8/31 | DIY Doggie Station

This post is sponsored by The J.M. Smucker Company. All opinions are my own.
I am an animal lover, but everyone who knows me already knows that. I’ve had animals all of my life. From birds to pot belly pigs, I’ve had them all. I’m a firm believer that you have to train your animals to behave, and good behavior should always be rewarded. Take my dog, Chloe, for example. She’s a great dog, good with kids, and loves to play. She listens so well but training her isn’t easy sometimes. It’s important to have a treat that motivates her, rewards her, and makes her want to succeed.

I was at my local Walmart the other day walking down the Dog Snack aisle looking for a good treat that I could reward Chloe with while we train. I don’t like dog treats that are too hard for her to chew or ones that are so big I can’t share them with my other smaller dogs. I was looking for real ingredients and no artificial flavors. As you can imagine, it was almost like finding a needle in a haystack. Then I found them.

Pup-Peroni® Jerky Bites. They’re new and come in great flavors like beef and pork. Not only that, but meat is the number one ingredient in these treats with no meat by-products, grain, or fillers. Pup-Peroni Jerky Bites are made with all premium ingredients plus they’re soft and chewy so they can also be torn apart easily for my other fur babies to enjoy them! They’re the perfect treat for my pups as part of a healthy diet. Whether I’m rewarding training, or just wanting to show them I love them, dog treats are important.

As soon as I got home from finding Pup-Peroni Jerky Bites at Walmart I decided that I needed to get crafty. I have always wanted a little station in my mudroom where I can easily access Chloe’s leash and treats to help make our walks more efficient. I decided it was the perfect time to make that dream a reality. Surprisingly I had most of the supplies for this project already in my home! Let me show you how I made it! Supplies:

  • Wooden Canvas
  • Mason Jar
  • Twine
  • Adhesive Hook
  • Black Paint Pen
  • Green Paint
  • Paint Brush
  • Photo Frame

1. I painted the canvas green. You may want to use more than one coat but I was going for a rustic look.

  1. While the paint was drying I decided to get creative and paint “Woof” onto the adhesive hook!

  1. Once everything was dry I took my twine and attached the mason jar onto the canvas, then adhered the hook onto it as well. I loved the addition of Chloe’s photo, it really finished off the project!

Now I’m not trying to find a lost leash or digging in my kitchen cabinet for her treats to reward her after a walk. It’s all in one convenient place and it’s organized so well. Later that day, we went out for our evening walk and training session and Chloe was extra good! It’s almost as if she knew I had bought her the new Pup-Peroni Jerky Bites. Afterward, I hung her leash up, grabbed a treat, and rewarded her. Boy did she enjoy it.

The only thing I regret is the fact that I didn’t purchase the 20-ounce bag! All of my dogs love them, and I love knowing that I’m giving my pets treats with real ingredients. Go to your local Walmart and pick these up for your dog.  There aren’t any other jerky bites this tender with big meaty flavor like these!