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Ammo the Dachshund // Super Hero with a Heart of Gold
19 Feb Posted by in Throwback Thursday | 2 comments

Throwback Thursday: That Time I got Stuck Under a Shed

So yeah…..there was that one time way back when that I got stuck underneath a shed in the Pocono Mountains.

Full disclosure here though, I MAY have been purposely under there in the pursuit of a rodent. And “stuck” might be a bit of a generous term when you consider the fact that I really didn’t want to come out from under the shed….I mean who else was going to get that rodent out from under there?

Dachshund Gets Stuck Under Shed // Ammo the Dachshund

Dachshund Gets Stuck Under Shed // Ammo the Dachshund

Don’t worry though, I eventually got “un-stuck”…..well mostly I just came out because it was time for my dinner!

Read all about my adventures under a shed from 2011 on my blog.

Has your dog ever gotten stuck under something it shouldn’t have? Ammo the Dachshund

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18 Feb Posted by in Adventure | 5 comments

Frozen Lake

Lake Dogs // Summer // Ammo the Dachshund

On Valentine’s Day my mom and dad surprised me and told me that we’d be taking a trip to the lake. I couldn’t wait as it’s one of my favorite spots and I was looking forward to romping in the sand!

Frozen Lake // Ammo the Dachshund

Only when we got to the lake and I sat on the edge of the dock and looked out over the water….things looked a little different.

Frozen Lake // Ammo the Dachshund

Actually, it looked a lot different.

Frozen Lake // Ammo the Dachshund

I felt like I had been duped. I mean where was the warm water, the paddle boards, ….. where was my lake?

Frozen Lake // Ammo the Dachshund

But then, mom told me that we were standing on the lake.

Frozen Lake // Ammo the Dachshund

I mean holy cow, there was water under there? Frozen water?

Frozen Lake // Ammo the Dachshund

And sure enough, with a bit of digging I uncovered my long lost lake. Who would of thought?

Frozen Lake // Ammo the Dachshund

Of course being Valentine’s Day and all, mom and dad made me take a family photo. And did you know that almost 8 years ago my mom and dad got engaged on this lake (on a row boat)? Well now you do.

Frozen Lake // Ammo the Dachshund

As much as I enjoyed frozen lake, I did sort of wish it was summer, because frozen lake is a bit more “frozen” and I started to get a little cold as the sun set.

Frozen Lake // Ammo the Dachshund

Don’t worry though, because I brought along my secret weapon against all things cold….my mom!

Frozen Lake // Ammo the Dachshund

Yup, just the right amount of Valentine’s warmth from my mom! But next time, I think I’d much rather visit the lake on a warm, sunny day! Ammo the Dachshund

So how did you spend your Valentine’s Day?

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17 Feb Posted by in Adventure, Product Review | Comments

How you can help animal rescues by walking your dog

What if I told you that by simply taking your dog for a daily walk you could be helping rescue animals? You’d probably say I was crazy right? Well guess what my friend, the future is here!

Earn money for rescue dogs by walking your dog // Ammo the Dachshund

It’s super simple with an app for iPhone & Android called Walk for a Dog by WoofTrax. All you have to do is download the free app, choose the rescue group you want to walk for, and start the app every time you take your dog for a walk.

Earn money for rescue dogs by walking your dog // Ammo the Dachshund

Walk for a Dog also keeps track of the distance, speed, and duration your walks are, but the best part is no matter how long or short your walk is – you can still earn money for your rescue group of choice!

Earn money for rescue dogs by walking your dog // Ammo the Dachshund

Walk for a Dog’s donations to animal organizations are funded by sponsorship, advertising, and investors, and they send donations to active shelters and rescues about twice per year.

snowy walk

I love that no matter whether I’m on my daily walk to work……

Hiking Glen Onoko Falls with Ammo the Dachshund

….or off on a monstrous hike with my doggie friends, I can still be helping rescue animals at the same time.

Hiking Glen Onoko Falls with Ammo the Dachshund

So before you head off on your next walk with your dog, make sure you download the Walk for a Dog AppAmmo the Dachshund

First three images via WoofTrax Instagram Page.

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14 Feb Posted by in Play | Comments

Happy Valentine’s Day!

Happy Valentine's Day // Ammo the Dachshund

I just wanted to pop in today to wish you all a Happy Valentine’s Day! Thanks for following along with all of my daily adventures, leaving me lovely comments, and just generally being awesome! It’s enough to make a dog blush!

