Train Up a Dog #ILoveMyk9

DogI love, love, love my dog! There he is to the right: Mr. Winston Fitzpatrick Manley!  Well, he’s “our” dog, you know, the family dog…

Overall, he’s a pretty good dog.  He’s smart and loving and generally listens.  He also loves treats.  I think he’d inhale them if we let him.  He’ll even pretend he needs to go potty because he thinks it’ll get him a treat…

We haven’t trained him to do a new trick in a while, so we decided that we’d like to train him to spin.  This ought to be fun..

How to Train Mr. Stone

 

I know there are a variety of ways to train an animal, but we prefer the food route.  I mean, we like food, and I would probably want to be trained with food, so that’s what we decided to use.

Obviously, though, when you’re training your animal they’ll be ingesting quite a few treats, so you want something healthy and good for them.  I try to do this anyway with his treats, but it’s also nice to branch out and find him something new.

Babydoll and I headed down to our local Walmart and decided to conquer the dog treat aisle!  We were looking for three specific brands:  Milo’s Kitchen, Pup-Peroni, and Milk-Bone ®.

We perused the Pup-Peroni first, as they only had one type of lean treat at our store: the beef.  I wasn’t crazy about the ingredients in these treats {they contain meat by-products and red 40}, but Winston loves them!

Next we tackled the Milk-Bone® products.  There were a ton; more than I ever knew they had.  I was really excited to see several healthy all-natural and fortified varieties.  We picked up a chewy and a biscuit healthy treat for Winston.

Finally it was time to choose Milo’s Kitchen treats.  There were only a few products at our store, but then again, if a company does something well, it doesn’t matter if they only sell a few products…  I chose the two treats with the fewest and most natural ingredients.

Winston is two, so he’ll be with us for a long time to come.  I really want to put the best possible stuff inside him so we’ve got great years ahead of us!  Also, his stomach can have a hard time adjusting to new foods so I am always a bit wary of changing brands, but so far, so good!

He’s already enjoying the treats and we’ve started the training process.  You’ll have to stay tuned for the results of the training period next week!

Want to see more pictures of all the goodies we found in the dog treat aisle?  Check out my Google+ album!

True Confessions:  This shop has been compensated as part of a social shopper insights study for Collective Bias. #CBias