Dog Treats | Lady Luxe Life
Dog Treats are one of my favorite gifts during the holidays. I love my dogs and constantly try to make them happy.
Cesar Milan is where I learn alot. I wrote a blog earlier about tail wagging based on his article. He also wrote a good one about dog treats, I’ve included cliff notes below. When it’s not the holidays, these are what I try to go by with my pups.
How to use dog treats most effectively.
“Use treats to reinforce a calm, submissive state. Never use dog treats to reward an excited, over-stimulated state of mind. Always let the dog smell the treat first, but hold it up away from her and wait.
When to give dog treats.
In between meals is the ideal time to give treats. Choose a treat that your dog will enjoy. As a rule of thumb I save the best, most delectable treats for last, to reengage a dog if she begins to lose interest in the training session.
What ingredients to look for in a dog treat.
When choosing a dog treat, make sure it’s something your dog will like and something that’s appropriate to give a dog. When buying treats (and food) for dogs, it’s good to follow the same common-sense rules you’d use when shopping for your family.
Ask the vet or local pet specialty store about dog treats.
Your veterinarian is a lot of things to your dog—doctor, dentist, pharmacist, and you can add nutritionist to that list.
Exercise and discipline before affection.
Remember, dog treats are a form of affection. They need to be given at the right time and for the right reasons.”
Here’s a great article on 7 specific favorites by I Heart Dogs here.
Have you ever wondered about what the different wags of the tail mean? Read my blog here.