It’s that time of the year again! Last year, our amazing pals from Kol’s Notes and Beagles and Bargains put together an amazing Trick or Treat Giveaway hop, so we’re thrilled to be a part of year number 2!
Fourth Prize – $72 Value
Nice Mussels plus Wishes, Pecks (8 oz), Beams (7 oz), Quickies, and Smooches (16 oz)
Sponsored by The Honest Kitchen
Third Prize – $80 Value
1 bag of canine beef lung treats + 1 bag of canine beef liver treats + 1 bag of canine beef tendon treats
Sponsored by Nature’s Logic
Second Prize – $100 Value
14 bag assortment of Caru’s Soft ‘n Tasty Baked Bites and Baked Bars
Sponsored by Caru
$300 PetSmart Gift Card
But wait, we have one more prize!
Social Media Prize
$20 PetSmart Gift Card + a Custom Bow Tie from Brooklyn Bowtied!
Let’s Get to the Trick!
This year, I taught Atka how to “snuggle” for the Trick or Treat Giveaway Hop. Unfortunately, he became quite sick a few weeks ago and has been on an extremely strict diet – he hasn’t been able to keep much in his stomach.
As a typical Great Pyrenees, he’s unwilling to do anything without the prompting of a treat (which he’s not allowed to have). So, I’m not going to be able to share a fun video like I did last year. Instead, I have a tutorial for you to teach your own dogs!
With Atka well on his way to becoming a therapy dog, I thought it would be adorable for him to learn how to snuggle with those he’s visiting. Of course, he’ll lean on them and beg for pets, but I wanted him to know how to put his head in the lap of another person. So, we decided to learn ‘snuggle’.
How To Do It:
- Start in a seated position where your dog can easily access your lap.
- Hold a treat between your knees.
- As your dog leans toward the treat, click and treat when his head touches your lap (if your dog isn’t trained with a clicker, here’s a great tutorial or you can say ‘yes!’ instead).
- After a few rounds of this, begin to add the clue ‘snuggle’.
- As your dog begins to understand the concept of putting his head in your lap, require him to hold still for a few seconds before clicking and treating.
- Gradually increase the time you have your dog keep his head on your lap.
Atka learned to keep his head in my lap for about 10 seconds before I gave his release word, ‘okay’. It took a few weeks of working before we got to this point, so don’t be disappointed if your dog isn’t willing to hold his head on your lap for long periods of time right away. Just practice, practice, practice!
Now that you’ve learned the trick, how about we discuss the treat?
Enter the giveaway below for your chance to win! Don’t forget to visit all of the other amazing bloggers participating in the giveaway hop. Each blogger has their own entry form so you can increase your chances of winning!
Disclaimer: The Trick or Treat Giveaway Hop is a sponsored by Caru, Nature’s Logic, and The Honest Kitchen.
Trick or Treat Giveaway Hop – Dog or Nothing