Treats are the right choice to motivate and reward your dog when teaching any new tricks or just trying to keep her disciplined. It is important that you make sure that you are offering food that is not harmful to your dog. In most cases treats in small amounts are fine, assuming that your dog doesn’t suffer any specific disorder.
Some pretty good natural choices are offered in pet stores, and they come in different sizes and flavors, but it’s a wonderful alternative to feed your furry friend bits of food that you may already have at home.
Get ready to take a note of some healthy options for treats that you have in your fridge or on your kitchen counter!
A good option is to cook it and feed it to your pooch in small pieces. It can be a nice prize for him once a week or every fifteen days.
Boil a sweet potato and cut it into small pieces. Your dog will like it very much due to its sweet taste. Moreover, the sweet potato contains various healthy properties that are good for your dog.
This vegetable is ideal, especially since you can give it to them raw in small pieces. If you go to the park, take it in a bag and share small pieces with him as you play or train together.
Spread some peanut butter in a teaspoon and give your dog a lick when she follows your commands. She will love the taste!
This is another excellent option (which I personally love), since you can give it raw and in small pieces.
Dogs love them for the taste, but apples will also help them clean their teeth. It is important that you remove the seeds first as they are toxic for canines.
My dog is not a fan of them, but bananas are another good and healthy treat that you may already have at home, just try to feed them in small pieces and don’t overdo it.
Watermelon is healthy and safe too! Just avoid large amounts, because it can cause diarrhea.
This is the best choice when it comes to meat. You should take into account that dogs can get very excited about this treat. They can get too anxious about it, too, so it may not be the best choice as a training reward.
Bonus recipe for cookies at home!
Do you have some time to prepare something yummy and healthy for your puppy? Get ready to try out my recommendation for oatmeal cookies!
2 cups whole wheat flour (or white in the case of intolerance)
100 gr of oat flakes
50 gr of butter
The first thing you have to do is mix all the ingredients until you achieve a homogeneous dough. Use your hands to prepare small pieces of the dough in the shape of a cookie. Preheat the oven to 200 degrees Celcius (392 degrees Fahrenheit) and put the cookies on a paper in the tray. Bake the cookies for about 10-20 min until you see that they are a bit browned.
Please, serve with caution! Set the cookies out before giving them to your dog, as hot meals are not the best friend of your furry friend.
About the Author: Annie is a happy dog mom of Kimcho, an 8-year old Harlequin Pinscher. She is passionate about dogs and natural, healthy living. She is on a mission to discover and everything natural nutrition and healthy for dogs on Doglovely. Kimcho had suffered a kidney disorder, and this made Annie dig deeper into commercial dog food ingredients, and sparkled her curiosity about everything natural to help dogs live longer lives.