Campfire Natural Dog Treats Review + Giveaway

My dog Remy got to try the Campfire Natural Dog Treats called “Hearty Bites.” These are single ingredient treats made from 100% U.S. beef heart.

I really like this brand because of its connection to the outdoors and because its products are made with the best ingredients. I’ll tell you more details below.

This post is sponsored by Campfire Natural Dog Treats.

If you’d like to go ahead and order the treats, use code THATMUTT15 for 15% off. Click here.

Campfire Natural Dog Treats Review – Hearty Bites

Campfire Natural Dog Treats "Hearty Bites"

What I think of the “Hearty Bites” from Campfire Natural Dog Treats

My dog Remy loves the Hearty Bites, and I know these are healthy treats made with the best ingredients. I use them for training Remy to come when called, drop his toys and work on tricks.

I also use the Hearty Bites to reward him for good behavior. For example, I keep a jar on my desk and when he politely shares his dog bed with my cat, I toss Remy a treat. Just a reminder to all of us that we need to reinforce good behavior with our dogs. Training is ongoing.

My dog Remy and my cat Scout

Here are some of the reasons Campfire Natural Dog Treats are top quality and a good choice for all dogs:

1. The treats are made with the best ingredients

The Hearty Bites from Campfire Natural Dog Treats are made with one ingredient, 100% U.S. beef heart.

The meat is selected from U.S. farms and then hand cut and dehydrated in the company’s kitchen in California. You can read more details about how the treats are sourced and made here.

Campfire Natural Dog Treats, Hearty Bites

Campfire Treats said on its website that it never adds anything artificial. The treats contain no additives, colors, fillers or preservatives. They are also free of grain, gluten, corn and soy.

In addition to the Hearty Bites training treats, some of the company’s other products include:

2. Selective process for making the treats

The ingredients are not “just” human-grade quality, said the company’s co-founder Marko Wittich. Campfire Natural Dog Treats is highly selective when choosing which U.S. farms and fisheries to work with.

“We buy and produce in small batches,” he said. “This means everything is super fresh.”

This gives Campfire Treats control over quality from the moment the ingredients arrive in its kitchen to the time the products are finished, it explains on its website.

All the treats and chews are handcrafted in the company’s kitchen in Rocklin, Calif.

3. Designed for training & convenience

The brand’s training treats are purposely cut small for training and they are not greasy or crumbly.

Remy with his Campfire treats

This means you can carry them in your pocket without a problem. And because of their small size, you can quickly pop one into your dog’s mouth as a reward and he’s not going to spend time chewing it as you move on with your training session.

Another benefit is these treats do not have an odor, yet they are still very tasty and interesting to dogs! Remy is very motivated by the Hearty Bites.

(The company also makes jerky strips and chews in addition to its small training treats.)

What is the cost? Plus a coupon code!

On the Campfire Treats website, a jar of the Hearty Bites treats are $14.98 for a 3.5-ounce jar.

You can use code THATMUTT15 for 15% off. Order the treats here.

I keep a jar of Hearty Bites dog treats on my desk

Higher-quality dog treats are going to cost more than average. The Hearty Bites also do not contain excess moisture because they have been dehydrated. Therefore, each 3.5-ounce jar has over 100 treats and will last you quite a while.

Why the name Campfire Natural Dog Treats?

I asked Wittich how he chose the name of his company. He said they were looking for something with a strong link to “nature” since the treats are made without additives or preservatives.

“We love roasted marshmallows, but a campfire treat can go far beyond sweets,” he said. “Imagine an evening after a day hike in the mountains or being at the beach after a day on the boat, or wherever you love to spend time outdoors, sitting at a campfire watching the sun set.”

My husband Josh hiking with our dog Remy
My husband Josh hiking with our dog Remy

He said to picture a friend, your dog and some simple food, maybe a bottle of wine.

“Picture the scene, imagine the mood – totally submerged in nature,” he said. “This is the TRUE campfire treat. This is what we had in mind when we, in fact my wife, came up with the name.”

