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Q: Training Treats for ENG. BULLDOGS!

March 6, 2009 | By Ashley E | 10 answers | Expired: 1956 days ago

Ashley E

What training treats are best for eng bulldogs? A lot of treats give them diarrhea... Does anyone out there know of a type/brand of treat that I can use for training that WILL NOT give her diarrhea

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Jessica L.
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Mar 11, 2009

Zukes Mini Naturals are great for training. They don't have wheat, soy, or bi product which can often cause an upset stomach.

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Kelly B.
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Mar 08, 2009

Try boiled, free range chicken, with no flavoring/ spices whatsoever. Cut into small pieces and let them enjoy the extra protein boost along with their training!

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Butterflymeadow
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Mar 06, 2009

I would stick with any holistic or natural treats you can find (i.e. those without too much filler like wheat, corn, and rice). Good luck

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Cmmeadow
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Mar 06, 2009

We use regular chicken. (Our Vet always tells us to use boiled chicken & rice when our dogs get stomach upset) Also you could try Natural balance Dog Roll dog food or Fresh Pet Select (DeliFresh) dog food. Both these products are soft and are actual dog food. Good luck

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Courtney H.
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Mar 06, 2009

I have 2 French Bulldogs which can also have Digestive issues. I would use boiled chicken if possible. If you are looking for a training treat that can be put in a pocket, I would try Wellness soft treats.

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Smokeysdad
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Mar 06, 2009

Actually the best treats for training is people food. If they can digest steak, that's a great training motivator and works well for positive reinforcement.

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Tukais
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Mar 06, 2009

Bulldogs tend to have more sensitive systems so you need to be concerned with what they eat. I don't know what kind or food you feed but I usually suggest all natural with no preservatives. Brands such as Wellness, California Natural, Innova, Solid Gold are all good and also make their own treats. The Whole Dog Journal rates all the best foods if you are looking for more or to see if yours is on there. Believe it or not dogs do suffer from food allergies, bulldogs are one of the breeds that seem to be more prone. You might want to try foods/treats that are gluten (wheat and corn) free, you also want to look for something low in salt and sugar, things like Beggin Strips are very high in sugar. Your best bet is to look at what kind of meat is in your dog food and stick to that, usually it is chicken and turkey. The best thing for your pet for training may actually be to just cook chicken or turkey or get deli meat, most dogs do very well with cheese also, string cheese is a favorite. All natural treats are usually more expensive but they are much better for your dog. You can also try introducing new treats along with some yogurt, it is as good for dogs digestive systems as it is for ours. Hopefully this help, any more questions feel free to ask! Good Luck :)

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Cory3
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Mar 06, 2009

How often do you give her these treats? It won't matter what kind of treats you give her if you give them to her all the time...she'll still get dirrhea because most treats aren't that good for them.

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JeffJ
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Mar 06, 2009

I would try Charlie Bear treats. They are expensive but small and all natural so maybe they won't give her diarrhea.

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TSteinbach
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Mar 06, 2009

Charlie Bears seem to agree with most dogs, though they may not be tempting enough for difficult training sessions. Check out www.happydogbarkery.com. I think they ship, and they have a wide variety of treats, none of which have added perservatives, salt, suger, etc., so they are good for most dogs. They also sell limited ingredient cookies, which may also be a help.

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