Top 10 Treats and Toys
One of the questions we get asked most often is, do our dogs ever have time to be just dogs? The answer is a resounding yes! It’s hard work to be an exceptional service dog-in-training, but serving our nation’s Warriors is worth it. Our dogs only work about 10% of the time. The rest of their time is spent taking naps and playing like regular dogs. Check out this list of our dog’s top ten favorite treats and toys.
Tasty and good for your dog’s teeth? Who could ask for more? We love Whimzees because they are all-natural and have the Veterinary Oral Health Council’s seal of approval.
9. Tuffy Stuffed Animals
Tuffy Stuffed Animals come in all kinds of varieties, from Hippos to Lobsters to Bananas. These tough stuffed animals hold up to rough play and wash easily, making them a favorite of our dogs and Program Instructors.
8. Treat Puzzles
Our service dogs-in-training learn to be thinkers from a young age. Our Program Instructors use treat puzzles to help exercise our dogs’ brains.
7. Tug N' Toss
You know what makes our dogs feel jolly? Well, Jolly Balls, of course! The dogs have a blast playing with the Tug N’ Toss out in the yard.
Zuke’s makes healthy training treats that our dogs will turn for! Zuke’s are made out of all-natural ingredients making them tasty and healthy.
5. Freeze Dried Chicken Livers
These are some of our highest value treats. Our Program Instructors often use these treats when our dogs are faced with a stressful situation to make the experience extra positive!
InKind donations are tax-deductible and go a long way to keeping our service dogs-in-training happy!
You can find our top ten favorites and more on our Amazon Wish List!
4. Romp N' Roll
A ball and a tug rope? Romp N’ Roll balls are the best of both worlds. When playing in the yard, these toys are a favorite go-to among our pups in training.
Everyone knows that Kongs filled with peanut butter make a tasty treat. But did you know that licking a Kong teaches dogs how to soothe themselves? If a dog has this ability, they become a stronger candidate for Service Dog Placement.
2. Peanut Butter
Chewing, chewing, chewing! It’s good for many things. Whether our dogs stay overnight in the kennels or go with their Puppy Parents, we always make sure they have a Nylabone or Benebone!