@IAMS Shakeable Treats Your Dogs Will Love! (Review&Giveaway)

As you all may know by now, we have a Boston Terrier named, Izzie. We've had her going on four years now. She is a very important part of our family and so we try and give her the best, especially when it comes to dog food and/or treats. Since making the switch to IAMS we've noticed so many positive changes for Izzie, such as less gas and shinier fur. Proud to be an IAMS Family here!

We were sent IAMS new Shakeable Dog Treats you should have seen the excitement in her. I swear she's one of the smartest dogs I know. After my package was dropped off she instantly came upstairs and watched me open it. It's like she just knew. When I showed them to her she started jumping up and down with excitement and then sat down until I gave her a treat. Now every time she hears me shake the container of treats she comes running to me or the kids wherever we are. The kids get a kick out of that.

We were sent the flavors, Gobble 'Em Up with Turkey, Un-Baa-Lievable with lamb and Clucky Me with Chicken. I thought the names were pretty creative and funny and I love that they came in bright containers.

These shakeable treats are great at training your dog as well. If only we had these when we first got Izzie. But since she's pretty much trained I use these a lot especially if the family and I are leaving the house. The sound of the shakeables allows me to get her to go outside to handle her business so she'll be okay in the house while we're gone.

Below are some great tips from IAMS which can help you while training your pet:

Stay Away From Table Scraps – As much as your furry friend loves to hang around the table while you’re eating, ready to pounce on anything that may fall to floor, resist the urge to feed table scrapes. Not only is human food potentially toxic to animals, scraps also tend to be high in fat and calories and low in the vitamins and nutrients your pet needs. Treats, like New Iams Shakeables, offer wholesome ingredients full of delicious flavours your pet will love.

Tricks For Treats – Treats can be used for training to get your pet’s attention and keep him or her focused. While training, you should use soft, chewy treats that are easy to digest and won’t take away from training time.

Timing is Everything – While training your pet, make sure you are rewarding him or her with a treat immediately after performing the correct action. This ensures the reward is associated with the behaviour.

Consistency is Key – Dog training is intense, so choose a day you have a good amount of free time to begin. Pretend you have left the house and stay away for several minutes. Once your dog thinks you're gone and "violates the restricted area," walk in and give a firm "no" or "get down." Direct your dog to his or her bed, and praise him or her for going to it. Repeat this as many times as necessary. Eventually, most dogs will get the hint. Again, consistency is key. This training may have to be repeated periodically over several weeks or even months.

Take Treats With You – Most pets don’t stop exhibiting good behaviour after they leave the front door. Whether you’re going on a trip, taking a walk, or playing in the park with your pet, treats make great pet travel rewards.

Give Treats In Between Meals – Remember, treats are not a substitute for a meal and should not make up more than 10 to 20 per cent of a dog’s daily diet. To avoid filling up your pet before a meal, try giving treats in between your pet’s scheduled meal times. If you’re training with treats, cut back on meal portions after a session to avoid overeating.

Disclosure: All opinions are my own. I received sample products of IAMS Shakeables at no cost for the purpose of sharing this review. No other compensation was received.


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