When our January Pet Treater box came, Barley and Rye had only been loose in the house together for a couple weeks and only under strict supervision, so they missed out on opening the box together. Our February box was their first opportunity to open the box together. Even though Rye had never got to participate in the opening before, she knew this was a moment to be excited about.
Rye doesn't mind playing dress up (although holding still to take a picture is a little more difficult), so I was excited to see a Free Slobbery Kisses bandana in the box.
|You're supposed to close your eyes to kiss, right?|
We also got a super cute book: How Smart is Your Dog? Test Your Pet's IQ. The book has all kinds of different games you can play with your dog and then you add up how many points they earn in each game and see how smart they are. The games are cute and some of them will be good for bad weather days when Rye is losing her mind, but I don't really put any stock in what they say about how smart either dog is. Some of the "smart" responses from the dogs are things that Barley has been trained not to do (and Rye's a work in progress)--for example, one of the games is to put your dog behind an obstacle--like a gate--and walk away; then you call your dog's name and watch the reaction, if the dog runs around looking for a way around the gate, they earn 5 points (the smartest) and if they stay still and wait they earn 2 points. Part of this game seems a little mean to me and Barley's also well trained at barriers (unless the dino dogs next door are out), so the fact that she'd stay and weight doesn't have anything to do with her intelligence. The pictures are cute, though, and there are some fun memory games that we'll definitely play.
We also got a few different treats. The dogs were less happy about posing for these because they were high value snacks that they wanted to dig into right away. We got a bag of Dentley's Nature Chews lamb lung treats. The girls love lamb lungs. They're one of the only things that can get the girls to stay focused on me instead of the dino dogs next door, so we usually save them for those types of training situations, but the girls were very happy to get a couple just for sitting still for a minute. We got a 2-pack of Dakota Treats bully sticks. I usually don't ever give these to the girls, mostly because I'm disgusted by the words (and idea of my dogs eating) bull pizzle, but since they were already here in the house and Rye was leaping for joy when I took the package out of the box, I made an exception.
One of our favorite elements of every box is the Emmy's Gourmet Canine Creations treat. This month it was shaped like a heart. I broke it into a few pieces so the girls could have a piece now and another later.
Pet Treater never forgets about me and this month I got a pair of socks and a roller! I can never find my tall socks when I'm ready to pull on my boots for a walk, so having an extra pair is always a plus (although I'm not sure how I feel about the texture yet) and no matter how many times I roll my sweaters before work, I always have more fur on me when I get to my office, so this one is going straight to my desk drawer!
Every month, I think the box we get might be the best one yet and February was no different. Between adorable, colorful toys to break up grey winter days, treats the girls went nuts for, and a cute book, this box was a hit!
If you want to give Pet Treater a try, you can use the code FREE-PTBED with any 3, 6, or 12-month subscription to get a free bed with your first box. Or, you can get a free Pet 'n Place restraining system with the code PT-Place with a 3-, 6-, or 12-month subscription while supplies last or until March 23.
Disclaimer: We were given a Pet Treater box in exchange for our honest review. All opinions are our own.