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Ammo the Dachshund // Super Hero with a Heart of Gold
23 Apr Posted by in Product Review, Sponsors | Comments

Shedding out Winter Fur with Trooper & Ammo

Shedding out Winter Fur with Trooper & Ammo

Disclaimer: this post is brought to you by Chewy. All opinions are my own, and I only share products I think you will love!

De-shedding Dogs with Trooper & Ammo the Dachshund

This month my friends at Chewy.com sent me the Furminator Dual Brush to take for a spin. As you know it’s Spring, which in the dog world can also be known as shedding season! While I’m not the kind of dog that needs a ton of de-shedding because of my short coat, I still need brushing occasionally. My buddy Trooper on the other hand, he sheds enough to clothe a whole other dog!

De-shedding Dogs with Trooper & Ammo the Dachshund

With the Furminator Dual Brush we get the best of both worlds. A pin brush on one side for longer coated dogs like Trooper, and a nylon bristle brush on the other side for shorter coated dogs like me.

Brushing 2 dogs with 2 very different coat types was never easier!

De-shedding Dogs with Trooper & Ammo the Dachshund

You can fetch the Furminator Dual Brush from Chewy.com where it’s on sale right now for under $10! Ammo the Dachshund

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22 Apr Posted by in D.I.Y, Farm, Training | Comments

How to make a Fake Rabbit Hole for your Dog

Disclaimer: this is NOT a sponsored post, but it does contain some affiliate links.

It’s no secret that I am OBSESSED with holes. After all, my breed was originally bred to go down holes and hunt down badgers.

ammo the dachshund digging

And go down holes I do! My mom has had to pull me out of many ground hog holes around the farm over the years, and because of my affinity to go hunting whenever I feel like it I now wear a GPS tracker whenever I’m on the farm. While my tracker gives mom piece of mind, she’d still prefer my escapades kept me a little closer to the barn, which is why she decided to dupe me!

So I decided to share how my mom made me a DIY Fake Rabbit Hole so all you other dogs out there won’t get tricked like I did!

DIY Fake Scent Hole for Hunting Dogs // Ammo the Dachshund

Here’s what you’ll need:

  • Rabbit Scent (or any other scent your dog might prefer)
  • Spray Bottle
  • Water
  • String (I used bailing twine)
  • Paper Towel
  • Shovel or Post Hole Digger

DIY Fake Scent Hole for Hunting Dogs // Ammo the Dachshund

Step 1: Choose a spot to dig a hole about 2 feet deep. Make sure you choose a spot where no one could fall in it (placing a marker when it’s done is helpful too). A spot near a bush or tree makes it more believable to your dog as well.

DIY Fake Scent Hole for Hunting Dogs // Ammo the Dachshund

As you can see just the sight of a hole was enough to get me interested!

DIY Fake Scent Hole for Hunting Dogs // Ammo the Dachshund

Step 2: Mix your Rabbit Scent with some water in a spray bottle and mist it into the hole. You can make it stronger by foregoing the water if your dog doesn’t seem interested.

DIY Fake Scent Hole for Hunting Dogs // Ammo the Dachshund

Step 3: Tie a paper towel to a string and mist with the rabbit scent. Drag the towel to and from the hole to leave a scent trail for your dog to follow.

DIY Fake Scent Hole for Hunting Dogs // Ammo the Dachshund

Trooper and I picked up on the rabbit scent trail right away.

DIY Fake Scent Hole for Hunting Dogs // Ammo the Dachshund

But only one of us really cared…..I’m pretty sure you can guess who!

Well I feel pretty silly getting tricked with a fake hole, but I did have a really good time digging to my hearts content. So fake or not, I don’t regret it one bit. Well except for the fact that it landed me in the bath a few hours later!

Do you think your dog would be tricked by a fake scent hole?

*Be advised that fake animal scents can attract other wild animals as well. So be aware of where you are putting it, and make sure to supervise your dog especially if they are out at night.Ammo the Dachshund

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21 Apr Posted by in Giveaway, Product Review | 12 comments

Wares for Bears Review & Giveaway

Wares for Bears Review & Giveaway

Disclaimer: This post and giveaway is brought to you by Wares for Bears. All opinions are my own, and I only share products I think you will love!

Wares for Bears Review & Giveaway // Ammo the Dachshund

As a dog who loves fashion I’ve learned that there is one thing that will make or break my look…and that’s accessories! Today you are in luck, because I can’t wait to share with you some of my newest accessories from my friends at Wares for Bears.

