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Sweet potato dog treats worked for Caras
Sweet potato dog treats worked for Caras

Training Treats: Tummy Friendly


The late-great Caras, my beloved Australian Shepherd, had a sensitive stomach. Give Caras a new thing (or the wrong thing) and his gut let me know. Quickly. Few things are quite as discouraging as having the treats give your dog an upset stomach after an otherwise happy training session. Been there, cleaned that up, know it well and learned how to avoid it. Here are a few tricks:

1) Use small treats. I reward big dogs with treats about the size of a pencil eraser and tiny toy-breed puppies with treats you can barely see. I use a great deal of sincere praise and a treat, maybe two, for most responses.

2) Use kibble. If your dog loves his food, use that for the bulk of his rewards. Just keep a bit of each meal to the side to use for training and you’ll avoid both tummy upset and weight gain issues.

3) Use tummy-friendly treats. Plain Chicken, pumpkin, sweet potato, or apple are all mild and worth a try. Every dog is a bit different in what they find both appealing and can tolerate. Here are three “best bet” treats:

Wet Noses Little Stars Sweet Potato Organic Dog Training Treats

  • Ideal for training or rewards
  • Crunchy teeny tiny star shape
  • Contain no chemicals, animal by products, preservatives, wheat, corn or soy
  • Great for dogs with sensitive teeth
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PureBites Chicken Breast Dog Treat
PureBites Chicken Breast Dog Treats, 3 oz.

  • Dogs Love the taste of PureBites
  • PureBites are made with only 1 ingredient. 100% Natural and Pure USDA Inspected Chicken Breast
  • PureBites are high in protein and less than 9 calories per treat
  • PureBites are made in the USA
  • PureBites are Freeze Dried to lock in valuable Nutrients and Freshness
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Cloud Star Dynamo Dog Tummy Functional Treat, Pumpkin and Ginger

  • Grain Free
  • Gluten Free
  • Probiotics added
  • All Natural
  • Made in the USA
  • Free of wheat, free of corn, free of soy, no artificial colors, no artificial flavors, no byproducts
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