First I have to admit, Jake and Sophie, are not my pups but my boyfriend’s. Seeing as the three of them are inseparable, I have become a “Step-Mom” of sorts. Jake is our trusty companion on outdoor adventures, as well as my model on Instagram. Sophie is the queen bee and the life of the party where ever we take her. She might be 8 years old but she will zoom up a trail like a puppy.
I had 3 Maltese growing up and all our dog supply shopping was done at the big pet stores. So when the opportunity to work with a Kriser’s, a small natural pet supply store, came up Clay and I were both excited to go check it out. First off, the Pac Team was super helpful and friendly. The store is small, in the best way possible. Aisles were easy to navigate, and signage was great. I know that may sound weird but as someone who wants to be in an out of the store with little interaction (ha!) you love a place with good signage!
- Frozen Dog Treats – seriously bacon peanut butter goodness for your dogs! A little jealous of this treat but I know Jake would love this after a long hike
- Raw food is hands down the best food for your pet
- You can get raw food in frozen or freeze-dried. Freeze Dried actually has more protein and is more convenient that frozen
- The best harness for a pulling dog is one that hooks in the front! Had no idea
- While interactive games look fun, they are only successful if your dog has a longer attention span… sorry Jakey, not for you
Sophie is great on a retractable leash and easy to manage, where Jake, he is a puller. We had talked about switching to a harness and after discussing all the options with a Pac Team Member we settled on the Sense-able Harness and Ruffwear Leash. This harness connects in the front so your dog can’t get the leverage to pull and if he does it will actually turn them rather than pull you forward. Excited to test this out Sunday at the South Pearl Street Farmers Market.
We had a great time at Kriser’s getting to know the Pac team. Jake and Sophie had fun too. Lucky, for us the closest Kriser’s is located right down the road. So the next time we run out of dog food we won’t have to cross town to a big box store. Instead, we can take Jake and Sophie right down the road to visit their new friends.