I could certainly relate to that as one of the reasons I love dogs is because they get me out into nature:

My weimaraner Remy hiking in Montana

Pros of the Hearty Bites treats from Campfire Natural Dog Treats:

  • Made with 100% U.S. beef heart (one ingredient)
  • 68% crude protein (according to package), 5% crude fat, just 18% moisture
  • No additives or preservatives
  • Not greasy and not crumbly (can carry in your pocket)
  • Contains no salt, sugar, gluten, soy, wheat, corn (just meat!)
  • Made, sourced and packaged in USA
  • Small bites for training

I recommend the company’s Hearty Bites treats for training because they are not greasy and you can keep them directly in your pocket.

They are also a good choice if you are a raw feeder and you’re looking for a “raw” treat for training and snacks. These treats are made from dehydrated raw beef heart.

Order the treats here – use code THATMUTT15 for 15% off

Hearty Bites dog treats from Campfire Natural Treats

Cons:

  • You pay more for top quality treats, of course
  • If you really wanted to, you could make your own dehydrated beef heart treats

These might not be for you if they’re out of your budget or if you prefer to make dehydrated treats yourself. However, they still might make a great treat for your dog every now and then.

I welcome you to use our coupon code THATMUTT15 for 15% off your order at Campfire Treats. Click here.

Campfire Natural Dog Treats

Are you interested in a healthier treat option for your dog?

Let me know in the comments, and please share this post with anyone who might be interested in the Hearty Bites treats! Thank you!

Visit their website here

Remy with his Campfire Natural Dog Treats

-Lindsay & Remy

 

117 thoughts on “Campfire Natural Dog Treats Review + Giveaway”

    1. Hi Lindsay,

      How exciting to know that your offering a giveaway of these awesome treats. It’s even better that I can give these treats to my pup without concerning myself of the nutritional quality or safety of the product. Now my hubby and I can have toasted marshmallows and Smoke can have his Campfire treats; as well. Thanks Alma

    2. I used to used baked beef heart for training treats until I left a baggy of them in my jacket pocket for a week! I’d love to try these.

    3. The hearty bites seem like a healthy way to motivate my pack of four englishbulldogs while we practice our positive game based training. Its going pretty well, by the way! They would love to try a free sample!they sound bullishious!

  1. My 14 week old pup (also named Remi!) would love these. We work on training with plenty of treats constantly so I’m always looking for pocket-portable treats that are good for him. Can’t wait to try them!

  2. My rescue pup Shaggy (also known as Mr. Fussy Pants Eater), loves chicken liver. Our butcher shop sells it, as well as gizzards and hearts, but I haven’t tried those yet. I see a perfect opportunity here to try the hearts (without having to cook any), so I’m going to order some. Sounds like a treat he will love!

  3. I do lots of training with my 4 year old chocolate Lab and I am always look for different treats to try to make training fun and interesting! These look great!

  4. Lambeau would love these, I am sure. And I like the single ingredient and that they are easy and not messy to carry with you.

  5. Will give them a try The article sound like the Hearty Bites treats will be better for my dog than Milk Bones !

  6. Chrissy Rodieck

    hi, I am always looking for treats I can have in my pocket or stashed in my purse that does not make a mess.I use anytime I can as a training time. For example waiting at the veterinary clinic or in dog friendly stores. Cocoa and I practice focus, touch, and tricks. She almost does a figure eight around my legs!

    1. This is exactly what Hearty Bites are for. They don’t stink or crumble, and are highly motivating for your pup. I have them always in my pockets. Our crazy high energy Vizsla Pippa loves them. In fact, we made these treats for her, already before we started Campfire Treats.

  7. Patricia M Fitzpatrick

    I’m a certified dog trainer and always looking for healthier options for my dogs, I would love to try them!

  8. We have a wonderful mixed breed puppy of 6 months. He is currently 60 pounds and we are working on leash training. That’s a lot of pounds to hold back. We could use some of these new treats for training.

  9. Wow-great treats for training or just “because I love you”! I will definitely be checking out their website and hope to win this prize package!!

  10. My Heeler / Pit puppy is awesome, but won’t stop jumping up on people. I bet these treats would be the perfect training treat to accomplish our goal of “staying off”.

  11. Dog Walker/Pet Sitter here! Always looking for high quality training treats, as they come in handy for training on walks and on enrichment activities. These look awesome and I could try them on a variety of dogs, and my own of course!

