Considered as man’s best friend in the animal kingdom are dogs. Dog has become a part of 45 percent of the American households, a statistics revealing a display of friendship between man and this animal. 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. Because of this, many dogs suffer with some health and dental issues by being overweight and simply having a bad diet.
It is true that once our dogs would fix to us those pleading eyes, it is difficult for us to resist in giving them pet scraps or have them share our snacks of chips or cake. Your best solution, if you are on the brink of giving in to spoil and indulge your dog even if your head is nagging you that it is not right, is to have some alternatives of treats.
Dogs take a little time to get used to different treats and to act on words or phrases related to those treats, but it pays off in the long term if you invest your time and effort in teaching them.
Here we will point out briefly some easy ways to treat or spoil your dogs without damaging their health.
Our first alternative treat is your attention, even if dogs would love to have food first, but this is just as welcome. If you know of an area that your dog seems to enjoy going, then take this as an alternative of the treats by bringing your pet there and use words or phrase that will make your pet associate it as another kind of 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. Many dogs like squeaky toys, but just watch out before it becomes a choke hazard, or if you can stand the noise the toy would sound then it is fine. 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.
Your next idea is to have healthy treats for your pet like cold cooked sweet potato and carrots, which are not typical doggie treats but they love too on top of the vitamins they get.