These are another reward we often have on the go for Alf although they have stopped selling them in our local supermarket but I did find them pets at home and I think Wilkinsons recently.
The packing for these is bright blue and has the usual Bakers dog on the front along with an image of some of the sticks. The top of the bag is clever, when you first get it you need to cut along the top this reveals a popper strip inside that you can reseal so it keeps the meaty sticks soft and fresh. I think this is because they are a soft treat.
These sticks are made by Bakers and are a little bit like a dense pedigree schmacko, they are a stick that is around 18cm and about 1cm width, each stick has lots of thinner sections with a mark across it that is designed for easy breaking of the stick into pieces. This means that the treat can be given as a full stick for larger dogs or broken into pieces for smaller dogs or training treats for all. This makes them very handy for owners. The sticks break really easily and with no mess, they remain solid where broken.
The sticks come in a variety of flavours, Chicken, beef and Lamb are the ones I know of. They used to be sold I think in a 15 strip packet but are now sold in a 12 strip pack.
The sticks do have a meaty smell to them but its not too strong, sadly these are another one of the treats that alf almost inhales, I do not think I have ever seen him chew one.
The packs cost around £0.90-£1.30 which is not a bad price but do think around 80p would be better for 12 strips.
These advertise that they contain omega 3 & 6 to help keep the dog healthy and maintain a good coat.
I would happily suggest these to anyone, they are very meaty treat and go down well. I really like the fact they are easily broken up, it means you can give as little or as much as you like and that is very handy to dog owners because our pets are all different and all different sizes so having that control over a single treat is good.
==Price and Availability==
My dog was a rescue dog and had a few bad habits when we got him, most of which have gone now but when he's out on walks he still sometimes barks at other dogs. To discourage this I usually have some small treats in my pocket to distract him with which also act as a reward if he doesn't bark at a dog when it passes. I find Bakers Rewards are very good for this purpose and I often buy them in a pack of 15 if they're on offer for £1 although the usual selling price is about £1.50. Bakers Rewards are available in supermarkets and places like Wilkinsons, I usually buy mine in with my weekly shop.
==Bakers Rewards ==
The treats come in a plastic pouch, clearly branded with the Bakers logo, along with a picture of the treats. The pouch has a handy zip lock fastening which keeps the treats inside fresh between uses. The pack of 15 sticks contains 5 of each flavour, Chicken, Lamb and Beef. The treats contain Omega 3 and 6 to help maintain healthy skin and a glossy coat, protein to help maintain strong muscles, vitamins to support good heath and energy levels and antioxidants to support natural defences.
Bakers Rewards are soft sticks about 15cm long and 1cm thick, they can be given to your dog as they are or broken up, there are little grooves down the treat meaning that it can be easily snapped into five small pieces. I do occasionally give my dog, Teddy a full stick but the majority of the time I break them up into pieces and keep them in my pocket for rewards when we are out on walks. There are three different flavours in the pack as I mentioned before, all of them have a meaty smell and apart from them all being a slightly different shade of brown there's no other difference to me. I don't know if Teddy can taste any difference but he seems to like all three varieties equally. The treats are quite soft and, especially when broken they are eaten very quickly this is why I usually just give Teddy a small section as a reward when on walks as he doesn't really chew them anyway.
I find Bakers Rewards really useful when out walking my dog as they are easily snapped into five small pieces, perfect for a small bribe when out walking. The treats have plenty of reassuring ingredients to maintain a dog's health as well as selling at a reasonable price in a variety of different shops. This is definitely a product I have been buying for a while and will continue to do so.
Bakers Rewards are tasty dog treats that come in packs of 15 in two varieties Chicken or Mixed packs.
The mixed pack has chicken , beef and lamb flavours and they are £1.69 per pack of 15.
They come in a handy reseal able bag which is easy to open and close and keeps them fresh, although they don't hang around long enough to go off in our house.
Depending on size and weight the recommended daily maximum is between 2 and 6 treats per day.
2 per day for dogs up to 7kg
3 per day for dogs up to 15kg
6 per day for dogs up to 30kg.
I personally would not feed at these levels, especially 2 for small dogs, my dogs fit in the middle category but we limit them to 1 or 2 per day, so one pack of 15 lasts a week in our household normally. Bit mean I know, but these are treats.
