I just love the summer because it means my family gets off the couch and heads outdoors to enjoy the sunshine and beautiful weather. With pet safety in mind, we spend a lot of time around the water in the summer. This always makes my four-legged best friend, Ruby, howl with joy.
Taking trips to the beach and lake are fun family excursions for all of us during the summer. When Ruby first joined the family, he disliked car rides. He now loves them thanks to some positive reinforcement dog training in the form of Nudges treats. I keep a couple of packages in the glove compartment to reward Ruby for being a good passenger, usually in the Hickory Smoked Bacon, Health and Wellness Chicken, or Steakhouse Beef flavor.
Ruby can be a bit timid around the crashing waves of the ocean, but he loves to go to the beach and search the tidal pools for crabs. He isn’t a very good fisherman, but he sure does have fun! When his hard work does not pay off in the form of a crab, he still gets rewarded for his effort with some Nudges treats. Nothing makes us happier than watching him have fun.
Ruby is a fresh water fiend. He swims and happily trudges through the lake water to retrieve his favorite duck over and over again. Swimming is great exercise and we always practice dog safety around the water.
Ruby has diabetes so we have to carefully monitor his exercise and food consumption. Since an afternoon of swimming at the lake is more activity than normal, subsequently he needs a good snack. After “duck hunting”, we give our handsome hunter some of the delicious Nudges treats in the Roasted Duck flavor. I feel good about feeding him these treats because they are made in the USA, free of fillers, and made with real American meat. Nudges is a brand I can trust, and I buy them at Wal-Mart because they have the best selection.
Ruby is such an important part of my family that he deserves nothing less than the greatest treats. I love my family and can’t wait for another Summer full of adventure to begin!