What to think about when choosing treats
Every master knows that without treats it simply would not be possible. Whether you teach your doggie only basic obedience, raise a dog athlete or you just want to pamper your pet a little - treats are simply needed. But choosing the right reward is not an easy task. So how to find your way around them?
Servings for small and large
Think of three important categories - size, composition and purpose. Treats should fit your pet in size in the first place. Greater delicacy does not automatically equate to greater joy. Treats for large dogs tend to be harder and logically contain significantly more calories and recommended substances than is suitable for a small dog. Similarly, miniature rewards will hardly be felt by your forty-kilo dog.
Only from quality ingredients
The composition of the treat is really crucial. However, the frequency of reward is also important. Once in a while we can all treat ourselves, and the same applies to (healthy) dogs. However, if you intersperse carefully selected granules with nutritional transgressions every day, you are causing a problem for your buddy.
As with the selection of goodies for people, the need to read labels applies here as well. You should avoid artificial colors, preservatives or humectants. It is better to put aside a package of treats that boasts a low price and a long list of ingredients. Let the rewards with a lot of sugar or salt also lie idle. Rather bet on quality ingredients and local origin. And if you are unsure, consult your veterinarian. Be especially careful when choosing treats for puppies, allergic and sick dogs.
For training and fun
According to the purpose, we can divide treats into training, goodies and dental. Training rewards are usually small and soft or semi-soft. If you train your doggie, you can choose from a wide range of brands Celtic Connection and Hunter. We bet your dog will really enjoy testing the best goodies. Goodies or treats are a bit bigger, they are often harder and the dog enjoys the joy of chewing. Such rewards are used at the end of training, for entertainment or for calming. Dental treats help clean dog teeth. They have a mechanical abrasiveness and often contain active substances that aid dental hygiene. Try Spike Bone or Qchefs Dental Treats, for example.
Doggies know exactly what they want when choosing treats - they usually devour everything within reach. It is therefore up to us to sort out the possibilities and give our dogs what will not only please their taste buds, but also what will not harm their health. A bet on brightly colored packaging with photos of happy dogs and a suspiciously low price usually doesn't pay off.