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We bought these on recommendation from Zac George You tube videos. To be honest, we got so much out of Zac's videos that I wanted to make the purchase only to somehow support Zac. We got our puppy one week ago today and our minigoldendoodle LOVES them! He has learned to sit, lay down and stand all with treating him with the Pupford treats. I feel good giving them to Gunner because of the nutrition and low calories. He loves them and responds very well to them. We also give him one after he goes potty. I would heartily recommend these treats to all dog owners!
These are not cheap training treats - and for a good reason. Bought these based on a recommendation by Zak George. These are considered high-value treat rewards in our household. Have a high-activity Aussiedoodle puppy at just about 6 months age. When these training treats come into play... you have full blown puppy attention. Will keep buying! Use these to alternate between cheaper or less high-value reward, to help make these treats last longer!
My Vet told me that a freeze dried Kidney treat would be best, and that I would "own" him with this type of treat in training. He was right, my dog is very food motivated and can't wait until I get home from work to treat him after practicing and learning a new trick at the end of the day
My mini poodle puppy, Piper, LOVES these (beef liver flavor). I got her at 8 weeks old and she's now 13.5 weeks. I have several other training treats but I dare say these are her favorite. I did get the freeze dried sweet potato ones and she wasn't crazy about them when I first got them, now she'll happily eat them, but they're not her favorite. I still give them as treats but for things that don't require a high value reward. When I want a high value reward, I reach for the liver ones. I want to try the chicken and salmon flavors next. She has another salmon training treat she loves too, but I think she'll really love the ones by Pupford. I love how simple the ingredients are too, and I, of course, have been watching Zak George on YouTube for training advise for my new pup and I just adore him, so I've purchased several things he has endorsed and have yet to be disappointed! The scent isn't great, but it definitely isn't foul or terribly pungent. I have a really sensitive nose, but they're acceptable to me. Piper loves them and that's all I care about. I still have a few left, so it's definitely worth the money. Especially given I treat Piper often for behaviors I like and I have definitely used these treats more than the others. I unfortunately don't have a photo of the treats, but here are some photos of my little girl.
My dog has gotten extremely picky about his treats in his golden years. He used to be a canine garbage can, but in these past couple of years he refuses certain treats. I haven't found any correlation between brand, listed flavor, or texture (although admittedly he wants his treats to be softer rather than crunchy). It might be because I've used treats as a way to reward him for taking medicine... or rather, I hide pills in his treats sometimes! Recently he's needed a topical treatment on his dry nose, but he won't let me touch it. I bought these treats to use with a snuffle mat/bowl so that the topical treatment can be placed on the felt inside the snuffle mat/bowl and his nose will be coated as he "snuffles" inside the bowl to get the treats. AND IT HAS WORKED! I attribute his willingness to root around in the snuffle bowl with a sensitive nose to this tasty training treat. Because of the size of the treats, I can choose how many to provide at a time so my dog doesn't overeat, and yet it keeps him snuffling around inside the bowl long enough for the topical treatment to be applied. I imagine these treats would be an excellent reward for training my dog to accept the application of the topical by hand, which I'll try next, or for any training exercise. My dog is a large breed (Rottweiler) weighing in at just over 100 pounds, and I only need to provide 10-12 of these each time I use the snuffle mat. I'll update when I use these for other training activities.
My dog loves these treats, and she is very picky. We go through about one bag per week. Even though there are hundreds of treats per bag, I still like to break them into even smaller pieces for my 5 lb. Yorkie. My favorite flavor (though I haven't tasted it personally!) is Chicken, because this flavor is easy to break up with my fingernail. The Liver flavor is second easiest. The Rabbit flavor is very difficult to break into smaller pieces - you have to cut them with a knife and even then it is difficult. Also, my dog does not seem to like the Rabbit flavor nearly as much as the others. Those are the only 3 flavors I have purchased. This is my second review for these treats - they are the best!!!
Have a 9-month old American C (filter won't let me say dog breeds name!) Spaniel that will work hard for these treats. Training time is an exercise she looks forward to, even the 'place' and long 'stay' on her cot. She races for the crate at bedtime and pup-nap time and gets these as her high-value rewards. Ordinary working tasks, or once fully learned tasks, we use Ziwi lamb air-dried food as her rewards, but when we have a task that is challenging for a puppy to stay interested in, these are the go-to rewards and they work incredibly well.
Teaching her to come on/off leash with these as a reward – she absolutely flies when I call out 'HERE'. Does not matter what she is doing, she turns and races back for the treats. We have seen no issues with her and digestion, have only used the beef liver and then Ziwi lamb dog food to avoid any potential allergy issues that my other dogs have had with chicken products. Have not tried Pupford’s chicken so I am not saying pro/con on their chicken treats.
To be clear, my review is strictly for the beef and I have tried other freeze-dried beef products. While the pup will eat the other brands, she does not work as enthusiastically. I would rather spend more on the product to spend less time on the training and get the same results. So yes, I recommend even though the price is higher than the competitions ounce for ounce cost comparison.
I'm a first time puppy parent. I have been using these with my mini golden doodle pup to teach him basic commands (sit, down, stay, leave it, crate, shake). I can easily break these treats up (although they are already small to begin with) to make them last for extended training sessions. He LOVES these treats! We have purchased the liver flavor twice and the chicken flavor once. He loves both. I may try the rabbit for him at some point soon. I always want to have these in stock, as he definitely chooses to keep his attention focused on me and my commands when he knows I have them in hand. The only negative, which I'm not deducting a star for, is the price. $15 for a bag of treats that lasts me about 2 weeks (max) is pretty steep, but I am on my 3rd bag now, so obviously that hasn't stopped me from buying them. I would like to see the price closer to $9.99/bag, but I do love the fact that these are MINIMAL ingredient treats and very low calorie.
My 9 week old Shiba Inu really likes them. They work well for training treats. I keep some in a pouch with the poop bags and give to her every time she potties. She sometimes will make an attempt to pee 3 times abs come over for her treat. I like that she in encouraged to fully empty the bladder and goes right away when introduced to outside. That limits indoor accidents so we have very few. Sometimes when she is just a good girl when we are out and about I give her a couple. Because the treats are healthy and low calorie I feel good about giving her these treats. They are a perfect size. I never have to break them up. They are small enough to fit well in her treat toys and games. There is a Brookstone treat toy for a cat that she just loves and plays well with that moves around with a feather at the top and when you pull or tilt it, treats come out of side openings. She loves doing this. I give this a full compliment of stars. I bet a few extra bags because I like keeping my supply high because I don’t want to run out. It would be nice if they were cheaper but they are a good quality and you get quite a few so I think it’s w good value. There are dog products that are more expensive and these do work great for the money. An occasional sale would be nice, or w quantity discount for buying multiple bags at once.