Keeping what you are using for training nutritious is incredibly important. It is easy to go through a 1/4 cup of treats and for a small dog that could be like eating a whole cheese cake. When you are using food to train your dog you need to keep your eye on portions. That means if your dog normally gets 1 cup in the morning and 1 cup at night maybe you use 1/2 a cup of their normal dog food for training instead of putting it in the food bowl and a 1/2 cup in their bowl. Some dogs are picky and that simply wont work. Other times when distractions are high you may have to use a higher value reward. In those cases it’s important to keep in nutritious. I use different types of dog food instead of treats in most cases. Here is what I use.