Why dog treats?
Dog treats are not only a tasty addition to your four-legged friend's daily diet. Dog treats in your pet's diet can perform several tasks, which should be kept in mind when choosing the right treats for your dog. They are a great surprise for your pet – tasty bites between meals can become part of your routine or encourage your dog to play or exercise. Dog treats hidden in a special toy or in various corners of the house will encourage your pet to think.
Snacks as an incentive
One of the most popular uses for dog treats is, of course, to use them as an incentive in a variety of everyday situations. Many dog breeds are amazing gourmets that are ready to do anything for a tasty morsel. You can take advantage of this weakness when teaching your dog tricks or basic commands. When you teach your pet tricks or commands, snacks can act as motivation to participate in training. Offer your pet a treat before training - let him know what delights are waiting for him. For study and training, choose dog treats that you can easily divide into smaller pieces. This way you do not risk exceeding your dog's daily energy requirements, which can lead to weight gain, overweight and even obesity.
Treats as a reward
Speaking of training, dog treats are, of course, a great reward for properly executed instructions or good behaviour. Remember that a treat is a reward only for a correctly performed trick or instruction. If your dog only does half a trick, don't reward him with a snack for it. A snack is a signal to a dog that it has done something exactly as it should. You need to be consistent, but not strict, when training your dog. Demand your dog to be thorough, but don't put pressure on him when he loses interest or is tired.
Snacks as a distraction
If you have a very curious dog, take his favourite treats during a walk. You can use the tasty morsels as a reward for correct behaviour, for example when the dog walks straight and not on the leash or stops when you tell him. To increase praise and develop good habits for your dog, you can give him a snack. But that's not the only way you can use your dog's treats during a walk. If your dog is a gourmand, sometimes only food will catch your dog's attention. If your pet becomes overly interested in something he shouldn't be, or he becomes distracted by various stimuli that you encounter while walking, draw your pet's attention to a treat. Especially for a young pooch, a treat can help when you want to focus your pet's attention on yourself.
Dog snacks and health and well-being
Dog treats don't have to be just a delicious addition to their daily diet. A variety of dog snacks on the market can support the well-being or health of your pet. In our range you will find a variety of snacks – dental snacks, which can aid in the mechanical cleaning of the teeth if your dog is not very fond of brushing them; then semi-moist training treats, which are perfectly sized for clicker training, and crunchy treats like baked biscuits and pressed snacks, which are packed with flavour and crunchy texture that can help the mechanical cleaning of the teeth. For dogs of large and giant breeds, you will find delicacies with the addition of glucosamine and chondroitin, which will help provide comprehensive joint protection. However, for a pooch with a sensitive digestive system or suffering from food allergies, you can also find grain-free and gluten-free delicacies.
How and when to serve them?
Remember that the dog snacks that you give your pet in their daily diet are just an addition and can never replace a healthy and balanced diet. A dog treat is only a dietary variety that should be served wisely and in moderation. The daily portion of the snacks served should not exceed 10% of your pet's daily energy requirements. Even the healthiest delicacies with a fully natural composition are additional calories in the diet of your pet, which, in excess, can lead to overweight or even obesity. Without additional physical activity, your quadruped can start gaining weight easily. If you are using treats as an incentive and reward when training with your dog, choose special treats that are bite-sized and soft.