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3 Healthy Treats for Making Dog Training Fun During The Holiday Season

Dogs are usually always ready to eat and come running to you at the sight of you reaching into your pocket. Therefore, it’s easier to train dogs by keeping food as an incentive.

There’s plenty of high-calorie dog treats available in the market that are full of artificial preservatives that are harmful to dogs’ health. If you’re thinking of healthy dog food options for training your dog, here’s a list of some fun and healthy dog treats.

Lean Meat

If you want to give a huge reward to your dog for extensive training, cooked lean meat is the way to go. Take some plain chicken breast and boil it without any oil or seasoning. Cut the boiled chicken into tiny pieces.

Chicken is the ideal meat for dogs because it’s easily digested and is full of omega-6 fatty acids, which improve the dog’s skin, making it healthier.

At times, salmon can also be used instead of chicken since it’s also healthy and rich in omega-3, but it’s slightly higher in fat, so it’s either given in small quantities or not given to dogs with a history of pancreatitis.

However, keep in mind to avoid processed meats and salt at all costs.

Pumpkin

You might be surprised, but dogs usually like pumpkin dog treats. Pumpkin is rich in vitamins and fiber and makes an ideal dog treat around the Halloween season since there’s plenty of leftover pumpkins.

If you can’t get your hands on fresh pumpkins, you can even use unsweetened tinned pumpkins.

A woman giving food to a dog

Apple Slices

Apples are most suitable for training because they’re not only a tasty dog treat but also help in cleaning the residue off the dog’s teeth resulting in fresh breath.

Keep in mind to cut tiny apple slices to prevent your dog from choking, only offer a small quantity to avoid sugar rush, and take out the seeds as they contain cyanide which may be harmful to the dog.

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