Thursday, July 21, 2016

Barkbox July 2016 Small Dog Subscription Box Review and Free Box Offer

Barkbox is becoming quite the powerhouse in the pet subscription box sector. It is one of the most popular dog subscriptions out there and they do provide some excellent treats and entertainment for my boys. This review is for the July 2016 small dog box. I have two rat terriers at roughly 18lbs. I find that the toys in Barkbox tend to be appropriately sized and more durable than other boxes. I know "durable" can be subjective. My dogs love disemboweling toys so I've come to expect it but Barkbox does a good job of making sure it doesn't happen two seconds after the toys are out of the box.

The Cost: $29/month

What You Get: Every month you will receive a box in the mail with four or more carefully selected products and presents for your dog – anything from toys, bones and all-natural treats to hygiene products and innovative new gadgets!

Craft Dog Treatery Brazilian Style Beef Tips- Grain free treats made in the USA. Both my dogs can eat beef so these are a plus! They're soft treats so not exactly pocket friendly for training but they make great rewards for around the house.
Terra Freeze Dried Lamb- If you've never given your dog freeze dried protien treats, they'll flip over these. This version is lamb but I've used beef liver, beef and turkey. All of them make my dogs go nuts. Especially Dexter. He will do his entire rotation of tricks if he knows I have them. One right after the other. We've been working on hand signals and he's doing pretty well. Not as well as Bugsy but pretty well. Hopefully these will encourage him to be a little better.

Sawmill Creek Smokehouse Pig Ear Chew- Sourced and made in the USA, that's what I like to see. This must be a mini pig since this ear is way smaller than the ones I get at the butcher. Those are as big as my head. My grandma used to raise pigs for food (she lived on a farm in the country) but I don't remember them having huge ears. I do remember them being super mean, though. Never fall into the pig pen. Let me just say that. Oof. Especially when you're ten and each pig outweighs you by triple.
Crown of Laurels- Sooo, I know I said Barkbox tends to have the most durable toys but this didn't last long at all. It's sort of a weird toy to begin with, even if it does fit the Olympic Games theme. This basically unravelled immediately. Barkbox does have a Scouts Honor program that will replace a toy or treat that didn't work for your dog. I might take advantage of that with this toy.

Hail Caesar Olympian Dog Toy- Bugsy loved this, of course. He's a big fan of anything plush with squeakers.

VERDICT: I know I've said it before but I really love getting a subscription box for my dogs. They're smart dogs and keeping them entertained can be tough. With a box like this, it's a constant rotation of new toys to tease their brains. Plus, I never will run out of treats. What I like most is the eclectic toys that are sent. Things I would never think my dogs would like end up being favorites that get played with for months.

If you would like to sign up for Barkbox, you can get a free month added to your subscription with this link.

What do you think of getting boxes for dogs?

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