Weekend Project: DIY Dog Bed

Photo: shopdowntowndogs
Photo: shopdowntowndogs

Most people who have a dog will have some type of dog bed. Unfortunately, many of the dog beds on the market aren’t fully washable (because dog drool only stays on the first layer…I don’t think so), are expensive or just don’t last.

But if you have a sewing machine you can easily make a dog bed for less than half the price of the high end ones…even if you’re not great at sewing.

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Sunday Round Up

C & K Pet Designs
Photo: C & K Pet Design

If you’re looking to so some shopping and help out a great cause check out C &K Pet Designs, they’re donation a portion of all their sales this month to the Manitoba German Shepherd rescue.

 

 

Photo: Uptv
Photo: Uptv

If you’re looking for an amazing dog themed movie be sure to watch Suzie’s Hope. It’s based on a true story about a woman who had been attacked by pitbull yet finds a way to overcome it and rescue an abused pitbull 10 months later. Needless to say it’s a tearjerker. If you want to learn more about Suzie the pitbull and Donna (her rescuer) visit Suzie’s Hope.

 

Finally, you may have heard of the “cat cafes” in Japan well now if you happen to live or plan to visit Montreal or Vancouver you can visit a cat cafe closer to home…

 

Zukes Skinny Bakes

zukes skinny bakes

The other day we were looking for a healthy, reasonably priced treat. Zukes skinny baked treats are made in the USA and are advertised as having less than 10 calories a treat with more than 140 treats per bag ($5.99 at Petsmart). They are wheat, soy and corn free and are available in three flavors: peanut butter & banana, berry, and pumpkin & sweet potato. Continue reading

In the news…bloat myths and the human walking project

We usually talk about taking the dog out for a walk but a shelter in Australia decided to change things up a bit and created a program to get people out of the office and walking…with their awesome shelter dogs. The program allowed people to interact with shelter dogs in a nontraditional way..changing how people saw the dogs.

On a different note, apparently there is a new myth floating around the internet about not giving your dogs ice water for fear it could cause bloat…well it’s a myth and you can read more about that here.

Free dog training video tips

Although I am a huge fan of dog training books, sometimes it can be more helpful to see a technique in practice rather than just using your imagination.

Here are a couple of videos from The Dog Mentalist (dog trainer) that could help you tackle some common issues owners face…
Dogs rushing to the door and barking when someone arrives?

Does your dog pull on the leash when walking?