How often should you treat your dog?

Treats are a great way of rewarding your pet

How often should you treat your dog

Treats are a great way of rewarding your pet or just showing them a little love and attention - and they take a very important role in training. However it’s important to make sure you’re only feeding them occasionally, so that your dog doesn’t get used to it and start to expect them!

As tempting as it is treat dogs with leftovers or scraps from the table, it’s far better to go for a snack specifically created for dogs. It’s a lot easier to control how much they get this way, and most of them are designed to have health benefits too, like dental chews!

Make sure that the amount of treats only add up to around ten per cent of their daily intake - that’s one or two a day on a normal diet, which is plenty to keep them happy and feeling loved!