Happy Valentine's Day // Ammo the Dachshund

So I’m sending virtual puppy dog kisses and happy tail wags your way! I hope you have a fantastic day filled with love…..and maybe a few cookies too! Ammo the Dachshund

P.S. if you’re still looking for a sweet little treat for the love of your life (aka your dog) make sure you swing by Barkbox. Today is the last day to snag a subscription for a crazy 14% OFF with code AMMO5 – plus you’ll get an awesome set of FREE BARKTATS! Don’t delay! #sponsored

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13 Feb Posted by in Friday Fetch | Comments

Friday Fetch: PopDog USA

Friday Fetch: PopDog USA

PopDog USA makes pet apparel that I can’t help but imagine is oh-so-soft. Their tees and hoodies look perfect for lounging around home in. Plus, what dog doesn’t look good in a super soft hoodie?

Friday Fetch: PopDog USA // Ammo the Dachshund

Friday Fetch: PopDog USA // Ammo the Dachshund

Friday Fetch: PopDog USA // Ammo the Dachshund

Friday Fetch: PopDog USA // Ammo the Dachshund

Friday Fetch: PopDog USA // Ammo the Dachshund

You can fetch these goodies and more from PopDog USAAmmo the Dachshund

Disclosure: this is NOT A SPONSORED POST, nor do I own any of these items. Just wanted to share my latest find.

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12 Feb Posted by in Play | 1 comment

When Big Dogs Play with Small Dogs

There is one rule I always live by. It’s a rule that keeps me safe, makes me feel brave, and drives my best friend Trooper CRAZY!

When Big Dogs Play with Small Dogs // Ammo the Dachshund

And that rule is…. ALWAYS CHOOSE YOUR HIDING PLACE BEFORE YOU PLAY WITH THE BIG DOGS!

When Big Dogs Play with Small Dogs // Ammo the Dachshund

See those big dogs sometimes don’t understand how big they actually are. And they also don’t always realize how small you actually are. So when you have a PLAN B incase things get a little too rough, life is just a little bit easier.

When Big Dogs Play with Small Dogs // Ammo the Dachshund

Trooper is never thrilled when I decide to take a trip into my hiding places, but even as much as I love playing with him – sometimes he doesn’t know his own size either.

When Big Dogs Play with Small Dogs // Ammo the Dachshund

I mean just check out this photo of him accidentally kicking me the other day when we were playing on the farm.

I love you buddy, but sometimes you’re a big oaf.

When Big Dogs Play with Small Dogs // Ammo the Dachshund

Better safe than sorry when you play with the big dogs! Ammo the Dachshund

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11 Feb Posted by in Health & Fitness | Comments

Methods to Keep your Dog’s Teeth Clean

Disclaimer: this post is brought to you by Chewy.com and contains affiliate links.

As you may or may not know, this month is National Pet Dental Health Month. And if you’ve been reading my blog for a while now, then you might also know a few months ago I jumped back on the “teeth brushing” bandwagon and started trying to maintain my pearly whites a bit better.

Clean Teeth // Ammo the Dachshund

While I still continue to use the Tropiclean Gel on my teeth each night before bed, I’ve also added some new tools to my dental regime.

How to Maintain your Dog's Teeth // Ammo the Dachshund // Pet Dental Health Month

My friends over at Chewy.com sent me this Nylabone DuraChew Dental Dino Toy and my mom picked me up a Pet Dental Scraper (thanks to a recommendation from my Facebook friend, Alex).

Clean Teeth // Ammo the Dachshund

Now incase you may have forgotten, before I even started on my teeth cleaning regime, my teeth looked like this. And even after getting into the habit of brushing regularly I was still left with some plaque on my teeth.

How to Maintain your Dog's Teeth // Ammo the Dachshund // Pet Dental Health Month

So to aid in keeping my teeth clean I decided to break open my new Nylabone.

How to Maintain your Dog's Teeth // Ammo the Dachshund // Pet Dental Health Month

Now I’ve always been a lover of Nylabones, and this Dino chew is no different. The little bumps are super fun to chew on, and as a bonus mom says they help to clean my teeth and freshen my breath!

How to Maintain your Dog's Teeth // Ammo the Dachshund // Pet Dental Health Month

You can fetch your own Nylabone Dino Dental Chew from Chewy.com – and it’s on SALE now for just $3.99!

How to Maintain your Dog's Teeth // Ammo the Dachshund // Pet Dental Health Month

So on top of using my new Nylabone, I also started using this Pet Dental Scraper to scrape the plaque off my teeth. Now I must admit upon first inspection it looked pretty scary.

