Dog treats are an important part of your furry friend’s life. Just as you sometimes want to indulge in a biscuit between meals, your pup gets great pleasure out of the odd treat. From well-being to health to behaviour, dog treats have countless benefits but to really get the most out of your dog, you need to be giving them the best treats – here’s why.
It makes them happy
Treats should be fun for your dog to eat. They should smell good and taste even better, otherwise they aren’t really treats at all. When your dog enjoys eating a treat, it makes them happy, feel loved and cared for and contributes to their overall well-being.
Most dogs are highly motivated by food, so by giving them the highest quality and best tasting dog treats you’ll get the best out of them. Dog owners and experts alike can attest to the fact that positive reinforcement is one of the most effective ways to coax dogs into behaving the way you want them to. Use dog treats to reward good behaviour and it will become the norm.
Treat training that works
From new puppies to elderly dogs, training is an ongoing part of your dog’s life. Whether you are trying to get a puppy to poop outside or reminding an older dog not to jump up at visitors, treats are one of the most effective training tools in your arsenal.
Keep them busy
Are you throwing a dinner party, trying to get some work done or want some quiet time to read a book? The best way to keep your dog busy while you are unavailable is by distracting them with treats. Get a couple of their favourite beef chews or waffles bites and hide them in a Kong or rubber ball – they’ll be busy working away at their treat while you have some time to yourself.
Here’s where we differ from our dogs – while our treats are usually laden with sugar and fat, their treats can actually be quite healthy. Since our four-legged friends have more a savoury tooth than a sweet one, dog treats can be packed with nutritionally beneficial ingredients like possum, lamb, chicken or beef.
Because you don’t want treats to lead to weight or health issues, it’s important to offer your dog treats with quality ingredients. At Superior Chunky, we only use NZ meats and use no fillers, additives or preservatives so you can rest assured your dog’s treats are not only tasty, but healthy too.
Variety is the spice of life
Think of a spontaneous trip out for ice cream – pretty exciting right! Your dog feels the same way about their treats which, unlike their traditional dog food, aren’t always available. Surprising your pup with a treat adds some excitement, spontaneity and enrichment to their lives, which is something we all need!
Buy your dog the best treats now
At Superior Chunky, we have a variety of dog treats on offer, from lover treats to waffle bites, beef chews to possyum sticks. Order online or visit one of our dog treat stockists to find your pooch’s favourites dog treats – after all, they deserve it!