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The 3 S’s of Dog Treats: Small, Soft, and Stinky

The 3 S’s of Dog Treats: Small, Soft, and Stinky

 

What’s your favorite food? Chocolate 🍫? French fries 🍟? Pizza 🍕? Watermelon 🍉? Bananas 🍌?… Is your mouth watering yet?*

Now, you probably give yourself these scrumptious morsels from time to time and maybe even just because you feel like it, but what if you only received these delectable foods as a reward for quietly sitting in a particular chair in your living room? You’d be sitting in that chair every chance you could get 😂.

The same goes for your dog.

*With the exception of (seedless) watermelon and bananas, these are human foods and should not be given to your dog.

High-Value Treats = Better, Consistent Results

The Problem

A lot of available dog treats are:

Unhealthy

You shouldn’t eat french fries and chocolate all day every day, right? Neither should your dog.

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Big & Boring

So many treats are either too large, too crunchy, too bland or all of the above. This won’t help motivate your dog.

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Good, Not Great

Your dog might like a treat enough to eat it but use their favorite (aka high-value) for training.

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These kind of treats won’t help you get the best results, if any at all, from your dog.

The Key

Use treats that are:

Small

Each treat only needs to be pea-sized, even for large dogs. This allows your dog to quickly eat each treat and allows them to earn more treats but not consume a lot of excess calories.

Unsure of how big this is? It’s about the size of your pinky nail. For small dogs, you can make each treat even smaller.
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Soft

Easy to chew and swallow.
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Stinky

Your dog can smell 5 times more than you!

So though you don’t need to use liverwurst, do use foods that will get your dog’s attention like steak, chicken, cheese, etc.
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Healthy

You might not be lucky enough to have a dog that loves carrots*, but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t avoid dyes and unnecessary added sugars/syrups.

Read the nutrition facts and labels!

*If your dog likes carrots, make training easier by cooking them so they’re soft.

Don’t wait!

Find out what healthy, small, soft, & stinky treats your dog LOOOOVES so they can earn them while training.

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