Weekly Drool Recipe: Frozen Luau Dog Treats

If you’re dealing with a hot summer, why not make it the most of the warm weather and throw a party! Even if it’s just for you and your dog Best Bully Sticks has a great way to make the sizzling summer a little cooler. Frozen Luau Dog Treats via Aimee Beltran and Chuy of Irresistible Pets combines just three ingredients that you probably have in your house right now! Check out this yummy and easy treat for Fido below!

Ingredients You Need

  • 1 – 2 tbsp peanut butter
  • 16 – 32 ounces all natural non-fat plain yogurt
  • 1 ripe banana

Tools You Need

  • Spoon
  • Blender (this helps the cubes freeze without lumps)
  • Ice cube tray (I used these fun tiki man trays I got for $1 at Target) Continue reading

Dog Care 101 #223: Choosing a Pet Sitter

BBS Dog Care 101 - Choosing a Dog SitterSummer is prime time for vacation but sadly some dog owners don’t have the option of bringing their four-legged friends along. However, just because Fido can’t tag along doesn’t mean he can’t have fun at home while you’re away! BestBullySticks recommends owners look into getting a pet sitter as an alternative to dropping their pup off at the kennel.

Choosing between leaving your pup with a pet sitter or dropping him/her off at the kennel depends on a few key things. For instance, if your dog doesn’t play well with others, you’re better off finding a pet sitter. The one on one attention from a pet sitter can make all the difference to a dog when its owner is away. Also, leaving your dog in a familiar environment adds an extra level of comfort while their owner is away.

While finding the right pet sitter can sometimes be a challenge, we’ve assembled a handy list of tips and strategies to help ease the stress on your dog while you’re away.

Planning Ahead

First things first — make a list of important items your dog needs. At the very least, your list should include a leash, bags for waste, food, toys, medications, emergency phone numbers and plenty of bully sticks! Collect these items and set them aside for your pet sitter.

Keeping these items on hand will give a pet sitter more time to spend with your dog and less time looking for things he/she needs.

Selecting Your Dog Sitter

It’s important to find an individual you’re comfortable leaving with your dog and in your home. If possible, take the time to meet a few potential candidates for the job to make sure you find the right one. If you have a pet savvy friend or family member who is willing to watch your dog don’t hesitate to ask them. Dogs are often more comfortable with friendly faces visiting them at home than strangers. Picking someone your dog knows may have a big impact on their comfort level. Continue reading

BBS Product Spotlight: American Elk Antlers

BBS Elk Antler Dog ChewsIntroducing Elk Antlers from BestBullySticks.com! Unmatched in quality, durability and safety

BestBullySticks is proud to offer a variety of Elk Antler Dog Chews — all of which are Made in the USA!

Each and every one of these great treats are made from sustainably collected American Elk Antlers. Our antlers are not slaughterhouse byproducts and no elk are harmed to bring you these all-natural treats. These naturally shed elk antler are hand collected from the foothills around the American Rocky Mountains. They’re also hypoallergenic and great for dogs with dietary restrictions!

Many owners find elk antlers to be the best choice among many all-natural dog treats on today’s market. Not only are they extremely durable, they’re also odor-free and don’t create any nasty residues to stain carpets or furniture.

Best Bully Sticks Elk Antler BurrAnd when it comes to all-natural, it doesn’t get any more natural than BestBullySticks Elk Antlers! All of our antlers are single-ingredient treats with no preservatives or additives of any kind. These raw and unprocessed dog treats are also packed with naturally occurring minerals offering your pup fantastic supplemental nutrition.

Available in many different shapes and sizes from Antler Burrs and Split Elk Antlers to Giant Whole Elk Antlers, BestBullySticks is sure to have the right treat for your dog. Pick up one of these eco-friendly treats today!

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BBS Training Tip #10: Canine Body Language

Training Tips from BBSTraining your dog can be exercise in patience. Then again, it doesn’t have to be! Dogs are incredibly expressive creatures and if you know what to look out for, you’ll be amazed by how much your dog is telling you — a lot of times we’re just not speaking the same language. There are consistent bodily expressions all dogs show. And lucky for us, this doggie dialect isn’t too hard to pick up! If you aren’t already, BestBullySticks will have you talking with your dog in no time.

Speaking Dog

There’s a whole lot to cover when it comes to canine body language. Your dog uses nearly every part of its body to express feelings and emotions – so instead of trying to describe specific situations, we’ll focus on key expressive behaviors your dog uses to communicate. This way you will be better prepared to figure out what a dog is trying to tell you at any given moment. You’ll be surprised just how much your pup can say with their furry faces and wagging tails!

Eye Contact

Dogs seldom make eye contact with each other. Catching a direct gaze from another dog is usually a sign of aggression. However, for people, this isn’t always the case. If your dog has a relaxed facial expression and he keeps making eye contact, chances are he’s just looking for some attention.

If a dog holds a tense fixed gaze he probably doesn’t want much to do with you. This type of eye contact is usually regarded as a sort of “first warning” by other dogs. The same goes for people, too. Continue reading

Weekly Drool Recipe: Beefy Sweet Potato Animal Crackers via For the Love of Pooch

Best Bully Sticks has another tasty installment of Weekly Drool Recipes for you today! Easy and perfectly snackable for your pooch, Beefy Sweet Potato Animal Crackers from Erica & Mochi over at For the Love of Pooch will have your dog drooling! So break out your animal cookie cutters and get baking!

Ingredients

  • 3 C. of whole wheat flour (regular or white)
  • 3 tbsp. of olive oil
  • 1 egg
  • 1 jar of beef and gravy baby food
  • 1 jar of sweet potato baby food
  • 1/4 C. skim milk
  • 1/4 C. water

Directions

1. Preheat oven 350 degrees.

2. Mix flour, egg, olive oil, baby food, skim milk, and water together. Dough should be stiff.

3. Roll the dough into a 1/2-inch-thick roll. Using mini animal cookie cutters, cut into 1/2-inch pieces.

4. Bake for 20 minutes. Continue reading