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Dog Trick or Dog Treat $1000 Prizes Giveaway #TrickorTreatDogs

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It’s dog trick and dog treat time! Two things are at the epitome of our blog: Health and wellness for dogs. Part of keeping your dog healthy involves his or her mental well being. Despite the adage that you “can’t teach an old dog new tricks,” we say phooey! Dogs of any age can learn new tricks: It just takes a little gentle coaxing, working within the dog’s overall state of health, and knowing what does or does not motivate the dog. Top that off with major positive reinforcement in very short bursts of training, and you’ve got a recipe for success.

Speaking of recipes for success, Fidose of Reality is paw-ticipating in the first ever #TrickorTreatDogs giveaway featuring a variety of pet bloggers showcasing dog tricks and YOU win all the prizes. There is no need for your dog to do a trick: We just want to show you what our dogs know how to do. If you feel inspired to teach your pooch a new trick, now you have videos coming over the next week or so to show you how.

In the meantime, we are giving away some fantastic prizes to the tune of over $1,000 worth of goodies, just in time for Halloween! Thanks to Jessica and Luna from Beagles and Bargains along with Jodi and Kol from Kol’s Notes for coming up with this fab idea and inviting us (and our readers) to the fun!

Here’s the scoop on our prize pack, the big roll over trick with tips, and then how to enter:

Thanks to the paw-tastic folks at Puppy Style Treats we’ve got a great prize package of nom noms to give away to one lucky dog!

Healthy dog treats

One lucky US or Canadian winner is taking home an awesome prize package from that includes:

  • 4oz of Rez Dog Delight (low-sodium bacon and low-fat cheese)
  • 4oz of Paw Licker (Banana/organic Peanut Butter)
  • 4oz of Yummy Pupkin (contains organic Pumpkin)
  • 4oz of Gobbler Hound Snack (Turkey Bacon and low-fat cheese)
  • Canine Edible Art Assortment (contains Thanksgiving themed decorate treats) – grain-free and dog-friendly icing with no sugar.
  • $10.00 gift certificate for their Square online store

Why We Like These Treats for Dogs:

They are designed for dogs with food allergies in mind. No Wheat, Corn, Soy, Sugar or Preservatives
They are dehydrated for longer freshness
Non-GMO, organic, and grain-free ingredients are used
Suitable for dogs on a gluten-free diet
Treats are decorated using dog-friendly icing with no sugar

The folks at Puppy Style Treats sent our dog, Dexter, a package of yummies, and he has decided not to wait for Halloween. That’s okay because he did so well on the trick video, we decided to let him indulge a bit! See?

Halloween treats for dogs
Gimme the treats or no more roll overs, Mom!

Here is how to teach your dog to “roll over” – and always remember:

  1. Positive reinforcement
  2. Never force a dog to do something
  3. This is an advanced level trick – don’t do this trick if your dog has no clue what sit or down is. Start slow.
  4. Work in short bursts- no more than 10 to 15 minutes and always end on a positive note
  5. Don’t get frustrated or mad at the dog: Patience is key

Plus, every time you enter to win one of our Trick or Treat Giveaway prizes, you’re also entered to win one of our Grand Prize Packages! So visit each of these blogs in the hop below as it grows for more and more chances to win!

teach dog roll over


Here are all the winners from the entire giveaway, including what prize they won:

pawTree – Katie

Fidose of Reality winner of Puppy Style Treats – Jordan

Lionel Trains Peanuts Figure Pack – Stephanie Grant

Dr.Harvey’s – Linda Johnson

Jones Natural Chews Lambs Lung Puffs – Mary Johnson

Clear Conscience Pet – Molly Pitcher

Jones Natural Chews Boo Bucket – Amy Angulo

Loving Pets – Kate Volz

Whimzees – Jeanette Jackson

Weruva – Kathy McClendon

Halloween Pet Portrait by AJ Emm – DZ Dog Adventures

More than $300 in Treats from our Sponsors – Ellie

Lionel Peanuts Train – Mr. N, Tenacious Little Terrier


Don’t forget! We’ve got 10 days of giveaways and everyone earns you more entries into our fabulous grand prizes! Did you catch that? A Peanuts Halloween train and trick or treat chase gondola as the grand prize! Holy Train Whistles!

Note: We were not compensated to tell you any of this; we are in this fun giveaway to share tricks and give away treats and our dog did get some samples!

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About Carol Bryant

A dog lover of the highest order is how Gayle King introduced Carol Bryant, when she appeared with her Cocker Spaniel, Dexter, on Oprah Radio’s Gayle King show to dish dogs. Carol created and owns the trademark, My Heart Beats Dog® and lives that mantra. A 30-year veteran of the Cocker Spaniel world, she is President of the Dog Writers Association of America (DWAA) and a frequently sought-after media contributor with over 15 years’ experience writing and blogging about Cocker Spaniels, dog trends, dogs, and the pet industry. She co-authored Pet Blogging for Love & Money and is the 2020 DWAA winner for Best Dog Blog.


  1. Emma says

    Trick or Treat! Bailie is the first and only one in the family to do the rollover trick. Good job Dexter! It is pretty easy to teach, especially if a dog is younger!

