The Best Dog Treats for Training | Mutt of Course

The Best Dog Treats for Training | Mutt of Course

Hoomans, training your dog can be a rewarding experience, but it has its own challenges ( actually, that's probably why you're reading this blog post). One of the most important things you can do to make dog training successful is to use the right kind of treats.

The best dog treats for training are small, high-value treats that your dog loves. It's kind of obvious that they should also be healthy and nutritious, so you can feel good about giving them to your furry friend.

Here are 3 things to keep in mind when choosing dog treats for training:

  1. Size: The treats should be small enough for your dog to eat them in one single bite. This will help keep training sessions moving quickly and prevent your dog from getting distracted.
  2. Value: The treats should be made of something your dog really loves. This will help to keep them motivated during training sessions.
  3. Nutrition: The treats should be healthy and nutritious. Try to look for treats made with real ingredients that are low in calories and fat. This last bit is important and often overlooked.

Here are a some of the best dog treats for training:

  • Peanut butter: Peanut butter is an absolute classic! It is known for being a great training treat for a reason. It's high-value, healthy, and most dogs enjoy it. You can get some here or you can even spread preservative-free and unsweetened peanut butter on things or even use it to make homemade training treats.
  • Chicken jerky: Another favourite. Chicken jerky is one more high-value single-ingredient treat most dogs love. It's also a great source of protein. Just be sure to choose a jerky that is made with real chicken and that does not contain any artificial ingredients (like the ones available in plastic bags with treats seen in extremely chewy formats – they're extremely cost effective for a reason)
  • Turkey treat: An excellent and underrated ingredient for dog treats. It's low calorie, highly digestible and great for the pet's gut. Particularly works well for adult dogs who have a little bit of an *ahem ahem* healthy body. Try them out here
  • Fish jerky: Dehydrated fish is the closest representation of the raw fish. This helps avoid fillers which unnecessarily add up fat content on top of the main ingredient. They're a healthy and nutritious treat that most of the dogs love and a lot of pet parents don't know this. Try to give your dog fish jerky (we have one from our Tom and Jerry range here) or you can even make homemade training treats yourself.
  • Frozen yogurt drops: Frozen yogurt drops are a fun and healthy treat that your dog will like. To make 'em, just mix together yogurt, peanut butter, and your dog's favorite fruit. Now just freeze the mixture in an ice cube tray.

No matter what type of treat you choose, make sure to use them sparingly. Too many treats can lead to obesity and other health problems. Remember, the dogs will never tell you when to stop :P

Another thing to check on when you buy dog treats online or from a pet store is the preservatives. Sugar and Salt are very harmful ingredients for dogs and little amounts of it is added in a lot of treats. Your dog can definitely avoid them. So the next time you pick something, be sure to check the back of the treat pack and look for anything that seems off. 

By using the right treats and following these tips, you can make training your dog a fun and happy experience.

How to Use Treats for Training?

When using treats for training, it's important to be very consistent. Reward your dog with a treat immediately after they perform the desired behavior – it's like an incentive for doing what was told. Remember when one UPI app told all hoomans to make payments with it and get cashback when they scratch a card? Everyone started to do that and then trying to achieve that became a habit – training works the same way. The reward will help dogs associate their behavior with a treat and make them more likely to repeat it in the future.

It's also important to start with easy behaviors and gradually work your way up to more difficult ones. This will help your dog to learn and succeed without becoming frustrated enough to give up at the start itself.

Here are some tips for using treats for training:

- Start with the easiest behaviors like sit

- Be very consistent

- Reward your dog immediately after they perform the desired behavior

- Gradually work your way up to more difficult behaviors

- Never give up 

- With a little patience and consistency, you can use treats to train your dog to do anything you want!

Where to Buy the Best Dog Treats for Training?

There are quite a lot of places where you can buy dog treats, but not all treats are created equal. When choosing dog treats for training, it's important to buy from a trustworthy source that sells very high-quality treats, stores and ships them with care (more often than not flimsy plastic packets are prone to causing health related issues because of leakages)

We've also put together some tips for choosing a good place to buy dog treats:

- Ask your veterinarian for recommendations

- Always read reviews

- Look for a store that specializes in pet supplies

- Check the expiry as soon as you buy a pack

By following these tips, you can be sure to find the best dog treats for training your furry friend.

Here are all the treats we have that your pupper is going to love!


Training your dog can be a rewarding experience, but it can also be challenging. By using the right treats and following these tips, you can make training your dog a fun and successful experience.