How to Maintain your Dog's Teeth // Ammo the Dachshund // Pet Dental Health Month

But my mom waited until I was extra sleepy on the couch one evening to test it out.

How to Maintain your Dog's Teeth // Ammo the Dachshund // Pet Dental Health Month

Each night my mom has been working on my teeth in little bits to scrape off the plaque while I’m tired, and you know what, it’s not so bad.

How to Maintain your Dog's Teeth // Ammo the Dachshund // Pet Dental Health Month

And while I still have a ways to go to remove all the plaque, even after just one time, my teeth look a whole lot better!

How to Maintain your Dog's Teeth // Ammo the Dachshund // Pet Dental Health Month

If you want to use a Pet Dental Scraper on your pet, here’s what I’d recommend:

  • Only try on dogs that are relatively calm and not fazed by being “examined”
  • Start with just playing around with your dog’s lips and teeth without the tool to get them used to having their mouth examined
  • Use the dental scraper when your dog is in a relaxed state
  • Use one hand to hold your dog’s mouth steady incase they pull away quickly
  • Apply the dental scraper in small doses to your dog’s teeth and don’t overdo it. Gradually increase the time you use it as your dog gets comfortable with it

What sort of things do you do to keep your pet’s teeth clean? Ammo the Dachshund

Disclaimer: This post is brought to you by Chewy.com, but all opinions are my own. Be advised that the best way to get a full dental cleaning for your pet is to contact a licensed veterinarian – and these are just my own personal experiences with pet dental cleaning, and I am in no way an expert. Use the pet dental scraper on your pet at your own risk.

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10 Feb Posted by in Dachshund Life Struggle | 4 comments

Dachshund Life Struggle

If you follow along with me on Facebook or Instagram, then likely you may have already seen my most recent endeavor, the Dachshund Life Struggle.

Now you might be wondering, what exactly is a Dachshund Life Struggle? Well my friend, simply put – it’s all the things that make being a Dachshund so-dang-hard. The struggle is real my friends, and in order to bring awareness to all the very very hard things us dachshunds have to deal with on a daily basis I’ve started compiling a list.

So without further ado, here’s my list so far….but don’t worry, there are many many more things to add to it!

Dachshund Life Struggle // The Struggle is Real // Ammo the Dachshund

Dachshund Life Struggle // The Struggle is Real // Ammo the Dachshund

Dachshund Life Struggle // The Struggle is Real // Ammo the Dachshund

Dachshund Life Struggle // The Struggle is Real // Ammo the Dachshund

Dachshund Life Struggle // The Struggle is Real // Ammo the Dachshund

Dachshund Life Struggle // The Struggle is Real // Ammo the Dachshund

Dachshund Life Struggle // The Struggle is Real // Ammo the Dachshund

Dachshund Life Struggle // The Struggle is Real // Ammo the Dachshund

Dachshund Life Struggle // The Struggle is Real // Ammo the Dachshund

Dachshund Life Struggle // The Struggle is Real // Ammo the Dachshund

Dachshund Life Struggle // The Struggle is Real // Ammo the Dachshund

Dachshund Life Struggle // The Struggle is Real // Ammo the Dachshund

Dachshund Life Struggle // The Struggle is Real // Ammo the Dachshund

Dachshund Life Struggle // The Struggle is Real // Ammo the Dachshund

Dachshund Life Struggle // The Struggle is Real // Ammo the Dachshund

So as you can see, being a Dachshund is definitely not easy!

Keep following along with me in Instagram and Facebook to see more #dachshundlifestruggle and if you’ve got a struggle to add be sure to let me know!

 

P.S. Don’t forget to share my struggles with all your friends…..we have to spread the word about how hard it is to be a dachshund these days!Ammo the Dachshund

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06 Feb Posted by in Flying Hero, Friday Fetch | Comments

Friday Fetch: Gifts for your Valentine

Friday Fetch: Gifts for your Valentine

Did you know that Valentine’s Day is almost here? That’s right, it’s just a short week away! So if you’re still in need of something for your sweetheart I’ve rounded up a few LOVE-ly things from my online shop that are perfect to gift to someone special this year. Check them out below….

