The Trick or Treat Giveaway Hop is a sponsored event. All of the participating bloggers have chipped in to purchase our grand prize gift card, but all other prizes have been provided by the featured brands.
We are SO EXCITED to be co-hosting this year’s Trick or Treat Giveaway Hop with our friends at Beagles and Bargains!
We go together like PB & J
If there’s one thing Kolchak loves, it’s learning a new trick.
I mean what’s not to love? He gets to hang out with me, have some fun and he gets a ton of treats. One of his absolutely favourite tricks is catching treats out of the air. Most of you know that Kol is a shameless treat hound, so this was an easy to learn, fun trick that he is always up for practicing.
Here’s what you need:
- 1 eager dog
- a generous portion of small, training sized treats or high quality kibble
Here’s how we do:
Call your dog and ask them to sit in front of you. Take one treat and hold it an inch or so above your dog’s nose. Let them smell it, then gently drop it. Most dogs will easily catch it at this distance, but practice this until your dog is confidently and consistently catching the treat.
Move your hand so it’s 12″ – 15″ above your dog’s nose and drop treats to catch from that distance. Practice this until your dog is super great at catching treats from here.
Take a step back, so there is about 1 ft, between you and your dog. Gently toss the treat in your dog’s direction.
Continue practicing and increase the distance each time your dog confidently masters each distance.
In no time, your dog will be a champ at catching treats out of the air. Don’t hesitate to make it harder by throwing other commands in there. We’ll ask Kol to “go long” (ie. back up) or I’ll throw the treat up instead of directly too him. You can even work on transferring the skill to other things, like a toy or a ball.
Bark Back! Tell us, does your dog know how to catch? Do they like to catch treats or toys?
Shout out to our three AMAZEBALLS sponsors. The Kol’s Notes dogs use and love the treats from every single brand featured and they’re more than a squitch jealous that they aren’t eligible to win.
$300 Gift Card to PetSmart
14 bag assortment of Caru’s Soft ‘n Tasty Baked Bites and Baked Bars
$100 VALUE – SPONSORED BY CARU
1 bag of canine beef lung treats + 1 bag of canine beef liver treats
+ 1 bag of canine beef tendon treats
$80 VALUE – SPONSORED BY NATURE’S LOGIC
Nice Mussels plus Wishes, Pecks (8 oz), Beams (7 oz), Quickies, and Smooches (16 oz)
$72 VALUE – SPONSORED BY THE HONEST KITCHEN
Trick or Treat Giveaway Hop – Kol’s Notes
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Custom Bow Tie from Brooklyn Bowtied
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