It's no secret, we love spoiling our dogs! Big pats on the head, hugs around the neck, yummy snacks, and even cute outfits are just some of the ways that we show our love to fur-babies. Although we can give head pats and neck hugs all day long, when it comes to spoiling through snacks we need to be more mindful of just how much puppy-love we give!
Keep reading below for our top treating tips to ensure you spoil smart!
USE TREATS SPARINGLY
Just like we wouldn’t (or shouldn’t) eat cookies and ice cream every day, the same goes for our dogs. Even the healthiest treats should be given in moderation!
Try giving treats intermittently, or giving a smaller portion of the treat so that your dog doesn’t end up adding more calories to his diet than they should. For this reason, Wüfers Cookies are individually wrapped so that each quality cookie stays as fresh as the day it was baked, up to 15 months. Find a cute jar or container to keep them in, go for glass if you want to display the cute shapes.
READ THE INGREDIENTS
Reading food labels helps us understand exactly what we are putting into our bodies and the same should go for what we feed our dogs! Gut health is one of the most important things that should be maintained when it comes to your pet. Avoid treats that contain fillers, by-products, high amounts of sugar, salt or fat content, and check with your vet if you're unsure about what is best.
We all love to give our furry friends treats, but it’s important to provide a treat as a reward or response to an action. You don’t want to give your canine treats just because he gives you that stare while you’re in the kitchen or you will create an adorable begging machine.
Try to develop a habit of asking your dog to perform an action, like sit or stay, before treating. If this becomes too easy for your dog try something harder to switch up the command. This will keep things between you dynamic, challenging, and fun and will train you both in the process.
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