What Are The Best Training Treats For Dogs?

Written by: Deanna deBara

January 22, 2019

Dog training is a key component of being a responsible dog owner. Training creates well-mannered dogs. It makes your life easier. And, most importantly, training your pup keeps them safe; you don’t want to have to worry about your pup running off, ignoring commands, and putting himself in danger!

Clearly, training your dog is a must. And one of the best ways to reinforce your training—and get your pup to happily follow commands? Training treats.

The right training treats will have your dog following commands (Sit! Stay! Roll over!) like a champ. But what, exactly, are the best training treats for dogs?

What To Look For In Training Treats For Your Dog

dog with treat

When it comes to training your pup, not all treats are created equal. There are a few things you need to look for in the best training treats for dogs. And the first? They need to be small.

Repetition is the key to training your dog effectively. So, every time they successfully follow a command, you need to give them a treat. Imagine how much weight they’d gain if you gave them a huge, calorically dense treat every time they followed the command “sit?” You’d have one big puppy on your hands! To keep up with how often you need to positively reinforce your dog, your training treats need to be small, relatively low in calories, and quick and easy for your dog to consume.

You should also look for treats with high-quality ingredients. Again, in order to train your dog, you need to give them a high volume of treats. So if you want to keep your dog healthy, your training treats need to be of the highest quality—and full of healthy, high-quality ingredients.

The Best Training Treats For Dogs

Small dog with jerky

Ok, so now that you know what to look for in training treats, let’s get into the good stuff—the best training treats for dogs.

Jerky Treats

Jerky treats are packed with flavor, which can be great at motivating your dog to follow through with training. Just make sure to choose treats small enough to handle the volume necessary for training (the NYC Roasted Duck Jerky Bites are a great choice!).

Soft Baked Treats

Soft baked treats (like the Pork Avenue Snacks) are—you guessed it—soft and easy to chew, making them an ideal choice for training treats.

Freeze Dried Treats

Freeze dried treats (like Stink, Steak, Stunk!) have tons of flavor and are fun to chew on—and your dog will be willing to do just about anything (including sit, stay, or roll over) in order to get their paws on some.

Keep Your Dog Stocked In Training Treats With BarkBox

Small dog with BarkBox

The key to training is consistency, and you’ll need a consistent stash of treats to train your pup.

With BarkBox, you’ll get a carefully curated selection of treats (two entire bags!), toys, and chews delivered to your door each month. With so many treats on hand, you’ll be able to train your pup to do just about anything!

Written by: Deanna deBara

January 22, 2019