What are the Best Dog Treats for Training Puppies?
If you've got a new puppy at home, you may have found that puppy training has probably taken over your life. There are so many areas of puppy training from crate to toilet to general behaviour. So finding the best puppy treats for training is essential for new puppy parents.
The best puppy training treats are the ones that are small and easy to handle. It would be a bit difficult to carry your puppy’s favourite bone on their walk for training (even though they probably wouldn’t mind). So the best puppy treats are also the ones that are easy to carry.
In no particular order, here is our list of our favourite puppy treats for training.
Three Bird Training Treats
One of our top puppy treats for training, these adorable bone-shaped puppy treats contain a mixture of freshly prepared poultry of chicken, duck and turkey.
They have a firm, crunchy texture that are excellent for your dog’s teeth and are super easy to handle and can be taken anywhere. They are perfect for all breeds from 8 weeks old, especially for longer training sessions because they are low in fat so you don't have to worry about overfeeding.
These bite-size sausages contain three delicious proteins: chicken, beef and pork. Great for dogs who love a variety of tastes during their training sessions, they are high in protein, and a highly rewarding.
Perfectly sized for large breed puppies who would get a lot more out of a larger puppy training treat, they are gluten-free and contain no artificial flavourings. Full of natural flavours and goodness, they are suitable for puppies from 12 weeks old.
Innocent Hound Puppy Training Treats
Made with 80% fresh, sustainably sourced British lamb, Innocent Hound Puppy Training Treats are simple, gentle and small, perfect for handling during training sessions.
Suitable for puppies from 8 weeks old, they are great for when you first bring your new puppy to their forever home. They are also grain-free and hypoallergenic so they are ideal for puppies with sensitive tummies.
Seafood Training Treats
Similar to Three Bird Training Treats, they are deliciously crunchy and perfectly sized for training sessions on the go like walking. Seafood Training Treats are made from gently steamed, sustainable sourced salmon, trout and white fish.
Locked in freshness and essential nutrients, they are naturally occurring in omega 3 and 6 which supports a healthy skin and coat in puppies from 8 weeks old.
Feelwells Liver Training Treats
A high-value training reward, Feelwells Liver Training Treats are made from chicken liver, oats and added vitamins and minerals for boosting the immune system when your puppy needs it the most.
Suitable for puppies from 10 weeks old, they come in adorable cute heart shapes and can be broken up into smaller training treats without them crumbling in your pocket. They are semi-moist to give your puppy a more flavourful and delicious snack. If your pup is not a fan of liver, there is also a chicken option - Feelwells Chicken Training Treats.
Made from protein-rich chicken and colostrum, Puppy Power will definitely give your puppy the power they need! It is highly beneficial for puppies in their early months, especially from 8 weeks old.
Colostrum is the pre-milk fluid produced from a mother’s mammary glands during the first 72 hours after birth. It provides life-supporting immune and growth factors that ensures the health and vitality of a newborn. They have a soft consistency so they can be easily broken up into pieces into a highly rewarding puppy treat.
Dog owners seem to shy away from fish because of the smell, but fish in general as a puppy treat has many nutritional benefits that most puppy treats don’t provide.
Fish is naturally high in omega 3 which is an essential fatty acid that helps with skin conditions, cognitive function, allergies, heart disease, arthritis and more. Highly nutritious and delicious, sprats are a small fish which are great for training sessions especially for large breed puppies because of their size. They are low in fat, a great source of protein and suitable for puppies from 12 weeks old.
Just like Puppy Power, Beef Balls contain colostrum which makes them excellent puppy treats for training. Suitable for puppies from 8 weeks old, they are well accepted because they are made from high quality, juicy beef.
They are ideally sized for training sessions and their delicious formula promotes a healthy gut, teeth and gums. Beef Balls are highly beneficial for growth and development in puppies to help them achieve a healthy immune system at any age.
Haddock Fish Cubes
For dogs who like fish, Haddock Fish Cubes are fantastic puppy treats for training due to their bite size cubes and natural benefits they provide for dogs. Naturally rich in omega 3 and 6, they help to promote a shiny coat and healthy skin.
Suitable for puppies from 12 weeks old, their crunchy texture helps to clean teeth and remove plaque build-up. They are even suitable for puppies with common food allergies because they are hypoallergenic and contain no wheat, grain, soya, gluten or artificial additives.
There are Lots of Puppy Training Treats to Choose From!
Whether you have a small or large breed, or a puppy who prefers meat or fish, there are plenty of puppy treats for training your new family member can enjoy whilst learning.
While it’s perfectly fine to train your puppy without puppy training treats, they do make it that little bit easier to train reluctant pups, especially in the early stages. All puppies can enjoy puppy treats as part of a healthy, complete diet.
Have you explored our puppy training collection? Check it out here.
If you're keen to learn more about puppy training, have a read through our previous puppy blog on Teaching Your Puppy Bite Inhibition for a Puppy Who Bites.