Every morning I take my two dogs Bruce and Buffy to the park for a short walk before I have to go to work for the day. When we get to the park I tie them to the bench so I can sit and enjoy my first coffee of the day while they eat their Purinastore Beneful treats I bring for them. Having this routine makes a great start for me and an even greater start for my dogs because their favorite thing in the world is anything Beneful. Honest to goodness, at home I have a closet full of Beneful dry food, wet food and tons of treats for Bruce and Buffy. They are seriously the luckiest dogs in town.
Months ago I tried switching up their routine and bringing a container of Freshpet for each of them to eat while on our walk. I wanted to try this brand because I read an article online on wikipedia about the founder, Richard Thompson and why he created Freshpet. He has said that he wanted to produce a product that allowed dogs to eat food that was just as tasty and healthy as what their owners were eating. I thought it was a brilliant idea for him to do this while using fresh meat and veggies. Mainly because I myself love the healthy lifestyle and my dogs enjoyed those few times were they got Freshpet for breakfast.
Although they loved their Freshpet mornings, I had to go back to bring Beneful treats because the pet store downtown was not selling enough to keep it in the store at that moment in time. Our town is so small that really not much of anything sells around here. Even though we had to go back to treats, we still enjoy our time together every morning. I think it is important for all owners to do something special like this with their dogs. It allows them to release some energy before they are inside for the next 6-8 hours that your at work for.