FitDog Friday #73 – Hiking Angel’s Rest and Trail Snacks for Dogs

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An acquaintance was deeply impressed by Mr. N’s hiking prowess saying it’s like he’s hiking three times the distance with his stride.

Even though he’s never tired, he does expend a lot of energy so he gets fed a lot of snacks on the trail. I look for healthy, meat-based, grain-free and portable treats. I tried out Primal Buffalo Liver Chunks Dry Roasted Dog Treats from Chewy.com when we were hiking Angel’s Rest. 
Mr. N is a definite fan and they rank in his second tier of treats after cheese and meat that I cook for him (and yes, he is extremely picky!). 
I approve of the treats because they are made from US-sourced buffalo with no added salt and sugar or preservatives and they’re a single ingredient treat. My only qualm is that they are not as easily breakable as I would like. They do break up but not into tiny, tiny pieces and some pieces are harder to break than others. 
I used them to call him away from chipmunks at the summit. He really wanted to go after them.
And to remind him that he shouldn’t go jumping off cliffs.
And as a reward for climbing through the boulder field. 
We also saw a lot of wildflowers. 
And a waterfall. 
But Mr. N could care less. He says bring on the liver and the chipmunks. What do you take for your dogs to snack on the trail? 
Chewy.com provided us with the liver treats. Tenacious Little Terrier was not compensated for this review post. All opinions expressed are our own.

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  1. Hawkeye BrownDog

    April 24, 2015 4:20 pm

    Hi Y'all!

    Oh that sure was a beautiful hike!

    My Human takes Fruitables for me so she can watch my calories. We're all watchin' our weight and need to exercise to keep it under control.

    Y'all come on by,
    Hawk aka BrownDog

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  2. Groovy Goldendoodles

    April 24, 2015 6:28 pm

    What beautiful places you find to take Mr. N. and I for one am grateful that you take lot's of photos to share with us. I don't go hiking as a rule so I really don't take snacks with me.

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  3. Jean Dion

    April 24, 2015 9:07 pm

    That's one of my very favorite hikes. The views are just amazing, aren't they? Thanks for snapping some shots! I'll need to take the dogs over there ASAP.

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  4. cupcakepetrillo

    April 24, 2015 9:30 pm

    OMGoodness, Mr. N. So close to the edge. Mom had a heat attack just looking at the pictures of this hike. My favorite treats for special occasions are also from Chewy.com. They're freeze dried chicken chunks. Yum!

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  5. Beth

    April 24, 2015 11:24 pm

    Great pictures! Barley gets lots of different types of snacks on the trails because she gets bored quickly and will quit responding to me if I don't have something new to offer her. We've tried the Primal Venison Lung Puffs–Barley's a big fan, but I had to cut them up with a knife before we took them anywhere to make them small enough to be rewards in class or on the trail.

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  6. Life Rateriffic

    April 25, 2015 1:04 am

    Beautiful photographs! We like to make up a "trail mix" if we're going to be hiking more than an hour–dried sweet potatoes, roasted or freeze dried lung, and a dash of yogurt drops.

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  7. To Dog With Love

    April 25, 2015 3:51 am

    Wow! That view is spectacular! And those snacks sound good too. I usually bring some sort of high protein treat for Rocco and some of his kibble too. He'll eat pretty much anything!

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  8. K9s OverCoffee

    April 25, 2015 11:06 am

    We love single ingredient treats, and haven't tried any buffalo ones yet, so we might just give these ones a go! As always, your backdrop is spectacular & makes for a pawfect review location!!

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  9. Janet Keefe

    April 25, 2015 9:51 pm

    Yikes….Mr. N isn't scared of heights, is he? (I only say that because I am!) That looks like a beautiful hike, and the perfect treats for the trail. We haven't tried those but have liked some of Primal's other treats….very good quality.
    Jan, Wag 'n Woof Pets

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