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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.
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?
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.
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?
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!