treats for Dog Training
When choosing treats for dog training, it’s important to keep a few things in mind:
• Choose healthy options: Make sure you choose healthy options that won’t add too many calories to your pup’s diet. Look for low-fat options that are high in protein like our 80% Meat content treats
• Keep it consistent: It’s important to use the same type of treat each time you reward your pup during a training session so they know what type of reward they will get when they do something correctly. This will help them stay motivated throughout the session and stop the potential for upset tums!
• Make sure it fits their size: Make sure you choose a treat size that fits their mouth size so they don’t choke on it while trying to eat it quickly during a training session! Our treats come in a 500g bag which lasts ages because of their small bite size packed with a punch of flavour so your dog won’t need much to get some seriously great results!
Here’s some treats we avoid;
Supermarket bought treats such as Wagtastic Calcium Bones which can cause obstructions if not digested properly. Pedigree Mini Bites – packed with lots of artificial flavours and can give upset tums. Rawhide – anything wrapped in something, artificial factory reproduced meats twirled into funny shapes is generally very low in protein and high in sugars and artificial flavourings and salt, not healthy at all.
Treats can be an effective tool when it comes to dog training, but it’s important to choose the right type of treat that works best for both you and your pup! Soft, dry, or freeze-dried treats all make great rewards during training sessions but make sure you choose healthy options that fit their size and keep them motivated throughout the session!
Always ensure you provide a bowl of water for your dog to go to in between sessions as all that training and treating will make your pup thirsty!
Bark + Ride Training Treats come in a 500g bag and are available in two recipes :
Rosemary is healthy for your dog to eat and can even be used as a natural flea repellant although we recommend using a vet approved method. It also contains antioxidants that may prevent cancer and heart disease and is good for your dog’s digestive issues given its antimicrobial properties. Rosemary can also improve memory and mood.
Did you know we are now offering a Subscription service for our training treat bundles?
This way it takes the hassle out of remembering to order your dogs favourite treats and you avoid running out! This way you are saving money on postage costs and with a subscription offer you can be getting more for your money too! Check out our Bark + Ride Treat subscription offers here :