  12. they sound really good… i’d almost eat them myself if i wasn’t vegetarian! 😀 but Mr Myrtle’d love them, and yay for super healthy training treats, always good to find

  13. Melissa Coulson

    Our new Puppy Luke, would love these! He’s a 5 month old Lab.
    He is super sweet. We are working on training him! It’s hard work!

  14. I’m always on the search for new treats that are limited ingredients for my pup Doc. We’re currently working on off the leash commands and trying not to get distracted. These yummy treats might do the trick!

  15. My 2-year old rescue, Skye, would love these! We are currently teaching her that the yard is her safe place to go potty, having moved from an apartment to a house with a yard. She is used to going while on leash and training treats are great for rewarding her for doing her business in the yard!

  16. ❤️ treats that I can keep in my pocket without crumbling is PERFECT for training! I can’t wait to see which flavor my pets like best

  17. LizaJane Johnston

    I’d love to give these a try, I recently rescued a one year old boxer mix who is super sweet but no manners at al. Cooper has been quite a challenge so far

  18. My 2 year old Aussie mix Sunshine is a sweet blue eyed girl but is having a hard time not herding anyone who comes into our home! She already loves chicken hearts in her raw diet and these treats would be perfect for her training sessions.

  19. Sandy Weinstein

    i saw this product in the Pet News magazine. it was a nice article. hearts are great for dogs. my girls love hearts, whether they are beef or chicken.i do prefer the beef hearts though. i love that they are dehydrated. it adds Taurine to their diet. i like that there is no salt, sugar or other ingredients. it is a very healthy snack. just right for my girls. i will have to try to make some for my girls.

  20. Delicious! My 4 pups would love a try at these. Our two newest additions are 4 months old and getting trained on basic commands. Our husky is being trained on placing and sitting on command, and our lab mix is just learning how to stay :] Would greatly appreciate a sample!

  21. I would love to try these training treats for my rescue dog. I could also keep them in my pocket for other dogs that comes in where I work.

  22. Those treats look yummy. Coco my 100 pound Lab would love to check these treats.out She is a great taste tester. Your dog Remmy looks like a pretty cool dog I am glad he is nice to your cat

  23. These treats appear to be just what we’ve been looking for. Love the opportunity to try them with our little guy! Appreciate the review.

  24. I would love the opportunity to try these new treats for my new pup and her training to stay in the yard, it’s been a real challenge .

  25. Christina Moran

    We would like to try these. We have 3 dogs doing agility so we are always looking for a good treat. We have yet to find a treat that all our dogs like.

  26. I could use treats for my rescue dogs. We do a lot of basic training that require treats — sit, stay, fetch, etc.

  27. I’d be a bit careful and mix these with other meat, it contains a lot of iron, doesn’t it? Anyways, would love to try, sounds like a perfect treat for dogs fed raw meat.

    1. You are spot on, Anna! Beef heart is great source of iron, which plays an important role in the oxygen transport transport from your canine’s lungs throughout its body. It is also very lean and loaded with protein. This makes beef heart a perfect meat for dog and puppy training treats.

    2. Lindsay Stordahl

      These treats are great because they are small bites and you can introduce the new food slowly. Beef heart is a healthy ingredient that some people use when feeding their dogs a raw diet. It’s included in many of the pre-made raw diets.

  28. Ja zmine is learning off leash hiking.We carry pocket treats to reinforce training.Maybe Jazzy can try a campfire treat.Sounds like they would be perfect for our little dingo!

  29. My husband has a brain tumour so my sleep pattern is very disrupted. I need my dog to listen when I call her to come it at night. These midnight sessions are getting tiring. Maybe these great treats will entice her. Pick us, pick us. Thanks.

  30. Always on the hunt for training treats that are healthy and also convenient for our new puppy. Love the fact that these do not have a strong smell!

  31. Thank you so much for helping educate us dog parents on all the fantastic treats and training help.
    I would love to try the campfire treats. I’ve been training my dog to be a therapy dog.

  32. We just got a new Dutch Shepherd puppy (5 months old), Omega, and these treats would be great to use for his obedience training.

  33. Maddox is super picky so it’s hard to get a treat that will gain his attention long enough to teach a command. However he does love beef heart and and much as I love him chopping and dehydrating beef heart is a real chore. Not to mention gross especially for a person who does not each meat I would love to try these for him.

