This is way cool! As the maker Jordan Kretchmer wrote, “It’s dogs in slow-mo catching treats. What could be better.”
Barishnokov, eat your heart out!
Cute ad, but….Pedigree?
Maybe I’ve got it wrong, but I don’t think dogs were meant to eat a diet whose primary ingredient is corn.
Here’s the ingredient list for Pedigree dog food
Chicken By-Product Meal
Animal Fat(Preserved With Mixed Tocopherols, source of Vitamin E)
Lamb, Rice, Natural Poultry Flavour
Dried Egg Product
Sunflower Oil (source of Linoleic Acid)
LOL … I do believe the emphasis implied was on the dogs’ movement being shot at 1000 frames per second … not something one gets to see every day! It’s the look in their eye, the movement of the hair, the gathering of the muscles as they prepare to jump, the toes pushing off and then leaving the surface. Canine poetry in slow motion!
Of course, and I loved that.
On the subject of treats, I had to laugh. I took Rinchen to his first agility class yesterday, and was rudely awaken to the difficulty of training a dog in a class where it is assumed that a dog will do anything for the right delicious treat. Every other dog in the class would follow the treat with his/her nose….We offered Rinchen every treat in the arsenal: cheese, chicken, etc., etc., and not a one of them caused him to move an inch. He did manage most of the movements — stepped through the ladder on the ground, got up on the table, went through a small tunnel, etc. — but slowly and reluctantly and with absolutely NO interest in the treats….never touched a one of them….
At least everyone was entertained….:-)))))))
Anyone who is interested in agility might be interested in this link.
Yesterday my friend Lucio put together a jump bar for me using 1″ pieces of PVC that I got at Home Depot. It was cheap and easy and we set it up in the living room and got everyone except Sammy jumping over it in no time. ( Sammy just didn’t want to do it, but he jumped up onto an ottoman right next to the set up that was way higher than what I was trying to get him to go over, which of course is pure Sammy…..:-))))
Chicken livers were the treat of choice, and I will be very interested to see if they work when Rinchen and I go to his agility class again on Saturday….
Re: Pedigree…You are right, Susan…….After the pet food poisoning trauma of a few years ago, we all should have learned that dogs don’t digest corn…plus the fact that corn (and soy) are Genetically Modified if they are not labeled organic…and THAT is bad for us all!! The first three ingredients are all just fillers and its the fat that tastes so good…ugh…!
Try Salmon brownies, I got the recipe from Mary w/Roman and every single dog this has been offered to has gone nuts for them. It is literally the only treat Mary’s Moka will work for.
originally the recipe was for Tuna….
Salmon Pumpkin Brownies
2 6-oz. cans of Salmon (I use 1 large can, I think it is 14oz) do not drain
1 tsp garlic powder
2-3 or more Tbsp canned 100% pure pumpkin
1 1/2 c flour (I use whole wheat, Mary uses brown rice flour)
Mix the first four ingredients together. Then add the flour. Mix until you form a big doughy ball. Roll or pat out on a board sprinkled with flour to 1/4 inch thickness.
Place on a cookie sheet sprayed with Pam. (I just spray a cookie sheet, place the ball of dough on it, then pat out to the desired thickness-I skip the rolling out part) Bake at 350 degrees for 25-30 minutes. Watch that they don’t get too firm (or bake a little longer for crunchy treats). Cool and then cut into small cubes and store in the refrigerator or freezer.
Or try Braunschweiger liverwurst (go easy on this as it is very rich) at agility we call this doggy crack……
I’m gonna get some of that for sure…..’cuz if they don’t like it….I DO !!!!
and I usually don’t let myself have it, but….for a cause I guess I could give myself permission…..:-)))))
I’m going to bake up some of Mary’s Salmon Pumpkin Brownies. Thanks for the recipe Melissa. I’ve never met a dog that wouldn’t take Braunschweiger. Before purchasing squeeze tubes from Ana, I would stuff a plastic bag with the stuff, poke a hole in the corner and squeeze it like a cake decorator. Ana’s squeeze tubes work much better!
Just keep at it with the treats. As dogs get more comfortable at training class, they’ll start to accept a variety of treats. I actually keep a log: i.e. Keeper will take hot dogs in a strange environment; Zen needs doggy crack. When I started Edie, she’d barely take the doggy crack. Now she’ll work for Cheerios. I wear a particular vest during training class; pockets on either side loaded with a ‘trail mix’ of treats.
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