Wares for Bears Review & Giveaway // Ammo the Dachshund

Trooper and I received some awesome handmade bandanas from Wares for Bears recently, and they totally made us feel the part of farm dogs.

Wares for Bears Review & Giveaway // Ammo the Dachshund

I mean just look at all that fabulous fringe!

Wares for Bears Review & Giveaway // Ammo the Dachshund

The Wares for Bears bandanas are all made to fit your own dog’s unique neck size with a snap closure. No need to tie them around your dog’s neck like a traditional bandana.

Wares for Bears also donates 10% of their sales to the Seattle Humane Society, a local animal rescue organization that helps to feed, shelter, care, and re-home dogs in need. Now that’s pretty cool!

Wares for Bears Review & Giveaway // Ammo the Dachshund

They come in sizes for big and small dogs, and in many various patterns and styles. Trooper and I picked out a few that had that fun farm feel to them.

Wares for Bears Review & Giveaway // Ammo the Dachshund

The really cool part is that they are reversible too. So for the price of one bandana, you can get not one, but two looks…

Wares for Bears Review & Giveaway // Ammo the Dachshund

…polka dots or checks for this one!

Wares for Bears Review & Giveaway // Ammo the Dachshund

And I discovered another fun feature of the Wares for Bears bandanas…..

Wares for Bears Review & Giveaway // Ammo the Dachshund

…they’re total chick magnets!

Wares for Bears Review & Giveaway // Ammo the Dachshund

My gal pal Cricket couldn’t get over how fabulous Trooper and I looked in our new bananas.

Wares for Bears Review & Giveaway // Ammo the Dachshund

You can fetch your own chick magnet bandana from Wares for Bears and as a special bonus you can use code AMMO15 for 15% OFF your next order!

And now for the best part…

Wares for Bears Review & Giveaway // Ammo the Dachshund

TWO WINNERS WILL WIN A CUSTOM DOG BANDANA FROM WARES FOR BEARS!

Here’s HOW TO WIN:

To enter use the Rafflecopter widget below. 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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17 Apr Posted by in Friday Fetch | Comments

Friday Fetch: If it Barks Design Your Own Dog Collar

Friday Fetch: If it Barks Design Your Own Dog Collar

Nowadays so many things are customizable. From cars to clothing – it’s not that far fetched for dog collars to be customizable too! The folks over at If It Barks have come up with a Design Your Own Dog Collar option where you can choose buckle styles, patterns and layers, sizes and materials – all to your specific liking. Seriously there are so many possibilities I think I would need a whole closet for collars!

Friday Fetch: If It Barks Design Your Own Dog Collar // Ammo the Dachshund

Friday Fetch: If It Barks Design Your Own Dog Collar // Ammo the Dachshund

Friday Fetch: If It Barks Design Your Own Dog Collar // Ammo the Dachshund

Friday Fetch: If It Barks Design Your Own Dog Collar // Ammo the Dachshund

Friday Fetch: If It Barks Design Your Own Dog Collar // Ammo the Dachshund

Customization not your thing? If It Barks also has pre-designed styles ready go too! Fetch your own at If It Barks. Ammo the Dachshund

Disclosure: This is not a sponsored post, nor do I own any of these products. Just simply wanted to share my latest find!

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16 Apr Posted by in Adventure | 1 comment

Superhero Adventures on the Farm

Superhero Adventures on the Farm

Way back in the fall of last year my buddy Trooper and I had some very special visitors to the farm. Special enough that we had to break out our super hero gear!

Adventures with Max and Duke from Sleepypod // Super Heroes // Ammo the Dachshund

Because if you’re going to meet new friends, then you might as well make sure you look too cool for school! (and also a little intimidating).

Adventures with Max and Duke from Sleepypod // Super Heroes // Ammo the Dachshund

When our special farm guests showed up I’m pretty sure they were quite impressed with mine and Trooper’s super-ness. Our new friends, Max & Duke, turned out to be pretty cool too, because they are the the super brave crash test dummies from Sleepypod!

Adventures with Max and Duke from Sleepypod // Super Heroes // Ammo the Dachshund

Trooper and I spent the day showing Max & Duke just what it’s like to be heroes on the farm. You can read all about our adventures with them on the Sleepypod Blog.

Adventures with Max and Duke from Sleepypod // Super Heroes // Ammo the Dachshund

And spoiler alert….there may have been some groundhog holes involved (what’s a trip to the farm without a tour of my holes?)…..

