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    Default What are the best treats for Bulldogs when training them????

    So I just got my 8wk old baby girl Mia (Mia Amor) english bulldog. I want her to learn early on training (basics for now) and I was wondering is there any treats to stay away from? Is there any that bullies love? Also would love some advice on techniques that worked for you in help train your fur babies. Thank you in advance for any advice given.
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    Hi Yvette, and welcome to you and Mia to EBN, so glad that you joined us. Looking forward to seeing more of you on here, and lots of pictures of your new baby Mia. You have a young one, the best advice I can give you is to find a good quality dog food and to use a puppy formula until she is about 6 or 7 months old. Puppy food provides the best nutrition for the rapid growth and development needed for a puppy. You can go on the Dog Food Ratings Forum on the Home page and read all the ratings. You want to choose a food that is a 4 Star or higher rating. We feed our huys Fromms Beef Frittata. You can switch to an adult formula when she is 6 or 7 months old. It is best to feed her 1 cup of kibble 3 times a day as a puppy, and then reduce her feelings to 1 cup twice a day feelings when she switches to adult food. She is a little young for treats, but when you are training her to go potty, or wanting to teach her things, I find the best treat is a piece of her own kibble. When she is a little older maybe around 12 weeks, you can give her an occasional treat, we stay away from the store bought treats with lots of additives, or preservative, and you want to stay away from the chicken jerky treats and other treats from China, and milkbones, they have had a lot of recalls on these products, and they have caused many illnesses and deaths due to kidney failure in dogs. We give our guys Wellness soft chews, and the Wellness yogurt and fruit cookies, Fruitables, , and their own kibble. We also give our guys supplements such as we add 1 Tbsp. of plain yogurt to their morning kibble, for the probiotics, which aids in digestion, and boosts the immune system, it is also a very good source of vitamin D, which protects the heart, we also add 1 Tbsp. of salmon oil to the evening kibble, for the Omega oils, which is good for the skin, fur, and brain, and we add 1 Tbsp. of apple cider vinegar to their drinking water everyday. There are a lot of benefits to ACV, such as its a natural anti inflammatory, it kills the bad bacteria in the body, so boosts the immune system, and it also balances the Ph levels of the blood. Your bully can also have what we call toppers, or extras occasionally. We give our guys 1/2 a banana each once or twice a week, you don't want to give too much because its high in sugar, we give them cut up apples, watermelon, blueberries, cooked carrots, broccoli, cauliflower, green beans, peanut butter, and the occasional hard boiled egg cut up. Our guys also like frozen yogurt as a treat once in a while. You can also home bake many natural treats with simple ingredients like peanut butter and rolled oats, cinnamon, and other natural ingredients. There are many good recipes in the recipes forum for healthy and natural treats, and when you make them yourself, you know what's in them without all the added ingredients and preservatives found in store bought treats that are toxic and dangerous.
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    Default Re: What are the best treats for Bulldogs when training them????

    Your baby is a little doll!! We've used frozen green beans broken up into pieces for training and they worked real well.

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    Default Re: What are the best treats for Bulldogs when training them????

    Thank you so much
    Vikinggirl it was so helpful and such good information. I am going to try and make my own once she is old enough. So I have to wait till she is 12 wks till I give her any real food? Was a little unsure of that. Thank you again keeping a book and everything is getting written down in there. Thank you for the help in raising my baby girl.

    Thanks again pdolphin27 for the advice. Do you buy a bag of frozen green beans? What age can I start to give them to her? I cant wait to give her actual real fruit and veggies. From what I read seems like everything in the stores are so bad for them. Thank you again for all the help in raising my baby girl.

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    Not necessarily 12 weeks, 10 weeks is okay too, but I recommend that you start one new treat or supplement, or added fruits or veggies one at a time, so that if she has an allergy or reaction to a new food, you will know right away which one caused it. It's easier to do it this way, rather than try to eliminate which foods she doesn't tolerate.
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    What a cutie!! When we were training Banks, since she was BEYOND stubborn and dominate, we used dried beef liver as it was a HIGH value to her. But the other items suggested are great too
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    Any treats you give should count towards her daily ration.

    Mix the treats up to avoid boredom. (Liver treats are good, small pieces of cheese, kibble can be good.)

    I often get kibble samples and use that for training treats.

    Make training fun. Clicker training is absolutely awesome.

    Always quit on a success. (Don't take it personally if pup is having an off day. Like us they sometimes just are not in ood toork.)
    Take her through a puppy kindergarten class.
    Princess Lola and the Pea , ACGC, CGC, Registered Therapy Dog through Therapy Dogs Incorporated.

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    Also grain free dog foods. (No corn, wheat or rye)

    DON'T BUY THE CHEAP DOG FOOD.

    Grain in dog food results in allergies, and ear infections.

    I look for the very high end kibbles and buy them when they are near expiration.

    The other thing I like to do is feed her rations in Kongs. she has to work for her food and It mentally stimulates her.
    Princess Lola and the Pea , ACGC, CGC, Registered Therapy Dog through Therapy Dogs Incorporated.

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