I use them as rewards (and bribes) for good behavior as well as “just because you’re a good dog” treats. With 8 dogs normally in residence, that’s 34 treats per dog per week or not quite 5 treats per dog per day. Since they get a treat for going into their crate or kennel – each time, you can see how we run through them quickly.
When I empty a peanut butter jar, I make it a point to give it to one of the dogs to lick out. That’s an extra special treat! Sometimes one has just had surgery, or has just arrived and is feeling nervous. Sometimes one has had a good break through and deserves a reward. Today it occurred to me that little Josephine has NEVER had a peanut butter jar of her own to lick out. It seems she is due! But that didn’t go quite as I envisioned:
She loves the peanut butter cookies, she’s just not so sure about that jar.
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