The 10 Best Dog Treats For Puppies

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This wiki has been updated 17 times since it was first published in January of 2019. Training a dog is all about rewarding good behavior, and there's no better way to do so than with a snack. But it's important to make sure you're giving your four-legged friend something that's both delicious and nutritious, especially when they're young. These treats for puppies are made with high-quality ingredients that aid growth and development, and some of them help with teething, too. When users buy our independently chosen editorial recommendations, we may earn commissions to help fund the Wiki.

1. Wellness Natural Grain Free

2. PureBites Freeze-Dried

3. Blue Buffalo Mini Bars

Editor's Notes

January 16, 2019:

The type of treats that are best for your puppy depends on how you plan to use them. If you just want to give them a special snack every now and then, larger treats like Pet Cuisine Twisters and Old Mother Hubbard Crunchy Classic will do the trick. For teething, you want something longer-lasting, like N-Bone Teething Rings or Get Naked Dental Sticks. But if you plan on using them as a reward for training, it's best to stick with smaller treats to keep within reasonable calorie limits, like the Natural Balance Mini, Fruitables Skinny Minis, and Wellness Natural Grain Free.

4. Fruitables Skinny Minis

5. Old Mother Hubbard Crunchy Classic

6. Natural Balance Mini

7. Get Naked Dental Sticks

8. Nutro Mini Bites

9. N-Bone Teething Rings

10. Pet Cuisine Jerky Tenders

Gabrielle Taylor
Last updated by Gabrielle Taylor

Originally from a tiny town in Virginia, Gabrielle moved to Los Angeles for a marketing internship at a well-known Hollywood public relations firm and was shocked to find that she loves the West Coast. She spent two years as a writer and editor for a large DIY/tutorial startup, where she wrote extensively about technology, security, lifestyle, and home improvement. A self-professed skincare nerd, she’s well-versed in numerous ingredients and methods, including both Western and Asian products. She is an avid home cook who has whiled away thousands of hours cooking and obsessively researching all things related to food and food science. Her time in the kitchen has also had the curious side effect of making her an expert at fending off attempted food thievery by her lazy boxer dog.

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