Primal Jerky Organic Chicken Nibs

Hello and happy belated Thanksgiving!

I fell off the face of the earth for a bit when I got sick with the flu and a sinus infection a few weeks ago. Boo.

The only good thing about being sick and missing work and life is that your furry buddy hangs out with you all day.


We’ve had Henley Pretzel at our house for the past four days. He and Teton have been doing a lot of this:

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We’ve tried a treat or two from Primal in the past but these are hands down the new favorite. These human-grade treats are made of just three ingredients – organic chicken, organic honey, and sea salt.

They are the perfect size for a little dog like Henley…

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The cost per bag at Chewy on these bad boys is $11.79 but this bag has lasted us a long time already and we haven’t even gone through half of it. Little treats like this are my favorite because they last a long time, don’t contribute to weight gain as much as large treats, and make good training treats.

Primal makes treats in a variety of flavors. Check them all out here.

While you’re on, make sure to sneak a peak at their Black Friday sale, which has been extended until they run out of goodies! I need to peruse the site, myself!

Happy tails…


Henley Pretzel’s DNA Test

(Alternative title: Henley Pretzel, you are NOT the father.)

This post is from Henley Pretzel and his mom and dad. Thanks, guys!

We know literally nothing about Henley’s background, aside from the fact that he’s some sort of Poodle/Terrier mix (we thought Westiepoo). So we decided to DNA test him!


Enter the Wisdom Panel 2.0 Breed Identification DNA Test. We bought one on Amazon for about $75. The concept is pretty simple: You swab your dog’s cheek, activate your kit online, send the sample to the Wisdom Panel lab and they email you in 2 to 3 weeks with the results of the DNA test!


The kit contains easy instructions. There are two swabs and you should swab your dog for 15 seconds on each one. They also recommend that you wait about 2 hours after food or treats before you swab your dog. After you get the swabs, give your dog a treat and then let the swabs air dry in the box. Then wrap the swabs back up in the plastic sleeve, activate your info online and put everything together in the self-addressed pre-paid box and send it on its way!



(We don’t have any photos of the actual swabbing, because it took one person to hold Henley and one person to swab. It was kind of tricky to get him swabbed at first, but the second swab was a whole lot easier.)



You’ll get confirmation when you’ve activated your kit, when the sample has been received, and when the results come in. There’s also an online status checker, so you can log in anytime to see where the DNA is in the process.


The kit says it takes 2-3 weeks for results, but last night (about 8 days after the kit was received by Wisdom Panel), I got THE email! Results are in!


And Henley, everyone’s favorite ThunderShirt wearing Westiepoo is . . . #notawestiepoo. Mic drop.



He’s a WHAT?! Chihuahua and Mini Schnauzer mix?!! Wisdom Panel provided us with this whole genealogy chart showing his, um, pedigree.


He’s got strong Chihuahua in him, all the way back to his great-grandparents. The other side in Miniature Schnauzer mixed with SOMETHING. Wisdom Panel couldn’t completely identify the SOMETHING, but they did provide some ideas, which includes strong terrier lines and Greyhound lines.


Wisdom Panel also provides a snapshot of each breed, including physical characteristics and personality quirks. That way you can see what your traits dog inherited.



So, what did we think? This certainly explains some things, like why Henley shakes when he’s nervous (Chihuahua genes) and why he tries to race dogs at the dog park (Greyhound genes). But still, so many questions! Terrier-Poodle mix suited him fine, but that’s obviously only a small part of him. A very small part.

We’d definitely recommend the Wisdom Panel 2.0 Breed Identification kit. It was quick and easy to do and definitely gave us some insight into little Henley. They give lots of great background info on the possible breeds that are involved and its fun to see what kinds of traits your dog inherited.

This is not a sponsored post and pretty sure Wisdom Panel 2.0 has no idea who we are. We just wanted to learn more about Henley and bought the kit on our own!

Happy tails…

West Paw Zogoflex Air Dash Frisbee

About a week ago, Chewy sent Teton a brand spanking new West Paw Zogoflex Air Dash Frisbee to test.


This hearty frisbee is made in the USA of a durable foam. Teton isn’t a chewer, but if he were I don’t think I’d be worried about this toy holding up.

The Zogoflex Air Dash Frisbee isn’t your typical frisbee. It’s injected with something West Paw calls Air Technology that essentially means the center of the toy is air-injected and as a result can be flung further and will fly higher in the air when thrown.


I’m not the best frisbee thrower apparently, but then again, Teton isn’t the best fetcher ever. Still, we had lots of fun with this toy at the park near our house.



And when we weren’t throwing and catching the frisbee, it made a great tug-of-war toy. ;-)


The Zogoflex Air Dash Frisbee is $17 on Chewy. If you’re looking for a new toy to throw for your dog in your yard or at your local dog park, this is a great pick!

