Thursday, October 2, 2014

Primal Jerky Nibs: an Excellent Training and Desensitization Treat

We are really enjoying the chance to sample a variety of high-quality, high-value dog snacks from Chewy.com. This month, I asked to try some Primal Jerky Chicken Nibs



Since my beloved Lamar passed away, I am committed to having a steady stream of foster dogs to keep saving lives. And because having just one dog would be way too quiet. 

So there will no shortage of opportunities in the foreseeable future for putting new treats to the test training, socializing, and encouraging better behavior. 


As for Daria, she still gets into her evening wackies most every evening. The main difference between now and the first week or so I had her being that at some point, Fozzie decided he wanted to play with her. So as long as they are both having fun, I let them play. 







When, inevitably, Fozzie tires before Daria, I shake a bag of Primal Jerky Nibs in her face and point to her doggie bed for some training time.  

Primal Jerky Nibs are made of chickens who have been raised organically and without antibiotics or added hormones, and the tiny bite size is perfect for rewarding a long-duration stay. For tossing, one at a time, onto her dog bed as she chooses to remain there rather than nip compulsively at Fozzie's hind quarters. 






Fozzie, for his own part, got to enjoy the power of these tasty nibs during the last thunderstorm we had. 


Fozzie is terrified during thunderstorms, and manages his fear generally by climbing on top of one of us, trembling, and drooling. I suppose I should really work on this by getting one of those thunderstorm tapes and playing it at low volume while giving him treats, but I haven't gotten around to getting one yet. 





So for now, I try to play some nice music to drown out the thunder and just give him really good snacks. Primal Jerky Nibs were a perfect size and high-value enough to take the edge off Fozzie's anxiety. 

Thanks, Chewy.com for the great all-purpose high-value treats!

6 comments:

  1. Yummy!!! Those doggies are lucky to have you
    Lily & Edward

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  2. Yeah, I never understood the point of jerky until I started dog training. :)

    Glad you found a high value treat to help Daria and Fozzie. And it looks a lot less messy than my fave: liverwurst.

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  3. Mmm, those look like some great treats!

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  4. primal treats are favorites of ours
    retro rover

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  5. Kids look happy. Must be good treats.

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  6. Yum... Those treats sound very tasty. Have to convince the mom to try some of those for us. She made us some tasty sweet potato treats. We really like them but they are tasty chicken.we like foster pups and are happy you are helping those that need you. There is a lot of them out there.
    Wags
    Ernie, Chica, Lucas, Rosie, & Louie

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