Recently, I found a little backpack for Rye and I couldn't wait to try it out. I wasn't sure what Rye would think about wearing a pack and I didn't want to weigh her down too much the first time she tried it out, so I spent some time thinking about what to put in there. Then I realized the pockets were the perfect size to fit the bag of PetKind Lamb Tripe treats we'd gotten from Chewy.com. Every good adventure scout needs a good trail snack, so we thought these would be a great item for our first outing with our pack.
While the treats were soft, jerky-like strips, there was one line on the packaging that made me skeptical about them. The front of the package says the treats have a "friendly smell," and I know from all of the treats we've tried that the grosser the treats smell, the more the dogs like them--a friendly smell didn't sound like something they'd be as excited about.
And I was right. Rye and I went on an adventure on one of my favorite trails after a barn hunt lesson, but Rye is very jumpy in nature. To keep her calm and focused, we need high quality treats that get her attention. Treats need to be more exciting than squirrels and chipmunks and tasty enough to keep her from thinking about people she can hear but not see when we're on a trail. The PetKind Lamb Tripe treats were not interesting enough to get Rye's attention. She wouldn't turn to look at me when I called her name and unless I stopped her and stuck the treat in front of her nose, she didn't show any interest in the treats.
Since Rye wasn't crazy about these, I probably won't be purchasing these again just because it's easier to have treats that everyone will eat when I'm walking both dogs. If you live in a multi-pet home, the bag does point out that these are appropriate for dogs and cats. Soth couldn't try them out because of his dietary restrictions, but if I had a normal cat that could eat any protein, that would definitely have been another selling point for these treats, too. Overall, I like the treats, but I'm not the one that has to eat them, so I have to go with Rye's review on these.
Disclaimer: We were given one bag of PetKind Lamb Tripe treats in exchange for our honest review as part of the #ChewyInfluencer program through Chewy.com