Last updated on November 1, 2015
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!
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?
Here is how to teach your dog to “roll over” – and always remember:
- Positive reinforcement
- Never force a dog to do something
- This is an advanced level trick – don’t do this trick if your dog has no clue what sit or down is. Start slow.
- Work in short bursts- no more than 10 to 15 minutes and always end on a positive note
- 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!
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!