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Dog Chews for Aggressive Chewers

Dog Chews for Aggressive Chewers

Having been in the dog chew business for 3 decades, it's a rare day that we don't get the question, "What's the best chew for an aggressive chewer?" It seems the vast majority of dog owners have dogs that are aggressive chewers. But, is that really possible? We think not.

An aggressive chewer is any dog that chews with such enthusiasm, energy and vigor that he breaks off large pieces or virtually swallows the object he's chewing whole. Of course, chewing behavior exists on a continuum with most dogs falling somewhere in the middle range. Humans often mistakenly label their dogs aggressive chewers because their dogs consume chews and treats too quickly. It's understandable people want the chew they just paid $13 for to last longer than 20 minutes. But is it reasonable? Probably not. But why?

March 31, 2021 — GD CO.
Single Ingredient Dog Chews and Treats - Are They Superior?

Single Ingredient Dog Chews and Treats - Are They Superior?

As a dog lover are you concerned about what your dog eats? Would you prefer to feed your dog chews and treats with ingredients that are easy to pronounce and trace? Does your dog have food related allergies? Is your dog a picky eater? Are you concerned about maximizing the dollars you invest in chews and treats? Are you looking for lasting, healthier chews your dog will love while helping to keep gums and teeth clean? If you answered yes to all or most of these questions, consider single ingredient dog chews and treats.
January 28, 2021 — GD CO.
Bison vs. Beef Dog Treats and Chews

Bison vs. Beef Dog Treats and Chews

Many consumers use the term Bison and Buffalo interchangeably. But are they interchangeable terms? And, when it comes to Bison or Beef dog chews and treats, is one preferable? We answer these and other questions to help readers better understand the differences when purchasing single ingredient dog chews.

Natural Dog Treats and Chews - How Do You Know?

Natural Dog Treats and Chews - How Do You Know?

You try to purchase only "natural" dog treats and chews because you love your dog. But, how do you know if "natural" dog chews and treats are really natural? In many ways it comes down to how they are manufactured. For example, how do you know the additives in pet chews and treats are safe? Even a bigger question is why are manufacturers adding soaks, salts, washes, nitrates, sugars and many other preservatives to dog chews and treats?

Bully Sticks - Which Ones Should You Buy?

Bully Sticks - Which Ones Should You Buy?

Bully sticks are not an inexpensive chew so maximize your investment by increasing your knowledge about pizzle. Learn about common bully stick myths and what you should look for when buying bully sticks (pizzle).
Minnesota State Fair 2020 Online Marketplace - A First of Its Kind!

Minnesota State Fair 2020 Online Marketplace - A First of Its Kind!

As most of us know all too well, fairs across the country have been cancelled due to the Covid-19 pandemic. The biggest state fair in the country - the MN State Fair - is no exception. Nonetheless, interested vendors were given the opportunity to participate in the first ever Minnesota State Fair Online Marketplace starting August 4, 2020 and running through December 31, 2020. GREAT DOG CO. will participate along with several hundred other vendors. Make sure to take advantage of all the GREAT deals!

 

How Old is Your Dog Really?

How Old is Your Dog Really?

Recently I decided to research dog age after running into a woman who described her Golden as old. When I inquired about the dog’s age I learned he was only 8 years old. In comparison I have a 55 pound dog who is 7 years old. I would never describe him as old, not even on his way to being old. But should I?
Went to Play Frisbee and Caught a Dog

Went to Play Frisbee and Caught a Dog

The fun of Frisbee fetch in Pleasant Lake near our house turned to pain and an unexpected Sunday expense when we noticed a lead sinker and monofilament line dangling from our dog, Chuck's, mouth.
May 03, 2020 — GD CO.
It's a GREAT Time to be a Dog

It's a GREAT Time to be a Dog

We are all living in strange and uncertain times at the moment. For dogs, however, it's awesome - at least here in Minnesota. Honestly I've never seen so many dogs being walked. Let's all commit to continuing to walk our dogs after life returns to "normal."

Dog Memory

Dog Memory

What kind of memory do dogs possess? Dogs' long-term memory is very different from ours. We store information about events or episodes we've experienced (episodic memory) and by recall of general facts (semantic memory). A dog remembers by associating a specific activity with what they see, smell or hear or whether they have a positive or negative memory of it (associative memory). Humans should incorporate what we know about dogs' memory when they train, discipline and interact with their dogs to not only shape their behavior but to also build stronger bonds with them. Learn more at GREAT DOGS - www.greatdogco.com.
January 16, 2020 — GD CO.