Since my beloved Lamar passed away, I am committed to having a steady stream of foster dogs to keep saving lives. And because having just one dog would be way too quiet.
So there will no shortage of opportunities in the foreseeable future for putting new treats to the test training, socializing, and encouraging better behavior.
As for Daria, she still gets into her evening wackies most every evening. The main difference between now and the first week or so I had her being that at some point, Fozzie decided he wanted to play with her. So as long as they are both having fun, I let them play.
When, inevitably, Fozzie tires before Daria, I shake a bag of Primal Jerky Nibs in her face and point to her doggie bed for some training time.
Primal Jerky Nibs are made of chickens who have been raised organically and without antibiotics or added hormones, and the tiny bite size is perfect for rewarding a long-duration stay. For tossing, one at a time, onto her dog bed as she chooses to remain there rather than nip compulsively at Fozzie's hind quarters.
Fozzie, for his own part, got to enjoy the power of these tasty nibs during the last thunderstorm we had.
Fozzie is terrified during thunderstorms, and manages his fear generally by climbing on top of one of us, trembling, and drooling. I suppose I should really work on this by getting one of those thunderstorm tapes and playing it at low volume while giving him treats, but I haven't gotten around to getting one yet.
So for now, I try to play some nice music to drown out the thunder and just give him really good snacks. Primal Jerky Nibs were a perfect size and high-value enough to take the edge off Fozzie's anxiety.
Thanks, Chewy.com for the great all-purpose high-value treats!