Are you looking to maintain or reduce your dog's weight while still incentivizing good behavior? Just like us, our beloved furry friends experience changes in their metabolism as they age, resulting in a slower pace. Consequently, we must adjust their diets and reduce the number of treats we offer. Although it may involve withholding treats in situations where we typically wouldn't, there are effective strategies to overcome this challenge while still encouraging our four-legged companions to listen!
One simple yet incredibly satisfying trick that Jerry absolutely adores is the warm kibble treat, or as I fondly refer to it, "warm kibereal."
Warm Kibereal - Jerry's Favorite!
Simply pour warm water (not hot) into a bowl and add a scoop of kibble. Give it a gentle swirl for about 30 seconds. The water only needs to be warm enough to feel comfortable on your finger, and the swirling action will quickly cool it down. This process imparts a delightful flavor to the water and softens the kibble. For Jerry, it's akin to watching you prepare a delicious hot meal—an exciting anticipation that tells him something special is on its way, made exclusively for him!
By utilizing this technique, you can transform feeding time into a rewarding experience. Reserve the warm kibble treat for moments when your furry friend demonstrates excellent behavior. This practice effectively encourages positive conduct without the need for additional treats in their diet. It may take some time and repetition, but even our senior companion, Jerry, has learned that receiving praise on the way home means a delightful Warm Kibble Treat awaits!
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Try the Warm Kibble Treat today and see the positive impact it has on your dog's behavior and weight. Share your experience in the comments below and let us know how your furry friend enjoys this special reward!