Having sampled quite a few of the treats on monthly offer from Chewy.com,
I've come to realize that the best treats are often the ones made of the fewest ingredients. So I was excited to try Rocco & Roxie Supply Co. Gourmet Beef Liver Dog Treats.
They come in a generous 16 oz bag, and are made only of beef liver that has been slow-smoked for 15 hours.
I was not expecting this, but they are hard and crispy though they can be broken easily into small bites appropriate for training.
And let me tell you, training is a breeze with these treats.
They are apparently so high-value that the dogs were falling all over themselves trying to con me into serving them up.
Fozzie readily launched up into a supported stand with front paws on my arm.
Dahlia was happily doing a prison crawl, and front paws were offering shakes all over the place.
Sits happened in a snap.
And for what I think is the first time, Fozzie offered an enthusiastic Roll Over, almost without even being asked to.
They were just trying anything to get their hot mouths around these snacks.
That is, until the excitement got to be too much for Fozzie and the whole thing just degenerated into humping.
Which is a not uncommon outcome for our training sessions, and perfectly understandable when you consider just how exciting these treats were.
I also have been using them on walks, where I can sometimes interrupt Fozzie mid-lunge when he sees another dog just by sticking one of these in his face. No pictures, because you try holding a camera when you've got an 85-pound lunger and a 40-pound humper in one hand, and a smoked liver snack in the other hand. But it really shows you the power of high-value treats in training difficult tasks!
Thanks Chewy.com, for some absolutely mind-blowing treats!