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Q: Which treats (if any) are best for dogs?

February 12, 2009 | By Pat T. | 20 answers | Expired: 1875 days ago

Pat T.

I like to use treats as a reward when training my dog Lily.

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Pia S.
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Feb 15, 2009

Whatever is in the refrigerator that is not full of fat - mostly meats.

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Judy W.
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Feb 15, 2009

A treat is a treat. Your dog knows what is special and what is not for them. Find something that they like and mix it up! Good luck.

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Jessica T.
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Feb 15, 2009

The best we have found is the food logs (dog food rolled up and packaged like a sausage, can be found at PetsMart, PetCo, etc.) We cut up the food in little pieces, freeze it, and use it as training treats at our shelter and I have started using it for my dogs as well. It has a great flavor and is more balanced nutritionally, so it is great for dogs who really don't need the extra calories or additives.

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Anne C.
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Feb 14, 2009

A reward of love and praise is great.

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GirllyDevil899
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Feb 14, 2009

Any type of meat product, like cut up hotdogs into bite size pieces they love those.

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Kas2b6
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Feb 13, 2009

We really like Zukes Minis for training. They're very small, and they're very healthy.

You can also just use kibble or cut up carrots.

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Diana L.
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Feb 12, 2009

Using kibble is good but I also buy Nutro's Natural Choice, Training treats, Chicken and Rice and Lamb and Rice sticks, my dog would do anything for these.

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Stacy G.
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Feb 12, 2009

As far as the type of treat, whatever works best for your dog is good. The best advice that I have is that you need to make sure that the pieces are small. Good training treats are somthing that your dog can eat quickly. Also, the small size ensures that your dog won't pack on the pounds-a more frequent problem these days.

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Renee W.
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Feb 12, 2009

Our Romeo loves the little moist and meaty dog food as a training treat. He absolutely loves the hamburger bites. But it's really just persistancy and consistancy of the training that will train the animal. Treats are treats some are healthier but you may have to try a variety of them to see which your animal enjoys. and doing it on a daily basis repeatedly for about 20 min at a time 2-3 times a day helps. Chihuahua's are very hard to train (as i heard the hardest) but Romeo is getting a lot better in his bed, calm down, and stay commands. janye has learned to crawl and beg recently.

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Feb 12, 2009

The vest are quite naturally, one that you would make yourself. It saves no money, but you know what the ingredients are and they are healthier for the dog.
But, my husband often uses just large kibble dog food pieces when working with dogs at the shelter. Dogs don't care what the treat looks or tastes like (in most cases).

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