Do you want to know a training secret? Don’t feed your dog from a bowl! Instead, use your dog’s meals for training and you will see a huge boost in your results! Why? Simple. Every dog is motivated by a hierarchy of needs: food, toys, praise, and so on. Sure, some dogs see food lower on the list than toys, but since every dog needs food to survive, every dog can benefit from using mealtime as training time.
The benefits of using mealtime as training time can be even more important to those of us who have small dogs as they will quickly gain weight if we feed meals and give treats during training sessions.
BUT what if I feed raw pet food? Or what if my dog doesn’t get excited for kibble?
Stella & Chewys® has the answer. Recently, Stella & Chewys® introduced Meal Mixers. Meal Mixers are a part of their freeze dried line of dog foods, and come in convenient, bite-size pieces. They are available in four protein options (Stella’s Super Beef, Chewy’s Chicken, Tantalizing Turkey, and Savory Salmon & Cod) which is helpful if you have a picky dog or a dog with food sensitivities. The Meal Mixers are also available in three sizes (3.5 oz, 9 oz, 18 oz). Personally, I buy the biggest bag, but regardless of what size you prefer they are all resealable bags and ready to feed right out of the bag! Every bag also comes with its own scoop for easy measuring. Each bag of Stella & Chewys® Meal Mixers is packed full of nutrition. Their freeze dried food is every bit as healthy as a raw pet food diet (in fact, part of their product line includes raw pet food).
I hand-feed all of my dogs every single meal for at least the first year of their lives. I love how quickly we build our relationship and the fast progress we make on training due to my use of their meals. And it’s easy! Think about it…you already use treats to train a “sit”, “down”, “stay”, and so on…why not use their meals for that training?
My initial concern about using mealtime for training time was nutritional. Would my dog get balanced nutrition? With Stella & Chewys® Meal Mixers, that is not a concern at all! Meal Mixers include premium ingredients packed with 95% nutrient-rich meat, organs, and bone. The Meal Mixers also include organic fruits, vegetables, probiotics, and antioxidants. They are high protein, high fat, grain-free, balanced nutrition! They also do not contain any fillers, artificial preservatives, or colorings!
As an extra food safety measure, Stella & Chewys® uses a test and hold process. This means a third party, independent lab analysis is conducted on each batch of food before it leaves their Wisconsin-based manufacturing facility. The results for every batch is posted on the Stella & Chewys® website for anyone to see. Stella & Chewys® wants you to know that your dog’s food is safe.
With Stella & Chewys® Meal Mixers, I am able to train my dogs for every meal with the same quality of food as a raw pet food diet. I can’t stress enough how much using mealtime as training time has made a difference in my dogs’ training progress. However, if you don’t feel like training for a meal, Stella & Chewys® Meal Mixers are an easy way to add an extra boost of raw food nutrition to a pets’ existing diet. Just scoop, mix and serve.
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