We stick with the chicken variety as the beef in the mixed pack didn't agree with my dogs.
They are soft sticks that have indentations along them so if you wish you can divide them easily into smaller size treats.
They do have a fairly strong smell and be warned, if you take these out on a walk with you, don't be surprised if you suddenly attract a lot of dogs as they seem to be able to detect these from quite a distance.
You need to wash hands after use as the odour does linger.
They only contain 4 % chicken the rest is animal derivative, vegetables, cereals and oils.
They are high in protein and do contain some Omega 3 and 6 oils.
To be honest these are treats and I don't buy them for their nutritional value, Of course I would prefer that they had a higher chicken content and less 'animal derivative' but my dogs love these and they don't have any adverse side effects.
We have tried healthier treats but the James Wellbeloved SnackaJacks didn't cut the mustard with either dog. Sort of like offering me a choice between a bar of chocolate and rice cake, no contest.
Do dogs like them?
Well judging from the reaction of my two and that my popularity increases with other dogs somewhat if I have these in my pocket on walks, this is a resounding yes.
I have two terriers and they could not be more different, one is easily pleased and eager to please, the other let's say has a slightly more considered approach to life.
This includes :
1 Considering whether to look at or acknowledge my owner in any way when they call me?
2 thinking about whether I do what they are asking?
3. If I do decide to come back, sit or do whatever they want, I first I need to sigh, do a stretch or two, perhaps have a drink or a good scratch and only then will I obey.
However what a transformation if there is a Bakers Reward on offer, no hesitation whatsoever and will perform any manner of tricks and give looks of adoration even for a tiny piece.
I feed these to them without breaking them up, and they scurry off in different directions, trying to eat them without dropping them as these are treats they don't want to share. Then they both spend some time checking out whether the other has left anything - not a chance!
This also makes these treats great for training or distracting your dog when you know they may react badly in certain situations e.g spotting a cyclist or the postman
But fundamentally if you love your dog, you want to treat them and they get lots of pleasure from these and that makes me happy.
I would recommend these, particularly the Chicken flavour .They work out at just over 11p each at full price, and I think that is 11p well spent and so do the dogs.
Availability and Price
Most supermarkets and pets shops sell these
Packs of 15 (126g) Adult or Puppy version at £1.69
At the time of writing on offer - 4 for 4.50 at Pets at Home or 3 for £4 at Sainsbury's
I tend to stay away from Bakers treats or Bakers food as I am concerned about them being full of Sugar and artificial colours. These are the only treats in this bracket which are not all brown colours and so I wonder where the colours come from.
However, these looked to be all a brown colour and so thought I would try them, they were also on offer at Sainsburys and I like a bargin!
They are basically stoft sticks with little dents along the length so that they can be snapped into little treats.
The flavours are Game, chicken and beef and we have tried all flavours.
Normally when a packet of treats is opened the dogs get up on hearing the russelling, then their noses start going when they get a wiff of the treat.
They got up when they heard the russel but failed the sniff test. This was dissappointing as it made me think that the treats were not going to be very good and a bit bland for the dogs.
They were easy to snap into smaller treats and the dogs took them eagerly, they wer enot that eager to eat them though and seemed to enjoy other smellier treats better!!
I like treats that smell as it involves more senses for the dogs and makes them more enjoyable for them. Maybe not more enjoyable for me and I would prefer treats that did not stink and do not make your hand smell when you touch them but this is not want my dogs want!!
I wouldnt buy these again even if they were on offer as my dogs were not that keen and athey did nto really look that natural, a little processed and plasticy!
Bakers is a well known brand in the pet food trade, so when I saw the Bakers 'Rewards' in local 99p store I picked some up. You can buy them in single flavoured bags, but this bag contained 15 chews in a variety of flavours (Beef= red stick, Chicken= light stick and lamb= pink stick)
They are about 6 inches in length but very thin. They are quite flexible so they are not particularly beneficial for a dogs teeth. Bakers advice that Rewards can be fed whole or broken into pieces. Each stick has easy to break segments. I always give Rafa the treats as a whole. I haven't noticed any particular preferance to a flavour- none of them last very long! They don't smell which is pleasing and don't leave any mess or residue.
