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Showing posts with label Treats. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Treats. Show all posts

Monday, May 15, 2017

How to Teach a Dog to Balance Treat on Nose #balancingact



1. Ensure that your dog is in a familiar and comfortable setting for training (ie avoid distractions)

2. Engage your dog to make sure that his/her full attention is on you

3. Make sure to choose a desirable treat with a flat surface

4. Have your dog in a sitting position, avoid slippery grounds for sliding

5. Initially, hold the dog treat close to your dog's nose or mouth, teaching your dog to ignore the treat by firmly saying "no" when he/she tries to reach for it. Be patient, it may take many sessions to even perfect this step.

6. Once your dog is able to avoid the food around his/her nose, place gently on snout

7. Practice balancing with your dog followed with the cues "Take it" or "OK" to allow your dog to grab at the treat. Once your dog can balance the treat on his/her nose, you may slowly lengthen the time before your dog takes the treat.

8. Remember to avoid yelling and causing a stressful environment--learn when to end the training session when you sense your dog is distressed

9. Give lots of praises. treats, and encouragement throughout the training process

10. Have fun and use the training session as a bonding experience with you and your pet!


This is how we train Ruckus the treat balancing act. He is an avid learner and very treat driven, so after a few sessions, he was able to ace it. Remember that each dog has their own learning curve!


TIP: It is extremely helpful to first teach your dog how to leave and take treats off their paws. Then the next step would be off the nose!

Here's the YouTube video of some of Ruckus's tricks.




Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Review: @Barkworthies Bully Bites and Braided Chew

Can I have some now??
Today on Tasty Tuesday, I would love to share with you some goodies from our friends at Barkworthies. 

Sunday, January 19, 2014

Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Bugsy's Box Review and Giveaway! (ends 1/28) @BugsysBox


Guess what I'm barking for this week? I received my first Bugsy's Box recently and can't wait to share with all my readers. I was contacted by Bugsy's to provide you with an opportunity to win a month's box of fun surprises.


Monday, December 30, 2013

Giveaway: Zuke's Skinny Bakes (ends 1/13/14) @ZukesPets

WHICH ONE DO I TRY FIRST?!?!





















I was recently contacted by Zuke's to share my Ruckus Report on their new Skinny Bakes & Mini Naturals. Read on to find out how to enter the giveaway for the Skinny Bakes!


Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Cloud Star Gingerbread

We were contacted by Cloud Star to help feature their new holiday products
 Take a gander at these GINGERBREAD MEN!

Monday, December 9, 2013

Poor StoryCubes and Bully Sticks Giveaway! (ends 12/18) @doggyLoot @ruckustheeskie



Guess what? My first giveaway with doggyLoot was such a huge success that they decided to move forward with another!

Fortunately these came just in time because my teeth were just a bit itchy...whoops!

Update: see below for the newly uploaded video on YouTube!


Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Review: @Barkworthies Chew & Tendons

Yum! I love Barkworthies and our pals there sent us a couple of goodies to share with you all. I am a fan of dog chews and if you are too...come take a peek!

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Barkworthies is worth Barking Over! @barkworthies



My good friends over at Barkworthies sent over a huge box of goodies for me to review on Tasty Tuesday!


Monday, October 14, 2013

Treats with a Boost! #DynamoDog @Cloudstar


This Tasty Tuesday, I am happy to share with you Dynamo Dog by Cloud Star!  Read my review on these delicious functional treats: 

Thursday, September 26, 2013

Peak Antler Review + Giveaway (ended 10/6)





















Today I am excited to share with you Ruckus the Eskie's FIRST GIVEAWAY! One lucky dog will receive ONE (1) antler bone, either a medium or large size courtesy of The Peak Antler Company.

I am a huge fan of antler bones as a chew toy. Antler chews are the best way for me to release my aggression. Which, of course, helps explain why I'm so low-key and mellow the majority of the time.

Giveaway ends 10/6/2013 9:00PM/12:00AM PDT/EDT. Please click through to get to the entry page.

Thursday, September 19, 2013

September 2013 BarkBox Review (*Spoiler Alert!*)

This Thursday I am thankful for the early arrival of my second BarkBox!  I won my first contest over the summer to a 6-month subscription to BarkBox. Thank you Wrapp Corp & BarkBox!


I'm hungry!
Here's a sneak preview of the MEDIUM dog box:


Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Tasty Tuesday: Gimme Ma Snax!

After my birthday dinner this weekend, my sapiens surprised me with this nice little dessert! I had just received a package from Ma Snax Superior Dog Treats and was secretly hoping that I would get to try it soon. Indeed I did ...for I was a "Good Dog" that day!

Torture-some!
Ma Snax Superior Dog Treats was established in 2005 in Sonoma, California by Mary Ellen Oertel and Ray Masnack (hence the name of the business!) under the influence of their cute puppy Penny.

Saturday, September 7, 2013

Something Smells (cat)Fishy

Ruckus Report: The Honest Kitchen Beams

The mailman visited me last week to drop off a box of goodies for me to try from The Honest Kitchen. I wanted to share with you my two cents on one of the three items seen here. This review is focused on their Catfish Beams.