Product Type: Pedigree dog food
Newest Review: ... out of sight for a few minutes. One of the best treats for this experiment seem to be Pedigree Jumbones. They come in sizes large enough... more
Pedigree win again!
Member Name: ~*pink-pilgrim*~
Advantages: a very good motivational training aid
Disadvantages: can stain surfaces
I recently bought a dog treat cookbook so tend to make all dog treats myself. That way I know what Buster is eating, however after a long day at work I decided to pop into CO-OP to buy something easy for tea and noticed that they were selling everything off with huge discounts. I took a look in the pet section (I can never help myself!) and noticed some tempting offers. I picked up a few packets of large Jumbones 62p and a packet of small Jumbones for 59p judging by the previous price of £1.38 and £1.23 I felt I had got a good deal.
The Jumbones are packaged in the typical yellow/red wrapper associated with Pedigree products and stand out prominently on the shelf. The Maxi Jumbone had a picture of a Collie and the mini Jumbones had a picture of a terrier, I thought this was very effective in showing the type of dog the product would be suitable for. I bought the beef variety however Jumbones also come in chicken and rice and at Christmas time - turkey flavour.
Buster loved the mini Jumbones each one has lasted between 10 and 20 minutes. He made a lot of mess with the meaty filling but seemed to enjoy licking it up afterwards. The maxi jumbone has now been lying around for 3 weeks. I doubt very much that this is due to him not being able to eat it however it seems to be more of a comfort toy. When someone comes to the door he grabs it and runs around frantically looking for a place to hide his Jumbone. The Jumbone has teeth marks in but has not been eaten in anyway. We often come home to find that we are sitting on a Jumbone that has been buried in the sofa. We can always settle him down with a Jumbone and for that reason we find the Pedigree Jumbone a very useful training aid especially as the same Jumbone has been used for 3 weeks to make him sit, stay and especially in recall at the park.
The Jumbone is a very good training aid. We have a very stubborn beagle and anything that enables us to teach him to sit, stay, lie down and come back whilst out walking is invaluable. The price I paid was excellent but I wouldn't mind paying up to £2 for the next one. They do tend to stain carpets and furniture so we have purchased a few throws (very useful anyway with a dog in the house) and we insist that he eats chews on a wipe clean food mat.
Summary: a yummy treat and an excellent way to keep a hyperactive dog calm.