We have spoiled our dogs over the years, buying their love with snack after snack. After Mister Schneebly’s ruptured cruciate ligament he obviously couldn’t walk and all three started putting on weight. We put them on a diet and cut back both on snacks and meals. They obviously didn’t like this so we started giving them carrots and after a while they regarded them as a proper treat. Likewise ice. All of our dogs love crunching ice and it’s an amazing alternative to a fattening snack.