I’m always looking for treats Mr. N will like because we go through them so quickly for training. I look for treats that are meaty, soft and easily breakable because Mr. N will (usually) only eat those kind of treats. The breakable part is for portion control and to make the bag go further.
PureBites makes single ingredient freeze dried raw treats that are made in the USA.They sent us three bags of treats to review: beef liver, duck and chicken breast ($5.49).
I set them out to see which one Mr. N liked best (duck, beef, chicken). He ate them in the following order: beef liver, duck and then chicken. Which is about what I guessed. He likes eating animals bigger than him.
The beef liver ones are bigger and rectangular than the other ones. They’re also a little harder to break up than the duck and chicken but they’re all pretty breakable.
Mr. N is pretty sure putting treats in front of a dog and not letting him eat them is animal torture. He wants a lawyer.
As you get to the end of the bag, they do crumble a little bit but I find that happens to freeze dried treats in general. I save the crumbs and sprinkle them over Mr. N’s food as a treat.
I would keep in mind that both the beef liver and duck treats (which are made of duck liver. I didn’t realize this until later) are rich and should be fed in moderation.
Mr. N finds them very palatable and wants me to just hand them over already.
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Next Monday (Oct. 6th), I’m co-hosting the Positive Pet Training Blog Hop with Cascadian Nomads and Dachshund Nola. The theme for October is Positive Training Fun with a Box! 101 things to do with a box is a clicker and shaping game where you treat the dog for any interactions with the box and shape it into a useful (or not so useful) trick. All positive training stories are welcome in the hop.
September 29, 2014 3:34 am
We're also always in search of desirable training treats. I'll have to look for these!
September 29, 2014 7:44 am
Those treats look awesome!
September 29, 2014 10:00 am
I am a huge fan of Purebites. My dogs love the liver ones. And I use the smaller bits for the cats!
Wags (and purrs) from Life with Dogs and Cats.
September 29, 2014 10:36 am
Those look good, as long as they don't crumble or get oily in a mom's pants pocket. When Mom doesn't let me have the treats, then I get back at her by refusing them when she offers them finally. Okay, that doesn't last for long, but it always sends her into a panic. Now she knows I have to first try the treats and then do photos with not touching them.
September 29, 2014 8:11 pm
They're not oily but they might crumble in a pocket. I usually just throw the bag in my purse.
September 30, 2014 11:27 am
Mom has them in her pocket for nose work, but for tracking they stay in the bag, so they might work for that. We go through lots of treats for our "sports" we do.
September 29, 2014 12:45 pm
Those look very tasty! I like to toss the larger treats around the room first before I devour them. Maybe it tenderizes them a little more…who knows. Enjoy your treats!
September 29, 2014 8:12 pm
Mr. N doesn't believe in saving treats for later. He eats them on the spot!
September 29, 2014 1:18 pm
Those look so tasty, we love anything duck flavored! Thanks for sharing!!
September 29, 2014 2:27 pm
Yum! These sound good!
September 29, 2014 3:13 pm
Looks yummy! Kilo loves Bullwrinkles. The chicken strips break up easily into small bits so they are great for training with.
September 29, 2014 3:42 pm
That Mr. N is just the cutest little thing ever! I'm betting he'd also love Jones beef liver taffies and the lamb lungs. Both break easily and are irresistible. 🙂
September 29, 2014 8:12 pm
He says send them over!
September 29, 2014 8:15 pm
My Shih Tzu pals Bebe and Cece always had Purebites at the office and I loved them! The last picture, adorable! Love Dolly
September 29, 2014 8:37 pm
Those little treats look yummy! We hope we can join you guys next week for some positive training 🙂
September 29, 2014 9:05 pm
I've gotten the kitty versions of those before and Barley always steals them off her brother's cat tower! The cat's okay with that, though, because he's not a fan of freeze-dried treats. Barley loves them, though!
September 29, 2014 9:44 pm
Oh, those look good! Rita would love those. She's super picky and likes a lot of variety so I'm always looking for new things for her to try. Will look for those!
September 30, 2014 8:23 am
The girls both love freeze dried treats, but we have not yet tried this particular brand! Thanks for sharing!! Love these pics…cute little guy!!
September 30, 2014 10:45 pm
Mr. N must have thought he hit the mother lode when he got to pose with all 3 bags!
October 1, 2014 6:33 pm
Luke seems to really like freeze dried treats so we might have to try to find these for his training.