1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

When to start treats?

Discussion in 'Feeding' started by todell80, Mar 14, 2006.

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
  1. todell80

    todell80 Completely Boxer Crazy

    Joined:
    Mar 2, 2006
    Messages:
    768
    Likes Received:
    0
    This may be a dumb question, but I have tried to search for the answer and can't find anything. I know adding different things to puppy's diets can trigger diarrhea, so should I wait before I start giving Zeus treats as rewards when he, for example, looks when I say his name? Or is it such a little amount that it won't affect him too much? He is 7 weeks old. Any info anyone has would be appriciated!!
     
  2. KonaKoffe

    KonaKoffe Boxer Pal

    Joined:
    May 16, 2005
    Messages:
    3
    Likes Received:
    0
    We started out very slowly with treats and anything other than the regular meals. When we did give treats we only gave really small pieces (crumbs). For training class we cut up the moist treats into tiny pieces.
     
  3. EricaG

    EricaG Completely Boxer Crazy

    Joined:
    May 23, 2005
    Messages:
    651
    Likes Received:
    0
    I'm not sure when you're supposed to start giving treats. 7wks is really young! But if you're looking to reward him with something you can always just use a piece of his kibble. it will seem like a treat to him, and you won't have to worry about upsetting his tummy.
     
  4. Louise501

    Louise501 Boxer Insane

    Joined:
    Jan 2, 2006
    Messages:
    4,458
    Likes Received:
    0
    Ruby had treats as soon as we got her at 8 weeks, little pieces of cooked chicken, ready bought pup treats, all sorts of things, they made such a difference in her training. As long as you don't give anything too rich or unsuitable there should be no problem :)
     
  5. robinette

    robinette Boxer Booster

    Joined:
    May 20, 2004
    Messages:
    276
    Likes Received:
    0
    If your worried and really don't want to upset her tummy you could always give her peices of her kibble.
     
Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.

Share This Page