Dear Paws to Talk,
What else can I say besides the fact that I love treats. My favorite are the cookies in the shape of a bone. Scrumptious!
The humans give me a couple throughout the course of the day but I want more! What can I do to increase my treat intake?
-Fritz the Dog
You asked the question that everyone in the world wants to know. Whether it is a dog treat or fancy steak dinner, all beings like a tasty reward for hard work or good behavior.
For us dogs, it can be a little tricky to earn that extra treat because we can’t drive to the pet store and buy more. We are dependent on the humans for our treats (If anyone knows a way to get treats without the humans, send us an urgent message).
Your desire for more treats is understandable but that doesn’t mean you necessarily deserve them at this point. A treat has to be earned.
We suggest brushing up on all those tricks you might have learned as a puppy such as sit, roll over and shake paw. Impress your humans and show them you were paying attention when they made you learn these things.
Also, talk to friends or do some reading so you can learn new tricks. When your humans least expect it, demonstrate your new skill. Perhaps, a circus dog trick involving a hula hoop would get the job done.
Finally, be as cute as you can. Wear your sad face. Curl up into a little ball when you take a nap. Adorably offer to snuggle with your humans. They won’t be able to resist giving you more treats.
With more effort you’ll be sinking your teeth into some tasty rewards. What do you do to earn more treats?
Bella and DiDi
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