My friend, Colleen, has the most adorable French Bulldog and Boston Terrier you’ve ever seen, Ginger and Dixie. Colleen lives in Virginia and was asking where she could find Jones Natural Chews near her. Honey, there are Tractor Supply stores all OVER Virginia. So Colleen found some Hooves and Center Bones. Then sent me photos. *squeeeee*
Here’s what Colleen had to say about the dogs’ initial experience with the Hoof:
Ooh! Some young whipper-snapper got reeeeaally territorial over her hoof. Glad she likes them, but even when I walked by her she started guarding it and snapping.
But Ginger likes hers, chewed on it a bit, then took a nap, woke up and didn’t seem to mind the cat licking it, or when Dixie stole it to guard both hooves. LOL
Guess we’ll have our work cut out for us this weekend to work on that aggression with Dixie because I want her to have good chews that she likes and keep her occupied, but not if she’s gonna bite folks and critters walking near her.
Seeing Dixie’s reaction to the Hoof, I can’t even IMAGINE what she’d be like if given a Beef Liver Taffy or a Lamb Lung Puff. Maybe the gnawing treat is one to be guarded, where the consumable isn’t. Hmm. I’m tempted to send Colleen one of everything to see which ones bring out this behavior in Dixie …