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4 Ways To Save Money On Dog Treats & Cut Your Dog Treat Budget In Half WITHOUT Buying Cheap Dog Treats!

Would you believe?…

  • My dog doesn’t know that Chicken Jerky treats are actually 6 inches long when we buy them. (By the way, yes I only buy made in the USA dog jerky treats.)
  • And he doesn’t realize that his favorite Dental Chews have 4 “arms” to them, forming a large pinwheel-shaped dog treat.
  • He has no idea that Jerky Treats Tender Strips start out 6 inches long and that I break them into 3 or 4 smaller pieces.
  • For the longest time, he thought Alpo Liv-a-Snaps were dime-sized tasty morsels, rather than the half-dollar sized treats that they are.

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Call me cheap (I prefer frugal), but I break almost all of my dog’s treats into smaller pieces and then dole out those small pieces as tasty rewards every time my dog does something good.

Yep, almost all of the dog treats I buy, I break in half or — depending on their size to begin with — maybe even fourths!

As a result, that means I get 2 to 4 times the mileage from a box or bag of dog treats than the manufacturer wants me to get — and we’re not talking about cheap dog treats either!

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Dog Training Treats: Why I Use Dog Treats As Rewards, Plus The Best Dog Training Treats I’ve Found!

I decided 20 years ago when my first dog was a puppy that I was going to use treats as rewards (or motivators) when training my dog.

teaching tenor to give us his "toes" - 10 weeks

This is something that I’ve had great success with, and I continued using treats as rewards with the next 2 dogs I raised from puppyhood as well.

My 3 dogs (2 Lab mixes and 1 American Eskimo) have always been relatively easy to train, and they tend to mind quite well. I think using treats with training definitely helped with that.

doing homework from puppy school - 2nd class, lesson #1 "HEEL!"

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