Adventures with Max and Duke from Sleepypod // Super Heroes // Ammo the Dachshund

…and perhaps a little pony drool too. (Sorry Duke!).

But you’ll have to find out exactly what went down by heading over to Sleepypod. And make sure you follow them on Facebook to see where Max & Duke are headed next…..perhaps it will even be a town near you! Ammo the Dachshund

 

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15 Apr Posted by in Dachshund Life Struggle | 2 comments

Dachshund Life Struggle Never Ends

Dachshund Life Struggle Never Ends

You may have caught my posts over the last few months on the saga that is the Dachshund Life Struggle. And if you follow along with me on FacebookTwitter or Instagram, then likely you may have already seen many of the Dachshund Life Struggles.

But guess what, it didn’t stop there, because the struggle of being a Dachshund never ends. So here’s what I’ve been struggling with this past month…

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

In case you missed any struggles, be sure to check them all out on my blog. You can keep following along with me on InstagramTwitter, 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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14 Apr Posted by in Giveaway, Product Review | 14 comments

Wag & Ramble Pet Soap Review & Giveaway

Wag & Ramble Pet Soap Review & Giveaway

Disclaimer: This post and giveaway is brought to you by Wag & Ramble. However all opinions are my own and I only share products I think you’ll love!

Wag & Ramble Pet Soap Review & Giveaway

It’s Spring time. And if there is one thing that goes hand in hand with Spring…..it’s baths for your furry friends. Being a lover of all things stinky myself, I’m all too familiar with the bathtub this time of year. It’s a good thing my new friends over at Wag and Ramble sent me some of their handmade all natural pet soap to take for a whirl.

Wag & Ramble Pet Soap Review & Giveaway

I picked out their Peppermint and Lemongrass soap, but it also comes in Lavender/Eucalyptus & Lavendar/Lemongrass as well.

Wag & Ramble Pet Soap Review & Giveaway

As much as I prefer the smell of stinky stuff, I have to admit this soap did smell pretty nice.

Wag & Ramble Pet Soap Review & Giveaway

And if I have to endure bath time, then I guess I might as well enjoy the scent!

Wag & Ramble Pet Soap Review & Giveaway

Wag & Ramble Pet Soap Review & Giveaway

My mom tried two different methods to applying bar soap to me during bath time (since previously I had only ever used liquid soap). First she applied to to a wash cloth and then rubbed it on my fur.

Wag & Ramble Pet Soap Review & Giveaway

Then she applied the bar directly to me.

Wag & Ramble Pet Soap Review & Giveaway

The direct approach seemed to work best…..and it didn’t take much soap to get me smelling great.

Wag & Ramble Pet Soap Review & Giveaway

It’s a shame you can’t convey smells through the internet, because after my bath I smelled oh-so-fresh!

Wag & Ramble Pet Soap Review & Giveaway

And I guess it’s not so bad…..although the scent of dirt and horse poo is still my favorite! Once bath time is over there is only one last thing to do…..

Wag & Ramble Pet Soap Review & Giveaway

….roll around until that good smelling stuff is on something else other than you!

If you’re looking for some all natural handmade soap that will make your dog smell good enough to want to rub it all over your carpet too, then you might want to check out Wag and Ramble!

And now for the best part….

Wag & Ramble Pet Soap Review & Giveaway

ONE WINNER WILL WIN A BAR OF SOAP ON A BAMBOO SOAP TRAY FROM WAG & RAMBLE!

Here’s HOW TO WIN:

To enter use the Rafflecopter widget below. 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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10 Apr Posted by in Friday Fetch | 3 comments

Friday Fetch: Horse Blanket Style Dog Coats

Friday Fetch: Horse Blanket Style Dog Coats

Since I spend a lot of my time on the family horse farm I couldn’t help but fall in love with these horse blanket style dog coats from Off The Wall Designs on Etsy. If you’re an equestrian lover at heart you’re going to love these…

Friday Fetch: Horse Blanket Inspired Dog Coats // Ammo the Dachshund

Friday Fetch: Horse Blanket Inspired Dog Coats // Ammo the Dachshund

Friday Fetch: Horse Blanket Inspired Dog Coats // Ammo the Dachshund

Friday Fetch: Horse Blanket Inspired Dog Coats // Ammo the Dachshund

You can fetch these designs and more from Off The Wall Designs on Etsy.

