Iams Shakeables Giveaway and Valentines Day Tips for Your Dog

Our Reya puppy dressed up as “Bat Dog” for Halloween

Iams has recently launched new treats for your fur-baby. Iams Shakeables Soft & Chewy treats are made using real lamb, chicken and turkey. To celebrate the launch of these savory treats, we are giving away each flavor to one of our lucky readers (and their pet!) below.


Valentines day is fast approaching and if you are anything like me, you will want to show your loveable furry friends some love too! I am one of those pet owners that likes to include her dog into celebrations… she is, after all  family too. I make her stockings for christmas, sign her name on cards we send, celebrate her birthday and dress her up for Halloween too, so when it comes to Valentines day I think our furry family member deserves a treat just like everyone else.

Let’s go over some Valentines Day Tips for treating your dog…

Tips for Treating Your Dog

Show your furry friend your love – with a shake and keep the following tips in mind when training your dog. Above all, it’s important not to get discouraged and remember that both a puppy and an adult dog can be trained if you invest the time to do so.

  • Stay Away From Table Scraps – As much as your furry friend loves to hang around the table while you’re eating, ready to pounce on anything that may fall to floor, resist the urge to feed table scrapes. Not only is human food potentially toxic to animals, scraps also tend to be high in fat and calories and low in the vitamins and nutrients your pet needs. Treats, like New Iams Shakeables, offer wholesome ingredients full of delicious flavours your pet will love.
  • Tricks For Treats – Treats can be used for training to get your pet’s attention and keep him or her focused. While training, you should use soft, chewy treats that are easy to digest and won’t take away from training time.
  • Timing is Everything – While training your pet, make sure you are rewarding him or her with a treat immediately after performing the correct action. This ensures the reward is associated with the behaviour.
  • Consistency is Key – Dog training is intense, so choose a day you have a good amount of free time to begin. Pretend you have left the house and stay away for several minutes. Once your dog thinks you’re gone and “violates the restricted area,” walk in and give a firm “no” or “get down.” Direct your dog to his or her bed, and praise him or her for going to it. Repeat this as many times as necessary. Eventually, most dogs will get the hint. Again, consistency is key. This training may have to be repeated periodically over several weeks or even months.
  • Take Treats With You – Most pets don’t stop exhibiting good behaviour after they leave the front door. Whether you’re rgoing on a trip, taking a walk, or playing in the park with your pet, treats make great pet travel rewards.
  • Give Treats In Between Meals – Remember, treats are not a substitute for a meal and should not make up more than 10 to 20 per cent of a dog’s daily diet. To avoid filling up your pet before a meal, try giving treats in between your pet’s scheduled meal times. If you’re training with treats, cut back on meal portions after a session to avoid overeating.

For more information on New Iams Shakeables, adult and puppy training tips visit http://iams.com/dog-food/dog-treats-shakeables



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  1. Allison on February 8, 2013 at 2:15 pm

    Mater- beagle- 1.5 years
    Loves his cookies!

  2. Courtney on February 8, 2013 at 2:16 pm

    My dog is named Cole, he’s 7 and hes a golden retriever!

  3. Monica on February 8, 2013 at 2:38 pm

    Zazu is 16, a mixed breed and a VERY SWEET girl!

  4. Erika E on February 8, 2013 at 3:21 pm

    Ariel is a German Shepherd/Husky and she’s 6 years old.

  5. Amy Orvin on February 8, 2013 at 4:19 pm

    Toby is a 5lb imperial shitzu. She is 2 years old.

  6. Anne Taylor on February 8, 2013 at 4:55 pm

    My daughter has a 4 yr old Pomeranian

  7. Jo Ann Moffatt on February 8, 2013 at 5:07 pm

    I have two Chihuahuas that I love dearly! Skittles is a little boy who turns 9 on Feb. 17 and Abbey is a little girl who turned 1 on October 17.

  8. cathy henatyszen on February 8, 2013 at 7:38 pm

    2 dogs here… I aussie mix, and a collie…. 3 yrs and 6 yrs… thanks for the chance to win

  9. Lisa on February 8, 2013 at 10:28 pm

    my dogs name is maggie is is a lab mix and is 2.5 yrs old

  10. Samorjj on February 9, 2013 at 5:28 am

    8 yr old Retriever named Cody.

  11. Toby on February 9, 2013 at 9:56 pm

    I have 2 fur babies…
    Leo April 27/2008 bichon/pomeranian/shiht zhu
    Lily Oct 20/2008 maltese/shiht zhu

  12. elaine douglas on February 9, 2013 at 9:57 pm

    thanks for the contest I have posted on SCCC for you as requested 🙂
    I have a 3 year old chihuahua named Dego and he’s in a house with 6 cats so i would love to treat him with this! 🙂

  13. Tammy Dalley on February 9, 2013 at 10:01 pm

    I have two puppies, they are both shihtzus, Harley is a male and hes 2 years old , Bella is female and she is 8 months old. They love treats 😛

  14. lynn macdonald on February 9, 2013 at 10:07 pm

    Kenzie, golden retriever-4 years old; Murphy and Charlie, golden retriever twins, 6 months old

  15. lynn on February 9, 2013 at 10:27 pm

    my nikki is a sweet husky lab mix who loves to eat

  16. Jackie reid on February 9, 2013 at 10:46 pm

    I have 2 rescue dogs 🙂

    Shadow is a 1.5 year old lab x mix.


