Today is Beagles & Bargains Second Blogiversary! Two years ago today I wrote my very first blog post and now 318 posts later, here we are.

Beagles and Bargains' Blogiversary and Birthday Celebration!

Since Beagles & Bargains First Blogiversary last year, we have done a lot!

In April, I completed the A to Z Blogging Challenge by posting everyday in April (except Sundays)! Keep an eye out for my second attempt starting on April 1.

In May, I attended my second BlogPaws Conference in Lake Las Vegas. I was even nominated for a Nose to Nose award for best photo. Though I didn’t win it was an honor to be nominated!

In June, we started camping and found a love for the great outdoors.

In July, Luna visited the beach for the first time and we continued our outdoor adventures.

In August, I shared insight into the writing process I use for Beagles & Bargains.

In September, we explored pet friendly options right at home in Northern Virginia and attended the fabulous Hollywoof Gala!

In October, we celebrated Fall in style with Candy Corn Dog Treats and fun costume ideas!

In November, I learned about the benefits of lavender and possible Thanksgiving hazards.

In December, Stocking Stuffer Giveaways were a huge hit for the second year in a row. Look out for them again this year!

In January, I accepted the 52 Snapshots of Life Photo Challenge and have been posting fun photos according to the week’s theme since!

In February, we went all out for Valentine’s Day with numerous DIY projects and easy recipes. I also became a contributor to Victoria Stilwell’s Postively.

And so far in March, I have attended the Global Pet Expo for the second year! This month, we will also announce a new brand ambassadorship!

Happy Second Blogiversary Beagles & Bargains - The Honest Kitchen Quickies

A big part of all these achievements is the photos we share! But, getting a stubborn Beagle’s attention can be quite a challenge sometimes. I’ll let you in on one of my secrets though – use small and low calorie, but yet super smelly treats.

My go to attention getting treat is The Honest Kitchen Quickies for those reasons exactly. Quickies are simply dehydrated haddock, so they have quite a pungent smell. These little guys make excellent training treats at only 1.1 calories per treat.

Quickies are super affordable at only $9.99 and come in a easy to transport tube.

The Honest Kitchen is also known for their dehydrated food. If you are interested in trying it out, you can add a free sample to your order with coupon code AMBBGJS7123.

In addition to celebrating Beagles & Bargains Second Blogiversary, today we are kicking off a week log celebration ending with you know who’s 4th Birthday on March 21. Starting today, we will have fun ways to celebrate with your dog and FOUR GIVEAWAYS.

Beagles and Bargains' Blogiversary and Birthday Celebration Giveaway - The Honest Kitchen Quickies

TWO lucky Beagles and Bargains readers will each receive The Honest Kitchen Quickies!

USA residents are eligible to enter via the Rafflecopter below. Entries must be submitted by 11:59 PM EST on Sunday, March 29, 2015. The winners will be notified via email within 48 hours of the giveaway closing and will have 48 hours to respond and claim their prize.

Stay tuned for three more giveaways opening now through March 21, 2015. Luna is off to check for more prizes!

Luna searches for more giveaway prizes in our Blogiversary and Birthday Celebration!

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Disclaimer: The Honest Kitchen provided Quickies free to review. I am being compensated for helping spread the word about The Honest Kitchen Quickies. Affiliate links are used in this post and I may receive a commission if you click and/or purchase from the link to help support this blog. Do not worry, these links do not affect the price of products. I received no additional benefits for mentioning the products in this post. The opinions and ideas in this post are my own and are uninfluenced by any other person or business. The Honest Kitchen is responsible for all giveaway prizes including shipping.

Beagles and Bargains' Blogiversary + Birthday Celebration!

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Jessica Shipman

Jessica Shipman

Jessica Shipman is a bargain hunter, food lover, and software engineer figuring out how to be a pet parent for the first time. Jessica has been a long time lover of all animals (especially llamas and manatees) and is happy that she can finally combine that love with technology.
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  • Heather Martin

    I would use them to do obedience training with Leonard and to teach him how to walk properly on a leash again.

  • andrfields

    I need a pungent treat for my little guy who doesnt seem motivated by treats or toys.

  • Rachel Davis

    we need to stop the barking at other (some) dogs for no reason!

