Monday, September 26, 2016

September 2016 BarkBox review: Dogs go back to school

Liam the pug with his BarkBox

Given the adorable nature of the dog toys in the September 2016 BarkBox, and the high-quality nature of the dog treats we got in this shipment, this might be my favorite BarkBox yet. But I'll let you decide how much you love it and how much you want it.

Be aware: I don't get compensated for these posts in any way (unless you get one of your own through the affiliate link at the end of this post). I just like this product and I cover it because that's the case. So this is very much an unbiased review. I just like this product. Let me tell you what we got!

The dog treats 

We have three different types of treats in this month's shipment. I'm super excited to get two of them, but one has me a little nervous.

On the plus side: Chicken Soup for the Soul dog treats in stick form. I've never tried anything from this company, although I've heard rave reviews from other dog lovers out there. I can see why they're excited. These treats are sourced and made in the United States, and the first ingredient is chicken. The sticks are thin, and they're easy to break apart. This is a product that's hitting all of my check boxes. I'm happy to try it out.

Another plus: Ham and cheese sammies from Joyful Dog Treats (which doesn't seem to have any sort of online presence--so weird). I've never heard of this company, but I'm a fan of these very small treats. The first ingredient is pork, and there are some spices and flavorings that make these things smell wonderful. These treats are also quite small, so they make nice snacks for dog walks.

The one downer: We got some yak treats from Yeti Dog that I'm a little unsure about. This company was featured about a year ago, and the treat at that time could be popped in the microwave and served hot and puffed. Liam had some severe digestive problems with those treats, and he threw up a portion of treat 2 days after he ate it, completely undigested. I don't think I'll use this treat as a result.

The nice thing about BarkBox is that I can send them an email message about things that don't work for me, and the company will send me a replacement. I'm sending that message now.

The dog toys 

The best thing about BarkBox is that the company sends two toys with most shipments. That means my dogs don't have to share. But there's one toy in here that they're likely to fight over.

Liam the pug with his toys

This absolutely adorable toy is a lunch sack packed with a sandwich and cookie. My dogs love toys like this. They play with the elements separately, and Sinead really likes to grab toys out of their packages too. These guys absolutely adore this toy.

We also got a toy that looks a little like homework. It's flat, crinkly and full of typed writing. I wish I could show it to you, but Sinead ran off with it and hid it under the couch. I think that's a win!

That's it for this month's shipment! If you'd like to see reviews of prior boxes, click here or here or here or here. And if you want to try your own BarkBox, use my code for a discount. And leave me a comment, so I'll know you were here!

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1 comment:

  1. That's real cute these toys ! My friends Golden Retriever loves such toys too especially when they squeak !