Considered as man’s best friend in the animal kingdom are dogs. Statistics show that in the American households, 45 percent of them has a dog as part of their families displaying a lot of friendship going on. Canines are intelligent enough to perform all kinds of things for humans that will help us and make us happy, from their obedience in performing those tricks, to helping people caught in distress, or guiding a partially sighted person, and so on. However, with this display of intelligence, dogs cannot easily resist begging or accepting food treats. Due to this, health and dental issues are experienced by many dogs due to being overweight and having the wrong diet.
We cannot deny that every time our pet dog would gaze at us with those pleading eyes, we cannot resist slipping some scraps under the dinner table, or having them share our chips or cakes from our snacks. And so when you are caught in a situation, that even if your conscience tells you it is wrong, to give indulge or spoil your dog, it is advisable that you have alternative treats on your sleeve.
Giving your dogs different kinds of treats and to associate chosen words or phrases to go with them may take some time of training, but investing your effort and time to teach your pet will pay off in the long run.
To spoil or treat your pet dog without damaging his or her health, let us present some easy ways.
Our first alternative treat is your attention, even if dogs would love to have food first, but this is just as welcome. Dogs have some places that you notice they enjoy or have fun going to, and so you can go to this area using a word that would associate this kind of treat that your pet can pick up as a treat.
Our second option for a treat is a new toy for your pet, and this is because just like our children, dogs will always welcome a new thing that he or she can play with. Squeaky toys are also enjoyable for dogs, if you can stand the noise it makes, and also be mindful of the toy before it becomes a choke hazard to your pet. There are many toys that are inexpensive that you and your pet can play with for a tug of war, or even just a toy that your pet can snuggle with.
Another alternative treat for your pet dog are tasty snacks like cold carrots and cooked sweet potato that are typical dog treats but dogs love too, not to mention the vitamins they can get.