Show Your Dog Some Love this Valentine's Day!

This Valentine's Day don't forget to share some love with your furry friends! Iams recently launched Iams Shakeables Soft & Chewy treats, these treats are made from real chicken, lamb, and turkey. 

Molly was able to try out these new treats this week and well how should I explain how much she liked them. Remember Molly is still a pup and she is a beagle who is FULL of energy. They arrived at our door and I swear she could smell them before I opened the box. She got super super excited sniffing the box and couldn't wait until I opened it. My son wanted to give her the first treat and this was a huge mistake. She JUMPED for joy when I open the can and handed P a treat to give her. 

Normally we can get Molly to sit calmly for her treats but this time it was a different story. P wasn't moving fast enough for Molly and she jumped as high as his head (I am not kidding at all!!!!) and almost knocked him over, he is almost 7 and really tall. After Molly hit P in the face with her paw jumping she calmed enough to get a treat. I guess they are THAT good!  I was unable to get a photo of P giving her a treat but once she was calm I got this video of Molly sitting for her new delicious treats. Enjoy!

Iams also wanted to share some tips with Genuine Jenn readers on training your dog with Iams Shakeable treats. 
  • Stay Away From Table Scraps As much as your furry friend loves to hang around the table while you’re eating, ready to pounce on anything that may fall to floor, resist the urge to feed table scrapes. Not only is human food potentially toxic to animals, scraps also tend to be high in fat and calories and low in the vitamins and nutrients your pet needs. Treats, like New Iams Shakeables, offer wholesome ingredients full of delicious flavours your pet will love.
  • Tricks For Treats – Treats can be used for training to get your pet’s attention and keep him or her focused. While training, you should use soft, chewy treats that are easy to digest and won’t take away from training time.
  • Timing is Everything While training your pet, make sure you are rewarding him or her with a treat immediately after performing the correct action. This ensures the reward is associated with the behaviour.
  • Consistency is Key Dog training is intense, so choose a day you have a good amount of free time to begin. Pretend you have left the house and stay away for several minutes. Once your dog thinks you're gone and "violates the restricted area," walk in and give a firm "no" or "get down." Direct your dog to his or her bed, and praise him or her for going to it. Repeat this as many times as necessary. Eventually, most dogs will get the hint. Again, consistency is key. This training may have to be repeated periodically over several weeks or even months.
  • Take Treats With You – Most pets don’t stop exhibiting good behaviour after they leave the front door. Whether you’re going on a trip, taking a walk, or playing in the park with your pet, treats make great pet travel rewards.
  • Give Treats In Between Meals – Remember, treats are not a substitute for a meal and should not make up more than 10 to 20 per cent of a dog’s daily diet. To avoid filling up your pet before a meal, try giving treats in between your pet’s scheduled meal times. If you’re training with treats, cut back on meal portions after a session to avoid overeating.
Iams Shakeables can be found on the Iams website along with more great tips for training tips for your dog.

~*Disclaimer: This post was written by Genuine Jenn on behalf of IAMS. We received some Iams shakeable treats for review purpose. All opinions are honest and my own.*~


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