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Pet lovers use treats and chews in a number of ways: as training aids or rewards for good behavior; to support exercise; to provide long-lasting occupation; and sometimes just to give a treat. No matter the reason, the result is a strengthened bond between humans and four-legged family members. Some suggested guidelines for your pet’s safe enjoyment of treats and chews include:
Furthermore, as indicated above, treats can be a useful motivator and provide behavioral reinforcement during the process of training a pet. Some dog trainers have noted that particularly strong-smelling treats can be especially useful in the training and obedience process and can engage dogs’ strong sense of smell. Remember, sometimes a treat that smells delicious to your pet may not smell quite so appetizing to you, but it may help with training!
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