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Good Boy! How to Reward Your Pet Without Treats

Girl and her dog walking in a parkMost pet owners are guilty of falling back on treats as the “old, reliable” way to appease their pets. Granted, treats are an easy solution, especially when pressed for time. However, because it’s important to reward your pet for good behaviour (especially during training), it’s easy to see how a few treats here and there can quickly become a big problem.

With more than 50% of all pets being overweight or obese, resisting this old standby may save your pet from the health problems associated with weight gain and obesity. Thankfully, there are many ways to express your affection without the use of food or treats. Continue…

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