10 Best Small Dog Treats For Training

Updated on: May 2021

Best Small Dog Treats For Training in 2021


Blue Buffalo Wilderness Trail Treats Wild Bits Grain Free Soft-Moist Training Dog Treats, Chicken Recipe 4-oz bag

Blue Buffalo Wilderness Trail Treats Wild Bits Grain Free Soft-Moist Training Dog Treats, Chicken Recipe 4-oz bag
BESTSELLER NO. 1 in 2021

Zuke's Natural Training Dog Treats; Mini Naturals Recipe; Made in USA Facilities, 16 oz, Chicken Recipe

Zuke's Natural Training Dog Treats; Mini Naturals Recipe; Made in USA Facilities, 16 oz, Chicken Recipe
BESTSELLER NO. 2 in 2021
  • With less than 3 calories per treat, Zuke's Mini Naturals are ideal for use as training treats or as a small breed dog treats
  • Soft and chewy dog treats with real chicken as the #1 ingredient
  • These natural dog treats feature cherries and turmeric to help maintain a healthy lifestyle
  • No corn, no wheat, no soy. No artificial colors or flavors
  • Crafted in the USA using the Earth’s best ingredients

Cloud Star Chewy Tricky Trainers, Liver Flavor, 14-Ounce Pouch

Cloud Star Chewy Tricky Trainers, Liver Flavor, 14-Ounce Pouch
BESTSELLER NO. 3 in 2021
  • Cloud Star Tricky Trainers Chewy - Liver training treats are made in the USA with real chicken liver for the amazing taste dogs love!
  • Soft, chewy texture that won’t dry out or crumble.
  • Bite-size, low calorie treats - only 3 calories per treat!
  • Used and recommended by professional dog trainers. An official training treat of the AKC Canine Good Citizen Program
  • No wheat, corn, dairy or soy. No artificial colors or flavors.

Wellness Soft Puppy Bites Natural Grain Free Puppy Training Treats, Lamb & Salmon, 3-Ounce Bag

Wellness Soft Puppy Bites Natural Grain Free Puppy Training Treats, Lamb & Salmon, 3-Ounce Bag
BESTSELLER NO. 4 in 2021
  • Just For Puppy: Soft, Chewy, Perfectly Sized Treats Specially For Puppies Made With Premium Lamb And Salmon
  • Treating Or Training: Soft, Delicious Dog Treats Great For Everyday Treating Or Training
  • All Natural: Contains Only Premium, All Natural Ingredients With No Corn, Soy, Artificial Colors Or Flavors
  • Made In USA: Backed By Our Wellness Guarantee And Quality Assured Made In The USA With The Finest Globally Sourced Ingredients

Milk-Bone Flavor Snacks Dog Treat, Mini Biscuits, 36-Ounce

Milk-Bone Flavor Snacks  Dog Treat, Mini Biscuits, 36-Ounce
BESTSELLER NO. 5 in 2021
  • Contains one 36 Ounce Canister of Dog Treats for Dogs of All Sizes
  • Only 5 calories per treat and a small size so you can enjoy treating more often
  • More than 200 treats per box means more Milk-Bone Mini's moments with your best friend
  • Fortified with 12 vitamins and minerals to help keep your dog at his or her best
  • You get great value with our new 36-ounce canister. More than 450 treats at an unbeatable price!

Rachael Ray Nutrish Meatball Morsels Real Meat Dog Treats, Beef, Chicken & Bacon Recipe, 12 Ounces, Grain Free

Rachael Ray Nutrish Meatball Morsels Real Meat Dog Treats, Beef, Chicken & Bacon Recipe, 12 Ounces, Grain Free
BESTSELLER NO. 6 in 2021
  • Contains 1- 12 oz. pouch of dog treats
  • Tasty real meat treats for dogs
  • Soft treats are easy to break into smaller pieces
  • Safely cooked in the USA with no ingredients from China

Bixbi Pocket Trainers Dog Treats, Bacon, 6 Ounce

Bixbi Pocket Trainers Dog Treats, Bacon, 6 Ounce
BESTSELLER NO. 7 in 2021
  • Usa Made - Bixbiproducts Are Made Proudly In The United States Of America.
  • Low Calorie Training Treat - Less Than 4 Calories Per Treat.
  • Grain And Gluten Free - Made Without Grains Or Gluten For Dogs With Sensitive Stomachs.
  • Healthy & All Natural - Made Without Artificial Preservatives Or Flavors.
  • Perfect For Training Or Occational Rewards - Small Size And Great Flavor That Dogs Love!
  • Packaging may vary

Blue Buffalo BLUE Bits Natural Soft-Moist Training Dog Treats, Chicken Recipe 16-oz bag