Happy tails…

Her Dog Blog’s New Look

Her Dog Blog has a new look!

I’m so happy with the way my logo turned out so I want to share with you the experience I had getting it.

Have you heard of Fiverr?


I had heard of it from a co-worker who used it last year but never seriously checked it out until I decided that I wanted a logo for Her Dog Blog.

Fiverr is a site where freelance artists, writers, and other creative people offer a variety of services ranging from graphic design to advertising to puppetry. Every service starts at just $5, hence the name Fiverr.

Once I decided I wanted a logo for HDB, I spent some time on the site’s Logo Design link. There are pages upon pages of graphic designers offering up their design services but somehow I narrowed it down to three. My take on the whole experience was that for $15 I’d be able to have options and if I ended up not liking any of the logos then I’d only be $15 in the hole.

I went with the following designers:




I picked these three designers because I liked their portfolios and because they had good buyer reviews (and a fair amount of them).

All three of the designers I picked came up with fantastic designs, but I ended up really loving what Jesterr sent me.


Even then, something didn’t feel right. I didn’t realize it at the time that I ordered the design work, but I really needed Teton to be in my logo.

Luckily for me, Fiverr offers cartoon and caricature services. It was very easy for me to select Binarygod for the drawing of Teton.


I mean.

After receiving the drawing of Teton, I asked Jesterr if he could replace the original design’s dog with Teton, and voila!

HDB Final

I couldn’t be happier with the result!

Thanks for following Her Dog Blog since (holy crap) 2010.

Happy tails…

Blue Buffalo Boo Bars


(We love the Hawks and the Broncos in this house.) ;-)

Earlier this month we got some snazzy treats from Chewy to try out.


Blue Buffalo Boo Bars!

These treats (on sale for just $5.79!) are made of oatmeal, flaxseed, pumpkin, and carrots…to name a few ingredients.

Teton and I both agree that they smell divine and they have the perfect amount of crunch to them.


Added bonus: an adorable little pumpkin on each treat!

If you’re in the market for a fun Halloween treat head over to to snag a bag or two of these!

Happy tails…

4-Legger Shampoo

Hi y’all.

Henley Pretzel is excited to share a new product with you.



A few weeks ago we received a bottle of shampoo from the folks at 4-Legger. Their signature product is their Aloe and Lemongrass Organic Pet Shampoo (yes, you can use it on all pets!) but they also have two beautiful stoneware dog bowls.


4-Legger Dog Shampoo has a unique creation story.

On the day that one of 4-Legger’s owners was diagnosed with cancer, one of our beloved dogs lost his battle with cancer. We have come a long way since that day. Cancer is in remission and we have worked to remove products from our lives (and the lives of our pets) that may cause health issues (from skin sensitivities to accumulated toxins, and worse).

We are health conscious, environmentally minded, and focused on bringing to the market products that you can trust. We urge you to read ingredient labels and to do research on products. The pet industry currently has no regulations for labeling and listing ingredients, making it difficult for the consumer to make educated choices. We love our 4-Leggers. They are not just pets, they are part of our family. 


I love any product that tells me why it has the ingredients it has. 4-Legger has some wonderful ones like lemongrass coconut oil, and rosemary.


Henley Pretzel gave 4-Legger a go last weekend. He doesn’t much care for baths but was a good sport. :-)


4-Legger Dog Shampoo smells divine. I love a good lemongrass candle and this reminded me of ones I’ve smelled in the past. A little went a long way (Henley is pretty tiny, after all) and it sudsed up very well as you can see in the photo above. It rinsed out with ease.

Once Henley was done with his bath he got some stank back. ;-)

Days after Henley’s bath I got reports that he smelled great and that his hair was soft and smooth. I call that a shampooing win!


If you’re in the market for a new shampoo for your dog or other pet, give 4-Legger a try!

Thanks to the team at 4-Legger for sending us a sample.

Happy tails…

National Dog Day!

Happy National Dog Day!


Every day is National Dog Day in our house, but it was fun to see all the posts on social media today.


In the spirit of social media…




Oh, and I got those ASPCA Vans I’d been eyeing. :-) On sale! Today was the perfect day to wear them.

National Dog Day was a little more special than normal because Teton got to munch on some new treats from


Chewy sent us some Wellness Pure Rewards Turkey Jerky and Teton loooves them.


Grain-free, wheat-free, soy-free, and corn-free, these treats have limited ingredients and consist of of over 90% meat. They come in a variety of flavors including venison and salmon.

I like these treats because they’re chewy and easy to break into smaller pieces. Because they’re moist they also have a stronger smell and richer taste, which your dog will love.

Thanks to Chewy for hooking us up with another great treat!

Happy tails…