  2. Sarah D. says

    Hi! My dog knows Rollover! I think her favorite trick is probably ‘wipe your eyes’ and ‘Perch’ (which means to jump up onto an elevated surface like my back, a stump, or a chair). In the skill testing question, I am SO SORRY, but I live in the USA, so I said “Hey USA”, but I was typing “but the answer is 504”, but I was on my mobile phone and my hand got bumped. It ended up typing ‘ugly’ and then the enter button. I’m so sorry. I just don’t want you to think I typed that on purpose!!! Here is a video of my dog, Tonya, doing Rollover and some of her other tricks she loves to do:

  3. Christine says

    I would say her favorite trick is high five. I need to teach her some new or more exciting tricks! Her and Dex will have to have a lesson together to learn something new!

  4. Sandy Weinstein says

    my oldest Evie, is the only one who really does tricks. she can do several: prance, rollover, play dead, used to be able to walk on her hind legs and dance til she hurt her back which was my favorite.

  5. Karen says

    We taught our dog to wipe her feet before she comes in the house! Our friends laugh hysterically when they see her run to the door and wipe her feet — no command needed anymore. 🙂

  6. Janet Ehnen says

    Gracie favorite trick is to sit, shake, kiss and tap. She has a tin w/ treats in it that she gets afterwards.

  7. Joely Smith says

    I think it is so important to treat our furkids around holidays! I feel they DO know something special is going on and they are our babies too!

  8. Carly D. says

    My puppy’s amazing trick is to make his food disappear. We put down his food dish and look away for two seconds and by the time we look back, all his food is gone.

  9. Tamara says

    Yum! I love pumpkin treats. So good for dogs! My dog’s favorite and only trick is to sit. She does it well, though! She poses for photos, which is so convenient in my line of work.

  10. Shelley P says

    Diamond’s favorite trick is to give a high ten. She gets so happy when she does it to 🙂 It’s so funny!

  11. Lisa F. says

    My one dog’s favorite trick (or is it my favorite?!) s that he pops up on you, but very gently. It seems very thoughtful.

  12. Taylor Tromp says

    Frankie’s favorite tick is to talk 🙂 We don’t have a name for it we just ask “What do you want? Whatttt is it?”
    Bennett’s favorite trick is the handed shake and spin!
    What a great giveaway!

  13. Karen Matlock says

    My dog can hug! I’m still trying to teach her to say ” I love you” but after 8 years I’m starting to lose hope ;(

  14. Kate Newton says

    My dogs favorite trick has always been shake. Both of them! They have definitely mastered it too! They are really aggressive about it haha. Thank you so much for the awesome giveaway!

  15. Kim M says

    What a great giveaway so fun. Olivia and Jaxon favorite trick is to thief something from me. jaxon is great at pawing things off the table and Olivia thinks its ok to knock things out your hand. LOL

    Their best good trick is sit.

  16. Lorane says

    Fantastic Prizes .. all this time I was under the impression that you could not teach an old Dog new Tricks. This giveaway has some amazing products. Fingers crossed I will win when I enter 🙂

  17. Kim Croisant says

    We care so much about our pups health and wealth. I try to find the best treats and food for them. We rescued them and they both are so so picky on what the eat…and I wonder why. This giveaway looks great and there will be a very happy dog running around soon!!

  18. Dianne Messina says

    Harley was a stray so, we’re happy that she answers to her name. Fetch kinda freaked her out. She thought we were throwing stuff at her.

  19. Jessica Harlow says

    I’m not sure our St Bernard has any favorite tricks? Unless you count making any and all human food within reach disappear in milliseconds? I love the Thanksgiving themed decorate treats! So cute!

  20. Jan K says

    Dexter is definitely a master of that trick! I’ve tried “roll over” with our Lab mix Luke a couple different times with no progress. But you do it a little differently than what I was trying, so I may try your way next time.
    Luke’s best trick I think is “close it”, he gets positively excited about closing cabinet doors, especially his treat cabinet!

  21. KateV says

    Shiloh’s favorite tricks are spinning and putting his toys away. Wager likes backing up, and also loves spinning and hand touches.

  22. Trish B says

    Lumpy, our 13 1/2 year old rescued bulldog’s favorite trick is up alligator. He will rise up on his back legs and look like an alligator rising out of the bayou to get his favorite treat! He is so cute doing it!

  23. Michael Montague says

    My dog Jaxton does about 10 tricks. He rolls over, plays dead, shakes hands, etc. But his best trick is identifying the hand that the treat is in. His sense of smell is awesome and he gets it right every time!

  24. Carolyn says

    My dog’s favorite trick is getting people to pet her. Unless you meant a trick that she actually does on command, then she likes to shake hands.

  25. Tonya Moulton says

    My dogs favorite trick is he likes to give paw and high fives to get a treat. He will sit and wait for you to hold out your hand and ask him to give paw. Depending on which direction you hold your hand is how he responds.

  26. Jodi says

    Nice job Dex!! Delilah did know roll over (although truthfully, I did have to kind of “help” her in the rolling part because she is just too treat focused. LOL

  27. Diane McMahon says

    My dogs favorite trick is to give one paw and then the other paw, buy she has my spouse trained that when he goes to use the microwave to warm up his coffee in the morning; she will sit there and bark at him so he will give her a treat…too funny

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