My pup is 3 months and I want to start teaching him some simple commands. The problem is I still havn't found a treat he's crazy about. I'm told that he cannot have rawhide cuz it's bad for puppies. So i tried giving hhim puppy cookies and Milk Bones but he doens't seem to love it. And plus, a Milk Bone is too big for him as a treat.
Does anyone have a good brand of puppy treat that their stomachs can take and will love? Chewy or hard?
I had the same problem with no interest in treats. It was recommended i use hotdogs. That works awesome, but i use baby carrots and also her own dry morsels she seems to like it better than the commercial treats...
Id go with hot dogs, Or break up those ment bones that make your dogs breath smell good. I just bought a bunch of diffrent treats untill I found some rocky likes I dont rember what they are called but they are meat looking and chees looking kinda swerled together. I have never knowen a dog to like a milk bone.
Hotdog jerky is great for training. Just cut up chicken/turkey hotdogs, put in the microwave for a coupla minutes to make them a bit more chewy, and, voila, training treats! They freeze well, too. I usually make up about 6 packages at a time and they last a good while.
Cut one hotdog in half lengthwise, then cut those halves into half lengthwise. Cut those four pieces into 16 bits (cross-wise)--you'll end up with 64 bits per hotdog. Microwave the pieces from 3 whole hotdogs at a time for about 3 minutes. Do a whole bunch, then put into freezer bags and freeze.
For training, you want to get a soft treat that dissolves fast (milk bones take a while for them to break down and eat). Hot dogs or cheese are good, I only buy the Hebrew National hot dogs since they are kosher and have stricter guidelines on what can go into them. They are pricey though.
If you still have trouble, my dog goes crazy for Real Meat Treats by Canz. I have the beef treats, they smell just like beef jerky, and Merphy goes crazy just when I open the bag. I only give them to him on very rare occassions, but I got this bag in April at a pet expo, and I still have about half the bag left, so they do last a while. www.canz.com
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Yah the hot dogs we eat. like HeatherFeather said kosher is the way to go. I know casper used to make some great kosher dogs They cost a bit more but they are so big it makes up for it. there are a few other brands that do kosher too I cant think of any right now. Cheese rocks though I dont know how much you should give a dog I know to much is bad for people but im not sure about dogs.
There are tons of doggy treats if you dont want to use people food. Just try some out untill you find the one that works for you. I love doggy treat shoping its so much fun
When I had my lab in obedience, he suggested cutting turkey dogs long ways in half, then in half again so you had four long strips, then cut the strips into little morsels. They work great and are not so greasy.
HAHA pope, When it comes to dog training, I have stuck raw chicken hearts in my pocket. I use Hotdogs sometimes. Sometimes NB, sometimes chicken hearts. As for health, Health food is generaly not tasty and does not create excitement. That's a problem with health food. my training with food never lasts longer than 5 minutes, longer training, generally is too mcuh for dogs and they get bored.
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