Blue Buffalo BLUE Bits Natural Soft-Moist Training Dog Treats, Chicken Recipe 16-oz bag
BESTSELLER NO. 8 in 2021
  • REAL CHICKEN FIRST: BLUE Bits dog training treats are made with delicious real chicken as the first ingredient making them an ideal reward for your best friend’s best behavior.
  • MEATY TRAINING TREATS: For dogs that love a meaty treat, BLUE Bits are tender, bite-sized morsels that are the perfect size for training. Plus with DHA to help support cognitive development, they’re an ideal puppy treat.
  • WHOLESOME INGREDIENTS: These dog treats don’t contain any chicken (or poultry) by-product meals and are free from corn, wheat and soy. Plus, they’re free from artificial preservatives like propylene glycol and colors like red dye 40.
  • HEALTHY DOG TREATS: Blue Buffalo natural dog treats feature the healthy, wholesome ingredients you’ll love feeding as much as they’ll love eating.
  • Contains (1) 16-oz bag of BLUE Bits Natural Soft-Moist Training Dog Treats, Chicken Recipe

Full Moon Organic Human Grade Training Treats For Dogs

Full Moon Organic Human Grade Training Treats For Dogs
BESTSELLER NO. 9 in 2021
  • Human Grade Dog Treats Made In The Usa
  • Usda Organic
  • Under 3 Calories Per Treat, Great For Training
  • Glycerin Free And Grain Free - No Corn, Wheat Or Soy
  • All Natural, No Artificial Flavors, Preservatives, Or Colors

Merrick Power Bites Salmon Recipe Treats- 6 oz

Merrick Power Bites Salmon Recipe Treats- 6 oz
BESTSELLER NO. 10 in 2021
  • #1 Ingredient Is Real Deboned Salmon Jerky Chips
  • Grain-Free And Gluten-Free, Without Sorbic Acid
  • Soft And Chewy All-Natural Treat For Great For Training Or Rewards
  • Poultry-Free Recipe For Dogs With Sensitivities To Poultry Ingredients
  • Cooked In The Usa.

Think Outside the Box to Train or Re-Train Your Dog

Correcting an unwanted behavior in a dog is still dog training. To change a dog's behavior, you have to re-train him. For most dogs, using tried and true methods work, but sometimes you may need to think outside the box to find a solution.

A couple years ago, I rescued a half starved dog wandering around a restaurant's parking lot. She had some fear issues that needed to be resolved. Her biggest fear was light from a flashlight and she would run as fast as she could away from it. It took about seven months for her to become comfortable with the light and a lot of AA batteries. I never knew what caused her fear, but was able to solve it by sitting with her and turning the flashlight on and off inside my hand to dim the light. Then I slowly began to remove it from my hand to help her feel comfortable with the bright light. When it comes to training or re-training to change a behavior, sometimes we need to think outside the box to help teach a dog what we want them to learn. As long as you use positive reinforcement and do no harm to your pet, even simple ideas can make a difference to help your dog learn.

Dogs are just like kids and one size doesn't fit all when it comes to teaching either one. Not all kids or dogs fit into a neat little package when it comes to learning. They haven't read the teaching manual and may not follow what the book says. There are basic steps to follow and excellent advice from professionals on how to correct behavior, but when it comes down to training your dog, you may need to find a solution that's outside the box. There's a few things to remember, however, when it comes to training. Always keep it positive, stay calm, have fun and know who your dog is as an individual.

Raising a dog is like raising a child and correcting behavior issues is just another stage of training because you have to re-train the behavior you want. What works for the masses may not work for your dog. A good example is how to deal with a dog that's afraid of loud noises. For most scared dogs, ignoring their fear helps them learn not to be afraid of thunder, fireworks or other loud noise. Desensitizing works to change his behavior and music can help soothe his fears. The tried and true method is effective for most dogs. The problem is, it doesn't work for all canines. Ignoring a dog shivering with fear can cause a negative feeling in his owner, which can be picked up by the pet and may make his behavior worse. Sometimes you do need to go against common wisdom and sit with your pet to help ease insecurity by talking to and holding him. It depends on your dog's personality. Don't be afraid to try different approaches and go with what works.

Dog training has to be done by the dog's owner. A dog trainer can give you pointers on how to train and help you learn how to deal with certain behaviors. An animal behaviorist can come into your home and evaluate how you interact with your dog to help you solve behavior problems, but no one else can teach your dog. You are the one with the bond and you are the one he looks to for instructions on how you want him to behave.

Teaching your dog basic commands gives you better control of him and establishes your role as his leader. You set rules for your kids and your dog needs his own set of rules you expect him to follow. That's what dog training does, but if your dog is having trouble learning, don't be afraid to try something new by thinking outside the box. There's no rule that says you have to stick with what works for most dogs if it's not working for yours. Just keep it positive, respectful and fun. Build on his trust and the bond between you and never do anything to jeopardize either one. If the only way you can teach your dog to come is by lying down on the ground, do it.

Aggression is one behavior, however, where you should call in a professional if you aren't sure how to help your dog or unable to deal with him. If you don't know what you're doing, you can make his behavior worse. Aggressive behavior can be changed and it may be a medical condition that's causing your dog to act out.

It isn't difficult to train your dog. The challenge is working with a dog with behavior problems because he was never trained or he needs re-training to correct unwanted behavior. Don't get mad at your dog; stop and think how you would want to be taught, turn that into understanding what your dog needs from you and find a solution that works. Learn the basics of dog training and understand your dog's personality. Don't be afraid to think outside the box, if it's necessary.

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