Which dog treat?

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  1. Jaysimar

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    Which dog treat do you guys use when training?

    Atm I'm using the ones from Jerhigh which they both absolutely love. Only problem is that they don't last too long and they're a bit expensive. Hoping to find a cheaper substitute that isn't full of rubbish
     
  2. hi_lectro

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    Pizza ham. Idk if it works out any cheaper
     
  3. MR CHILLED

    MR CHILLED D'oh!

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    I use Schmackos straps and cut them up....he absolutely loves them :thumbup:
     
  4. vladesch

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    I give our dog shmako chew strips.
    They are really hard (but not brittle) and make a substitute for bones to keep his teeth clean.
    And most importantly he loves them.

    I have to cut ours up because he's only a little dog, and a good pair of seccatiers (for gardening) is recommended. Too tough for scissors.
     
  5. broccoli

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    When we were going to dog club, polony, cut up small. For the dog I used to have, cheese. She'd do anything for cheese, she just loved it. Otherwise, vet's best reward, little bits. Always little bits, so they can wolf it down and keep moving.
     
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    We used to buy treats but now we just use things like cheese, strawberries, cucumber or carrots all in moderation. I will mention I have a lab and she will eat anything though.
     
  7. JugV2

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    Moist/wet treats are more enjoyable for the dog and work better. Polony or cheese are excellent.

    Shred a whole chicken if you like.
     
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    MR CHILLED D'oh!

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    That's most dogs though.
     
  9. broccoli

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    Not mine. I gave my dog one of the free treats at the vet's and he wouldn't take it. They are fussy, turn up their noses and won't have it if they don't like the look/smell/whatever.

    (EDIT: if you give them polony or sausages or something like that, you can just subtract however much they get through from their dinner if you have a guts and are worried about how much they are putting away.)
     
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  10. millhouse

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    If you are giving it to "keep his teeth clean"* then you should not cut it up. It is the action of gnawing through the treat that has an effect.

    * - not that effective at keeping teeth clean. Brushing is way better.
     
  11. Sebstar

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    Aren't shmackos full of sugar?? Look at the ingredients list? From memory it was third or fourth on the list.
     
  12. clonex

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    I find ours is a garbage gobbler so anything goes be it vegetables what not.

    Provided google says not to give it to dogs :D
     
  13. timsarg

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    can i snack on your moist treats ?
     
  14. OldnBold

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    That sounds like begging to me :D
     
  15. JugV2

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    Well this got dark quickly.
     
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    didn't want to create a new thread, but "best before" dates on dog biscuits, would you still give your dog dog biscuits that are "best before" a few months??
     
  17. broccoli

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    absolutely. Best before doesn't mean anything. People food can still be eaten after the best before date, it just means it might have gone a bit stale or something, it won't kill you. If it tastes ok, it's fine.

    (besides which, my dogs eat poo, and bones they've buried and dug up and all sorts of nasty crap. A bit stale biccy isn't going to have any effect on their digestions, if it's even gone stale which it probably won't have.)
     

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