New in the Shop! Graphic Dachshund Prints! via Ammo the Dachshund // Flying Hero

New in the Shop! Graphic Dachshund Prints! via Ammo the Dachshund // Flying Hero

Flying Hero Etsy Shop // Ammo the Dachshund

Flying Hero Etsy Shop // Ammo the Dachshund

Flying Hero Etsy Shop // Ammo the Dachshund

Flying Hero Etsy Shop // Ammo the Dachshund

Flying Hero Etsy Shop // Ammo the Dachshund

Check out these goodies and more in my Etsy Shop, Flying HeroAmmo the Dachshund

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05 Feb Posted by in Play | 8 comments

10 Tough Toys for Dogs

ammo the dachshunds 12 days of christmas

If you didn’t know already, I’m the kind of dog that can destroy the average toy in mere minutes. No make that seconds! Stuffed toys are totally my jam, and I love pulling off eyes, ripping tails, and putting a pile of cotton all over the floor. So needless to say I don’t get those kinds of toys very often. You can even check out a post I did last year about all the toys that have made it into my “toy graveyard” – as even sometimes the tough ones eventually do.

Toy Graveyard // Ammo the Dachshund

Now being that I’m such a tough chewer – I’ve learned over the years which toys seem to hold up much better to my tough chewing ways.

So here’s my list of 10 Tough Toys for all the tough dogs out there! (contains some affiliate links)

1. Benebone

What I did for Christmas // Ammo the Dachshund

This tough chew toy is one of my all-time favorites. It comes in two different sizes with flavors of bacon, chicken, and peanut butter. If your dog loves to chew they’ll love the Benebone. Note that is does wear down over time, and will eventually need replacing.

2. Planet Dog Orbee-Tuff Raspberry

Planet Dog Orbee-Tuff Raspberry // Tough Toys for Dogs // Ammo the Dachshund

Planet Dog makes lots of great toys that are strong enough for tough chewers like me, but one of my favorites is this Raspberry. It’s the perfect size for me and it’s especially good when my mom fills it up with a little peanut butter. This size lasts quite a long time, and eventually some of mine have needed replacing (if only because I chew on them so often).

3. Ruffhides Refillable Chew Toy

What I did for Christmas // Ammo the Dachshund

I got one of these for Christmas this year and it’s essentially a rubber wrap that goes around a dog chew (they sell them with rawhide or himalayan dog chews inside) to make it last longer. I’ve also found some tough all-natural bones at my local pet store that seem to fit nicely into my Ruffhides wrap.

4. Nylabone

Ammo the Dachshund visits PetValu - nylabone

Nylabone makes a variety of chew toys for powerful chewers, and I’ve tried many throughout the years. They always hold up well and are something I never get tired of chewing on.

5. Planet Dog Orbee-Tuff Snoop

Friday Fetch: Orbee-Tuff Snoop / Interactive Dog Toy // Ammo the Dachshund

The Snoop is an awesome treat-dispensing toy for dogs that is made with toughness by Planet Dog. I spend hours playing with this toy at the shop, and to make it even harder to get the cookies out my mom stuffs a Planet Dog ball in the opening (just like above).

6. Antler Chew

Antler Chew Toy // Tough Toys for Dogs // Ammo the Dachshund

Antler Chews hold up really well to tough chewers like me. While I tend to loose interest in these a little quicker than some of the other toys, they definitely last a long long time.

7. Chase ‘n Chomp

Chase n' Chomp // Tough Toys for Dogs // Ammo the Dachshund

When the Chase n’ Chomp arrived in a past Barkbox, my mom wasn’t sure it would hold up to my sharp, shark-like teeth. And although it no longer squeaks it’s still hanging around my house, and remains one of my favorite balls to play fetch with (probably because it’s extra squishy).

8. Pickle Pocket

Pickle Pocket - Treat Dispenser for Dogs - Review // Ammo the Dachshund

The Pickle Pocket is a tough rubber toy that that has slits in it to hold treats. This is great if you don’t feel like breaking out the messy peanut butter and I could spend hours just trying to get a few treats out.

9. ZogoFlex

ZogoFlex // Tough Toys for Dogs // Ammo the Dachshund

The Zogoflex is another toy that’s made of tough rubber that your dog won’t be able to chew through. Granted it’s not my top pick for a toy (I think I’d grab a Benebone or Nylabone over one of these given the choice), but mine has certainly held up over the years and is one of those toys that will be around forever.

10. KONG

ammo the dachshund with kong

It wouldn’t be a tough toy list without mentioning Kong. These rubber toys are built to last and also have a handy hole for stuffing with treats. Although, full disclaimer, I did break one once!

kong toy

What sort of toys has your dog destroyed over the years? Any tough toys I should add to the list? Ammo the Dachshund

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