Iams has recently launched new treats for your fur-baby. Iams Shakeables Soft & Chewy treats are made using real lamb, chicken and turkey. To celebrate the launch of these savory treats, we are giving away each flavor to one of our lucky readers (and their pet!) below.
Valentines day is fast approaching and if you are anything like me, you will want to show your loveable furry friends some love too! I am one of those pet owners that likes to include her dog into celebrations… she is, after all family too. I make her stockings for christmas, sign her name on cards we send, celebrate her birthday and dress her up for Halloween too, so when it comes to Valentines day I think our furry family member deserves a treat just like everyone else.
Let’s go over some Valentines Day Tips for treating your dog…
Tips for Treating Your Dog
Show your furry friend your love – with a shake and keep the following tips in mind when training your dog. Above all, it’s important not to get discouraged and remember that both a puppy and an adult dog can be trained if you invest the time to do so.
- Stay Away From Table Scraps – As much as your furry friend loves to hang around the table while you’re eating, ready to pounce on anything that may fall to floor, resist the urge to feed table scrapes. Not only is human food potentially toxic to animals, scraps also tend to be high in fat and calories and low in the vitamins and nutrients your pet needs. Treats, like New Iams Shakeables, offer wholesome ingredients full of delicious flavours your pet will love.
- Tricks For Treats – Treats can be used for training to get your pet’s attention and keep him or her focused. While training, you should use soft, chewy treats that are easy to digest and won’t take away from training time.
- Timing is Everything – While training your pet, make sure you are rewarding him or her with a treat immediately after performing the correct action. This ensures the reward is associated with the behaviour.
- Consistency is Key – Dog training is intense, so choose a day you have a good amount of free time to begin. Pretend you have left the house and stay away for several minutes. Once your dog thinks you’re gone and “violates the restricted area,” walk in and give a firm “no” or “get down.” Direct your dog to his or her bed, and praise him or her for going to it. Repeat this as many times as necessary. Eventually, most dogs will get the hint. Again, consistency is key. This training may have to be repeated periodically over several weeks or even months.
- Take Treats With You – Most pets don’t stop exhibiting good behaviour after they leave the front door. Whether you’re rgoing on a trip, taking a walk, or playing in the park with your pet, treats make great pet travel rewards.
- Give Treats In Between Meals – Remember, treats are not a substitute for a meal and should not make up more than 10 to 20 per cent of a dog’s daily diet. To avoid filling up your pet before a meal, try giving treats in between your pet’s scheduled meal times. If you’re training with treats, cut back on meal portions after a session to avoid overeating.
For more information on New Iams Shakeables, adult and puppy training tips visit http://iams.com/dog-
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