How A Dog Treat Can Feed A Person

25 March 2016

I began working for a charity called Noah's Art in January of this year who aid vulnerable people with the help of animals and pets. This form of animal assisted therapy aid those in need, from those who are disabled and those who struggle with mental illnesses, to those who are just feeling isolated and alone.

At the same time, I was approached by the generous people at Top Collar to review one of their boxes. As a lover of dogs, I jumped at the chance to try the box at my next Noah's Art session with our lovely client; Whizz Kids. 

The subscription box is delivered to your door and its slim packaging makes these treats easily deliverable to those in apartment blocks, as it fits through narrow letterboxes. For owners, you can send in a photo of your beloved pet and have each monthly box personalised with a photo of your choice.

I used to be a proud owner of a beautiful Doberman with a personality dramatically different to that of its stereotype. I used to struggle with dry foods with her but as these treats smell so appetising, I found no difficulty in gaining the attention of the dogs.

It was a pleasure to see the children from the organisation engage with the dogs that were brought to the session. As many of the children were physically impaired, having a chunky dog biscuit to grab onto was really useful for their hand-to-eye coordination. As the dogs were so desperate for the treats, we would also use this as an opportunity to have the children teach the animals discipline, which in turn made these children feel valued. Something that I strongly believe helps a child grow.

I was also sent treats that tasted of a Sunday Roast, something my friend's dog found irresistible. So irresistible that he completely neglected the fact I was so kind to give him the treat in the first place and instantly assumed the whole bag was his. Something that made retrieving my treats from him impossible. You win this time, Alfie!

So you see how a dog treat can feed more than just a dog? It can feed creativity and awaken confidence in those who never thought it was possible. Helping the children build their own skills meant that they learnt how to relate to the animals and communicate their emotions openly and honestly. 

Get your first Top Collar box free when you use the code 'TSOHFREE' at the checkout.

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