3 Dog Training Tips: The Fine Line Between
Treating And Spoiling
Dogs can be hard beasts to look after.
They have incredibly complex needs and wants, which can only be sated with heaps of patience.
Of course, with the work that you put in, you’re rewarded with enduring loyalty and love from your furry companion.
This softens the blow, somewhat. But, it doesn’t make the work that you have to do any easier.
One of the hardest things for most humans is moderation when it comes to food.
And, when owners have this issue; they will no doubt pass it down to their dog.
So, to help you out, this post will be helping you to understand exactly when you should be treating your dog.
To start, you have to consider why you treat your animal.
This should never be done to quiet a dog down.
A lot of people resort to using treats as a way to silence their dog when it’s being fussy.
This action will only enforce the behavior that causes you to give them the treat in the first place, though.
Treats should be given as a reward for positive behavior.
For example, if your dog is being trained to go outside to use the toilet; you should reward them when they successfully go outside.
Training your dog to do tricks or be more obedient can be greatly aided with the help of treats.
But, of course, this has to be done in moderation.
When you struggle to moderate your own food; it can be very hard to moderate what you give to your pet. And, most people aren’t perfect when it comes to their food.
The amount of treats that you can give your dog will depend on the dog’s breed, weight, age, and size. And, it will also depend on the food you give them.
With this information, you can use resources online to help you to find the best balance for your dog. Most dogs will be best-given treats when they are outside.
This will help to build a positive reaction to going outside.
And, it will give you a chance to use your walks for training.
Lastly, you need to decide which treats you will be giving your dog.
Like the amount you give your pet, it’s important to factor in your dog’s attributes.
Along with this, you should also think about what you’d like for your dog.
Would you prefer organic and free range food?
Or, would you prefer something that’s processed and easier to store?
Healthy dog snacks can be found in most pet food stores.
And, most stores will be able to give you some advice.
If you’re unsure about how much you should give your dog, or which treats are best; it’s a great idea to talk to your vet.
They will often sell their own treats.
And, will be able to give you all the nutritional information you need.
Hopefully, this will inspire you to start working on the treats you give your best friend.
Your dog is a part of your family.
And, like any part of your family; you have to be concerned about their health.
Dogs will over eat if you let them. But, it’s also very easy to keep them off the food.