OK, so by now I’ll say that I am fairly versed in health food stores for humans; however, I am very new to this whole doggy treat business. While sitting in class today I was informed about Polka Dog Bakery aka doggie treat mecca.
After class I decided that I would take a walk into the south end of Boston to find this spot. As I rounded the corner, the lights of the store met my eyes and I knew I had arrived, and what a spot.
Upon walking in I was kindly greeted by the friendly and knowledgeable sales person, who told me that he had tried some of the treats that they sell, and reassured me that they truly were “tasty.” In addition to the fact that Polka uses REAL and WHOLE ingredients making everything on site and from scratch, the most exciting feature of the store is the doggy treat “candy bar” (see below).
After spending 20 minutes perusing and asking about each treat that I could buy, I selected a peanut butter based treat, and even more exciting a slice of dried yam (sweet potato–yes I’m such a nutrition student)treat. I think I am more excited about this finding than even Sasha will be.
I can’t wait to try using my newly purchased healthy treats in my training efforts that are progressing, well, slowly to put it nicely– but we’re working on it! The great part about purchasing these treats is that I am confident that Sasha is getting healthy treats that have no fake or processed ingredients– helping to keep her a Healthy Dog!
(Sasha at 8 weeks)