Victoria SchadeVictoria Schade is an APDT Certified Pet Dog Trainer and an honors graduate from the San Francisco Dog Trainer’s Academy with a Counseling Certificate. Her company, Good Dog! Training, has grown exponentially since opening its doors in the Washington, DC area seven years ago. She has worked with thousands of dogs – and dog owners – and honed her unique dog handling and “coaching” technique. She earns rave reviews from her customers for her ability to help every dog be a good dog. Her expertise is also regularly taped by the media. Recent press includes a mention in Washingtonian Magazine as one of the best trainers in the DC area, and subject-matter expert insights in The Washington Post, The Washington Times, The DC Examiner, Northern Virginia Living Magazine, Dog Fancy Magazine, Training Secrets for Labrador Retrievers Magazine, Dogs USA, Training Secrets for Boxers Magazine, DailyCandy.com, Housetraining Magazine, The Bark Magazine, and Animal Wellness Magazine. Radio interviews include Animal Corner, Steve Dale’s Pet World, Pet Talk, and Animal Radio. Victoria recently appeared as a judge on the WE Channel production, “America’s Cutest Puppies” and has appeared the CBS Early Show, WJLA ABC News Channel 7, and WTTG Fox 5. Victoria’s debut training DVD, “New Puppy! Now What?” won the DWAA Maxwell award in 2006. “New Puppy! Now What?” is a comprehensive yet light-hearted training tool that helps novice owners navigate puppy parenthood with a sense of humor, and tools that work fast.
Victoria Schade: Hi! I am Victoria Schade, I am a Certified Pet Dog Trainer and the Creator of the Puppy Training DVD New Puppy! Now What?
Today, I am showing you a couple of recipes, different things you could put inside activity toys like these that will keep your dog constructively busy.
This little recipe is something I like to call Who you calling Jerky?
, and its a just a bunch of commercially available dog treats packed very tightly into the activity toy, and thats the key, this is a more advanced type of activity toy because its going to be harder to unpack.
So, this is just a jerky treat that I got at my local pet retailer. You are going to stuff them in nice and tightly, and as I said, this is a more advanced activity toy because its going to be harder for the dog to unpack.
So, I start it off with those hard jerky treats and I am going to stuff some softer liver treats in the middle section, and then, the part that makes it extra difficult is you take a flat jerky treat like this and put it across to the mouth of the activity toy. So, nothing is going to come out unless that dog really works hard.
This is a more advanced activity toy but definitely one that will be much loved.