Disclosure: This is not a sponsored post, nor do I own any of these products. Just simply wanted to share my latest find! Ammo the Dachshund

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09 Apr Posted by in Home | 7 comments

Oh The Places You Sleep…

Oh The Places You Sleep…

Dogs tend to sleep between 12 – 14 hours a day, and considering that makes up the majority of our day, we sometimes have to get a little creative with our napping spots. It could get quite boring if you slept the same way hour after hour, so I like to vary it up a little each time. So here’s a collection of some of my favorite ways to take a nap throughout the day!

Oh the Places You Sleep // Ammo the Dachshund - Dog - Nap

Oh the Places You Sleep // Ammo the Dachshund - Dog - Nap

Oh the Places You Sleep // Ammo the Dachshund - Dog - Nap

Oh the Places You Sleep // Ammo the Dachshund - Dog - Nap

Oh the Places You Sleep // Ammo the Dachshund - Dog - Nap

Oh the Places You Sleep // Ammo the Dachshund - Dog - Nap

Oh the Places You Sleep // Ammo the Dachshund - Dog - Nap

Oh the Places You Sleep // Ammo the Dachshund - Dog - Nap

Oh the Places You Sleep // Ammo the Dachshund - Dog - Nap

Oh the Places You Sleep // Ammo the Dachshund - Dog - Nap

Oh the Places You Sleep // Ammo the Dachshund - Dog - Nap

Oh the Places You Sleep // Ammo the Dachshund - Dog - Nap

Oh the Places You Sleep // Ammo the Dachshund - Dog - Nap

Oh the Places You Sleep // Ammo the Dachshund - Dog - Nap

Oh the Places You Sleep // Ammo the Dachshund - Dog - Nap

Oh the Places You Sleep // Ammo the Dachshund - Dog - Nap

Oh the Places You Sleep // Ammo the Dachshund - Dog - Nap

Oh the Places You Sleep // Ammo the Dachshund - Dog - Nap

Oh the Places You Sleep // Ammo the Dachshund - Dog - Nap

Oh the Places You Sleep // Ammo the Dachshund - Dog - Nap

As you see this could go on and on forever – but then I wouldn’t get any naps in!

What’s your dog’s favorite place to sleep? And if you need any new ones to add to your dog’s resume, check out my post of creative napping spots at work.Ammo the Dachshund

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08 Apr Posted by in Adventure | 1 comment

The Easter Bunny Came

The Easter Bunny Came

Disclosure: This post is brought to you by my friends at Barkbox.

Easter Bunny with Dachshund // Ammo the Dachshund

As you know Easter was this past Sunday. It’s one of my favorite holidays – as holidays that involve a bunny always make the top of my list! Alas though, when I woke up Sunday morning it seems I had just missed Mr. Bunny.

Easter with the Barkbox Bunny // Ammo the Dachshund

But don’t worry, because the very special BarkBox Bunny never seems to miss my house, and this year was no exception. Check out the fun video of me diving into my Easter Basket:

Easter Bunny with Dachshund // Ammo the Dachshund

Easter Bunny with Dachshund // Ammo the Dachshund

Easter Bunny with Dachshund // Ammo the Dachshund

That Barkbox Bunny knows just what kind of goodies I love!

Easter Bunny with Dachshund // Ammo the Dachshund

After opening my basket I packed up and headed over to my mom-mom’s house where I was put in charge of hiding the easter eggs for all of my cousins (on account of I’m very good at finding hiding spots – mostly of the hole variety!).

Easter Bunny with Dachshund // Ammo the Dachshund

That’s right, they’ll never find this one!

Easter Bunny with Dachshund // Ammo the Dachshund

My cousins are pretty good at finding easter eggs, but I couldn’t let them have all the fun!

Easter Bunny with Dachshund // Ammo the Dachshund

Easter Bunny with Dachshund // Ammo the Dachshund

Too bad all the eggs I found had jelly beans in them….yuck!

Easter Bunny with Dachshund // Ammo the Dachshund

After the egg hunt it was time for dinner. Unfortunately my family forgot to set a place for me at the table! Can you believe it! Don’t worry though, I found the perfect spot to look pathetic and got handed plenty of little nibbles.

Easter Bunny with Dachshund // Ammo the Dachshund

And after I was nice and stuffed one of my cousins volunteered to take me for a walk. I burned off all those calories in a matter of minutes hunting for more easter bunnies!

How did you spend your Easter with your dog? Ammo the Dachshund

P.S. If your pup missed out on the BarkBox Bunny, don’t worry, you have until April 10th to get your dog a box of goodies in the mail this month. And don’t forget to use code AMMO5 for an awesome 10% off your order!

 

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