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. There are many things that dogs can help us and make us happy, from the tricks they do, to guiding partially sighted individuals, to rescuing people in distress and so on to show how smart they are. But even with this intelligence, they are innocent enough accept any treat or begging for it. 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.
Let us take a look at some easy alternatives to treat and spoil your dogs without their health being damaged.
Our first alternative treat is your attention, even if dogs would love to have food first, but this is just as welcome. Usually you would notice that your dog has fun in going to a certain spot in your yard or outside your house, and so you can visit that spot with your pet, and use a word or phrase that your pet will associate as his treat.
Another alternative treat is to give your pet a new toy because just like children, dogs never tire of being introduced to a new thing to 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. Almost all dogs enjoy a tug of war and so you can purchase many war pull toy that are not expensive, or even buy your pet a toy to 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.