My Dogs Are Treat Snobs
It’s not my fault. Once upon a time they’d eat anything I put in front of them. They’re dogs, after all. I blame Jones Natural Chews.
It happened gradually. The dogs used to eat Milkbone treats (shh! don’t tell my boss), popcorn, anything I’d give them. We’d go to the bank and the teller would give us those cheap, gross cookies for dogs. They’d snarf them down. They loved those things! Now? They’ll leave the bone cookie to sit on the car seat. In fact, there are several in the center console of my car right now. Untouched.
But that’s not the only treat the snobs won’t touch. There are some excellent dog cookies on the market now – low ingredients, human grade, well made and thought through. We’ve been given a variety of dog cookies the last few years, at conferences and expos. The dogs are treat snobs. They won’t eat those, either.
In fact, the only cookies the dogs will eat are SMARTCOOKEE’s peanut butter and jelly cookies. We’ve tried all of their flavors. The PB&J gets eaten. And that’s it. They’re an excellent cookie. But they’re not Jones. They’re not meat.
How Did My Dogs Become Treat Snobs?
Jones Jones Jones – you’ve ruined my dogs for other treats. Jones Natural Chews are meat treats, plain and simple. Years of Beef Liver Taffy and Windees have convinced my dogs that they can’t eat any other kind of treat but meat treats. It started three years ago when I began blogging for Jones Natural Chews. Take a look …
This was a gradual thing, this snobbery. For a long time the dogs would still eat other, inferior treats. Then Jones began sending loose treats in big boxes. The end pieces which are chopped off and not sold. The bits which shelter dogs gratefully gobble up (Jones sends treats to a variety of shelters every month). These end pieces aren’t attractive, but they’re every bit as good as the pretty bits. And the dogs know it.
That’s when it began in earnest, this snobbery. The dogs all know that the treats are stored in the laundry closet. I swear, I can’t do laundry without an audience. I even store the treats in coffee cans. Y’know, how drug smugglers disguise drugs from sniffer dogs. Or so I’m lead to believe. It doesn’t work, people. It doesn’t work at all. Or maybe I’m supposed to be storing them with coffee still in the can? That would be awkward.
What Can I Do About My Treat Snobs?
Nothing. Absolutely nothing. I’m happy that my dogs love Jones Natural Chews. The treats are all natural and completely grown and made in the USA. Why wouldn’t I want that for my dogs? And most of Jones’ treats are single ingredient treats. That’s a win for me and my dogs. Now that I have senior dogs, at 13 years old, the Windees are especially valuable to us. They’re the highest natural source of glucosamine and chondroitin out there.
What can YOU do for your dogs? You can start by entering our treat giveaway! We’re giving away a Christmas stocking full of yummy meat treats to some lucky dog, and it could be yours! Click on this sentence to be taken to the giveaway post so you can enter. It’ll make your dog smile. Naturally.
Until I write again …