When looking for a dog coaching treat that is suitable for use as motivation when teaching your dog something new the choice can be overpowering. Pet stores frequently stock all types of treats and you can easily leave their sparking aisles with a lighter pocket and bags full, all containing the tastiest selection of canine inducement.
It isn't required however to spend a tidy sum on training treats for your dog. Even the maximum value of reward can be replaced with a less expensive option. The first thing to do is work out you're your dog likes best and look for a less costly alternative.
Some dogs love meaty treats, in which particular case many pet shop purchased prizes can simply get replaced with small squares of boiled liver. Any dog that likes meat (and let’s face it most do) will offer a visible up in learning speed at even the slightest whiff of liver. To replace individual dog training treats you can invest in a low fat tube of squeezed cheese spread or protein paste and simply allow your dog a lick of the end each time you would typically give a reward. Dispensing a reward this way will make sure your dog tastes just enough to keep him motivated.
Another concept is to bake your own reward biscuits. It’s important to keep the food for training as little as possible so if baking then the biscuits should be cut very small. Home baked pet biscuits can also be rolled into small balls before baking, though this is often time consuming it is also superb fun. Homemade dog biscuits can be made with whole-wheat flour and assorted ingredients including rasped cheese and smooth peanut butter. I often play around with fillings for home baking, when looking for new treats to feed my dog.
So dog coaching needn't cost a fortune. It is fine to use slivers of leftover Sun. roast or breakfast sausage cut into tiny pieces to train your dog. It is also perfectly acceptable to weight out 1/2 his daily ration of tripe to use throughout the day in training sessions.
This article aims to augment your relationship with your canine and shares some of the less expensive options I use to feed my dog his training treats. For more information on this and the advantages a dog training community, come visit The Dog Trick Academy.