Bakers advice that a dog up to 7kg may have 2 a day, up to 15kg may have 3 a day, and up to 30kg 6 a day. Bakers Rewards are very high in protein (36%) which is good for any dogs muscles. Rafa's breed is typically very lean and muscular so protein keeps him this way. Also, the last thing you would want to do is fill your dog up with high energy carbs when you are going out so these are good treats to leave your dog with. They also contain Omega 3 and 6 which helps maintain healthy skin and coat. I have to say that I don't feed these to Rafa consistently to comment on this benefit, but Rafa has a very healthy coat and no skin issues. The vitamins support good health and energy levels and the antioxidents support a dogs natural defences. I only ever give Rafa one treat a day because I combine these with other treats with dental benefits and calcium etc.
They are attractively packaged in a handy blue, resealable bag to maintain freshness. These are reasonably priced in the 99p but can cost over £1.50 so shop around to get value for money.
These bakers rewards come in packs of 15 sticks and are priced at £1.59 a bag from Pets at Home stores.
Not a bad price for 15 sticks.. which makes it app 10p per stick!
I buy the mixed packs which contain chicken, beef and lamb flavours in one pack. A good variety however they do include a beef flavour which isn't the best for dogs and I try not to give my dog too many beef treats!
Each of the sticks are made indented which means they are easily broken down to smaller treats of a size suitable for your dog!
They are useful to use when training your dog, and are a nutritious snack!
I was actualy surprised at the nutrition values of these sticks for bakers dog food.....
The chicken flavour of these treats contains Meat and Animal Derivatives, a minimum of 55% meat, of which min. 4% Chicken,
Vegetable Protein Extracts,
Oils and Fats,
Derivatives of Vegetable Origin.
Contains EC permitted Colourants, Antioxidants and Preservatives
Each of the flavours contain 55% meat and just 4% of what the actual flavour is... meaning the 55% is any other animal meat of some kind!
I was a little hesitant to feed my dog something which contains mystery meat although to be fair... this is an improvement compared to bakers complete dog food which contains just a TINY amount of 4% meat!!!!
Per day, it isn't recommended to feed your dog more than....
2 Sticks; for Small breeds
4 Sticks; for Medium breeds
6 Sticks; for Larger breeds
2 sticks doesn't sound a lot for a small dog when your trying to train them, however breaking the sticks up I got 5 or 6 pieces of each treat.. which means 12 treats in 2 sticks.
Bakers Rewards should be used as treats only and shouldn't be fed as a daily meal!
Smell; .... These treats don't give out an unpleasant smell as some dog treats do, I personally think they smell quite nice haha!
The treats say they are perfect for popping in your pocket and taking with you to train your dog. However I personally wouldn't do this as they make your fingers smell like dog meat!
Taste; .... Well i've not tried these treats myself... But my dog loves them! He never hesitates at all with these treats, he enjoys every bit of it! When it comes to the flavours, my dog isn't picky so I can't really determine whether he has a favourite or not!
Bakers also do other treats which are great for training your dog or just for a treat! such as Healthy delights, all sorts and sizzlers... my dog loves them all!
The treats come in a 126gm pack.
The review is specifically Bakers Rewards Puppy (as in for puppies and not adult dogs although you can carry them through to adulthood - according to the packet).
The reason I bought this item is whilst looking for some treats for my puppy in Wilkinson I found these at the very good price of £1.20.
I really liked the packaging and that did also play a part in why I picked them up, I was looking at the pet isle and found nothing looked overly exciting but this packet did.
The treats are designed for dogs aged 4 -24 months. There is a guideline on the back of how many treats a dog should have, they are as follows:
< 7 kg = 2 per day maximum
< 15 kg = 4 per day maximum
< 30 kg = 7 per day maximum
The packet also lists the ingredients and a break down analysis.
My favourite thing about the packet is it is re-sealable. Now on to the product.
The actual treats are long brown stick that is quite soft and almost bendy. They are easy to break and have marks about every inch in which you can use as a guideline to break them up. They are not overly smelly but do have a dog food smell to them.
The treats are made with tasty chicken too. I tend to break these up and then place them in an activity ball and my puppy plays with it trying to get the treats out. These are perfect for this, you can break them in to bits as big or small as you require.
