PetSafe® Dog Treat Pouch
My favorite treat pouch
In addition to training professionally, I spend a perhaps-excessive amount of time working on trick-training with my two australian shepherds. Believe me when I say that I have enough treat bags to supply a small country. I probably have close to a dozen by now, scattered between work and home. I had been buying the Outward Hound Treat 'n Ball Bag, which was my favorite of the standard-variety treat bags... until I met this Premier Treat Pouch. While I love my old bags, I hated the drawstring closure. It was always closed when I needed it to be opened and opened when I needed it closed. I hated having to fiddle with that drawstring every time I needed to grab a treat, then pause my training session so I could close it again. This pouch makes it much easier! The hinges are a little stiff when you open them, which is irritating in the beginning but it's very easy to get used to. As I thought about it, I realized I'd rather have some resistance in opening the bag to prevent puppy-noses from easily popping it open. So far, my treat pouch has yet to be invaded by dog face.
The only thing that isn't absolutely perfect for me is the size. I find it uncomfortably large, after several years of using the Treat 'n Ball bag. I expect this is just something I'll have to adjust to. It's significantly larger than the competitive models, but only slightly more cumbersome, so I'm sure the benefits will outweigh the momentary discomfort. In general, though, I'm very pleased with this purchase.
August 24, 2012
I absolutely love this treat pouch. The pouch is much more convenient than trying to dig into a plastic bag for treats all of the time. I have a 5 month old Husky and have been working with her daily. She is quite hyperactive and likes to try to dig into the treat bag but is unable to due to the pouch being able to snap shut. No matter how hard she tries she cannot figure out how to open it. The side pocket on this bag is the perfect size to fit a clicker and the zipper pocket is perfect for small baggies and your ID.
August 10, 2012
Perfect for classes
Borrowed one of these from a friend years ago and fell in love. When my store started carrying them I immediately bought one. We've done classes at the store and lots of work at home. Best thing about it is that when the dog jumps up to stick his nose in the bag, it snaps shut! No nose-diving. I only wish the front pocket had a little more expansion outward from the body of the bag, as my poo bags and keys sometimes make it difficult to get goodies out of the bottom of the main bag.
December 29, 2011