You'll be surprised to learn that finding training treats all three of my dogs like is quite difficult. Wait. Finding training treats that not just Wilhelm likes and will work hard for isn't easy. I learned about Leanlix a few years ago at the Seattle Kennel Club Dog Show. I was really excited about the product. Leanlix is such a great idea, low calories and it is local. But I was not excited about the ingredients. I don't eat anything hydrogenated so I won't feed anything hydrogenated to my pets. Upon a visit to my favorite neighborhood pet store, Pet Elements, I saw that not only had they started carrying Leanlix but there was now a Leanlix Naturals line. Instead of hydrogenated glucose syrup as the first ingredient, the new Leanlix Naturals flavors has brown rice syrup as the first ingredient. Still not a super healthy main ingredient but better than hydrogenated glucose and, hey, it's a treat!
The very best part is that Wilhelm, Brychwyn and Huxley all like the Leanlix Naturals Grass Fed Beef flavor. And I mean they really like it! All three dogs recalls on our recent trip to First Beach were impeccable. Random sits while we are out and about lately have been super speedy. Before where there was a bit of "I might do what you are asking depending on what's in the bait bag" delay in our training, there is now enthusiasm and excitement. Brychwyn has even gotten so that he will do his leash reactivity preventing "with me" just from hearing the Leanlix lid "pop" open.
Speaking of the lid, I took the first Leanlix Naturals I purchased everywhere for the entire week and a half it lasted. It swung from my hands-free leash belt for miles and miles in sunshine and in rain. It fell on the sidewalk, It fell in the sand. Wilhelm and Brychwyn both had a chance to get a hold of it and take it to their beds like a chew. But did the Leanlix container crack or break throughout any of this real life abuse? No! The lid still pooped on and off tightly until the last lick was had. My only complaint is that the paper sticker around the tube disintegrated. I suppose most people don't walk in as much rain as Wilhelm, Brychwyn, Huxley and I do. Anyways, I solved this problem by wrapping clear packing tape around the new tubes I bought. I wanted to use clear tape so that the every five minutes people ask me what it is I am giving to the dogs, I can show them theLeanlix label.
Is it obvious that Leanlix Naturals are pretty popular around here?
Leanlix Naturals has fast become my favorite training treat and an essential training tool. Do you have any training tools that you just can't train without? Then please join Dachshund Nola, Tenacious Little Terrier and us next Monday, May 5th, for first Monday's Positive Pet Training Blog Hop. The theme is favorite training tools! Please share anything about your positive based training essentials- favorite clicker, treat, book, DVD, etc. As always, any posts about positive training with any pet are welcome. We hope you'll join us to share and learn next week!