Remember that training is an ongoing process. You will never be completely finished. It is important to keep working on obedience training throughout the life of your dog. People who learn a language at a young age but stop speaking that language may forget much of it as they grow older. The same goes for your dog: use it or lose it. Running through even the most basic tricks and commands will help them stay fresh in your dog's mind. Plus, it's a great way to spend time with your dog.
I love this list! First time making dog treats, didn’t have all the ingredients for one recipe so I used this as inspiration. I used peanut butter, eggs, flour, honey, and vegetable broth to make soft, chewy dog biscuits and used a heart cookie cutter. My pugs & chihuahua, and my boyfriend’s goldens loved em! Even tried one myself heheh – turned out like lightly sweetened peanut butter cookies.
Let your new dog gradually earn freedom throughout your home. A common error that many pet parents make is giving their new dog too much freedom too soon. This can easily lead to accidents relating to housetraining and destructive chewing. So, close off doors to unoccupied rooms and use baby gates to section off parts of the house, if necessary. One of the best ways to minimize incidents is to keep your dog tethered to you in the house and by using a crate or doggie safe area when you can’t actively supervise him.
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Fantastic list! I loved every recipe, until I read #23. I don’t care how little it is, bacon is not good for any animal (although it’s one of MY favorite foods and I’ll eat it, but I won’t give it to my dogs). I read one blogger justify bacon in their dog treat recipe by saying that for the number of treats that their recipe provided, one piece of bacon wasn’t going to hurt a dog. That may be true, but it’s not worth it. Boiled chicken might be used instead. I guarantee dogs would love it, and it would be safer for them. Just as a reminder, the American Kennel Club states:
Not sure what I did wrong but the dough turned out SOOOOO wet! I ended up adding another 1/2 cup of oats and another 1-1.5 cups of flour before I could work with it! And it was still very gummy. BUT I got it to work and they are now done. They hardened up well still. Just time to cool and let the pooch try them out! I’m sure he will love them but I’m just curious why my dough was so wet? Overall I’m still very happy with the base of this recipe and ingredients as some I’ve seen have me questioning if it’s a good idea to feed some of the ingredients to my pup. I did sub out canola oil for olive oil as well as I didnt have an canola!
Whenever you’re training your dog, it’s important to get as many family members involved as possible so everyone’s on the same page. If you are telling your dog “off” when he jumps on the couch and someone else is saying “down,” while someone else is letting him hang out up there, how on earth is he ever going to learn what you want? Consistency will be the key to your success.
The English dog biscuit appears to be a nineteenth-century innovation: "With this may be joined farinaceous and vegetable articles — oat-meal, fine-pollard, dog-biscuit, potatoes, carrots, parsnips" (1827);[10] "being in the neighbourhood of Maidenhead, I inspected Mr. Smith's dog-biscuit manufactory, and was surprised to find he has been for a long period manufacturing the enormous quantity of five tons a-week !" (1828)[11]
Pureed pumpkin (with no added sugar) is one of my favorite ingredients to use in dog treats. It’s nutritious for dogs — it’s high in fiber, low in fat,  and loaded with beta carotene, magnesium, potassium, iron, zinc and vitamins A and C. And the high fiber content in pumpkin can benefit your dog’s digestive track, which is why it’s often recommended for dogs with stomach issues such as diarrhea.
Yes l am so happy l found these articles. I have a 15 month old Yorky and my poor baby has a very sensitive stomach. In the past 4 months he had a lot of problems which in turn gave him never ending diarrhea. Well after being told to give him this, give him that, do not give him that. Well l finally made the choice to feed and make him homemade food. The food l have been cooking for him is butternut squash, sweet potato, carrots, broccoli and French style green beans. The meat that l add to his veggies is organic chicken. This is the best chicken l have ever tasted and cooked. After cooking it l store it in containers with some of the broth. This is so tender and moist, unbelievably great tasting and he loves it. The only thing l could not decide on was what kind of treats to make him. Well l have the Bake-A-Bone treat maker, with the doggy bone molds inside this machine. It’s just like a waffle maker but a doggy bone maker and your RECIPES came into play at the BEST TIME for my baby Jax. Thank you so so much and yes l do want your newsletter.
Yes l am so happy l found these articles. I have a 15 month old Yorky and my poor baby has a very sensitive stomach. In the past 4 months he had a lot of problems which in turn gave him never ending diarrhea. Well after being told to give him this, give him that, do not give him that. Well l finally made the choice to feed and make him homemade food. The food l have been cooking for him is butternut squash, sweet potato, carrots, broccoli and French style green beans. The meat that l add to his veggies is organic chicken. This is the best chicken l have ever tasted and cooked. After cooking it l store it in containers with some of the broth. This is so tender and moist, unbelievably great tasting and he loves it. The only thing l could not decide on was what kind of treats to make him. Well l have the Bake-A-Bone treat maker, with the doggy bone molds inside this machine. It’s just like a waffle maker but a doggy bone maker and your RECIPES came into play at the BEST TIME for my baby Jax. Thank you so so much and yes l do want your newsletter.
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The idea of using treats to train is often equated with bribery. Truthfully, dogs do what works. If using treats gets them to do what you want, then why not? You can also use the world around you as a reinforcement. Every interaction you have with your dog is a learning opportunity, so when you think about it, you probably don’t use food very often except during active training sessions. So why does your dog continue to hang out? Because you reinforce him with praise, touch, games and walks. Just remember, the behavior should produce the treat; the treat should not produce the behavior.

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