Every dog loves a delicious treat.
Whether it’s of the bone or soft, chewy variety, it can be difficult to find options that are tasty, healthy and affordable. If you’re training your dog, we’ve also included some great options for rewarding you canine after a trick well-done.
These options are low calorie but high in nutrients.
What to Look for in Dog Treats
Before choosing a dog treat, consider the following points to make the best decision for your pup.
- Ingredients– Check the ingredients to see which benefits your pup can get from the treat
- Allergies– If your dog is allergic to gluten or dairy, make sure to buy cookies free of those ingredients.
- Size– If you’re looking for training treats, you’ll want to buy half bite-sized treats to keep the portions healthy. If you’re just looking for an occasional snack, consider a bone, dental or jerky chew.
- Texture– Some dogs love a good chip-like crunch, while others prefer a chewier texture. Also, consider your dog’s health and whether their teeth could handle a harder biscuit. Senior dogs are often better with softer food rewards.
Best Dog Treats for Training & Snacks
|Dog Treat Brand||Type||Price||Size||Highlights||# of Reviews||Rating|
|Wellness Core Marrow Roasts Natural Grain-Free Dog Treats||Crunchy baked biscuits||$5.49||8 oz.||Grain-free, tender jerky, premium protein from real beef, no artificial flavours and colors, made in the U.S.||820||4.5|
|Blue Buffalo Health Bars Natural Crunchy Dog Treats||Bars||$11.68||48 oz.||Made with real bacon, crunchy, omega-3, no chicken by-product meal, no corn, wheat, soy or artificial flavors, enhanced with vitamins and minerals||1,070||4.5|
| Click image to open expanded view Nudges Steak Grillers Dog Treats||Med-sized treats, easy to tear into smaller pieces for training treats||$19.42||36 oz.||Beef #1 ingredient, all natural ingredients and flavors, no animal by-products, made in the U.S.||575||4.5|
|Greenies Dog Dental Chews Dog Treats||Small toothbrush-shaped bones||$14.98||12 oz.||Vitamins, minerals with unique texture to clean gumline and fight plaque, freshen breath||7,190||4.5|
|Rachael Ray Nutrish Soup Bones Dog Treats||Bone treats||$5.60||6 treats||U.S. farm-raised beef, no corn or soy, no artificial flavors or meat by-products, meaty center||975||4|
|Pet 'n Shape Chik 'n Skewers||Wrapped rawhide dog chew||$26.18||2 lb.||100% natural chicken breast and cowhide, grain-free, no additives or artificial color, easy storage container||880||4.5|
|Three Dog Bakery Classic Cremes Baked Dog Treats||Carob sandwich cookies||$3.99||13 oz.||peanut butter filling, all natural, no artificial flavors or preservatives, oven-baked, made in the U.S.||680||4.5|
|Hill's Ideal Balance Grain Free Dog Treats||Small, soft-baked treats, suitable for training||$5.24||8 oz.||Chicken & carrots or beef & sweet potatoes, No artificial preservatives or flavors, natural, made in the U.S.||825||4.5|
|Farmland Traditions Chicken Jerky Dog Treats||Jerky||$30.99||3 lb.||No salt, only 2 ingredients, made in Southern California, USA-raised chicken, full protein, no filler||700||4.5|
|Zuke's Natural Training Dog Treats||Small training treats||$12.48||16 oz.||Variety of flavors, Less than 3 calories per treat, soft and chewy, no corn, wheat, soy or artificial flavors, made in the U.S.||6,080||4.5|
|Hemp Calming Treats for Dogs||Small chew training treats||$29.81||120 chews||Hemp oil to reduce anxiety and stress, growling, barking, chewing, licking, etc. Natural duck flavor, made in the U.S.||825||4.5|
|Butler Lean Treats Nutritional Rewards for Dogs||Small training chews||$24.65||10-pack||Low-fat, made with real skinless chicken, bite-size for potion control, essential amino acid||1,820||4.5|
|Wellness Natural Grain Free Puppy Training Treats||Small training treats||$4.27||3 oz.||Soft and chewy, all-natural ingredients, no corn, soy or artificial flavors, made in the U.S.||2,815||4.5|
|Cloud Star Tricky Trainers ||Training treats||$7.70||14 oz.||Real chicken liver, soft, chewy texture, 3 calories per treat, no wheat, corn or artificial flavors, made in the U.S.||725||4.5|