Dog Gone Good

We have five dogs here.  All from very small to very tall.  Boy and girl.  Young and old.  Most of all they are loved, petted and sometimes even spoiled.

Penny Bright (our lab) has problems with her hips.  Pretty common for big dogs.  So we have to give her an aspirin and hip and joint meds.  We have tried putting time in peanut butter, cheese, table name it.

But last night we opened up some Bil*Jac soft treats for dogs.  Put both her pills in my hand with the snacks.  Yes we tried both the peanut butter and banana snack and the chicken liver one.

And she ate them right up.  Pills and snacks and all.  Why...I think because she was dancing to get to the snacks.

 They all danced around as a matter of fact.

Steve here was licking his lips hoping I would give him more than the five he had already conned me out of.

I did read on the packages that the main ingredients was from chicken.  Also was surprised to see a lil rosemary in them.  What was missing?  Chemicals!  No soy, gluten meals or added rendered fat either.  

Look at that, 5 lbs of chicken in every 6 lb bag of their dry dog food even!  Wow!

Alieha (my lil girl) was hoping that I had a bag of the dog food for her too.  The snacks were great but can't we have it all the time?  

 Sadly no.  This is not in our grocery stores and our vet does not carry Bil*Jac.  We live over 100 miles away from a pet store too.  But we will enjoy these snacks for as long as possible.  Hopefully we can pick up some more when we travel to a larger area.

Thanks to Bil*Jac for sending me these two samples for our dogs to sample.  They loved them.  Of course you know that the opinions here are those of our dogs and ourselves.  No other compensation was provided to us.  Bil-Jac is based in Medina, OH and is a family-owned business that stands for more than 60 years of uncompromising dedication to the highest quality and freshest ingredients available. Dog food is not only Bil-Jac’s business; it’s their passion.
Bil-Jac is dedicated to providing pets with the highest quality dog food and treats.

Here is some Pet Responsibility Tips courtesy of Bil-Jac  to help with dog training to help celebrate Pet First Aid Awareness Month.

Joel Silverman, dog trainer and a Bil-Jac advocate, believes in an open-minded approach to dog training. Bond to the dog with your heart, but train with your brain. In other words, don’t get emotional about your training efforts. Make it fun for the dog. Sometimes the dog will need correction. He views the correction as merely an “interruption” of the undesired behavior.

According to Silverman, It is most crucial to build a relationship with your dog first. Find out what he likes and dislikes. You are uncovering your dog’s personality in this phase, which important in order to begin the training process. Below are five dog training tips that will make training for successful and enjoyable for you and your best friend ...

5 actionable steps can you share to help owners with training their dog?

First, get to know your dog and build a relationship with him. Find out what he likes and dislikes. Even notice where in the house he prefers to build the bond.

Second, set a goal of what you want to accomplish. If you display any doubt, your dog will pick up on that doubt and be less responsive. Have a game plan.

Third, understand that you will train only part of the behavior in each session. Keep the training sessions short, about two to three minutes. Repeat the session several times a day.

Fourth, keep it as positive as possible when working with your dog, but understand there is a right way and wrong way for a physical correction. Corrections are merely “interruptions.” Be open-minded.

Fifth, always end on a positive note. You want your dog to look forward to the next training session. When it ends, go play with him, take him out for walk and just have a good time with him… maybe he give him a treat.

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