In March, I found a great deal on a 6-month BarkBox subscription for 48% off that I could not resist. I had already been considering purchasing a box for Cooper and this deal was too good to turn down. The boxes don’t ship until later in the month so we didn’t receive our box until April 23rd but it was definitely worth the wait after we opened it up and found all the awesome goodies inside!
Cooper’s ready to dig into his first BarkBox
Oddly enough, it seemed like Cooper knew this package was for him. He was jumping all over the place and kept biting holes in the cardboard which he has never done with any other packages we have recently. Maybe he could smell all the yummy treats inside.
This month’s BarkBox is inspired by Spring, encouraging pups and their humans to get outside and enjoy Mother Nature. Cooper is definitely off to a great start to outside play time, especially with our recent activities this past weekend.
Inside the BarkBox April 2014 (small dog version):
- Quaker Pet Group – Purple Batty with Chew Guard
- $15.75 on quakerpergroup.com listed site
BarkBox Description: A wild shape only seems fitting for such wild animals! Quaker Unimals are great for chewing, squeaking, and tugging. For romps in the grass or living room, this plush will ensure good company is kept.
Cooper’s Verdict: This toy is a little bigger than most of Cooper’s other toys so I was a little concerned he wouldn’t like. I was definitely wrong! As soon as I pulled out Batty, Cooper grabbed it and started tossing it around. Even after a few days of having Batty, Cooper is still playing with it more often than with his old toys.
Cooper playing with Batty
- Complete Natural Nutrition – Off-Leash Smokey Beef
- $5.99 on completenaturalnutrition.com
BarkBox Description: Soft, chewy, and grain-free! Off-Leash treats are inspired by smoky campfire flavors, and can easily be tucked into a backpack for mid-hike snacking. Each treat contains only 4 calories, making it perfect for portion control and pups on a diet! Corn, soy, wheat and grain-free!
Cooper’s Verdict: Cooper loves small, soft, chewy treats so these were perfect for him. These will make a great addition to the other treats we have purchased for his training classes.
- Etta Says – Roasted Duck Meat Treat – Small Dog
BarkBox Description: Another single-source protein to be enjoyed after a day on the trail, Etta Says roasts their USA-sourced duck treats to perfection. They’re great for pups with protein or grain allergies, as well as picky eaters!
Cooper’s Verdict: Unfortunately, our picky eater was not impressed. Whenever we try to give Cooper a dry treat he always snubs it. He threw this one up in the air a couple of times but eventually pushed it away with his nose.
Cooper wasn’t a fan of the Etta Says Duck Meat Treats
- Mr. Barksmith’s - Cool Treats
- $2.50 on mrbarksmiths.com
BarkBox Description: Cool off and rehydrate with Mr. Barksmith’s Carrot Cake smoothie! Inspired by garden-grown product, this smoothie is made with a blend of apple, bananas, and carrots – that’s it! Pop it in the freezer for an extra chilly treat, or serve as is for a trail treat.
Cooper’s Verdict: Wow, I am going to have to find a place that sells these because Cooper loved it! I wasn’t sure how he would react to something carrot flavored but he was a big fan.
Cooper is a blur running around in anticipation of his Cool Treat
- Barkworthies – Standard 12″ Junior Bully Stick
- $6.30 on barkworthies.com
BarkBox Description: Made with 100% beef bladder, Barkworthies junior bully sticks are a BarkBox subscriber favorite. Pups find them both long-lasting and delicious! No chemicals or preservatives are used, making them a clear winner over other chews like rawhide.
Cooper’s Verdict: This was absolutely Cooper’s favorite item from this month’s BarkBox. I’m not too sure about the long-lasting part (my little pup devoured this in a matter of a couple of hours) but he obviously loved it so I can’t complain. They are a little pricey but I will definitely need to get him some as gifts on special occasions. Cooper was moving around way too much for me to get a clear picture of him but below is a video of him enjoying his treat:
BarkBox April 2014 Total Value: $40.03
Overall I was very happy with everything we got in this month’s BarkBox and can’t wait to see what we get next month.
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