The young dog can keep you busy, that's for sure! Especially when the beloved four-legged friend slips from being a puppy to puberty, things can get a little wilder. Upbringing plays an important role in this critical phase of life, which must by no means be seen too loosely, as the young dog is learning important connections in the brain right now - or even forgets. In order to learn more about the right upbringing for young dogs during puberty, please read this article (reference blog entry).
Even if our little friend then becomes stubborn, or even forgot the simplest commands, you shouldn't give up right now. In order to facilitate the correct education in this section, it is important to work a lot with rewards again, in the best case these are toys, praise and of course treats.
In order to save some money and to feed the little rascal something healthy, instead of buying treats by the kilo, you can easily bake them yourself at home!
And you can also snack on something yourself ...
Healthy dog biscuits with oatmeal and banana:
Oat flakes are ideal to give the dog a treat in between, as they contain some health-promoting ingredients. On the one hand they contain a lot of ballast, nutrients, minerals and antioxidants, on the other hand they are also rich in vitamin B, which makes the dog's coat shine! The linoleic acid and omega-6 fatty acids also promote flexibility and health of the dog's skin. Despite these great properties, as with almost any food, one should not overdo it and feed the dog a little oatmeal only 1-2 times a week.
Bananas also contain valuable vitamins and minerals, for example potassium, magnesium and vitamin C, and are therefore a healthy snack for your four-legged friend. However, since bananas are very high in calories, it is recommended that the dog only feed them when he is not overweight or prone to constipation. In the case of diarrhea, however, bananas can be used very well.
The great thing about the recipe: With a few pieces of chocolate you can also snack on the cookies yourself! But be careful: do not confuse your biscuits with those of your dog, this can be life-threatening for the dog!
Healthy dog treats with banana and carrot:
The ingredients in this recipe are also healthy and nutritious for the dog. Carrots, for example, contain vitamin A, which, like humans, also plays an important role in animals' eyesight. Coconut oil supports digestion and can protect against infections if you feed it in small quantities, and chia seeds also have some health benefits for our fur noses. For example, they have an anti-inflammatory effect and strengthen the immune system.
The 2-ingredient recipe for healthy dog biscuits:
The two ingredients for our third recipe are baby food on the one hand and spelled flour on the other. When it comes to baby food, care should be taken to ensure that the ingredients are also suitable for dogs, e.g. carrots, bananas or beef are recommended. An alternative can also be used for flour, but make sure that your dog can tolerate the grain, as many dogs react to grain with intolerances. However, if your dog's daily diet includes grain, it shouldn't be a problem.
Which of the three recipes do you find most appealing? Try it out right now and don't forget to put the treats in an airtight container so that they can be kept longer. The next time you work out or take a walk with your furball, you can use the biscuits straight away.
Oh yes, and if baking is too difficult for you, you can easily buy a supply of healthy treats here (online shop)!
Have fun exercising!