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low value Training treats

Discussion in 'Dog Chat' started by paddyjulie, Feb 5, 2012.


  1. paddyjulie

    paddyjulie PetForums VIP

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    i know this has been done time and time again..but here we go:

    it's costing me a small fortune for low value training treats..coachies,natures menu training treats, fish4dogs stars etc

    high value is sorted ... cheese, chicken..thats fine

    but, what do you use for low value?

    i was thinking about a kibble but i need a very, very small one that he can quickly eat as he has not got much of a chew on him :rolleyes: and can take for ever to chomp through them

    i had a bag of hi-life in my hands today at the supermarket...but..i don't want crap either and i have no idea whats good and whats not
     
  2. RAINYBOW

    RAINYBOW PetForums VIP

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    what about getting a bag of puppy kibble for treats ?
     
  3. Fleur

    Fleur Vassal to Lilly and Ludo

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    Burns mini-bites are nice and small :)

    I'm a bit naughty and buy Wagg bones - I break each one into 4 pieces though
     
  4. missnaomi

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    We use Fish4Dog small breed kibble instead of the stars...much cheaper and not unhealthy.
    Naomi
     
  5. McKenzie

    McKenzie PetForums VIP

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    I use the 400g trial packs of orijin puppy kibble (small size) - about 2.99 and lasts quite a while :)
     
  6. babycham2002

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    i use cat/kitten kibble that i pick up in 500g packs for two and a bit quid at the wholesalers, arden grange or f4d f cats usually.

    The f4d puppy kibble is really tiddly tiny as well cos they sent me a sample pack the other day.


    Doesnt matter how small I go for dillon at the moment everything takes him an age to crunch lol!
     
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    For grizz when we need the small ones ie for his kong wobbler we use james wellbleoved mini jacks, grizz loves them and actually crunches them even though theyre tiny, eveything else doesnt touch the sides.
     
  8. paddyjulie

    paddyjulie PetForums VIP

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    i thought about that..his fish4dogs one still took him time to chew though...the little free bags of RC puppy from the vets is a good size for him...off to google the price for a small bag...unless i go into the vets every week and take a few :lol:
     
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    babycham2002 PetForums VIP

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    i like that plan!!
    defo a good money saver :)
     
  10. RAINYBOW

    RAINYBOW PetForums VIP

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    I always pick up a couple of bags of the Barking heads samples if i see them. Handy to sling in the car incase we ever get stuck out anywhere :)
     
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    Same for me, I grab a handful of cat biscuits.
     
  12. paddyjulie

    paddyjulie PetForums VIP

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    never thought about using cat biscuits....

    the fish4dogs small bite is to big...he used to get the puppy one, but cant remember the size now...

    just looking at the fish4cats one not bad at £2.15 for 250g ...think i will order a bag to try xx
     
  13. McKenzie

    McKenzie PetForums VIP

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    Just be aware cat food is very high in calories compared to dog food :)
     
  14. paddyjulie

    paddyjulie PetForums VIP

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    is it? oh...back to the start again then...lol...because my god we go through some treats in a week...perhaps i should order a puppy sample again then and see how he goes on it now he's bigger
     
  15. paddyjulie

    paddyjulie PetForums VIP

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    the orijen puppy 400g trial size is £3.79 that looks better value than the fish 4 dogs ..if kenzie can handle it i'm sure chester could :eek:

    ee..why is everything so confusing...:lol:
     
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    But isn't puppy food higher in calories too? I use Go-Cat, dogs love it.
     
  17. McKenzie

    McKenzie PetForums VIP

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    Not to the same extent I don't believe. But I am no expert! :eek:
     
  18. Shrap

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    Puppy food is only a little higher in calories, cat food is much higher. And I would avoid Go-Cat if I were you, it's shockingly bad! Unless they're only getting a few treats a day.

    Fish4Cats is about the same size as the small bite Fish4Dogs btw x
     
  19. paddyjulie

    paddyjulie PetForums VIP

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    :yikes: lol..no idea.....i don't want anything high as we get through loads in a training session
     
  20. Sarah1983

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    Pedigree Schmako type treats torn into little pieces seem to work well with Spencer. The Pedigree ones are pretty expensive at nearly 3 euros for a pack of 10 but Aldi sell the same type of treat for 59 cents for a pack of 20. I know there are supermarket own brand ones in the UK too. Not the highest quality treat though.

    I used fish4dogs little star shaped treats with Rupert, Spencer so far has refused every hard treat I've offered.
     
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