Thursday, September 20, 2018

Sweet 'Tater Bones

I love dog treats that are all natural.  Carolina Prime's Sweet 'Tater Bones only have one ingredient, dehydrated sweet potatoes.  These treats are fantastic.  My dogs absolutely love them.  I give Sweet 'Tater Bones 5 out of 5 STARS.  Please give them a try!

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Thursday, August 30, 2018

Butcher Shop Pork Strips

A fantastic treat for your dog!  I love treat and chews that are all-natural.  Butcher Shop Pork Strips are healthy and good for your dog.  This chew will clean teeth and help stimulate your dog's gums.  My dogs absolutely love this chew.  It last most dogs about 10 minutes.  I enjoy using them as a treat for when I'm leaving the house for the day.  Doing this can help your dog focus on something positive (the yummy chew) instead of focusing on the human(s) leaving for the day.  This can help your dog settle and become less anxious or uneasy about your absence.  I give Butcher Shop Pork Strips 5 out of 5 Stars!

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Saturday, August 18, 2018

Kong Wubba review

Check out our review of the dog toy:  Kong Wubba

I absolutely LOVE this toy.  Ahsoka (just over one year old) is a very heavy chewer.  She still acts like a puppy, has energy like a puppy, and chews like a puppy.  It has been difficult for us to find a toy that holds up to her chewing habits.  The Kong Wubba is the best I have found so far.  The canvas material helps keep the toy sturdy.  The shape of the toy is great because it can be used for fetch and tug-of-war (which can be helpful in teaching a good fetch).  The squeaker in this toy is quite loud but helps keep your dogs attention.  I also like how you can squeeze the squeaker in, then it releases and makes noise as you throw it.  This is also helpful to keep a distracted puppy focused on the game at hand.  Overall I give the Kong Wubba 5 out of 5 STARS.  This is definitely one I would recommend you try, especially for heavy chewers.  Let us know what types of results you have.

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Saturday, August 11, 2018

Antler Chews

Check out our video review of dog Antler Chews.

Overall the Antler chew is one of my favorite chews for dogs.  They are all-natural, making them healthy for your dog.  However because they are such a hard substance, some dogs may actually hurt their teeth.  Over the past few years, some vets around the world have noticed an increase in broken teeth in dogs.  There is currently no scientific evidence to support that the cause of this is the antler chew, but it is a possibility.  Most dogs do not seem to have an issue, but it is something you should be aware of as a possibility.

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Wednesday, August 1, 2018

Kong Champz review

Check out our video review of the dog toy, Kong Champz.

Overall I did really like this toy.  I think this would be a great toy for a dog who is a regular chewer.  Ahsoka (who's now just over 1 year old) is a very heavy chewer.  She's still a puppy and has a LOT of energy.  When new toys come into our house, they generally don't last very long in her mouth.  I think this toy actually held up fairly well for a heavy chewer.  The stuffing came out in about 1-2 weeks but the canvas outside seems to hold up well.  You could easily even re-stuff and re-sew the toy back together if you wanted.  Ours are currently husks, but she does still play with them sometimes.

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Thursday, July 26, 2018

Prairie Dog Treats Review

Check out our video review of the dog treat:  Prairie Dog Treats, Smokehouse Selections, Beef & Sweet Potato Jerky.
The dog like the beef & sweet potato flavor, I like that its healthy and affordable.  Overall I would give these treats 4 out of 5 STARS.

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Monday, July 16, 2018

Kong Dotz Review

Check out our review of the Kong Dotz dog toy.

Chew toys are important for any day, but especially if you have a dog that is a heavy chewer.  Our puppy, Ahsoka, is a very heavy chewer.  She loves her toys, loves to play, and loves to chew.  Its important to try different chews with different materials and different textures for your dog.  Just because one dog loves a certain chew toy, doesn't necessarily mean that your dog will love that same toy.  
Although I do like many Kong toys, unfortunately the Kong Dotz is not one of them.  This is as product I can not recommend.  I thought at first that this toy would hold up to heavy chewing, it does not.  Plus, once your dog really gets into chewing this toy, it starts coming apart in very small pieces.  This is not a good thing as these pieces may be swallowed by your dog.  I did find a few pieces of the Kong Dotz in Ahsoka's poop.  This is really bad.  The plastic this toy is made of is definitely NOT something we want passing through our dog's body.  If the piece is large enough, it may get stuck and become an obstruction requiring surgery for your dog.  Obviously this is not something any of us want.  Therefore I must give the Kong Dotz toy a 1 our of 5 STARS.  I do not recommend this product for your dog.

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Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Sit & Down

Teaching your new puppy Sit & Down.
For this you will use a food lure, which is basically "attaching" the dog's nose to "oh this smells good."  We can use that to lure them into many positions.  Its how we first teach most new behaviors.  

Sit:  Place the food in the dog's nose and slowly move it up and over their head.  Wait until their but hits the ground and say "Sit," followed by "Good" and a tasty treat (or other reward your dog enjoys).

Down:  First place your dog in a sit and reward.  Then place the food in the dog's nose and very slowly move it straight down to the ground.  Pause here for 1-2 seconds, then very slowly pull the food forward along the ground.  Wait until the dog's belly hits the ground then say your "Down, Good!" and reward.

Sometimes it make take several tries to get your dog to do this.  Don't get frustrated.  If you're having trouble training one of these, especially Down, and its not going well, take a break and move onto something else or play with your dog instead.  Try and always end training on a happy note.  Be patient and it will happen.

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Tuesday, July 3, 2018

Kong Phatz Toy Review

Check out our video review of the hippo toy, Kong Phatz.

This toy is definitely NOT for heavy chewers!  Our puppy Ahsoka just turned one year old. She has always been a heavy chewer and tends to destroy toys pretty quickly.  Because of this, we did some research and purchased some new toys that are supposed to hold up to heavy chewing.  This toy definitely does not hold up.  Ahsoka completely destroyed this toy in about 2 weeks.  I would not recommend this toy.

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Tuesday, June 26, 2018

Look Who's Happy Treat Review

Today's product review is for "Look Who's Happy Farm 'n Fresh."  When it comes to choosing a treat for your dog, I like to choose things that are healthy and do not contain a lot of extra unnecessary additives.  This treat does well in this regard.  "Look Who's Happy" contains NO GMO, glycerin, by-products, added hormones, artificial preservatives, flavors or colors.  I like seeing products like this.  I always recommend looking at the ingredients on anything you want to give to your dog.  The first few ingredients on these treats are:  Duck, chicken, & pea powder.  These are good things.  Look for real ingredients on your dog's food or treats.  This product is also made in the United States, which is always positive.  You often hear of treats from out of the country that have been recalled for contamination.  Pets can get sick or even pass away from contaminated treats.  So help keep your fur babies safe by buying treats made in the US.
Overall I give "Look Who's Happy" 4 out of 5 STARS.

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