If you have ever tried to train a puppy, you know how essential training treats are if you want any kind of success (or at least, any kind of success in a reasonable period of time). When it comes to puppy training treats, you should look for something nutritious, delicious, and affordable that will not upset your pup’s tummy if they consume quite a few! We’re going to take a look at our twelve best picks for puppy training treats, as well as our most affordable pick for 2019.
- 1. Wellness Puppy Bites for Dogs Variety Bundle 2 Pack (Lamb and Salmon & Chicken and Carrots)
- 2. The Honest Kitchen Grain Free Training Cookie Treats for Dogs
- 3. Pet Craft Supply Naturally Wholesome Single Animal Source Protein Rich Treats
- 4. Blue Bits Tasty Chicken Recipe Soft-Moist Training Dog Treats
- 5. Dingo Soft and Chewy Beef and Chicken Training Treats
- 6. Earthborn Holistic 3 Pack of EarthBite – Peanut Flavor
- 7. Vital Essentials Freeze-Dried Grain Free Limited Ingredient Dog Treats
- 8. Knead Love Bakeshop Peanut Butter and Banana Treat Mix for Dogs
- 9. Pampered Pets Organic Oatmeal & Pumpkin Treats
- 10. Merrick Grain Free Gluten Free Power Bites Dog Treats
- 11. Presidio Natural Pet Company Off Leash Wild Venison Mini Trainers
- 12. Our 2019 Most Affordable Pick
1. Wellness Puppy Bites for Dogs Variety Bundle 2 Pack (Lamb and Salmon & Chicken and Carrots)
If you can buy two delicious, grain-free training treats at an affordable price, why not? These Soft Puppy Bites by Wellness are the perfect size and consistency for training treats. Plus, you don’t need to worry about constantly feeding your puppy treats that aren’t good for them just so they’ll do tricks for you. These treats are made with real meat and contain ingredients such as blueberries, vegetables, and flaxseed. They’re full of antioxidants and DHA, too, which are known to promote healthy brain development in your pup. Check out these high quality and affordable puppy training treats on Amazon here. Not only are these treats grain-free, but they contain no corn, soy, or artificial colors or flavors. Does your pup prefer crunchy treats instead of soft? Grab the crunchy version of the Chicken and Carrots recipe here!
2. The Honest Kitchen Grain Free Training Cookie Treats for Dogs
Your pup is guaranteed to love these nutritious and tasty treats from The Honest Kitchen. These come in four different recipes: Smooches Bite-Size Cookies in Chicken and Cranberry, Pecks Bite-Size Cookies in Beef and Blueberry, Nuzzles Bite-Size Cookies in Duck and Cherry, and Cuddles Bite-Size Cookies in Fish and Pumpkin. We almost can’t take the cuteness. All of The Honest Kitchen’s treats are grain-free and made with all-natural ingredients. They include no by-products, preservatives, or GMO ingredients and no wheat, corn, or soy. They are also made locally and processed in the USA with no ingredients sourced from China. These all-natural treats also have limited ingredients with only eight appearing in the Chicken and Cranberry formula: chickpea flour, chicken, tapioca, molasses, organic virgin coconut oil, cranberries, and parmesan cheese. At only eight calories each, these treats are perfect for monitoring weight control. On top of that, they have a 100% satisfaction guarantee, or your money back. Sound too good to be true? Check them out on Amazon here.
3. Pet Craft Supply Naturally Wholesome Single Animal Source Protein Rich Treats
Looking for a low calorie, limited ingredient training treat that your pup is guaranteed to love? Look no farther than freeze-dried! These freeze-dried dog treats contain as little one ingredient, depending on which you choose: wild salmon, beef, chicken or pork. Because they are freeze-dried, these fresh treats last longer while retaining all the same valuable nutrients. They contain no fillers, color dyes, preservatives, byproducts, grain, or soy so they’re easily digestible and highly nutritious. And at only two to four calories per treat, you don’t have to worry about your pup overindulging on these delicious snacks. These treats are small enough to be used as training treats and also tasty enough to be used as regular, everyday treats for both your dog and cat. They’re sourced and made in Canada in small batches, ensuring only the highest quality goes out to you. Find the selection of Pet Craft Naturally Wholesome Single Animal Source Protein Rich Treats here.
