Reggie The Boxer, here again!
I don't know about you, but I LOVE playing with toys. So much so, that sometimes I'm a little too rough. It's hard for my mom and dad to find a toy that I won't destroy. My favourite store Ren's Pets started carrying the Tender Tuffs line of toys! Strong enough for big chewers like me!!
These toys have "TearBlok Technology" which means I can't tear it apart! And as much as I try, the puncture proof squeakers will keep squeaking no matter how much I try! The Stretchy Orange Octopus is also great for a controlled tug with my dad or a friend!
Reggie - Owned by Danielle
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Looking for a fun game day treat? If you have any empty marrow bones lying around this might be perfect for you! (Kongs also work perfectly). Take your pre-loved marrow bone and stuff it with Hero Dog Treats peanut buddy (yogurt works great too for those with allergies). Take a few of your pet’s favourite treats and press them into the peanut buddy. Once those bones are nice and stuffed, stick them in the freezer to harden up! When game time comes around, give your pet a nice cold game day treat!
My chihuahua, Tucker, turned 1 this week. I wanted to bake a cake for him as a special treat but I knew it would have to have ingredients that weren’t going to make him sick. I stumbled upon this new product at Ren’s, “the Lazy Dog Birthday Cake”, it was perfect! All of the ingredients were safe for Tucker and aside from what it comes with, all I needed to add was a few tablespoons of water and vegetable oil. This cake was super easy to make. I simply mixed the ingredients, poured it into a cake pan and popped it in the oven! It even comes with sprinkles & frosting. Once the cake was cooled and ready I cut a small piece for Tucker to enjoy… I even tasted it myself… it’s not bad!
My boxer Reggie is already on a raw diet, so naturally, I try and keep his treats natural and grain free as well! Enter Hero Kangaroo Liver! He is very food driven to begin with, but give him something new and flavourful, watch out! Kangaroo Liver 100% natural protein and great for dogs with allergies! He is still in training so breaking them into smaller pieces and using them as training treats is also great for when he’s been a very good boy!
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Hunter has never been a retrieving dog. Typically, Hunters interest in fetching is completely lost as soon as she finds the thrown item. Because of this, I avoid playing fetch near bodies of water since the ball never seems to make it out. With Kurgo skipping stones, however, Hunter never fails to retrieve the “ball” (or shake water all over me). The slim shape of the Kurgo skipping stones makes it easier for Hunter to swim, run, and breathe without allowing water in her mouth easily. This slim design is also obviously optimal for skipping, which makes for some fun competition between me and my fiancé on our walks with Hunter.
These “stones” are made of a durable, non-toxic rubber that can easily fit into pockets for impromptu walks. They're also available in bright colours so even if you happen to take your eyes off where they landed, you can find them right away again.
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My best buddy Benny is a special guy. I know everyone thinks their dog is special (and an amazing thing about dogs is that everyone is right) but Ben is different. He has the most expressive face. He listens and understands when I speak to him about anything. He's a therapy dog without being trained to be. He's so so so smart. He's 7 but it definitely doesn't seem like it.
One of his many special (and adorable) quirks is that he hates being walked. He LOVES walks, but he doesn't like it when his leash is held by a person - he needs to hold it himself. That probably sounds crazy, but trail or quiet street, a quick walk or long, he wants to hold his leash. He doesn't pay any attention to passing animals or people, and stops at any road crossing without asking - I trust him implicitly. However, it also gives him the freedom to jump into any streams or puddles we come across. He LOVES swimming.
Both of these things obviously pose some issues to leash and collar durability and smell. But I've found the perfect combination: a Smoochy Poochy polyvinyl collar and a Mendota rope snap leash. I've had both for years, and through dragging and dunking both have stood the test of time and look like new. The collar is perfect for Ben because it's waterproof, doesn't retain smell, and is super easy to clean. All it needs is a quick wipe down. And it's Canadian made! The Mendota leash is made of waterproof, long-lasting polypropylene rope - it is really well-made and super durable. It hasn't frayed at all or been ripped on a tooth or branch. One of my favorite things about it is that the odd time I am holding it's super soft and comfortable in my hands. Both of them come in a variety of colors. I'm convinced Ben would look good in any colour but the blue looks fabulous on him!
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Storm, is my 4 year old Bouvier. She is the baby of the family so of course, she gets all of the goodies. One of Storm’s favorite treats is the Crumps Sweet Potato treats.
Crumps are all natural treats and Ren’s has the largest selection for your dog. The sweet potato treats are thin slices that are cooked slowly so they are a chewy texture. Sweet Potato Rawhides are packed with vitamins and minerals including Vitamin A, B6, potassium, phosphorus, iron, thiamine, riboflavin, niacin, and calcium. It's also high in fiber which can dramatically improve digestive health.
It is our morning routine that the dogs go outside, have their breakfast and then get a sweet potato treat.
Not only is it cozy for the dog but for people too! It’s super thick/cozy even though it’s a mat and you may be thinking to yourself “that doesn’t look like anything special” you need to see it in person and touch it! You feel like you’re sleeping on a cloud (may have slept on it once or twice). It washes amazingly and dries so fast and never wears, it’s always super soft. We’re going to be getting the new huggle poofs soon! Can anyone say bean-bag chair (but cozy)!
No dog should be without their huggle mat – perfect for crates, rolls up to travel easily, easy to clean you just have to come and feel it – the material is so dense. Standing on it you can feel the comfort level so for older dogs with joint issues it’s amazing!! Bruno is just a little pup but he’s already figured out the best spot in the house to sleep.
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Molly is a 6-year-old golden doodle who loves her stuffed toys. When she was given her new Freeze-N-Float watermelon toy she immediately fell in love with it. We brought the toy up to the cottage with us since we would be outdoors a lot and it worked out even better than I could have hoped. Molly loves to swim and because the toy is so great in water it was a perfect match. We never lost it either since it floats!
Also, Molly gets super hot when it is humid out, so being able to freeze the toy came in handy. It helped keep her from overheating and we found she didn’t pant as much either. I have a strong feeling we will be getting another Freeze-N-Float toy since we can’t seem to get her to put this one down even for a moment!
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