Nutrition & Training
If your dog is eating right, they will want to perform better and have more energy.
Nutrition is an essential part of your dog's health, well-being, and behavior. In order to help your dog perform to the best of their ability, it is important to have a balanced diet. Your pet's diet is everything they ingest, including kibble and treats. We suggest a single-ingredient diet (or closer to it) for dogs with more sensitive stomachs.
Just like us, if dogs eat junk food every single day they're going to feel heavy, tired, and unmotivated. When we eat healthy, we feel better - just like our dogs!
Training and Treats
Treats are a vital part in training. With the right high-value and lower-value treats, your dog will be motivated to work for you and help you find success in your training goals.
High-Value Treats - Cheese, Chicken, Steak, Peanut Butter, etc.
Lower-Value Treats - Kibble, Cheerios, Vegetables
While we can provide suggestions on higher-value treats, your dogs choose their own reward! Your training journey will go much smoother if you have the appropriate high-value treats especially when you bring out the fun and exciting treats for new behaviors, special occasions, tricks, and more.
You want to be switching up flavors and textures to keep your dog engaged with you and excited about what’s coming next.
You can use their digestible kibble as their reward if you present it properly. For example, place the kibble in an interactive puzzle, kong-wobbler, Westpaw Toppl, or hand-feed them to reward them for desirable behaviors.
Make it fun, tap into their instinct to work for food, and keep them mentally stimulated!
Hint: Get a muffin tin and fill each section with different high-value treats. Watch what your dog is most interested in! Use that info to motivate your dog when training!