The treats are full length approximately 5.5 inches.
These treats aren't messy or slimy like some of the food treats available. My food is happy to receive them as a small treat or a whole stick. I don't give him more than 2 a day as we use a variety of treats so he doesn't get bored.
I will definitely be buying these again, but not from some places that seem to sell them at a lot more, I shall get them when I am in Wilkinson's. My dog likes them and they seem to last a few days unlike some other treats where you get 2 in a bag. All in all there are 15 sticks in this bag and at 2 a day, that's just over a week's worth.
I will definitely try the adult version when he is older, i don't know if they do any other flavours but will investigate!
My one year old border collie, Murphy, is a real sweetheart and I have to admit that I do enjoy spoiling him and giving him a little treat now and again. He is also very young and is still receiving lots of training, so I like to have a treat handy, to give him as a reward when he behaves really well.
I find Bakers Rewards very useful for this, as they come in the form of a meaty stick, which can be broken into bite size pieces very easily. When we go out walking, I always put a handful in my pocket and give him one, whenever he listens and responds to me properly.
Bakers Rewards come in a strong, plastic, resealable bag. This keeps them fresh and stops them from drying out quickly. They are dry to the touch and have little smell, which makes them ideal for sticking in your pocket. So far I have found them available in a mixed pack of chicken, beef and lamb. You can also get them in single flavour packs of chicken or beef. The sticks are quite soft, so are gentle on young teeth and gums and great for eating on the go.
*Ingredients Of Mixed Flavour Pack*
Meat and animal derivatives (55% minimum of which 4% Beef in the red stick, 4% Chicken in the light snack, 4% Lamb in the dark brown stick), Vegetable Protein Extracts, Cereals, Minerals, Oils and Fats, Derivatives of a Vegetable Origin, with Antioxidants, Coloured with and Preserved with EC Additives.
Bakers Rewards are available in Tesco and cost £1.43 for a 126g bag, containing 15 sticks. They are on offer, on a regular basis at 2 for £2.50.
I think they are pretty good value, especially if you break them up and a pack will last Murphy a week.
He thoroughly enjoys them, which at the end of the day, is the most important thing!
I have previously mentioned in past reviews that I have a couple of pets namely a hamster and a dog. Barney, my 7 year old Yorkshire Terrier is a typical terrier; he is a yappy little thing who likes to get his own way and sulks when he doesn't. He is a fussy eater when it comes to pet food and turns his nose up at the big brands preferring to eat sliced meat bought from the chilled counter at supermarkets. Treats however he will deem appropriate to eat and along with his regular favourites, Rodeos he also enjoys Bakers Treats from time to time.
I prefer the Bakers personally as the ones I buy him in come in pack of 15 and therefore last him longer than Rodeos tend to. The ones he is eating at the moment are the meaty sticks variety which the makers claim to be "meaty treats for any occasion" The back of the pack reveal that the contents of the treat are made up from 55% "meat and animal derivatives" which to me sounds disgusting, but then again I'm not eating them so can't really complain. The remaining 45% is made up from vegetable extracts, protein, cereals, oils and fats so would appear to be quite balanced really. The "Typical Analysis" on the back of the pack reveals that each treat contains 36% protein, 7% fat, 10% Ash, 1.0% Fibre and 19% Moisture, which according to my calculations total 73% I wonder what happened to the other 27%?
Anyway, all that matters to Barney is the taste and he does enjoy these Rewards whenever he thinks he has been particularly good, I don't mind him having them as they are a treat for him and the idea of rewarding him when he has been good means that for the most part he is on his best behaviour.
A pack of 15 tends to last around a week in our house and when you take into account they only cost around £1.55 this makes for a cheap and handy treat for me to keep in a draw to give Barney a couple of times a day.
I do rate these as a good alternative to Rodeos from Pedigree and I do trust the brand name of Bakers, I'm always a bit on the cautious side when it comes to buying cheaper dog treats as I like to know what actually goes into them, whilst personally I don't like the idea of Barney eating "Ash" and "Moisture" I do believe that the manufacturers have put together something that is healthy for dogs and will not cause any harm.
