How to train dogs using treats

Posted by Ari Vivekanandarajah on

Everyone wants their furry friends to be by loyal, obedient, nondestructive and well trained. When we initially get our pets this seems like an impossible task which can be made easy by being consistent with the training.

Even just 10 mins a day can make a huge difference to a dog learning and you building your bond with your dog. To gain results from your dog, you need to have your dog respect you, listen to you and you must follow through on everything you teach.

Spend time learning how to train your furry friends, the best technique is to use praise when they do something correctly. I have always found giving them treats and patting them being the best way to correct them rather than any harsh methods.

There are many tools you can use when teaching your dog. One of the simplest and best tools is dog training treats. A good reward sends a clear message to your dog that he or she is doing the right thing.

He would always want to learn how to do things, the easy stuff, like sit, down, stop etc with a few treats.


To help your dog associate what he or she is doing and what you want him or her to do, give a treat as close as you possibly can to the behavior you're praising. Always try to avoid giving too many treats for each command; this slows your training session down as you wait for them to chew, dogs are very happy with one treat. Give a small treat after each command you want to reward to keep the training momentum up.


It's good to monitor the amount of treats that are being provided during training and the control the intake of normal food, within reason. If you're concerned about your dog's weight, this method is especially important, and you can augment it with lower calorie treats


For more difficult commands such as agility training, you should use high-value treats to encourage your dog to follow your commands. You can even use different treats for different commands you teach. For hard tasks pick a treat your dog really really loves.

The right dog training treats can be key when teaching your dog—even an older dog—new commands. Use your training time to bond with your dog, and both of you will be happier and healthier as a result.

Happy Training!!!