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Come See Us at the MN State Fair!

MN State Fair 2021 - August 26 - Labor Day!

After last year's fair being cancelled, the MN State Fair is back on - starting August 26 and ending Labor Day, 2021. As always, you can find GREAT DOG in the Dairy Building on the south end of the fairgrounds. We will be selling many of our top selling chews, pull toys, Hooked On Tails products, Mendota Pet collars and leashes, FreezeTag Dog Tag Silencers, and as always, YEOWWW! Catnip products (if you haven't checked out these MN companies, you should - the products are awesome)!

For more information, go to: www.mnstatefair.org. Stop on by GREAT DOG's booth. We'd love to see you plus your 4-legged friends will be so happy you did! In the meantime, we hope you're having a GREAT summer.

August 16, 2021 — GD CO.
5 Best Single Ingredient Dog Chews

5 Best Single Ingredient Dog Chews

Ever wondered which single ingredient dog chews are the best for your dog? What does best even mean? Is best what your dog likes the most? Is best the healthiest dog chew? Does best mean that it has other benefits other than just pure enjoyment? Is best a function of price and taste? How about the length of time a chew lasts? We would answer yes to all these characteristics. Learn the 5 single ingredient dog chews GREAT DOG has identified as being the best!
July 07, 2021 — GD CO.
COVID-19 and Dogs

COVID-19 and Dogs

It seems almost everything has been impacted by COVID-19 in the United States. And, the impact on pet households is no different. While demand for dogs across the US has soared, so has demand for all things dog related.  With increased demand, prices have also increased. Will dog adoption remain high while prices for dog food and chews return to normal once the cases of COVID-19 continue to drop and the number of vaccinated people in the US continues to increase? We sure hope so.
May 24, 2021 — GD CO.
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?