“ Manufacturer: Pets at Home / Type: Dog Treats „
We have recently added a new addition to our family, a beautiful chocolate Labrador named Bailey who is a clever, but stubborn little girl who need a little incentive when being taught new trick and skills.
Like a lot of dogs Bailey is very much food oriented and will do anything for a tasty little titbit. I have seen various puppy treats in the supermarkets which have tended to be hard biscuit type treats which are great to give them something to gnaw on but when it comes to training I was really looking for something softer that is either very small nibble size pieces or can be broken into very small pieces. So when I came across these in pets at home they were perfect for what I was looking for.
The mini bones are a great size (about 1cm long) and are of a soft meaty texture. The size makes them easy to conceal in the palm of your hand and they are small enough that puppy is not distracted from training for too long while trying to chew and swallow them.
My only complaint would be that they do have a very strong, not overly pleasant smell but Bailey doesn't seem to mind that so I just have to live with it I guess. I only tend to use a few during our training sessions to keep her working hard for them and as such the treats can also go quite hard after a couple of days if you do not use something to seal the bag after opening but again Bailey doesn't seem that bothered by this and will still happily work for them.
Overall a great training aid for young dogs.
On occasion I do give my dogs Puppy Mini Bones Treats from Pets at Home. Although they are not puppies, they are little dogs and so they often struggle with the larger harder treats that are on offer - and so these are ideal for them. The recent packet I bought cost me £1.10 for a small bag (140g) - which is enough to last them about 2 weeks if they are going to have a few treats a day. I think this price is okay and is one of the cheaper treats on offer at Pets at Home.
Each packet contains 3 flavours of treats - namely beef, chicken and salmon - and my dogs seem to like each little biscuit equally. I like the fact that there are more than one flavour in each packet because it gives them a little bit of variety. The little biscuits are bone shaped and where they are particularly good for puppies (or small dogs!) is that they are really small and so they fit into their mouths easily. The biscuits are not particularly soft, but my dogs do seem to have less difficulty in eating them compared to other biscuits - and so I assume they are somewhat softer. But they are not crumbly and they don't leave a mess on the floor when my dogs are eating them. The biscuits do not particularly smell unless you get really up close(!) and they don't leave my dogs with bad breath. In addition to this, they are fortified with minerals and so this helps to boost my dogs' immune system and general wellbeing.
These are good little treats and my dogs enjoy them a lot. For that reason, I recommend them.
It's a long story but a few weeks ago we acquired a pedigree miniature black poodle. Originally he was treated as a visitor but now it seems he's well and truly part of the family plus a companion for our Pomeranain.
Little Pepper has grown quite steadily and is becoming more cute and mischievas each day but he's still not house-trained so we're using a little 'positive reinforcement' (in other words, bribes) to help him on his way.
The visits to our local Pets at Home seem to be getting more expensive as hubby searches out the latest products and his latest find was the store's Mini Bones - Puppy. I can't tell you how much this 140 g bag was I'm afraid as hubby doesn't ever keep receipts but however much they cost I think they'll remain on our shopping list as Pepper really likes them.
They contain beef, chicken and salmon and the bag is full of little bone-shaped biscuits which are brown, pink and caramel coloured and they look cute but smell awful to humans which makes me think they must be very nice for pups who seem to get excited at the smell of the stinkiest food available!
The lime green (noisy to open) bag has the Pets at Home logo on the front whilst the everse gives a clear guide on how to use as a training/ reward aid, feeding guide, ingredients list and typical analysis. It advises that you keep in a cool dry place - I left the opened bag on the windowsill by mistake and when the sun came - so be warned....
I won't list all the ingredients as they seem relatively free of many additives and include ceraeals,, chicken, beef, salmon, vegetable protein, vitamins and various fish & meat derivitives.
Pepper has had a treat when he's done his 'business' in the right place along with our family's verbal praise and he is getting there (she says hopefully?) He recognises the bag now and wags his tail expectantly and relishes his bone whichever flavour he is offered.
Although these are only about 1" long you do get plenty in the bag and they are certainly a welcome treat for both poodle and Pomeranian.