Treat Guide

Give The Dog A Bone!

It is very important to choose treats that are motivating for your puppy, yet still healthy and safe.

I recommend making a mixture (like trail mix) and having a small container in every room of your house where the puppy is allowed. You may also want to keep a stash in your training bag, so that no matter where you are, you can reward your puppy for good behavior.

This mixture should contain 3 different treats, at least two of which should be soft. The treats should be bite-sized so that you can feed many in a given day without compromising your puppy’s diet.

Please see the list below for suggestions. This is obviously not an all-inclusive list. If you have questions, feel free to ask!

Soft Treats:
  • Bil-Jac Liver treats
  • Little-Jacs
  • Reward (Pet Botanics) Training rewards (chicken, beef, lamb)
  • Old Mother Hubbard BITZ (soft and chewy)
  • Nature’s Recipe Training Treats
  • Natural Balance (Dick Van Patten’s – tube of soft diet which can be broken into pieces and the excess stored in your freezer)

Hard Treats:
  • Freeze-dried liver, beef, chicken, lamb, etc.
  • Cheerios
  • Puppy kibble
  • Charlee Bear Treats
  • Old Mother Hubbard BITZ
  • Little Stars
Being a veterinarian, I do not recommend hot dogs, cheese, turkey, or other people-foods which may upset your puppy’s stomach or cause diarrhea. There are plenty of healthy alternatives which are also highly motivating and yummy!
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