Thanks to one of my readers I was introduced to the Purple Bone. They carry lots of fun and modern products for dogs, but I was particularly drawn to their fun mix of toys. And don’t worry, even though they are based in the UK, they do ship worldwide.
You can fetch these products and more from Purple Bone.
Disclosure: This is NOT a sponsored post, nor do I own any of these products. Just wanted to share the latest thing I’m digging!
For Christmas my mom got some new photography gear – mainly some fun studio lights that we can mess around with.
Of course I volunteered my services immediately as super model while she practices getting better at using the lighting. I’m so helpful like that.
Only eventually I noticed that I wasn’t the only subject she was photographing (the horror!) as items for mom’s business began to take center stage.
Don’t worry though, because I know just how to get the attention back to me!
It’s called sad puppy eyes…and you could totally learn a thing or two from me in that department.
And when all else fails, flop on the floor and throw a temper tantrum. WORKS LIKE A CHARM.
P.S. want to shop for these fun photo mats and more, check out my mom’s online shop! And sorry, adorable photos of me aren’t included.
Bubble Wrap = Fun. I’m pretty sure we can all agree with that!
Have you bubble wrapped today?
Disclaimer: This post and giveaway is brought to you by the Savvy Dachshunds Boutique. All opinions are my own, and I only share products I think my readers will love.
Recently I was introduced to the Savvy Dachshund Boutique and their fun line of custom made clothing to fit the unique shapes of the hard-to-fit Dachshund shape. Now if you are owned by a Dachshund, then you probably know it can be such a pain to find outfits to fit our long bodies and big chests.
Well at the Savvy Dachshund Boutique you can order custom handmade clothing in your own dog’s size and a variety of fun styles.
This cute little wool tweed jacket I received was super stylish, and even though it’s probably not the ideal jacket for on the farm (since the hay and horse hair would stick to this in seconds), I couldn’t help but take it for a spin in the snow. Mostly because I look darn good in the snow with a tweed jacket on!
This coat would be fantastic to strut your stuff on your evening walk (and would be sure to make all the other pup’s jealous!).
And really, fireside lounging never looked so good when you’ve got on a tweed jacket!
The prices for jackets at the Savvy Dachshund Boutique range from $20 – $38, so you can be sure to get something special for your dog at a great price. They also come with a handy hole in the back to snap onto a harness or collar to make walking extra easy!
I also took this Navy Plaid Jacket for a spin. The inside is lined with soft fleece with velcro closures on the chest and belly and it even had functional pockets on both sides! I can’t decide if I want to stuff them with cookies or bully sticks – it’s a tough call.
This jacket even has a cute little matching snood. For $12 these fleece Snoods can be made to match any jacket you order and is a great addition to keep your little pup’s neck warm.
So if you’re looking for some custom clothing to fit your Dachshund be sure to check out the Savvy Dachshund Boutique and as a bonus you can use code 87879 for FREE SHIPPING on your order!
And now for the best part…
ONE LUCKY WINNER WILL WIN A COAT FROM THE SAVVY DACHSHUND BOUTIQUE
*coat will be the same style as the one pictured above
Here’s HOW TO WIN:
To enter use the Rafflecopter widget below. Winners will be chosen at random and you will be contacted via e-mail to claim your prize. All the winners will also be announced on this blog post once the giveaway ends. Open to USA residents only. Winners must claim their prizes within 48 hours of being notified or prize will be forfeited. Good luck!
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Ok, full disclosure here, when I was a puppy I failed crate training. Yes, it’s true. I barked and cried and threw out all the stubborn dachshund tricks until my mom and dad caved. That was 6 years ago though, and although I may not be the perfect poster dog for loving my crate, I am learning that it’s not such a bad place to be after all.
As an adult dog I’ve learned that there are many benefits to crate training and I should learn to be one of the many #CrateHappyPets out there.
Reasons why you might need to put your pet in a crate:
Yet the number one reason that my mom and dad decided to take the plunge and FINALLY crate train me was to keep me from begging for food at dinner time! I guess my cute puppy dog eyes were becoming too much for them to resist!
Since I’m probably not the only dog out there that was/is resistant to crate training I’ve decided to share some of my tips on how I learned to love my kennel!
Ammo’s Tips for Crate Training an Adult Dog:
TIP 1: Pad your dog’s crate with something extra soft! If you have to, double up the dog beds, no dog wants to sleep on the hard plastic bottom of a crate. Simply switching out my crate pad for something extra soft made me want to take naps in there instead of anywhere else! For a bonus you can add a pet-safe heating pad, because that’s just icing on the cake!
TIP 2: Give your dog something extra special when they are in their crate. I love a toy stuffed with peanut butter (and if you freeze it, it lasts even longer – plus there is no risk of choking when mom and dad are gone). In the beginning my mom would let me chew on something tasty inside the crate (while the door was open) to get used to being in there.
TIP 3: Cover the top of your crate with a blanket or crate cover. Us dogs are den animals, and sometimes being snuggled up in a dark area makes us feel safe and secure.
TIP 4: Build duration in the crate slowly over time with routine. My parents started me out with the routine of going into my crate every evening at their dinner time. I started out by just being closed in for a minute or 2 a night, and built up to longer lengths over several months.
TIP 5: Practice your crate training in many different places. You can even play some crate training games with your pup to get them to look forward to going inside.
So hopefully my crate training tips have you all excited to get started with your pup too, now all you need is a crate!
Great news, my friends over at Petsmart® are having a SALE ON CRATES, KENNELS, CARRIERS, AND ACCESSORIES all this month, and you can grab one for a steal.
Petsmart carries many great brands like Petmate®, Martha Stewart Pets®, Top Paw®, Kong®, and Grreat Choice®. Personally I’m a big fan of the wire crates like these from Top Paw® – as I have been known to chew through a soft crate or two before I learned to love them!
Not sure what to buy? Check out this helpful Crate Buying Guide from Petsmart.
So don’t delay, grab a cart and head on over to Petsmart (or you can shop online) – these deals only last until March 31st!
Before you know it, you’ll have #CrateHappyPets just like me!
Do you have any crate training tips to share? Post them in the comments below!