Dog Treats: Dog Food and Dog Treats are specially formulated for the needs of a Dog. Dogs DO NOT need People Food. Choose a high quality food and match it with equal quality treats. If you are feeding a Super Premium like Taste of the Wild or Solid Gold then do not use “Junk Food” type treats like Beggin Strips.
If your dogs daily food ration is, for example, 2 – 1/2 cups per day then you should figure in your dogs treats as part of that ration. Huh? OK. If my dog is supposed to get 2-1/2 cups of food and I am using 1/2 cup of treats per day then I should cut the food back to 2 cups so that the total daily ration remains at 2-1/2 cups.
When at a weekend competition with GYPSY, I use her kibble as training rewards. I portion her daily meals and use it throughout the day. Usually by the end of the day the kibble is gone. She does not need another meal in a bowl and stays fit and trim. She might not get a meal in a bowl all weekend.