LET ME HELP YOU | MONDAY MISCHIEF

It’s now come to this…

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…98% of the packages delivered to our house are for Harley. When his box from chewy.com arrived, I placed it on the floor and went to grab my glasses. “Someone” was impatient and determined to open it himself. I told him “Harley, let me help you” but oh-no, he wanted to do it on his own…

It didn’t take long for him to figure out that he needed my assistance, so he allowed me to open the box…

I told him I would help!

I told him I would help!

Harley’s been enjoying contents from chewy.com for many years now while I’ve been enjoying the convenience of ordering online and having it delivered to my door.

So we were both thrilled for Harley to become a “Chewy Spokes Doodle.”

Now he’ll report back to you about the new Doodlelicious goodies and let you know what he thinks…

Mr. Doodle Tester...

Mr. Doodle Tester…

Natural Balance Delectable Lamb Meatballs

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Made with high-quality lamb. No corn, wheat, or artificial favors or colors. Suitable for all breeds and great for both puppies and adult dogs. Made in the USA, and the 4-oz bag is currently on sale for $6.99

I plan to use these to help with my “leave it” command training. I am happy to report – he is improving…

1. Leave it - 2. Wait - 3. Now

1. Leave it – 2. Wait – 3. Now

For several months, I’ve been working on an event for the Senior Citizen’s at my church. The program was Saturday so this past week was crazy – to say the least. I’ve spent more hours away from Harley than usual. It was literally “killing me softly” to leave him every morning…

Such a tough face to leave...

Such a tough face to leave…

Therefore Sunday was officially declared “Harley & me” day.

I intentionally waited until Sunday to share his other treat from his Chewy box – Blue Wilderness Dental Chews. But first let me say this – I love the eyes on their product mascot. WOW! Those eyes, that face, gorgeous…

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Okay, back to the dental chews! I followed the size chart and ordered the large chews. Pawhaps since Harley’s not quite 60 lbs, I could have gotten away with a medium size chew, but I was tickled to doodle watching him tote this new bone treat all around the house.

I like these because of all the ingredients that are NOT in them…

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Of course I took this opportunity to really test our “leave it” training, and I’m one proud Doodle Momma. Not only did he leave it …

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even though we didn’t want to, we followed the “drop it” command when told and sat down too! Notice his “I am not happy with you” look as he waited for his release command…

Not feeling me right about now!

Not feeling me right about now!

These two commands are super important to us when we’re doing therapy work. Residents and med techs can accidentally drop all sorts of things. I am really working hard to ensure Harley becomes proficient with these two commands more than anything else. I need him to understand when to “leave it” and more importantly when to “drop it.”

Reunited with his bone again, he let me know he was finished with training. He cradled it in his mouth and ran up two flights of stairs to his bed for solitude…

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He either savored it, or it’s designed to last a long time – I timed him and it took him 9 minutes to come back downstairs.

Seems like Harley gives both Natural Balance Delectable Lamb Meatballs and Blue Wilderness Dental Chews four paws up today.

Thanks Chewy –

In full disclosure: I am not compensated for this review. I was asked to select products from chewy.com  for Harley to enjoy. All opinions are my own, swayed only by Harley’s lip smacking and tail wagging approval.

I am joining the Monday Mischief blog hop brought to you by Alfie’s BlogSnoopy’s Dog BlogMy Brown Newfies.

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22 Comments
  • DashLilly
    November 17, 2014

    Bravo to Harley!!! What a good doodle!! Hip Hip Hooray! Dash loves to have treats in solitude and on his bed. I will have to try out these bones. He will be so happy!

    • Cathy Bennett
      November 18, 2014

      Harley really liked the Blue Mountain Dental Chew. It just might be a great surprise treat for Dash too! Bone (BOL) Apetit…

  • Tenacious Little Terrier
    November 17, 2014

    Leave it is very important! Mr. N found a dead dog(?) the other day… and leave it came in handy.

    • Cathy Bennett
      November 18, 2014

      Mr N. found a dead dog? Oh my doodle!! You would definitely need a command such as “leave it” in that case. Wow!

  • Emma
    November 17, 2014

    Congrats on working with Chewy.com, we do too and we love Chewy! We now order our food and almost everything else from them! Nice review…I have on coming on tomorrow.

    • Cathy Bennett
      November 18, 2014

      Hey Emma, thanks. Chewy.com is a wonderful way to get what you want and it comes so fast. I love it. Can’t wait to see your review post tomorrow Emma! 🙂

  • Jackie Bouchard
    November 18, 2014

    Wow, what a good boy. We trained our last pup Abby to leave it (because she would pick up all kinds of junk on the street!) but Rita has been so good about not picking stuff up that I never really needed to train her before. Need to work on it with her!

    • Cathy Bennett
      November 19, 2014

      It’s definitely been a process with Harley. I an beginning to see progress and he enjoys the training time we spend together so it’s a double dose of incentive I guess. Thanks for stopping by.

  • Dory's Backyard
    November 18, 2014

    We just love chewy.com!! Thanks for the great review!!
    Smileys!
    Dory, Jakey, Arty & Bilbo

    • Cathy Bennett
      November 19, 2014

      Thanks Dory. Sounds like Chewy has a lot of fans. As they should! Glad you enjoyed the review.

  • Ann Staub
    November 18, 2014

    I love Harley’s idea to lick the box to get it open BOL! Good work on your training Harley. Looks like you’re doing a pretty good job. Must be hard to leave it with those tasty treats around.

    • Cathy Bennett
      November 19, 2014

      Ann, I was wondering what he was doing at first! Licking the tape off maybe? Who knows what goes on in a dogs mind!

  • LeeAnna Paylor
    November 18, 2014

    Oh I love him. He is very poodle like… I need to check out the bones. Cole wants to chew but he is allergic to so many foods it’s hard to find one he can safely have. Does Harley bolt the last half un chewed? LeeAnna at not afraid of color

    • Cathy Bennett
      November 19, 2014

      I know what you mean Lee Anna, Harley isn’t allergic but he does have a sensitive tummy, so I try to be careful with everything that goes in his mouth. He ate the entire bone and didn’t seem to have any issues with it at all.

  • Pamela
    November 18, 2014

    Good job, Harley. And you’re very smart to run upstairs before you mom tries to make you do another trick. 🙂

    • Cathy Bennett
      November 19, 2014

      Now Pam, you know I’ve got to “Carpe Diem” whenever I can 🙂

  • Susan from Life with Dogs and Cats
    November 18, 2014

    I think “Leave it” is one of the most important commands to teach your dog. Good for Harley!

    Wags (and purrs) from Life with Dogs and Cats.

    • Cathy Bennett
      November 19, 2014

      I never really focused on it until he started going to the Assisted Living Facility as often as we do. I just can’t risk it, so it’s a priority for me now. I’m also learning better techniques to use with Harley when I want to work/train with him. So I’m excited also.

  • Nichole
    November 18, 2014

    Thanks for stopping by… we’re pleased to sniff you! 🙂

    And the Lapdogs LOVE those great smelling Chewy boxes too!

    • Cathy Bennett
      November 19, 2014

      Nice to hang out with you too Lapdog. Chewy boxes are a big thing here in Doodleville. Take care 🙂

  • Raven
    November 19, 2014

    That was mischievous of you to make him leave his special treat, but I do understand the need for good training. Harley was a good boy for obeying you until he was allowed to enjoy is treat.

    • Cathy Bennett
      November 19, 2014

      I did feel bad in the beginning Raven, but using the special treat made the reward better in the end (at least that’s what I told myself!)

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