Turn on the radio; make sure you have everything so you don’t have to go back in the house; stuff Gretel’s treat toy and get a treat that takes Chester and few seconds to chew; the dogs see this and run into their crates; throw the treats into the respective crates and run out the door so you are gone before they are done with them and look up.
We put Chester and Gretel in crates when no one is home to keep them safe and keep me sane. I don’t like stressing about what they might be eating (ahem, Gretel) or peeing on (ahem, Chester) while we are gone. They both experience a bit of anxiety too when we are gone and the crates seem to help with that.
The game is to distract them so we are out the door before they look up. A stuffed treat toy works perfectly for Gretel. Chester prefers his treats to be “free range” though. He is lazy and doesn’t want to work for them. I give Chester treats that take a little bit of chewing to get through to buy me “leaving” time.
My favorite thing to give Chester are trachea rings. Animal trachea, or windpipe, is naturally high in glucosamine and chrondroitin which are good for joint health. Since Chester is a senior, that is really important to me. They are also high in protein and low in fat. I have been giving Chester Windee Rings from Jones Natural Chews Co. (Jones Chews) that are made from beef trachea.
Gretel’s treat toy gets stuffed with her “vitamin” treats – healthy coat, joint supplement, natural calming treat, etc – and “cap” them off with a few really tasty morsels. We vary the tasty morsels so she doesn’t get bored. Lately we have been adding chunks of Lamb Lung Puffs from Jones Chews.
I feel really SAFE feeding Chester and Gretel treats from Jones Chews because I know they are 100% natural and USA-sourced. I feel WARM AND FUZZY about giving then Jones Chews because I know I am supporting a small, independent Mom and Pop business.
Disclaimer: This post is sponsored by Jone’s Natural Chews. I received Windees and Lamb Lung Puffs in exchange for my honest review. Here at YouDidWhatWithYourWeiner, free does not equal good so everything we say is really how we feel about the product. Jones Natural Chews is not responsible for the content of this article.