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Dog Training Treats

For a fun and successful training time with your dog, it’s helpful to bring along the right treats. When choosing treats for training, think size, texture, taste, and whether they’re good for your pup. Ideally, look for small, soft treats that are not only yummy but also have healthy ingredients.

Using the best treats, and positive reinforcement techniques like saying “good job” at the right time, can help you and your pup get better at training. So, choose wisely and have fun teaching your furry friend new things!

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Choosing the Right Training Treats for Your Dog

When choosing treats for dog training, consider the size, texture, flavor, and nutritional value. This helps you select the best dog training treats for your dog. Treats to keep them interested and help reinforce desired behaviors during their sessions. Here are a few things to keep in mind:

Size Matters: Bite-Sized Treats

For successful dog training, bite-sized treats are an excellent option, offering many benefits. With tiny treats, controlling calories is easier. Canines can also consume smaller treats more quickly, so there are fewer interruptions in your training session. That’s how small training treats help keep your pup focused during practice time.

Pet parents should consider size when selecting bite-sized snacks for canine coaching sessions. How large is your dog? Or how small? The size of your four-legged friend will determine whether tinier pieces or slightly bigger ones are best. Providing the appropriate-sized treats contributes towards maintaining momentum throughout each lesson while establishing positive associations between good behavior and rewards.

Flavor & Smell

Tasty treats, especially those with enticing smells, can be super helpful for keeping dogs focused during training. Training treats come in numerous flavors, but the most enticing ones are often extra fragrant. Think pork, salmon, peanut butter, or cheesy flavors. Dogs who love food rewards stay interested when you give them high-value treats. So why not switch between flavors so you can add excitement and encourage your pup even more?

Nutritional Value: Healthy Ingredients and Low-Calorie Options

The kind of treats you give your dog during training sessions is critical, especially regarding nutritional value. Selecting treats made with wholesome, natural ingredients such as high-quality meats and vegetables is best. Avoid unnecessary fillers like corn, wheat, or soy, which many vets believe to be detrimental to canine health.

Most professionals agree that treats should not exceed 10% of a dog’s daily caloric intake. So keep that in mind when dishing out rewards for a job well done. As always, reach out to your vet or a certified dog trainer for specific guidance about your pet.

Blue Ridge Naturals: Premium Training Treats for Dogs

Looking for top-notch training treats for your canine companion? Blue Ridge Naturals may be the option you’re looking for! Formulated with natural ingredients and made right here in the USA, our dog treats come in many flavors, from jerky options to chicken and sweet potato varieties!

We believe in providing dog owners with wholesome, high-quality options time after time. 

That’s why many choose our brand for their go-to dog treat solutions. We avoid synthetic colors and flavors, unnecessary fillers, and unnatural preservatives. We’re dog lovers, so we strive to create delicious products with top-notch ingredients.

Be sure to check out these training options:

  • Alaskan Salmon Topper-Trainer Treats: Specifically crafted with training in mind, these tiny jerky bites are the perfect size and texture. They’re soft and chewy and easy to toss!
  • Peanut Butter Coated Sweet Potato Fries: Scrumptious peanut butter and nutrient-rich sweet potatoes. Break these into smaller pieces for a delicious, high-value reward!
  • Sweet Potato Stix: Simplicity at its best. These treats feature only one ingredient, sweet potatoes, known for their vitamin and mineral content.
  • Premium Chicken Tenders: Made with 100% inspected human-grade chicken, these tenders are the real deal: Lean protein with a delicious, smoky paprika flavor.

Looking for variety? Check out our Blue Ridge Naturals Bundles. These variety packs come in several flavors and can help keep those training sessions fun and interesting for your pooch!

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I choose dog training treats?

When using soft training treats for your dog, choose small treats that are varied in taste and texture. Adopt an easy method of handing out rewards during the process. Many utilize treat pouches to make things easier.

What are high-value vs low-value rewards?

High-value snacks should be given out during difficult lessons, while less appealing (but still delicious) options are better suited to everyday teaching or keeping already-learned skills in place. You know your pup best, but there may be certain flavors (maybe peanut butter?) your pup likes more than others. By wisely using both sets of treats in training sessions you can ensure success between your pup and yourself!

When should I stop giving my dog training treats?

Once your pup consistently performs their task, decrease the training treats used as rewards and eventually stop providing them. Positive reinforcement is key for successful reward incentives. Offer treats when they demonstrate truly exceptional behavior or when you want to show extra affection.

What do trainers use to train dogs?

Most canines have a strong affinity for food, so trainers often use it as the main reward for desired behaviors. Treats, petting, and verbal praise are musts. Also, playing a pup’s favorite game or offering a much-loved toy to reward correct reactions from dogs works well.

How do you train a dog when treats don’t work?

Rather than utilizing treats, find something your dog loves and use it as a reward. Training adult dogs with non-food-related rewards like compliments or play can also be an efficient strategy.

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