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The packet on the back side was damaged (torn or cut) and sticky-taped over the top. It is totally unacceptable to send damaged goods and even worse when it's food. Sending it back will cost me as much as buying a new packet so just threw this one in the bin.
Both of my dogs had explosive diarrhea for 2 days after eating this (sorry if that's too graphic). It was so bad that they couldn't hold anything in at night and wouldn't sleep. I know it could be because this is the first time they have had it and didn't acclimate well.. and they did really enjoy the treat in the beginning so that's why I gave it 2 stars. I stopped feeding this right away and fed only small portions of their normal food. After 2 days, my smaller pup finally had her first solid poop. Again, I apologize if this is TMI.
These are perfect size training treats, and very easy to break in half if you want even smaller bits. They do dry up really fast, so it would be nice if the resealable bag sealed better, I have to transfer them to another bag where I can trust the seal. However, I only give 4 stars because the price has doubled in the last 3 weeks. I still like them and may purchase again if I can't find anything comparable, but at the new high price, it's worth the effort to shop around.
I INADVERTENTLY ORDERED THE DINGO SOFT AND CHEWY BEEF AND CHICKEN TRAINING TREATS FOR MY 2 MINI DACHSHUNDS, MALE, 13 YRS AND FEMALE 15 YRS OLD. SINCE THEY HAVE GOTTEN OLDER, I THOUGHT I WOULD GIVE THEM SOME EASY TO CHEW, SMALL PORTIONED TREATS. I GAVE THEM EACH 1 PIECE OF THE TREAT [ACTUAL SIZE IS 1/2" OR SMALLER], SEVERAL TIMES DURING THE COURSE OF THE DAY. I ALSO FED THEM THEIR USUAL 1/4 CUP OF DRY FOOD 4 TIMES THROUGHOUT THE DAY.
BY EVENING, MY MALE WAS LETHARGIC AND IN PAIN. HE HAD FOAM COMING FROM HIS MOUTH, AND SMALL AMOUNT OF BLOODY DIARRHEA. I CONTACTED THE ER VET, SINCE THIS HAPPENED AT 11PM, I INFORMED THE VET WITH THE DAYS EATING EVENT, HE SUGGESTED I MAKE SOME BROWN RICE AND ADD A TOUCH OF SALT. AFTER NURSING MY LITTLE GUY FOR FOR A COUPLE OF HOURS, FEEDING HIM SOME TINY BITS OF THE RICE AND RECEIVING WATER THROUGH A DROPPER, HE SLOWLY MADE HIS WAY TO THE PEE PAD I LAYED DOWN FOR HIM, HIS STOOL WAS SLIGHTLY FIRMER AND THE DROOLING WENT AWAY. I ONLY FED HIM THE RICE MIXED WITH TINY AMOUNTS HIS KIBBLE. HE FULLY RECOVERED WITHIN 3 DAYS.
THE DINGO TREATS SEEMED NOT HAVE THE SAME AFFECT ON MY LITTLE GIRL. SHE WAS CHEERFUL AND HAPPY AS USUAL.-
I ALWAYS BUY DINGO BRAND FOR THEIR TREATS. I SIMPLY DONT UNDERSTAND WHY THIS HAPPENED. THE LIST OF INGREDIENTS, BEEF AND CHICKEN, ETC, SEEMED WHOLESOME. THE ONLY OTHER INGREDIENT I MAY QUESTION IS THE GARLIC.
I HAVE MY DOGS ON GRAIN-FREE, NO ADDED COLORS OR PRESERVATIVES. I AM ASSUMING THIS HAD SOMETHING TO DO WITH THE SITUATION THAT WAS ON HAND.
I GAVE THE BALANCE OF THE BAG TO MY NEIGHBOR, WHOSE DOG EATS EVERYTHING AND ANYTHING, WITH ALL THE ABOVE MENTIONED MATTER.
I CAN'T GIVE A 5 STAR OR A 1, SO IN THE MIDDLE IT GOES.
Both of my dogs love these, so that pretty much says everything that needs to be said. One of them also happens to be a finicky eater... usually not where treats are concerned, but he has been known to turn up his nose to treats on occasion. Not these, though.
The other dog is anything but finicky. He's at the other end of the spectrum and has a weight problem. Hence, I don't give my boys anything with more than a 6% crude fat rating in the Guaranteed Analysis, and these treats come right in at 6%, so they're just fine for the "big boned" canine.
These treats are tiny sized. Perfect for training without filling up your furry friend, though I have a hard time imagining a large dog caring about something as tiny as these treats; but if it works, great! And you can always give more than one to reward good behavior if necessary. Bottom line, the dogs love 'em, so they should be an excellent motivator for training sessions.
I got these Dingo Soft & Chewy Beef/Chicken Training Treats more for just little treats for my Yorkie than training treats. She likes chewy snacks and doesn't need huge ones. She is getting fat because of the high calorie snacks I have been giving her.
This bag was smaller than I anticipated. The pieces are also very small, the size of a fish oil capsule or less. But my dog enjoys the treats quite a lot. I give her five or six of them at night and she enjoys them. They aren't high in calories so she won't be gaining weight from the treats as long s I only give her a few a day. She could probably eat half of a bag in a sitting but she isn't going to get that chance!
The ingredients are OK, not the best but also not horrible. The price is high though. I expected a bigger bag and bigger treats. I won't get them here again until the price drops.
I like these, because even though our dog is 55 pounds, I think *all* training treats are much bigger than they need to be. These can be pinched off in little bits as needed, so they last a long time, and they don't make a bunch of crumbs in the treat bag. Dog seems to like them, but then again our dog likes just about anything.
I use these treats to train our pit bull female and she loves them! She will eat the hard, crunchy treats. But she seems to have a soft mouth. (Who knew a pit bull would be soft mouthed?) So these are my go to treats for training and just showing her a lot of love without putting weight on her. She loves these little bites and that's fine with me because she never leaves a crumb uneaten. Highly recommended.
These are nice and small so you can carry a bunch of them in your pocket. They are good to have with you so if you want to reinforce or reward a behavior, you can pop one in your dog's mouth. I hope Dingo doesn't change the formula. It must be terrific because my dog will do anything to be rewarded with one.
The dogs LOVE these! If I did not cut them off after giving them a few, I would swear they would eat the entire bag full of these little 'treats'. They bark uncontrollably when they hear something outside. We have been trying to break them of this habit. We have not been having any luck. I swear we have tried everything we can think of to get them to quit barking! Again, no luck. Now if they bark, I bribe them with these little treats. So far it is working. Now I just have to figure out how to get the dogs to not let that first bark happen.