Today, let’s talk about some of our favorite high-value treats we love using for both training and enrichment toys. Remember, always introduce new treats in moderation and be aware of any food sensitivities or allergies your pup might have. Let’s dive into the delicious world of dog treats! 🐾
Size Matters: Tiny Treats, Big Impact
When it comes to high-value treats, it’s all about quality, not quantity. Tiny little pieces are the way to go – one large treat can be broken up into many small morsels, and your dog will perceive five small treats in a row as WAY better than one big piece. So, milk those treat nuggets and be generous, but with small treats doled out one after the other.
Rollover: The Doggy Pate
Dogs tend to adore the beef Rollover. It’s like a pate made just for them! Originally created as dog food, we trainers love using it as treats or in enrichment food toys. You’ll need to cut it up and store any extra in the fridge. Affectionately called “doggy crack,” that’s how much dogs love it! While it may not have the best ingredients, it’s not awful – just remember to use it in moderation.
Cheese: A Dairy Delight
Cut-up cheese can be a high-value treat for most dogs, but use it in moderation as large quantities of dairy can upset their stomachs. Sometimes, sprinkle some parmesan cheese in a little bag of kibble for treats on walks. Cheese strings work great – they’re easy to pull apart and less messy than a bag full of cut-up, sweaty cheese.
Hot Dogs: A Classic Canine Favorite
Straight-up, cut-up chicken hot dogs are a hit with many dogs. Use them in moderation and opt for ones with as few extra flavors as possible.
Deli Meat: Paw-licking Good
You’ll be hard-pressed to find a dog that doesn’t love cut-up chicken, ham, or roast beef! Deli meat is a simple and delicious high-value treat option.
Healthy and Nutritious Treat Options
In addition to the treats mentioned above, consider these healthy options that provide nutritional benefits to your dog:
Green Beans: A Fiber-Filled Snack
Green beans are a healthy and nutritious treat. They are low in calories and high in fiber, making them a great choice for overweight dogs or those with digestive problems.
Apple Slices: A Crunchy Vitamin Boost
Apples are a good source of vitamins C and A, as well as antioxidants, fiber, and phytonutrients that can help keep your dog healthy. Give your dog a delightful crunch with apple slices as a high-value treat.
Frozen Yogurt: A Cool and Healthy Indulgence
Frozen yogurt is a delicious and healthy treat for dogs. It contains probiotics which can help support your dog’s digestive health, and is low in fat and calories. A cool and tasty option on a warm day!
Exploring More High-Value Treats
There are many more tasty treats that dogs love, such as:
- Cat food: Most dogs can’t resist it
- Dehydrated raw kibble
- Dehydrated beef liver
- Dehydrated chicken
- Freeze-dried treats
Remember to always introduce new treats in moderation and be mindful of your dog’s individual dietary needs. Looking for more ideas for enrichment treats and products? Check out this blog post for our favorite mental enrichment products. Happy training and treat-giving! 🐶💕