Treats for Dogs

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When your dog does something well or responds correctly during training, you need to reward his/her good behaviour.

To treat or not to treat

Treats and snacks should not exceed 10% of your dog’s daily calories. Ask your vet to recommend a good treat and the correct amount, based on your dog’s size, breed, age, weight and activity levels.

Go green

Dogs are omnivores and most love a fresh, low-calorie snack. Try a baby carrot, a green bean, broccoli, banana slices and any fruit without seeds. Remember to avoid raisins and grapes. You can also add air-popped popcorn and rice cakes.

Watch the teeth

Some treats can be particularly hard on the teeth and lead to gum disease and other problems, so steer clear of anything too hard – avoid hooves or bones.

Trick or treat

What your dog needs more than anything else is your approval, and this doesn’t have to be food related. You can also reward good behaviour with attention, a belly rub, a game or a walk.