When training, you will get though a lot of treats. It is best to choose ones that won’t fill your dog up or make him fat. The treats should be easily digestible – soft ones are good because they will be eaten quickly. You don’t want your dog taking too long to chew – or searching around for crumbs and not paying attention.
A wide variety of treats will keep your dog interested and be less likely to cause him allergies.
If you think a treat is causing your dog to have an upset tummy, then don’t use it anymore.
Treats should be very small and tasty. You can save ‘high value’ food that your dog loves for when your dog is working really hard for you. Most dog trainers use tiny pieces of meat such as chicken, hot dogs, bacon or sausage – or tiny pieces of cheese. Dog liver treats are easy to make and loved by most dogs.
Not sure how big to make them? Here is a great video peek inside a treat bag by Dogmantics.