Are you worried that feeding your dog human food will cause him to beg at the dinner table? Are you stressed about your partner giving table scraps to your dog and you disapprove? The good news is that most human food will not harm your dog and is actually healthy for your dog.
Some dogs actually do better with obedience training when they are given human food because it can be more motivating to them. Giving your dog human food will not cause him to beg. The behavior your dog is doing when eats the food is actually what your dog will perform more frequently.
If you give your dog human food when your dog is calm, then, you are training your dog to be more calm. So in short human food can actual help you with dog training. Salt Lake City has many health food stores where you can buy super healthy foods such as organic or natural meats with no antibiotics or hormones.
There are human foods that are not healthy to give your dog such as grapes, onions, tomatoes, avocado, xylitol and chocolate. Otherwise most foods are safe. Many dogs enjoy meats, veggies and fruits.
Fresh food is much healthier than what is in your dog’s dog food. You may also consider feeding your dog healthy dog food to help and this can also be used during dog training. Salt Lake City has many great pet stores that sell healthy dog foods. The Dog’s Meow and Paw Paw’s Pet Boutique are awesome!
Johanna Teresi, Professional Dog Trainer and Owner of Four Legged Scholars LLC, Dog Training, Salt Lake City