People always ask, what’s so special about owning a dog? Well, not only are they faithful and fun to be around with-they always love you no matter what you do or don’t do for them. The unconditional love part is great but do you know you can make them love you more? If you think they are loving to you now you just wait and see how they are when you bring out a seriously delicious batch of homemade dog treats.
Alright, for the weird few this may sound a little manipulative but everybody uses this method. Remember, animals are not blessed with the same logic and cognitive faculties as we do. Therefore, operant conditioning is a very effective and sensible method to get your dog to understand what you want him to do.
For those of you who are not familiar with operant conditioning, this is rewarding good behavior with positive attention and yummy treats. You will find that a good dog cookie recipe will be handy just about this time. There is nothing like a great cookie to get your furry friend jumping on hoops and rolling around at your command.
Generally, human and canine treats are very similar. However you must be aware of some ingredients that you cannot serve the dog. For instance you will find no dog cookie recipe with chocolates in it. Why? It is because while chocolates are a literal taste of heaven for many of us-for the dog it will be toxic to him.
So what are some ingredients that you must avoid? Chocolates are one. You should also do well to keep away from grapes, raisins and macadamia nuts when it comes to making cookies and other delectable chewies. Baby food as well is said to not sit well on the canine’s digestive system so it’s best to avoid this when possible.
Too much onions and garlic are bad to give to the dog. If you want to give him a tasty treat slice up some pieces of meat and bake them until they are hardened. You can flavor it with a little bit of garlic or whatever mild spice for it to be interesting. Sprinkle some cheese on top of it and you have a mouth watering treat ready for your pet.
There are people who believe that homemade dog treats are more trouble than it’s worth. I can tell you that it is not. Sure, commercial pet food might seem convenient to the busy dog owner but really, these homemade fare are too healthy and delicious for any loving master to ignore. Try it and you will find all the trouble does not really matter after all.
Remember, more than the treat, the dog appreciates the anticipation and the attention that you give it. Keep this in mind the next time you whip up a little treat to reward him for good behavior. As you continue on this path, you can be sure that you and your best friend will have a stronger bond than ever before.
Author: Geraldine DimarcoThis author has published 13 articles so far.