This month our February BarkBox arrived late. Sawyer was totally devastated (she actually didn’t know the difference) but I was a little disappointed as it arrived almost a week later than usual.
Lateness aside we are very happy with this box! Some fantastic treats and awesome toys, you really can’t go wrong.
First up we have treats, two boxes of treats from a company based out of Washington call Wet Noses. Not only are these treats free of fillers the flavours are so unique (we got “Dogranola” & Carob & Mint)! I am a big advocate for any thing that isn’t your typical chicken, fish, beef treat so these we’re perfect for us! You can see that I also multitasked by putting the treats in the Monster Ball we got in the box as well!
Next in the treat category we got some dental chews from N-Bone. They seem like a fantastic natural product free of any fillers. Unfortunately they have chicken and I think Sawyer has a chicken allergy, so these will be going to Sawyer’s Uncle Charlie who you may have seen on this corgi blog once or twice.
Secondly we have toys! Our first toy is a Dolphin stuff with a water bottle… wait what? Good thing it’s just a toy, and not real life. Anyways, this toy is from Aussie Naturals, according to the BarkBox description card this company is extremely eco friendly and all their toys are approved by rescue dogs! For me this toy reminds me of the first time Sawyer discovered a water bottle and never wanted to play with the toys I spend millions and millions of dollars on. Maybe not quite that much. Sawyer on the other hand loves her new Dolphin!
The next toy our BarkBox was a Monster Ball from Jolly Pets. I love any toy that can be stuffed with treats. I always recommend them in my training classes! Sawyer was overly excited about this BarkBox and would not let me take my photos! So as soon as I got the Monster Ball photo out of the way I stuffed it with the Wet Noses treats and let her have at it. It kept her occupied for a good half hour!
Lastly we got a $10 coupon from Wag.com - not much to explain about this. Who doesn’t love coupons!
Sawyer and I were both very pleased with the February BarkBox, but I can’t say it took over the first place spot from the January Box.
Just like Emma and Nicole, Sawyer and I have added a link to the BarkBox site on our tumblr. If you’ve been on the fence about getting BarkBox, I highly recommend you join the club. Not only is it a great value, but I truly have fun waiting for it every month. Sawyer does too :)
January BarkBox Review.
I have to say right off the bat, I could tell the January BarkBox was going to be better than December. Not to say that the December BarkBox was bad, but I have a feeling we will utilize everything from the January one.
Firs up we have Barkworthies, from them we got a twisted bully stick. It really doesn’t need much more explaination than that. Bully sticks are possibly Sawyers favourite thing ever, not to mention mine (for keeping her occupied) Sawyer loved this so much that she either ate it all (she goes through them super fast) or she hid it. I was upstairs uploading photos for about 15 minutes. That’s how quick she was. (One thing to mention, that was mentioned on the explanation card, bully sticks are 100 times better for your dog than raw hide. Dogs can’t process raw hide properly and it expands in their stomachs making digestion difficult. So I would definitely recommend bully sticks to anyone currently using raw hide)
Next up we have a very cute rope octopus named Elton from Jax and Bones. As most of you know, Sawyer is a pretty heavy chewer, so most likely she will go through this toy pretty quickly (but it’s tightly knit, so she may have a harder time). I’m never usually an advocate for rope toys because I believe it teaches tugging, so the thing I really like about this is that it’s not in the typical bone shape most rope toys are in. It won’t give the opportunity for a dog to participate in tug. In fact, Sawyer seems to be treating it like one of her balls, which is great!
Thirdly we have some fantastic grain free lamb treats from Superior Farms. I love all treats that don’t have the typical chicken or beef base. I’m always on the hunt for hard to get flavours, and these treats are perfect! They seem to be a similar style to freeze dried treats, which are easy to consume and great for training. We will definitely be using this for our next ESBC training session!
Last but not least we have so more treats, this time cheese flavoured Yumzies from Nootie. They are totally grain free and again, one of those hard to find flavours. Cheese is a big winner with most dogs, and no different with Sawyer. As a bonus, these treats are on the softer side, which makes them easy to consume and great for training treats. On top of everything, Sawyer got 2 bags of treats she can actually eat (chicken allergy).
Overall, like I said at the beginning of the post - I am extremely happy with this months BarkBox and I know Sawyer was too (while I was taking photos of the items, she was barking at me to let her have her new stuff!) Hopefully, we can find Sawyer’s Barkworthies!
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