4. Blue Bits Tasty Chicken Recipe Soft-Moist Training Dog Treats
These training treats by Blue Bits are a real treat for your pup. As with their wide selection of kibble, Blue Buffalo’s Blue Bits Training Treat’s first ingredient is real, deboned chicken. They also include brown rice, oatmeal, and flaxseed. On top of that, these training treats are loaded with additional vitamins and minerals as well as omega 3 and 6 fatty acids and DHA to support brain health in puppies. You won’t find any chicken or poultry by-product meals, wheat, soy, artificial preservatives, colors or flavors, only natural, nutritious training treats that are great for dogs of all ages. Check out the Tasty Chicken Recipe on Amazon here.
5. Dingo Soft and Chewy Beef and Chicken Training Treats
Looking for high quality and tasty dog treat that’s also low in calories and high in nutrition? Look no further than the Dingo Soft and Chewy Beef and Chicken Training Treats. These treats are made with limited ingredients sourced from the USA with the very first two ingredients being beef and chicken. Not only are these training treats incredibly tasty, but they’re low in calories at 3.19 per treat so you don’t need to be afraid of giving your pup too many. These treats are great for dogs of any age and size, are gluten-free, and come in packages of either 120 or 360.
6. Earthborn Holistic 3 Pack of EarthBite – Peanut Flavor
If your pup is a fan of peanut butter, these Earthborn Holistic EarthBite treats may be the way to go. Where to begin on the amazing benefits of these treats? Not only are they affordable for a 3-pack but these treats are also made using the highest quality ingredients and are both grain and gluten-free. Not only does each treat contain peanuts, molasses, honey, and maple syrup to entice your pup into eating them, but they also include antioxidants in every bite. There are peas, apples, blueberries, carrots, spinach, and cranberries as well as omega 3 and 6 fatty acids. To top it all off, these naturally moist treats are made locally in the USA with its BPA packaging made in North America from clean, natural gas. Could you find a more perfect training treat? I don’t think so. Find these treats from Earthborn Holistic on Amazon here.
7. Vital Essentials Freeze-Dried Grain Free Limited Ingredient Dog Treats
Looking for more freeze-dried treats? Find the ultimate collection with Vital Essentials. Freeze-dried treats tend to be the ultimate training treat for dogs and pups alike – they’re one ingredient, tasty, low cal, and are incredibly nutritious. Vital Essentials offers a selection of 13 different freeze-dried treats, including beef liver, beef nibs, chicken breast, lamb, rabbit ears, salmon, as well as their number one selling freeze-dried treat, minnows. All of Vital Essentials treats are grain-free and contain no hormones, antibiotics, fillers, flavorings, or rendered by-products. All of Vital Essential’s freeze-dried treat selections are made from raw fish or meat that has gone through a slow freeze-drying process to retain nutrients and ensure that it can be safely stored without refrigeration. Pick up your pup’s protein of choice today in a tasty, bite-sized treat, perfect for rewarding your pup for doing a great job while training.
8. Knead Love Bakeshop Peanut Butter and Banana Treat Mix for Dogs
Want to make your very own training treats? Check out this treat mix for dogs from Knead Love Bakeshop! You can control the exact size you want your treats and how many you make at a time, keeping them as fresh as possible for your lucky pup. This treat mix is completely natural and organic and contains non-GMO peanut butter and banana. It does not contain added sugar, salt, preservatives, colors or flavors. These treats are incredibly easy to make – you just add water right into the built-in bag and knead it to mix.Then, cut off the tip and pipe it right onto your prepared baking sheet in the exact shape and size that you want. Done! One bag makes anywhere from 24 to 48 treats. They also come in a Chicken and Sweet Potato and a Cheese and Carrot formula. On top of all of that, the ingredients are 100% made in the USA so you can be sure you’re only getting quality treats.
