How To Teach An Old Dog New Tricks

Disclosure: This is a sponsored post for Betsy Farms. Product samples were provided to assist in curating this post. All opinions are my own.

Children and animals, particularly cute little babies and puppies, are the loves of my life. Raising puppies is just like raising babies, except they sleep way more!

An untrained puppy is the equivalent of allowing your babies grow up without any guidance. Just as we use stickers and rewards during the potty training years, puppies need to be rewarded too when they successfully pee on a wee wee pad or go outside.

You check the food labels of the food you feed your children, but do you do the same for your pooch? With reports of pet treats made in other countries being tainted with products and ingredients that could harm our loved cuddly little ones, feeding Poochie only products made in the USA is at the top of my list.

Betsy Farms products are just that, made with quality ingredients and manufactured in the USA. Chicken, barley, tapioca and chicken liver are the first ingredients listed in the Natural Chicken Jerky Fillets Poochie is digging now.

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Each strip is a very generous portion size. Since he’s only 9lbs he only gets one strip, since it’s based on the weight of your dog. I make the most of each strip by using it as a reward. We are in the process of teaching Poochie to respond to Em’s instructions and breaking up the big strip into smaller pieces for rewards is working nicely. She has a blast seeing Poochie listen to her and he gobbles up the treat quicker than she can hand them to him.

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As a special treat and to keep Poochies teeth in good shape and healthy Poochie chews on Minties dental treats. Minties are vet recommended, clean teeth, help control plaque and tartar accumulation, contain 5 natural breath fresheners, are made in the USA and contain NO wheat, soy or corn!

These treats are not intended to replace your pooch’s regular food. Do not over feed your pooch, it’s not healthy for them and it won’t make them happy. Be sure to remember that when introducing your pooch to new snacks and treats, do so with only one new product at a time. If it turns out that they are allergic to something in the product you will know which one was the culprit.

You can find Betsy Farms jerky treats at your local Sam’s Club and Walmart.

Disclosure: Mama’s Mission received product samples and compensation to assist in curating this post. All opinions are 100% my own. I only recommend products that myself or members of my family use. The disclosure is done in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission 10 CFR, Part 255 Guides Concerning the use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.

Mama E

Multitasking mama to 3 living in Miami. Blogging about parenting, lifestyle, cooking and traveling. Covering everything from diapers to dorm rooms. Ask me anything, I've done it all.

Comments (5)

  • I enjoyed reading your review on How To Teach An Old Dog New Tricks! I have heard of these treats before, however, my 2 Shih Tzu’s are extremely finicky! They usually don’t do many treats. When They get something like a denta-stix or such, when one gets done before the other, that one goes after the other’s treat! They end up fighting and that’s one horrible sound to hear! I don’t think they are actually hurting each other, but it sure sounds like they are! So, I generally go for fresh carrots, green peppers and such. They probably wouldn’t care if they ever got treats! These 2 are so much different than the others we’ve had in the past! Thanks for sharing this information with all of us! I do appreciate it! Thanks again, Michele 🙂

  • My labs are not picky with what they eat and I have the vet bills to prove it. They are both getting grey around the muzzle and still love to play, but new tricks are out and lots of naps are in.

  • My dog is very very picky and I am not sure she will entertain these treats.

  • My dog use to be picky but now I think he is even too old for that lol

  • These treats sound good. I never thought of teaching an older dog new tricks but wow, why not!


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