Incentives to give a dog treats in the United Kingdom (UK) 2016

This statistic displays the incentive dog owners have to give their dog a treat in the United Kingdom (UK) in 2016. Of survey respondents, 42 percent admit to being encourage to give their dog a treat because it makes the dog happy, while 26 percent of owners treat their dog because it makes them feel happy.

Which of the following tend to influence you to give your dog a treat?

Share of owners
It makes them feel happy42%
It provides variety for them40%
Treats are part of my pet’s daily diet36%
It makes me feel happy26%
Having a treat myself15%
My pet begging11%
Guilt over leaving pet alone10%
My pet looking hungry5%
TV adverts1%
Not applicable – I never give my pet a treat8%
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Sources

Release date

January 2017

Region

United Kingdom

Survey time period

21st June to 30th June 2016

Number of respondents

4,252 respondents

Age group

18 years and older

Special properties

All dog owners

Method of interview

Online survey

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