9. Pampered Pets Organic Oatmeal & Pumpkin Treats
These soft-baked treats by Pampered Pets are great if you’re looking for a delicious, bite-sized training treat for your pup that contains natural, wholesome ingredients, and are USDA certified organic. You know, if you’re into the kind of thing. The primary ingredient in these delicious and nutritious treats is oatmeal which makes them easier to digest than other grains you may find in dog treats. They are also free of by-products, sugar, artificial flavoring, and artificial colors and contain no added salt or preservatives. Not only are they great as training treats for puppies and dogs of all sizes and breeds, but they also work as a bribe for your pup to eat their meal if they’re being a stubborn or picky! Find these delicious organic treats on Amazon here.
10. Merrick Grain Free Gluten Free Power Bites Dog Treats
These tasty treats by Merrick are an all-around great pick for training treats. Their first ingredient is deboned beef so your pup is guaranteed to come running. These treats also contain potatoes, peas, carrots, apples, and blueberries for their added nutrients and antioxidant properties. Plus, they’re grain-free and gluten-free. This particular recipe is targeted towards pups who have a sensitivity to poultry, but Merrick provides two other flavors of their Power Bites Dog Treats, Chicken and Turducken. All of Merrick’s ingredients are sourced from and made locally in the USA. Find their selection of tasty, grain-free treats here.
11. Presidio Natural Pet Company Off Leash Wild Venison Mini Trainers
Looking for a seriously tasty and nutritious training treat that will guarantee your pup isn’t going to want to go too far? Take a look at Presidio’s Natural Pet Company Off Leash Wild Venison Mini Trainers. The first ingredient in this nutritious training treat is actually buckwheat, which is not wheat or a grain but a fruit seed that is full of nutrients and gluten-free. With its second ingredient as wild Canadian venison, you know your pup is love this treat. These training treats are grain, wheat, corn and soy-free and are great for dogs on a grain-free, low calorie, low carb, low sodium diet. These treats are only four calories each and are perfect for dogs of any size. Find these soft and chewing training treats on Amazon here.
12. Our 2019 Most Affordable Pick
The winner for our award for the 2019 most affordable pick goes to the Cloud Star Tricky Trainers Crunchy, Low Calorie Training Dog Treat. These limited ingredient treats are not only seriously affordable but they’re also made using limited ingredients and contain no wheat, corn, soy, dairy, artificial colors, flavors, or byproducts. These tasty training treats come in three recipes: cheddar, liver, and salmon. They contain only two calories per treat, so, again, no need to worry about overfeeding your pup and inhibiting their ability to roll over. They are also locally baked in the USA, so you can trust where your product is coming from. Find our pick for 2019 most affordable puppy training treats on Amazon here.
When it comes to training your pup, treats are more important than you realize. Unfortunately, both puppies and dogs are highly food motivated and simply pleasing you may not be enough to get them to do a trick. Finding the right reward for a training treat can be a great way to get your puppy’s training sessions off to a successful start. Make sure that you offer these particular rewards at no other time than when you’re training your pup. Be sure it’s something that your puppy really likes – a mediocre training treat isn’t going to do the trick! Any of the above treats should have your pup drooling and ready to train!
I grew up in a household that was filled with animals. I believe that my fate as a dog-loving person was sealed in early childhood since my parents owned several dogs of varying sizes and breeds. There was no choice but to take care of and learn about dog habits and the best animal care practices — otherwise, I’d be clueless about how to go about the creatures I was surrounded by day and night.
As a life-long puppy lover, I know a thing or two about dogs and how to go about caring for them in the best way possible. Although I’m not a professionally trained dog behaviorist, trainer, or veterinarian, all of my knowledge and experience with canines comes from a place of love and a deep-rooted passion for dogs and animals in general.
Seeing as dogs kept me company throughout every stage of my life, I decided to follow a different path in my academic life and obtained a Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Marketing Management and Digital Advertising, which ultimately allowed me to combine my professional training and personal experience by creating the ultimate dog lover’s resource website! Along with my husband, Dave, I run MySweetPuppy for like-minded dog lovers who want to have a single, clear, and reliable information source about anything and everything related to dogs and their well-being.