Best Deal for Dog Owners: Reya’s Barkbox Review

Posted on Aug 26 2014 - 8:35pm by Susan Bewley

Disclosure: I received these products for free to review. The opinions in my review are honest and my own.


Sometimes it’s difficult finding the right training treats for Reya. Nothing is worse than getting a giant bag of treats only to find out she’s indifferent to them. Just like humans, dogs can very quickly grow tired of a certain food. Reya will happily still eat it, but it doesn’t mean she will go crazy for it or listen during training time. We have learned that it’s important to have things we trade around to make sure she doesn’t get bored. The problem with this is that it also means we are spending a lot of money on not only toys, but natural treats as well.

Barkbox: What Is It

Looking for the perfect subscription box filled with a month’s worth of treats and toys for your favorite pup? If so, we think you will love the Barkbox! This fun box is specially designed for dogs just like yours, containing 4 or more treats or toys packed for your individual dog, depending on their size and what items they received in previous boxes – unlike some other boxes, you never get the same treats twice. They also box the threats based on your dog’s allergy needs. Best of all, everything in the box is made using all natural ingredients, making sure your dog is as healthy as possible. One thing is for certain, your dog will quickly learn to watch each month for when this box arrives!

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Barkbox: Our Opinion

Below, is our impromptu video review from the July Barkbox. This is Reya’s real opinion and her having fun opening the box herself.

Barkbox: Where to Purchase

Would you like to purchase this box for your dog? If yours is anything like ours, we know they will go crazy over this box. It has saved us a ton on training treats and Reya has loved the toys that have come in all of her boxes. I know I was sold after this review, and we are planning on keeping this box around for quite some time!


Update: We have now been subscribers of Barkbox for over 2 years  and it has been a lifesaver for toys with both Reya and Ivi. Some of Reya’s all time favorite toys have actually come from Barkboxes. It has gotten Ivi through her puppy time as well. We highly recommend not just their normal box, but heavy chewer box as well. They also have some of the best customer service out there! You can sign up for Barkbox yourself here!
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Susan Bewley is a professional writer who has been writing content online & in print format for over 10 years. As well, she is an alumni of the University of Louisville with a Masters Degree in Special Education. When not working as an online business consultant or ghost writing, she can be found writing on Budget Earth, on her own novel, or working with various entities in the pet industry.

10 Comments so far. Feel free to join this conversation.

  1. Jennifer Speed August 26, 2014 at 11:23 pm - Reply

    I would love to try this with my dog and I’m glad they cater to the different sizes of dogs. I’ve always wanted to do subscription boxes but like you said in the video I always was weary of how expensive or inexpensive it would be.

  2. Heather McCarty August 27, 2014 at 12:38 am - Reply

    I like that they also box the threats based on your dog’s allergy needs. This is perfect being that it’s a variety for them to choose which they like.

  3. Shannon August 27, 2014 at 10:07 am - Reply

    I know Sorcha would love this box. Thank you for your review.

  4. Paula Ball August 27, 2014 at 10:24 am - Reply

    I would love to subscribe to this, but I would have to get 2-3 a month for my 9 dogs. I do rescue but end up keeping dogs that aren’t adoptable for whatever reason. Great idea for people who buy toys for their pets. My daughter has 4 boys so she just saves mismatched or worn out socks which my dogs adore! I know, my dogs are neglected, someone should turn me in ;->

  5. Lauryn R August 27, 2014 at 1:52 pm - Reply

    I think this is such a great monthly subscription service!! I think it would be as much fun for a dog to open the box as playing with the toys themselves! And I think it is great that you can choose between 3 different boxes depending on the size of your dog!

  6. YVONNE WOODSTOCK August 27, 2014 at 10:22 pm - Reply

    These would be so cute for my husband and I to send to any of our 3 granddoggies that we love and love to spoil…. and especially ideal to send to the 2 who live across the country from us since it’s hard for us to see them and do things for them as much as we want to.

  7. barbara corbitt August 28, 2014 at 1:25 pm - Reply

    i would take Reya’s word anyday!! Only a four legged friend could tell you how much they enjoy getting their monthly box of goodies! I love the fact that the boxes are designed to fit the size of your pet. what a wonderful way to bond your pet with the mailman!!

  8. Michele Ash September 1, 2014 at 1:31 pm - Reply

    I Really Love this “Bark Box” Idea! I have two small size/cute dogs (Shih Tzu’s). Right now, I think it’s a little too late to try to train them. Maxie is going to be 5 on Dec. 24th and Summer (a rescue dog) we believe was 2-3 in June. They are, however, very finicky when it comes to treats! Summer doesn’t really like them and Maxie is getting very picky on the ones she does take! They do, however, Love their Toys! I really think this “Bark Box” is a terrific Idea. I may check into it just because they are finicky with treats and do love their toys! Thanks for this great review!!! Michele 🙂

  9. Letha M Baldwin October 27, 2014 at 7:23 pm - Reply

    i would like to have this for my dogs i have 2 dogs to see for myself if it is any good

  10. The Leather Dog Co. September 11, 2015 at 9:27 am - Reply

    We’re huge fans of Bark Box, they are certainly well worth their money!

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