I really like the Plato Dog Treats ...or my lab prefers them.
My Sandy boy really likes the dog treats made by Plato dog treats. He adores both the Duck and Salmon Formula. I use the Duck treat in training and also at shows to keep his energy level up so that his brain will be working when he is in the obedience ring.
Plato Duck Strips are:
• Over 90% duck
• Hypoallergenic,great for dogs with food allergies
• Naturally high in iron
• Natural ingredients, fortified with antioxidants
• No artificial colors, or flavors
• Naturally preserved.
• Antioxidant vitamins E and C.
• No meat by-products or meals.
• Fortified with Zinc Proteinate
There are sure a lot of dog treats out on the market. Others that I train with really like the treats made by Evangers....I've not tried them yet.
I also give him natural veggies as treats like carrots, bits of apple,etc. I just like the convenience of the Plato treats. Keep them in an airtight container and then grab a few when I'm heading out the door to train.
Puff usually gets a few pieces of her kibble (each piece is about 2/3rds the size of the rubber eraser on the end of a standard lead pencil) and that works fine (good value).
In the past, I've dehydrated banana slices (high value, which she loved) and also sliced hot dogs into 5c coin size slices, sprinkled lightly with garlic powder, and then nuked in the microwave (highest value).
Puff probably wishes I'd go back to doing those again.
Wellness fish treats, Buddy Biscuits in Veggie Madness, Drs. Foster and Smith sweet potato slices (dehydrated), Canidae biscuits - these are all wheat and corn free. They don't usually get treats during the day, except when we are working on 'come.' then they get one of the Wellness treats or a bit of oven-dried hot dog.
When I go to bed, they get either a Wellness treat or a Buddy biscuit. Now that I am not working and don't have to get up at 5:00 am, I am staying up later, much to their disgust. I start getting bugged about 9:00 pm to go to bed already and give with the cookies!