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A Pet Sitter’s Review: Dynamo Dog Treats

IMG_9468Back when I was a pet sitter, I was known for carrying a treat pouch with me everywhere I went. The dogs knew it, their humans knew it, even the neighborhood dogs knew it.

There were several reason I did this:

  1. To mark a desired behavior (like loose-leash walking) in one of my doggie clients while out on our walks.
  2. To train new dog tricks to some of my doggie clients (like the adorable Teddy) as a way to add a little variety to our walks.
  3. To toss to an oncoming dog who may be a threat to my client. (I even threw the whole pouch at a dog just to slow her down!)

I always felt like I was prepared when I had my treat pouch with me.

One of the treats I used to use most often (and still use) was Cloud Star Soft and Chewy Buddy Biscuits. I originally hose them because they are a high quality treat that is made in the U.S.A. by a family owned business and because they are grain-free (no corn!) and do not include artificial preservatives, but I soon realized that they were also a high-value treat for almost all my doggie clients. Dogs love them, including my own dogs.Dynamo dog hip and joint

So when I was asked if I would be interested in reviewing the latest Cloud Star dog treats, I (of course) said yes.  I don’t often do product reviews, but this one I was happy to do because they are a company I trust and one I have purchased from many times before.

Our dog park friend. He loved them so much he tried to get some from me a week later.

Our dog park friend. He loved them so much he tried to get some from me a week later.

Our box of treats arrived on the same day I purchased a new bag of Soft and Chewy Buddy Biscuits at the pet food store. It made me laugh. What are the chances?

I opened the box to see a new line Cloud Star dog treats called Dynamo Dog. All the bags were clearly labeled and indicated they were grain free on the package. They also clearly identified a specific dog need they were designed to meet. The four bags in the box were:

  • Hip and Jointmade with Bacon and Cheese, contains Glucosamine HCL and Chondroitin Sulfate.
  • Hip and Jointmade with Chicken, contains Glucosamine HCL and Chondroitin Sulfate.
  • Tummy treats, made with Pumpkin and Ginger (both of which are great for dogs), contain several types of probiotics to help create good bacteria in a dog’s tummy.
  • Skin and Coatmade with Salmon, contains Vitamin E to help with the skin and coat.

I started my dogs off with the Tummy treats the first night. They were an absolute hit!  I laughed as my dogs offered me all sorts of behaviors (downs, sit, watch me, turn, etc.) just so they could get a treat. They loved them.

Dynamo Dog Body and coatWe tried them again at the dog park the next day. They were a hit there as well. I was starting to feel like the Pied Piper after a while because I had so many dogs coming back to me for more! One dog actually came back to me today (several times) looking for more treats! Clearly, the dogs loved them.

We have since tried the Hip and Joint and the Skin and Coat. All have been popular with my dogs and the dogs at the dog park. I even used them in the dog’s chess game to see if they could find them quicker. They did.

We’ll be buying these treats again.

Update: I came home yesterday to torn up packages of Dynamo Dog Treats. The bags were already empty, but clearly the dogs love them. 🙂


  1. derrycats
    November 5, 2013 at 5:58 AM

    Thanks for the review. As a current pet sitter, it is always good to know what’s out there and what’s good!

    • Mel
      November 6, 2013 at 6:52 AM

      You are so welcome. Thanks for what you do! it’s hard work, but so much fun too.

  2. November 5, 2013 at 5:59 AM

    Well, the treats were for the dogs, so what is that issue? We love those treats too and along with Zukes are enjoying more of them than normal as we help Mom train Bailie 🙂

    • Mel
      November 6, 2013 at 6:52 AM

      LOL! Yes. Good point. 🙂
      My dogs also love Zukes.

  3. Ginger Beagle
    November 5, 2013 at 8:37 AM

    I always have a pouch of the small training treats with me, also. I will have to check out this brand, they sound great!

    • Mel
      November 6, 2013 at 6:51 AM

      Me too! It’s a great way to distract and refocus attention on you (among other things). 🙂

  4. fhbordercollies
    November 5, 2013 at 11:33 AM

    Thanks for the info! Do you know if they are only available online or in pet stores also? I’m always looking for good treats that are well made and that the dogs will love, I bet mine would really like the Salmon flavor! I’ve tried all sorts of things, needs something high value for agility training.

    • Mel
      November 6, 2013 at 6:50 AM

      Thanks fhbordercollies! Yes. I actually get mine at Chuck and Don’s Pet Food Outlet here in town. I know that Pet Supplies Plus carries them too.

  5. November 5, 2013 at 11:25 PM

    LOL – loos like you’ll need to buy more sooner than you thought! ;0)
    I’m glad to read this review. I’ve been looking for the best hip and joint supplements that I can give Kayo daily that can also serve as treats. I’ll have to check these out!

    • Mel
      November 6, 2013 at 6:47 AM

      No kidding! I would definitely check these ones out.

  6. November 14, 2013 at 7:46 AM

    I smiled over your comment about carrying treats. Since I got my Lab puppy I have started to do that. In the past I avoided carrying treats. My golden retrievers got too food crazy. But with obedience training and field training I have been told to treat, treat, treat. At first I carried them in my pockets but my pants started to show grease stains from holding treats constantly. So now I carry a waist pack. I keep it in the refrig. because some treats I use are perishable. When Ketli sees me put on the pack she perks up and pays attention. Pretty smart puppy, and very typical for all dogs.

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