Friday, January 23, 2015

January 2015 BarkBox Review: Dog toys and dog treats are great fun for all!

Sinead the Boston terrier and her toys

Our BarkBox for January of 2015 has some pretty awesome selections. We haven't tried them all yet, but here's what I know about the things Liam and Sinead have tried.

BarkMade Wooly Mammoth 

This super-cute toy is Sinead's new favorite thing. Ever since it came out of the box, she's been trying and trying to get me to throw this toy. And when she brings it back, she likes to play a little mini game of tug. I was a little worried about that at first, as these big tusks look like they'd be super easy to rip off, but so far, this toy has held up to some pretty rough play. I'm impressed!

Aussie Naturals Salmon Skin Treat

These treats contain skin of some pretty darn stinky fish. Not surprisingly, these treats aren't wonderful to sniff. But the dogs really don't agree with me. In fact, I think the smell of these treats is what drove them wild when I opened this box.

Check out Liam's puckered mouth here. He's ready to howl for treats!

Liam the pug is caught mid-howl

I solved the smell problem by storing these treats in a glass container with a screw-down lid. I can't smell them, and they're easy to get to. And since the dogs love them so much, I can see us ordering more of these fishies in the future.

Delca Corp Adorable Snowman

Yay for BarkBoxes with two toys! It makes things so much easier.

This second toy looks like the snowman from the 1970s stop-motion Rudolph cartoon, complete with a blue face and hands. But I didn't get a chance to get a good look at this thing, because Liam was really interested in trying to kill it.

Notice Lucy and Sinead fleeing from the action in the background here. Liam takes his play very seriously!

Complete Natural Nutrition Off-Leash Twigs 

I love dental treats like this. They take a long time for the dogs to eat, which means they're ideal for those days when guests are coming and peace and quiet is required. These treats look really interesting, too, as they're made of turkey *and* pumpkin. I'll bet the dogs will love them, although we haven't tried them out quite yet.

Heartland Premium Rib

I'll review this treat in a later blog post. In fact, I'll probably write this little treat up after the Super Bowl. While I'll be snacking on chips and treats, I'll let the dogs snack on this bone. Watch for updates!

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