All in all for value for money and how many you actually get in a pack these Rewards from Bakers rate 4/5 Dooyoo stars with me. They provide a treat for my dog when he has been a good boy and he always enjoys then so that all that matters really.
I have a Jack Russell called Alfie. he is a rescue dog from the dog's trust and I have had him for 3 years now - he is 8 years old.
On our daily walks I sometimes have trouble getting him to do what I want - which is usually just to come back to me - when he is distracted by other dogs and people.
This is where bakers rewards come to the fore. Alfie is easily blackmailed by the promise of "sweeties" and it certainly focuses his mind a bit more when we are out and about when he knows there is something nice in my pocket.
These treats come in a resealable bag containing 15 sticks and this ensures that the last treat is as soft and fresh as the first treat. The bag contains a mixture of 3 flavours, beef, chicken and lamb, although wether there is much difference between them I dont know, I just know that Alfie loves all 3 flavours.
Each stick is approx 10 cm long and has indentations along it's length approx 1.5 cm apart. These indentations make it very easy to break off a small piece as a little treat for good behaviour and I am sure they could be used when training your dog. My son uses them to teach ours "tricks" his high five is a winner with visitors and I think Alfie enjoys learning something new - especially if he gets a "sweetie" at the end.
On the back of the packet are guidelines on the maximum number of treats to give your dog, depending on size, per day. A small dog such as Alfie can have 3 max per day - although you are advised that you may need to adjust their main meal - we dont want fat dogs do we!!
Cost £1.00 pr packet at the moment on offer in my local sainsburys.
Overall a handy treat that can easily be divided for training purposes or to focus the mind of a very easily distracted and sociable Jack Russell
I've just started to go along to dog training classes with my puppy and last week realised that I was nearly out if treats. A visit to the local Coop did not give me a big choice but the packet of Bakers Rewards caught my eye - perfect I thought.
The rewards come in a reseal able bag weighing 126g containing 15 sticks in 3 different flavours beef, lamb and chicken. Each reward stick breaks easily into 7 pieces and even has a dent in it to show you where to break it.
Meat and animal derivatives (55% minimum, of which minimum 4% beef/chicken/lamb), Vegetable protein extracts, Cereals, Minerals, Oils and fats, Derivatives of vegetable origin. With antioxidants, coloured with and preserved with EC additives.
As a treat these should be given sparingly so a guide is provided on the packet. A small dog can have a max of 3 sticks, a medium dog can have 6 and a large dog can have 7.
Not that I have tasted these but I must say I have been tempted. Strange I know but the smell reminds of BBQ Pringles, it's lovely - honest!
Each stick is a different colour but I've no idea, which is which as they all smell the same but Nemo doesn't mind.
The great thing I find is that you can break the stick into really small bits so I can get him to work extra hard which of course is good.
The fact that the packet reseals is good as it keeps the sticks fresh. I think they would probably go hard if left unsealed.
I often just put one of the sticks into my jacket pocket when we are out and I find that it doesn't fall apart, which is better than some treats we have tried.
At £1.51 they are probably not the cheapest treat around but its good to know I can get them at the local Coop if I do run out of other treats.
Bakers Rewards are excellent treats for dogs and they come in three flavours or a mix of the flavours. They are good rewards for when your dog is good or even when he/she has performed a trick correctly. They are long reward sticks so quite enjoyable for your dog to chew down. They come in three flavours:
You get a packet of 15 rewards for around £1.52 in supermarkets such as Tesco, Asda and Sainsburys along with other pet shops. You can get packets containing a single flavour or one containing a mix of the three. My dog doesn't seem to care what flavour they are as I imagine they don't resemble the real thing much (although I haven't yet tried one so who knows!)
The sticks are quite long at around 5 inches or so but they aren't very wide. Small or large dogs can easily eat them as they work their way down the stick. My dog can easily take it when I hold one side and he grabs the other and it looks like a cigarette sticking out his mouth.
They definitely help to fill a gap and you can even break them up into smaller pieces, which is ideal when teaching your dog tricks as you can break up a single stick into many pieces acting as a reward each time he/she performs a trick correctly. I'd recommend these, as they are not too expensive working out at around 10p a stick and my dog seems to love them.
Thank s for reading,