    Nysha is an approx 3 year old shepard/rodesion mix. She’s our newst adopted rescue 🙂

  17. Adrienne Styles on February 9, 2013 at 10:50 pm

    Maia – 4 years old – Border collie
    Zoe – 8 months – Australian Sheperd

  18. Kelly Bouma on February 9, 2013 at 11:35 pm

    We have 2 dogs – Tyco a MinPin and the big dog Sasha a mixed breed German Sherppard and other things which we don’t know, a very pretty girl

  19. Angela Mitchell on February 9, 2013 at 11:56 pm

    Zinnia, 3yrs, Shih Tzu

  20. pat george on February 10, 2013 at 12:34 am

    bear a 4 month old staint bernard puppy

  21. Belinda McNabb on February 10, 2013 at 1:59 am

    We have a Chihuahua named poncho and he is 2

  22. Lori Bazan on February 10, 2013 at 2:12 am

    My puppy is almost 5 months old. His name is Diesel and he is a mix between a Lab and Border Collie

  23. Elena on February 10, 2013 at 3:19 am

    My dog’s name is Blondie and she is a yellow Lab

    • Elena on February 10, 2013 at 3:19 am

      She is 2 years old

  24. Angie on February 10, 2013 at 4:46 am

    Our puppy is Jazzi. She is almost 11 and is a Pomeranian. Cutest dog ever!!!

  25. Robyn B. on February 10, 2013 at 7:27 am

    My dog’s name is Micha, she is 3 years old and is a Jack Russell terrier.

  26. sarah p on February 10, 2013 at 7:24 pm

    just had puppies, 9 of them!! they are a bull mastiff/shepherd/rottweiler mixture 🙂 just about two months old now

  27. Rose on February 10, 2013 at 9:13 pm

    Our newest of 4, is Maiden–4 months old. She’s an English Bull Mastiff/Black Lab mix.

  28. Karla Sceviour on February 10, 2013 at 11:14 pm

    My mother in law has a Bichon named Pipsqueak who is about 10 years old. Also my stepmother has a Bichon also named Angel who is around 3. I would share these with the 2 dogs..lol..:)

  29. Fan R on February 11, 2013 at 6:00 am

    Benjamin, age 1 YR Chihuahua

  30. Brenda Penton on February 11, 2013 at 10:40 am

    My dog’s name is Callie. She just turned 6 years old. We adopted her when she was 2 years old. Not really sure what breeds are in her, she looks part Finnish Spitz.

  31. Brenda Witherspoon-Bedard on February 12, 2013 at 12:32 am

    His name is George and is 11 years old and is a mixed breed

  32. Michelle Michaud on February 12, 2013 at 4:04 pm

    She is my baby..GYPSY…she is 7 years old and a chiwauwau terrier!

  33. Carolle on February 12, 2013 at 4:12 pm

    My dog name is Pistache and she is 7 and she is a mix breed…

  34. Laura Potvin on February 12, 2013 at 4:42 pm

    I have 2 dogs- One is Nikkita, she is a 4 year old Siberian Husky. I also have Kara, she is Nikkita’s puppy. Kara is 10 weeks old (also Siberian Husky).

  35. SUMMER PLEWES on February 13, 2013 at 1:43 pm

    we have 2 dogs. JACK our 5 year old Jack Russel and Ellie Bellie our 8 month old Lab.

  36. Bree on February 15, 2013 at 12:44 am

    Our dog Timber is a malamute and he is 4 years old!

  37. Glogirl on February 16, 2013 at 3:56 am

    I’d love to win this for my sister-in-law’s dog named Koffee who is a German Shepherd. Not sure her exact age!

  38. maria on February 16, 2013 at 7:51 am

    Jade, 8 yrs old, Blue Healer, Australian Cattle Dog

  39. Andrew B. on February 17, 2013 at 7:21 pm

    My dog Misty is a mixed breed ( mutt) but super adorable and still fiesty at 9 years old!

  40. Donna Allen on February 17, 2013 at 10:13 pm

    My female Jack Russel “Abbey” Love her Iams and treats!

  41. Aimee R on February 17, 2013 at 11:17 pm

    Solo, 6, Sheltie

  42. samantha on February 17, 2013 at 11:23 pm

    i have two black labs that always have big sad eyes when i shake for the cats

  43. Bailey-eileen Dexter-parr on February 18, 2013 at 12:38 am

    mix, no really sure

  44. tammy jeffery on February 18, 2013 at 2:25 am

    pug, 3, junior

  45. Kelly Ann T. on February 19, 2013 at 4:23 am

    Artie and Kouga are both large mixed breed rescue dogs. Artie is about 2 and Kouga is about 6.

  46. Wendy on February 21, 2013 at 4:44 pm

    Mika and Max are 5 yr old maltipoos

  47. LennyG on February 21, 2013 at 5:02 pm

    Shay, 8, Golden

  48. elaine b on February 21, 2013 at 10:36 pm

    i have 2 yorkies, a mom and baby, 5 yeas and 2 years, rosie and maggie

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