Wildebeest's Guide to Treat Pouches (With Video)
If you’re used to having your pockets filled with the scent of hot dogs and kibble, it doesn’t have to be that way! Whether you’re casually working on your pup’s manners or doing serious training sessions, sticky pockets shouldn’t be a way of life. That’s why we’re here to tell you all about treat pouches, what their benefits are, and how you can find one that’s right for you!
Why use a treat pouch?
Treat pouches are helpful for many situations, whether you’re training, competing, or just working on your pup’s manners out in the world. When using positive reinforcement training, it’s all about rewarding beest for the behaviors you’d like to see. Having their reward in an easy-to-access treat pouch ensures you’re rewarding ‘em at the right time, every time.
Some of the most common use-cases for treat pouches are dogs in obedience or agility training, puppies who are potty training, or dogs who need a little extra attention for loose-leash walks. Treat pouches are also useful to help train off-leash hiking or practice recall in a variety of situations.
What makes a good treat pouch?
“Good” can be subjective, but in our opinion, there are a few must-haves to keep an eye out for. Most importantly, it should hold treats well and they should be easy to access. It should also be designed without bulk so it’s not getting in the way, and be a breeze to clean, too.
What’s special about the Alamo Treat Pouch?
Our Alamo Treat Pouch is designed with all the must-have features in mind, plus some nice-to-haves, too.
- Easy-open, magnetic compartment: makes reaching for beest’s treats quick and simple and keeps curious noses out
- Smaller secondary compartment: keep keys, poopbags, or secondary treats on hand (our favorite review calls it the perfect dog mom purse, and we have to agree!)
- Heavy-duty clip and included waist strap: your training shouldn’t be dependent on your outfit!
- Food-safe and machine washable: treat grease no more
All of those features, plus it's backed by our Wild4life Warranty. There might not ever be a perfect treat pouch, but we think this one is pretty darn close.