Best Puppy Treats* of 2022

Reward your young dog with tasty, nutritious puppy treats for training, teething and delicious snacking.


Pet parent faves

Petco is home to some of the best treats for puppies, from soft-baked treats to teething rings and more. If you’re looking to get treats for your new puppy, check out our best-selling puppy treats chosen by Petco’s pet parent customers.

Good Lovin’ No Rawhide Pumpkin Flavored Puppy Teething Rings

Good Lovin’

No Rawhide Pumpkin Flavored Puppy Teething Rings

As our #1 best-seller, these are considered some of the best puppy teething treats. These Good Lovin’ rings include a grooved texture that many puppies find irresistible. As your puppy chews, the treats help clean their teeth and gums, setting up your puppy for a lifetime of good dental habits. The pumpkin flavor is gentle on your puppy’s tummy. These treats help strengthen their jaw muscles while massaging their gums.

  • Available in 4.9 oz. bags
  • Grain-free
  • Satisfies a puppy’s natural chewing instinct
  • Helps to strengthen jaw muscles
  • No artificial colors, flavors or preservatives

Nylabone Healthy Edibles Pals Puppy Treats


Healthy Edibles Pals Puppy Treats

These Nylabone snacks rank among our best chew treats for puppies due to their scrumptious apple and lamb flavor and nutritious ingredients supporting brain and eye development. Made into fun, texturized farm animals, these treats can be a great training tool as your pup learns the rules of your house.

  • Available in 3.6 oz. and 11 oz. bags
  • Made with wholesome, natural ingredients
  • Made in the USA
  • Best for puppies 3 months and older weighing up to 20 lbs.
  • Highly digestible

Wellness Complete Health Natural Grain-free Lamb and Salmon Recipe Soft Puppy Bites


Complete Health Natural Grain-free Lamb and Salmon Recipe Soft Puppy Bites

These grain-free puppy treats made by Wellness include two kinds of fresh meat plus whole fruits and vegetables. The treats also include added vitamins specifically for puppies, including DHA, which can help support brain development. Use these moist, tasty treats to train your pup by rewarding and reinforcing good behavior.

  • Available in 3 oz. and 8 oz. bags
  • Soft treats are gentle on puppy teeth
  • Bite-sized treats are ideal for training
  • Made in the USA
  • Specially formulated for puppies under 1 year old

Blue Buffalo Baby Blue Natural Soft Chicken and Carrots Biscuits Puppy Treats

Blue Buffalo

Blue Buffalo Baby Blue Natural Soft Chicken and Carrots Biscuits Puppy Treats

Give your Labrador Retriever the tailor-made nutrition they deserve. In this whole grain dog food, your lab gets the precise amount of calories and fat that can help them maintain a healthy weight.

  • Available in 8 oz. bags
  • Includes DHA, which supports cognitive function and retinal health
  • No poultry by-product meal
  • No corn, wheat, soy, artificial flavors or preservatives

Nylabone Healthy Edibles Chew Treats Puppy Starter Kit


Healthy Edibles Chew Treats Puppy Starter Kit

Divert your puppy’s natural chewing instinct in a positive direction with this starter kit, which includes three longer-lasting treats in three distinct flavors: bacon, roast beef and turkey and sweet potato. The treats are highly digestible and come in a petite size that is appropriate for puppies

  • Available in a 2.2 oz. pack
  • Fun chews will keep your puppy busy and focused
  • No added salt, sugar or artificial preservatives
  • Made in the USA

WholeHearted Lamb and Salmon Flavor Puppy Treats with DHA


Lamb and Salmon Flavor Puppy Treats with DHA

Support the cognitive health of your puppy with these healthy puppy treats that contain DHA. Other ingredients include real lamb, fruits, vegetables and chickpeas. The mouthwatering taste of salmon and lamb will be a delicious reward for your pup.

  • Available in 3 oz. and 6 oz. bags
  • DHA supports cognitive development
  • No soy, grains or artificial colors
  • Slow-cooked for a deeper flavor

Zuke’s Naturals Pork with Bacon Recipe Puppy Treats


Naturals Pork with Bacon Recipe Puppy Treats

One of our best-selling puppy training treats is Zuke’s. These bite-sized treats will help you reward your puppy when they perform the behavior you want. Each treat contains the delicious flavors of pork and chickpeas that many puppies love. Added DHA and EPA support brain development.

  • Available in 5 oz. bags
  • #1 ingredient is protein-rich pork
  • Grain-free and gluten-free
  • 3.5 calories per treat to help keep your puppy trim
  • Comes in a resealable pouch for easy travel

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Learn More About Nutritious Puppy Treats

A new puppy offers lots of excitement and joy, but they also need a significant amount of training. Treats can be an excellent tool to housebreak your puppy and to teach them other positive behaviors. You can learn more about dog training, including Petco’s helpful dog training services. Puppy treats can also be great for teething to help massage their gums while encouraging good dental hygiene.

It’s not a good idea to give puppies treats meant for adult dogs or humans. Instead, give your young dog puppy treats that are specifically made for dogs 1 year and younger. Puppies need different levels of vitamins and minerals than adult dogs, and they also have a more sensitive digestive system and teeth.

The best treats for puppies are made with a nutritional balance for puppies that will help them grow strong and healthy. And they will also be softer in texture and smaller in size than regular dog treats. Puppy treats will use ingredients that are gentle on a puppy’s digestive system. And teething puppies often have sensitive gums and teeth, so good puppy treats are often soft or break easily so as not to damage your puppy’s teeth. Read about more helpful puppy advice in our new dog care guide.

You can begin giving your puppy treats when they are weaned and are comfortable eating solid food. For many puppies, weaning occurs around the 2-month point—or eight weeks—though some puppies take a little longer to wean. Rather than focusing on a specific timeline until you can give your puppy treats, let your puppy set the pace.

Like human babies, puppies are born without teeth, though their teething process moves much faster than a human child. A puppy’s baby teeth begin growing in around 3 weeks and are usually all present by 6 weeks.

These baby puppy teeth are not as strong as adult dog teeth, which is why it is a good idea to purchase puppy treats that are soft and break up easily. At around 12 weeks old, your puppy will begin losing their baby teeth so that their adult teeth can grow in. During this time, your puppy’s gums may be sore, which is another reason why soft treats and soft foods are a must.

The best chew treats for puppies won’t damage their teeth and are a flavor your puppy loves. Certain treats may also include textured surfaces that can help remove plaque. Need more help finding the right supplies for your puppy? Take a look at our convenient puppy checklist.

Unfortunately, food allergies are one of the most common types of allergies in dogs. If your puppy starts showing signs of an allergy—such as excessive scratching, skin rashes or patchy fur—it’s best to work with your vet to determine the source of the allergy. You may also want to switch your puppy to food and treats with fewer ingredients to see if that helps alleviate allergy symptoms. A good place to start is with our grain-free puppy treats. You can find several grain-free puppy treat options on this list of best-selling puppy treats. And check out our dog food and supplies for other solutions that might help with allergies.

Puppies and dogs can be allergic to several things, including environmental allergens, certain chemicals, fleas and different food ingredients. If you notice that your puppy has symptoms of an allergy, your vet can help you figure out the cause of the allergy.

You can also test different types of foods and treats to see if your puppy’s symptoms diminish. At the same time, it is also important that your puppy receives the vitamins and minerals they need to thrive. While no puppy treat can eliminate all possible ingredients that cause allergies, a good first step is to shop for grain-free pet treats. You may also want to search for treats and food with minimal ingredients. At Petco, we have several different grain-free puppy treats on this list of best-selling puppy treats.

*Based on sales data.