We restocked our supply of training treats at Mound's Dog Fest by loading up on free samples of dog food. Monte now has a virtual buffet of dog treats. To only be given in moderation to avoid any digestive issues.
We also received a $5 coupon for our favorite dog food that was burning a hole in my pocket. The sales representative mentioned that it happened to be on sale this month. In addition to our bounty from the Dog Fest, every class at the Dog Den earns a $5 certificate. So, free money in hand we visited one of Monte's favorite places - Mound's Pet Food Warehouse.
We made our selection of NutriSource Large Breed Chicken and Rice, it is similar, but a new food. It occurred to me that Monte has never had more than two bags of the same dog food. He started out on Wellness Large Breed Puppy, followed by NutriSource Chicken&Rice, Natural Balance Ultra Premium, and American Natural Premium Original. All "premium" foods, our selections have been based on recommendations, availability, and price.
We splurged and picked up a new chew toy. Monte's new favorite pastime is chewing on his antler.
We were impressed with a new food we saw at Dog Fest and considered giving it a try. However, a thirty pound bag of Orijen was around $70, which is a bit too pricey even for Monte. Considering whole chicken breasts were $0.99 a pound at Pick n' Save this week, he will settle for receiving Orijen as a reward for good behavior.