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This week as I change direction from Fetch Training to a new topic for next week, I'd like to give you a chance to offer an opinion. First, evaluate your pup. What are his behaviors that most need work? You don't have to tell me; just answer this for yourself.
Once you've determined your areas of greatest concern, leave a comment (anonymous is fine!) telling me which behaviors are your biggest problems. I'll follow your lead, although I will continue to pop in an occasional Wag that includes some toy fun or other silliness too. Look for some great treat balls coming soon.
Today's bonding activity will be more of a snuggle on the couch and read a good novel, unless you're busy watching the Final Four. When it's time for a snack, choose something you and Fido can share. Remember those sleepovers when you and your friends ate a whole pint of ice cream together? That's the image we're working on today--sharing.
Here are a few ideas for sharing with Fido:
- Peanut butter can be rubbed inside a Kong, or on the outside of any other favorite snack. For the longest lasting enjoyment, make it tough to get to. Also remember that peanut butter is high in fat, so don't stuff that Kong, simply rub the inside of it with a thin layer and make it a challenging job to get at. Yum yum!
- Another favorite snack of both humans and Fidos is cheese. Choose harder cheeses and share small shavings to limit calories and fat for your furry friend.
- Carrots (we choose organic) are a healthy and nutritious snack for your dog. Just keep in mind that they are high in sugar, so your Yorkie should only get a tiny baby carrot, even if your Great Dane is gobbling down 2 giant juicing carrots. Sorry little one!
- Pupsicles are a wonderful way to cool down after a hot afternoon walk--apple juice, carrot juice, and even chicken broth freeze well and offer a fun, low-cal treat that can be served on the back patio or in a lined crate to eliminate the dripping on your floor.
- Frozen treats are a delightful version of our human popsicles. Try our Pupsicle favorites, made from plain yogurt, blended with fresh fruits. Or add a bit of peanut butter to plain yogurt for a different sort of frozen delight. You'll enjoy these as well when frozen in an ice cube tray and popped out to eat one by one.
- What are your favorite snacks to share? Feel free to leave a comment and tell me about you and your pup's delightful snacking choices.
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