  • Mary W

    We could use these fishy treats in many training events. What an attention getter for my fish loving canines! I’ll bet even the cats would love these.

  • I would reward my dog for good potty behaviour.

  • Ruth Epstein

    Congratulations on two years πŸ™‚ I could use them to reward Layla for being good when I leave her at home to do errands πŸ™‚

  • Katty k

    Congratulations on two year!!!
    I would use them for rite before shows
    and maybe my cat would eat them

  • Daniel Scott

    Congratulations on your 2 year anniversary. I would use the treats to continue Artie’s obedience training.

  • Dolly the Doxie

    Congratulations on your blogversary and all of your accomplishments! I thought you had been doing this way longer than us because you do such a good job. Love Dolly

  • Emma

    Congratulations on two years.

  • ️Liz

    I just found your blog through Positivity. I don’t have a beagle, but I do have a dog with an excellent nose. Plus, I love bargains! I’ve been feeding my dog The Honest Kitchen for 5 months now. It’s a good valve, healthy, convienent and apparently, tasty! My little guy is picky, but he’ll eat this. Can’t wait to try the Quickies!

  • ️Liz

    I’d use the Quickies as treats for K9 Nosework Scenting!

  • Helga

    I would use them for training them to sit and stay.

  • Susan Pertierra

    My guys are very motivated to learn new tricks with treats so these would be perfect.

  • LyricInTime2803

    Sound great for Wager’s agility classes. He’s so small, it’s hard to find treats he can eat quickly.

  • Wen Budro

    Congrats on your second Anniversary!!! I would use them to reward my dog when she follows a command. She loves stinky things so she’ll love these.

  • Shelley P

    Congrats on 2 great yrs!! I’d use Quickies for training my pup Logan. He is still learning his basics πŸ™‚

  • Patricia Brousseau Caradonna

    My pup Josie needs to learn how to sit. I would use the treats for teaching her this.

  • Sue Kottwitz

    Congrats on your 2nd anniversary!

  • Christine Aiello

    I would use the training treats to teach her to do a trick because she already knows all of her commands. I would love to teach her to roll over.

  • jana rade

    Great giveaway. Honest Kitchen is awesome.

  • Happy Anniversary!

  • I’m defintely going to grab some tonight for a fun time at agility! I hope these works as sometimes Riley decides she doesn’t want treats while training for agility!

  • I keep a can of Quickies upstairs to use for recall practice when the dogs are downstairs!

    • beaglesbargains

      Great idea!

  • Happy blogiversary! πŸ™‚

  • Happy blogiversary, what a lot you’ve accomplished!

  • Way to go and happy blogiversary – so excited for you!!! And I am glad our shared love of dogs and blogging got us together!

    • beaglesbargains

      Thank you Carol! πŸ™‚

  • Congrats! You are making it happen and we LOVE your blog! Excited to see where year 3 will take you!

    • beaglesbargains

      Aww Thank YOU!

  • Cathy C Bennett

    Congrat’s Jessica!

  • catchatcaren

    Happy Happy Blogoversary! I thought you have been around MUCH longer than that! Good luck to all who enter!

  • Those treats sound great. Having something smelly sure makes the puppies behave themselves for pictures!

  • Abby Chesnut

    Happy birthday and blogiversary! πŸ˜€ Quickies look great! I am always impressed by the honest kitchen brand πŸ™‚

    • Abby Chesnut

      I would definitely use Quickies for photo shoots and trick training!

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  • debra s

    whenever we have dogs, I carry treats in my pockets from the moment we bring the pup home, and begin to train. Train to come at a call and whistle- treat! Oh happy dog! LOL They get trained super easy when you use treats when they are young, and as reinforcement even after they are well trained.

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  • Teresa

    Happy 2nd Blogiversary! These treats sound like a great option for training my dog. Thanks for the opportunity!

  • Lisa

    I usually give my dog a treat when she comes in from outside so that if she ever got out she would come to me when I call her expecting a treat.

  • sandy weinstein

    i would use the treats as bedtime snacks. the girls are always looking for treats after i brush their treats, which makes it easier to brush them if they know they are getting something good to eat afterwards, they wont fight me or run away when they see me getting the toothbrush out.

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  • Kelly McGrew

    i would give to my dad’s dogs they love treats! and these look nice and healthy for them!

