A Guide To Choosing Dog Treats
Rome wasn’t built in a day – this old saying definitely applies to the process of training and domesticating a dog – it can be a long and arduous trek on the road to success. However, many a dog owner fails to give pause to that one tool that could encourage any human or dog to act on something – that tool is motivation. Humans need motivation to lose those extra pounds or clean a messy, dirty room, and dogs need this one element in order to do what you ask them to do, may it be to stop doing his business on your favorite couch, or to stop eating your kids’ homework – yes, they can actually do that! Dog treats can motivate your puppy in ways you may not have imagined, and make him do what is asked of him more consistently.
Dog treats are a great motivator for puppies for the obvious reason that they taste good. What you will want to do now is to save those dog treats for the times when your dog really deserves it, in order to entice him to work harder for his goals. The truth behind this is as clear as day, people! Compare this to a human scenario – Scenario A would allow you to eat as much chocolate as you could, when you want, where you want, and Scenario B will only allow you to eat chocolate if you add an extra hour to your exercise regimen. Now tell me, would you be very motivated to work out under the first option? Just as I predicted – nobody’s fessing up, except maybe that virtual joker at the back whom nobody takes seriously. Of course, that box of choc’lit would be better off in Forrest Gump’s hands if you had no motivation to work out! I want you to know that your puppies and dogs are no different, and that is why it is vital that dog treats are only given as a reward for performing well.
Dog treats can also be a treat for the dog owner because they can be purchased on the cheap. Before you rush off and spend a lot of money for a puppy obedience school you should try to train your puppy for a considerable amount of time on your own. And puh-leaze, do not forget the dog treats. Even if the process of training your own puppy is frustrating, it will be better for you and your pup if they received all of their training from you.
Whether you are teaching your pup how to sit down or roll over or how to go potty outside, using dog treats can be an important element of the training. In no time your dog will learn to love the reward of dog treats enough that it will obey every command you give it. There isn’t a moment to hesitate – floor it, jump out of your car and into the pet shop, buy a box of dog treats, and train (and motivate) away!