Posts Tagged ‘treats’

How to Teach Your Dog Self-Control Around Food: VIDEO February 23, 2015 Comments Off

In my last blog post about self-control versus imposed control for dogs, I explained that I do not teach “leave it” to my dogs. Instead, I train my dogs to wait for permission to take food, objects, or anything else they want. Here is a quick video demonstration of how I train dogs to have […]

Dog Treat Review: Primal Buffalo Liver Chunks October 17, 2014 Comments Off

This month’s dog treat review (courtesy of is of Primal Buffalo Liver Chunks. These are dry roasted buffalo liver treats for dogs. They come in a 5oz resealable bag, which is a great size if your dog has never tried this type of treat before! Primal is a great company, and I have been […]

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

This month, my friends at 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, 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 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 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 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 […] 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 – 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 […]