  • Heather Hayes Panjon

    I Would Use These To Train My Dog To Sit.

  • Marilyn Nawara

    I use treats to reward the dogs

  • Deborah Poston

    I give my kids treats when the come back in the house after doing their business. It makes it easier when the weather gets warm and all they want to do is lay outside in the hot sun.

  • Sara R

    I have a young dog that likes to jump on people. These would come in handy in her training! (:

  • Candice

    We have 3 dogs, and are trying to teach them different tricks. I would use these as a reward.

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  • Tenacious Little Terrier

    Congrats! We’d use them during walks when Mr. N sees other dogs.

  • Kim M

    Use them to work on stay. They have sit down but now trying on stay. and down. but the pugs are so stubborn

  • Wehaf

    I’d like to use these to help my dogs work on “heel”; it’s their weakest command.

  • chris z

    i would work on teaching my dog to stay

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  • Darlene Carbajal

    I can use these in teaching my dog how to speak! πŸ™‚

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  • Taylor Hall-Tromp

    I would use these to train my boys on the A-frame their dad is building them! πŸ™‚

  • Bryn Nowell

    If we win, we’ll donate the treats to our local animal shelter for them to use while training pups waiting for adoption πŸ™‚

  • Jan K, Wag N Woof Pets

    Happy Blogiversary! Wow, you have really had a great year! And it sounds like more to come. Keep up the good work!
    We do lots of training with our dogs, and have been trying to teach Luke some fun tricks. High value treats are definitely important! Luke is fearful, and we’re trying to use a gate on our bedroom…he won’t go through it. Treats like these might help.

  • Ken Ohl

    I would use these when we are walking and meeting other dogs. thankyou, ken

  • Daraya

    I would use them on walks when training my dogs to come, leave, and stay!
    Happy Blogiversary! πŸ™‚

  • msrodeobrat

    I would use them on walks while trying to teach my dogs to heel!
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  • Melissa Shirley

    I will use them to train my dog to stop when I say stop. When we go into the yard he needs a leash still because he runs off and will not come back when I call his name.

  • Sharon Kaminski

    I would use them after the dog goes to the bathroom.

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  • Lesley F

    we have problems when we go hiking with other dogs. would use them to get them to calm down

  • Molly Pitcher

    my dog, is regressing to pooping in the house with old age. i would use these as positive reinforcement when he poops outside.

  • Linda Szymoniak

    I have five rescued Treeing Walker Coonhounds. I adopted four of them very close together, so I’ll be honest – I haven’t worked with them on all the training I would like to. They’re great dogs – sweet and loving, housebroken, and behave well (for the most part). I have taught them basic commands, etc. but they all could use some training when it comes to walking nicely on their leashes and to NOT bark as much as they do. I would be able to do the additional training I’m wanting to do with these treats.

  • Ellie

    sometimes we get a little distracted and nervous around big dogs…

  • Sandrine T.

    I would use them to teach new tricks to my aussies!

  • Lisa F.

    I’m trying to get my Dachshund not to bark as much with people, so I’d use it for that.

  • Annamarie Voss

    I would use them for a treat when he gets in the car because sometimes he is a brat and wont get in the car without a treat and this would be perfect because they are low calorie.

  • Holly E

    I would use them to teach my pug baby some new tricks.

  • Pacos Hope

    we love honest kitchen

  • LeAnn Harbert

    To reward them when they go outside to use bathroom.

  • Michelle L

    I would teach my dog to give me his paw

  • Lauren Eggers

    Our pup Zoey needs to be trained not only in household manners, but as a gun dog. So we’d use the treats to begin that.

  • Erica Carnes

    Would be good for training to listen on walks.

  • sexybrat

    I would make it a training for them to listen on walks.

  • My dog would do pretty much anything for treats, so they are very effective training tools for her.

  • Dawn S.

    We like to do ongoing training, particularly with sit and stays. Little tasty treats like this will be very motivating!

  • Jennifer Reed

    We need to have our dog do refresher training and these treats would be excellent as an enticement.

  • CandieL

    I would get them to shake, maybe even roll over. Thank you

  • DD

    I would use it for training when we go on walks.

  • Rachel

    Dobby would enjoy the treats while training for agility!

  • We could use some more high value treats to add to our mix while working on puppy self-control!

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