  34. I’d love these treats, but mostly, I am using ever avenue possible in trying to get the word out anout the taurine deficiency dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM) scare. My 11-month-old is not a breed prone to DCM. The vet put him on grain-free at anout 6 months because of constant scratching, frequent vomiting, and horridly smelly, runny poop. When I saw the FDA alert about low taurine and DCM, and their attributing it to grain/free diets, I asked for a taurine test. He protested rancorously, but I insisted. He agreed and chuckled. TWELVE DAYS later he wasn’t laughing when he reported that the normal range is 120-160, and “critical” is 40. My dog’s is 16! We’ve started taurine supplementation, and he has to have cardiac ultrasound in two weeks. And now I have to find a grain-free food with turkey or chicken (high taurine content) with no peas, potatoes, legumes, or any of the offending ingredients. So, at least for my 11-month-old boy, the “scare” is thought to be a reality.

  35. Sounds like great treats that my baby girl would enjoy. I been looking for something that is small and ready to use that has a great flavor that she would love. We would love an opportunity to try them out.

  36. Dehydrated treats are so very healthy because they are not the overly processed junk that they sell laden with byproducts. HOPEFULLY BUGZEY WINS A BAG

  37. My puppy is 10 months old now and it’s very important to feed him the best quality food and treats. We are also working on his training so it’s necessary to have tasty treats for him.

  38. Having small treats at hand (that don’t crumble) is definitely a plus when training and reinforcing positive behavior

  39. Terri Ingham-Bollin

    We just adopted a puppy and we are starting to train with all the commands. I would love to try healthier options for treat training.

  40. I would love to try these for my Red. He gets tired of the same old treats and then training is harder. Right now were are learning to not bark at the new neighbors and stop chasing the feral cats.

  41. we have to be very careful what my diabetic Lab gets for treats, she can’t have any commercially available products, but this product would be an awesome little treat for her!

  42. I would love to win these treats for my dogs.Mia my 12 yr old border collie who has allergies and Goliath my 9 yr old rescued chihuahua.I have a cat also that would love them named Izzy.

  43. My 1 yr old golden responds even more quickly when he’s tasted a top quality morsel & knows that’s what’s in my pocket as we’re training! Sounds like a winning treat to have.

  44. Would love to try a sample !!
    Always looking for healthy treats !!
    I have a Sweet Pitty Girl with a big appetite!! Thank You

  45. Rhonda Tenderholt

    My two 3 year old pups would love this. Im trying to train one of them as he was a friends dog that didn’t get trained to walk on leash well.

  46. As a dog trainer I’m constantly looking for healthy options to recommend to my pet parents; would love to win a free sample!

  47. Even though I am signed up for your emails… I admit that I don’t read them all. Humblest apologies. I just read this article and I am going to try these. My “main” treat reward for my Dakotah, a GSD/Husky, is Smokehouse Chicken and Turkey chips. The bag I purchase is $16.98 and I do believe that the quantity is about the same. I think they are to large and these bites look like more of what I am interested in. I will order some soon and let you know how my Dakotah liked them.

  48. Campfire Treats look awesome! I might have to try these as I’m training with my dog for competition obedience!

  49. I’m always looking for treats with little to no carbs and no glycerine. My papillon agility dog gets sick (both ends) if he gets glycerine. My 13 1/2 year old golden girl still does some agility just because she loves it. And now I’ve got a golden boy foster very sickly and obese. He’s lost 16 lbs in 4 weeks. All dogs on raw!

  50. Roseanne Coggan

    My 3 dogs would love these. I am in the process of training my 7 1/2 month old Weimaraner, beagle, jack russel mix pup to heel and not dart back and forth and so she can keep from getting run into by my power wheelchair

  51. Michelle Roedel

    I am curious Lindsay. How long did Remy pose next to that bottle of treats? My nine month old Weim. would of been up and gone, with treat container in jaws, playing catch me if you can as soon as I stepped back to snap the picture. I am sure he would love them. All $14.98 worth at once if he could.

    1. Lindsay Stordahl

      Haha, it can be a challenge! I usually have more treats in my hand and he knows he gets those every few seconds as I’m repeating “stay, leave it, stay, leave it.” Haha.

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