Don’t waste your money on grocery store dog treats.
In addition to being ridiculously expensive, those treats often contain artificial ingredients, colors, and flavors. They also usually contain by-products (a nice way of saying chicken beaks, cow entrails, and other gross stuff).
Smart trainers use treats their dog loves and that are good for them.
I like to use real, human-grade food when I train my dogs. I know what’s in it, it’s pretty inexpensive, and hey, I can eat it, too!
Cheese and meat lend themselves to terrific dog treats.
Easy to cut into bite-sized pieces, human grade, and really delish. Oh, and easy to find and buy!
Get a value pack of cheese and some pepperoni (or summer sausage) from your local grocer. In a pinch, you can even use luncheon meat, although it’s a little harder to handle because it’s thinly sliced.
Cut into 1/4″ strips.
Then lay flat and cut into 1/4″ slices. Turn 90° and slice again.
This is what you get.
Next, do the same with the cheese.
And you’ve now got some really powerful dog training treats! And hey, if you need a snack, dig in!
I put all the treats in a Ziploc container with a lid, store all the treats in the fridge ’til I need them. We’re always ready to train, even at the last minute!
Your turn: What treats does your dog go ga-ga for? Leave a comment below!