1 Mr Barksmith’s Carrot Cake Smoothie
Retail Price: $4 ($24 for a 6 pack at Bjs)
1 Barkworthies Junior Bully Stick
Retail Price:$3.15 from Barkworthies
For a total retail price of: 32.02 NOT including shipping
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As of 3/20/14, and this includes shipping to Continental US
$29 for 1 month
$72 for 3 months ($24 per month)
$114 for 6 months ($19 per month)
$199 for 1 year ($16.58 per month)
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I have to review these treats I got in my BarkBox just because they are so odd, but odd in a good way I guess. First I want you to take a look at the pictures below and based on your experience with dog treats try to picture what these 100% venison treats will feel like.
Now that you got that image, let me guess you thought these treats would be like jerky, slightly moist thick slices of meat, right? Well, that is completely opposite of what these are. The best way I can describe these is like a meat version of puffed rice, very light weight hollow feeling dry block of meat. Just look at the picture blow, 3 dimes weigh .2 ounces, where 5 of these blocks (check out size comparison) weight .2 ounces. Deceptive right?
Even though these are not what you expected that is not a bad thing, they are pretty nummy. I admit at first I was hesitant but once I finished my first block I really wanted more and Big Brother Tray has been staring at the bag for the last several minutes wanting more.
No Corn/Wheat/Soy just all meat
Although they come in sealed bag since they are not moist they would be fine to carry around without being in a sealed bag.
Deceptive, you would expect a moist treat
Not that they are bad, I did enjoy them but for $10 + shipping I think these treats are a little pricey for what you get, I would rather spend that money on bully sticks. Maybe if you can’t have any grains at all then these might be a good option.
I have to tell you about my favorite training treat, Bil-Jac. You can already see how this review is going to go, LOVE EM! When I was a wee little pup going through all the basic training Mom always used these. They are small really tasty treats that smelled like heaven. These little things could get my attention in a hurricane. Mom did complain they had a really strong smell and was glad the came in a sealed pouch but no complaints from me!
Small size, perfect for training
Strong smell to get the pups attention
Nom Nom Nummy!
No Corn or Soy!
Strong smell (only a human complaint)
A moist treat, so if not left it in the sealed pouch it will drys out (but I would still eat it).
Yes for training or quick rewards, however because of my size for a normal treat I would rather have a cookie since they last a couple bites were these I just suck down.
As I said above they are a moist treat that will dry out so don’t dump the whole package into your treat pouch, just enough for that day. Also they aren’t moist, like touching raw meat, more like Playdough.
Saw a new pack in the store, it looks like they slightly changed the packaging, but I still have a couple bags at home. Hopefully they haven’t changed anything else.
Bil-Jac Treats (back side)
Bil-Jac Size, The treat is on a dime, there is also a quarter there for reference.
Mom went to Walmart and bought Trey and I home a new treat. These are Dreambones, from the outside of the bag they look like rawhide but they aren’t. What caught Mom’s eye was that the peanut butter one said it was made with real peanut butter which I love.
Since this was next to all the rawhide bones, they are made to look like rawhide and specifically say no rawhide, I expected it to take a while to chew being something that I would work on throughout the day. I say “I excepted” because these bones are much softer than they look. Both Trey and I finished ours within 15 minutes and that is because I took my time and Trey spent 5 minutes trying to find the prefect hiding spot to eat his. I have to say for approx $10 for a pack of 3 I am disappointed. Mom will not be getting again after theses are on. No complaints on taste and no excessive gas afterwards but I would rather have either a cookie or something that I can work on throughout the day.