Posts Tagged ‘treats’

Dog Treat Review: Canidae Lamb-Licious TidNips February 21, 2014 Comments Off

This month, my friends at Chewy.com sent us a bag of Canidae TidNips treats to test out. I was pleasantly surprised to learn that Canidae had expanded into the “soft treat” market. Last I heard, they were only making kibble and biscuits. When the treats arrived, we quickly started testing them! First, the hard data. […]

Dog Treat Review: Evanger’s 100% Whole Meat Treats – Wild Salmon January 9, 2014 Comments Off

This month’s dog treat review, courtesy of Chewy.com, is very fishy! They sent me the “Wild Salmon” variety of Evanger’s 100% Whole Meat Treats. These treats are nothing but dehydrated salmon with no flavoring or other “stuff” added, are kosher, and are made in the USA. My dogs tend to be fish enthusiasts and these […]

Dog Treat Review: Halo Liv-a-Littles 100% Beef Freeze-Dried Treats November 29, 2013 Comments Off

The kind folks at Chewy.com sent us more treats to review! This time around, they gave us a package of Halo Liv-a-Littles Grain-Free 100% Beef Freeze-Dried treats. Since the Springers are allergic to beef, it was up to Strata and Spark to do the testing this time around. They were happy to oblige. These treats […]

Dog Treat Review: Natural Balance L.I.T. Limited Ingredient Treats Jerky Bark July 8, 2013 1 Comment

Chewy.com graciously sent me another package of treats to review! This time, the dogs and I got to try Natural Balance Limited Ingredient Treats (L.I.T.) Jerky Bark, in the fish and sweet potato formula. (Phew, that’s a mouthful!) I was told these treats had a “granola bar” texture, which made me a little unsure about […]

Dog Treat Review: Orijen Brome Lake Duck Singles Freeze-Dried Dog Treats June 19, 2013 2 Comments

A few months ago I was asked to review the dog food retailer Chewy.com. I get a lot of great feedback from product reviews, and my dogs certainly enjoy doing them! Recently Chewy contacted me to review Orijen’s new freeze-dried treat line and I was happy to oblige. Finch has been suffering from some really […]

Stop Free-Feeding: How to Feed Your Dog Regular Meals June 17, 2013 Comments Off

One of the first management recommendations I make to my clients is to stop “free-feeding” their dog. Free-feeding means leaving a bowl of dog food on the ground for hours at a time, if not all day long, rather than giving the dog regularly scheduled meals which need to be eaten immediately. Here are some […]

Chewy.com Review October 17, 2012 Comments Off

Most of my students know I am a big fan of online shopping. I’m always looking for high-quality pet products and I just can’t seem to find the selection I’m looking for at “big box” pet stores. I received an offer from Chewy.com – they offered me a $50 credit to test out their online […]

My Favorite Training Treats February 7, 2012 1 Comment

To wrap up my series on training with treats, I thought I would share my personal arsenal of favorite training treats. Something on this list is sure to pique a dog’s interest! I have split these snacks into two categories: homemade/grocery store bought, and store bought. Homemade/Grocery Store Peanut butter! This one is no surprise […]

Myth Busting: Dogs That Aren’t Food Motivated December 19, 2011 8 Comments

When dog owners find out that clicker training requires using a lot of dog treats, some express concern and tell me their dogs are not food motivated. All dogs are food motivated! Dogs have to eat. If your dog wasn’t motivated by food in some capacity, she would be dead. This seems obvious, but many people […]

What Makes a Great Training Treat? December 12, 2011 1 Comment

At last, here is my written answer to the number one question I receive from owners learning to use clicker training with their dogs… what makes a great training treat? Here are the things I tell my clients to consider when choosing treats to use while training their dogs. Size You will be using a […]