4-Legger Shampoo + My Latest Etsy Finds

Hello!

I hope you’re enjoying your summer. How insane is it that it’s already July?!?! Summer goes by as fast as the weekend.😦 I made a summer bucket list and we’ve checked off a few items but have lots more to go. Better get to it!

You may remember that a while back, Teton’s cousin Henley Pretzel reviewed 4-Legger’s Aloe and Lemongrass Organic Pet Shampoo.

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Well, the kind folks at 4-Legger recently sent us a bottle of their new scent, Oatmeal Aloe and Lavender to test. We went camping over the 4th of July to get Teton and Henley away from the boom sticks (fireworks) and after our trip Teton was in desperate need of a bath.

Much to Teton’s dismay, I lathered him up in 4-Legger’s Oatmeal Aloe and Lavender scent and made sure to wash all the delightful smells of the campsite off of him. Just like the Aloe and Lemongrass variety, the Oatmeal Aloe and Lavender smelled great, sudsed up swimmingly, and rinsed out with ease. It left Teton smelling clean as a whistle.

If you’re in the market for a new shampoo, give this or any of the other 4-Legger varieties a try. (You can even test all three scents with their sample pack.)

Big thanks to 4-Legger for letting us try out your shampoo!

I haven’t shared my latest dog-friendly Etsy finds in a while! Enjoy.:-)

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I Ruff You Print from Mod Pop Deco

Donut Collar

Donut Dog Collar from Mutts N’ Such

Pizza Collar

Pizza Dog Collar from Mutts N’ Such

Dog Mom Mug

Dog Mom Mug from Henry and Penny

Dog Dad Mug

Dog Dad Mug from Mugs on Main

You Me & The Dog

You Me And The Dog Print from WonderFlies

Dachsund Sweatshirt

Dachshund Sweatshirt from Shaded Love (squeeee!)

Boston Terrier Keychain

Boston Terrier Custom Keychain from Tag Soup (lots of other breeds available!)

Dog Wall Art

Dog Wall Art from Things We Left Behind

Coffee Books Dogs Naps Shirt

Coffee Books Dogs Naps T-Shirt from Chummy Tees

That’ll do it. For now at least.😉

Happy tails…

Disclaimer: Her Dog Blog was sent this product in exchange for our honest review and no compensation other than the product was received.

Ziwi Peak Good-Dog Treats

Happy Summer!

I am loving the warm weather here in Washington State but Teton is pretty darn hot. He wears his Kool Collar every day and that helps a lot, but I’m sure he prefer it if the weather never got above 75 degrees.:-)

If you are in need of a new treat for your dog this summer, snag a bag of Ziwi Peak’s Good-Dog Treats from Chewy.com.

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Our friends at Chewy.com were kind enough to send us a bag of the lamb recipe to test a few weeks ago. Teton loves these treats because they are extra soft and extra smelly!

Here he is on his new bed waiting for one…

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Ziwi Peak’s Good-Dog Treats in the lamb recipe have just a few ingredients including lamb meat and parsley and they’re grain-free with no preservatives or extra fillers.

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These little nibblers come in small strips that are easily broken to make training treats. I like to hide them in interactive toys like the Outward Hound Doggy Blocks because they smell great to Teton which makes them a motivating reward.

Ziwi Peak’s Good-Dog line of treats come in lamb, venison, and beef flavors and they’re all on sale at Chewy.com now!

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Happy tails…

Disclaimer: Her Dog Blog was sent this product in exchange for our honest review and no compensation other than the product was received.

The Dog Mom Project – Angie & Sawyer

The Dog Mom Project – Angie & Sawyer

Introduce yourself! Share a selfie with you and your dog.

♥ Hi, My name is Angie, dog mom of three, leather artisan and future lawyer. I love handcrafting leather dog collars, eating avocados, and dancing in my room.

Check out Angie’s handmade leather collars here. They’re amazing! 

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Ok, tell us about your dog. What’s his/her name? Age? Breed?

♥ My dog’s name is Sawyer. He is 6 months and of course filled with so much love and energy. Sawyer constantly receives remarks because of his comical expressions and because he has not acquired that signature German Shepherd pointy-eared look. However, his beautiful midnight coat, sweet honey colored eyes, and solid muscular regal silhouette make up for his goofy floppy eared face, non-graceful and clumsy gallop, and his constant battle staying balanced with his enormous paws.

What is your favorite thing about your dog?

♥ My favorite thing about Sawyer is his mellow and at times well collected personality. Every minute with Sawyer is an adventure and a learning experience- he is inquisitive, warmhearted and protective.

When do you and your dog have the most fun together?

♥ Sawyer strives to make every moment of our lives fun. During playtime and walks we have the most fun. Although he is mellow and tranquil, he will never pass up a playtime opportunity.

Does your dog have any quirky habits? Tell us about them.

♥ Sawyer enjoys gazing at his reflection and his various head tilting positions. He is also obsessed with water and must be in it no matter the body size of water. He must stomp and flop through every body of water and then turns around to observe the waves he created and tries to catch the waves with his teeth. Sawyer can spend large amounts of time gazing and inspecting his reflection- he use to run into our mirror and bark at his reflection- now he constantly tilts his head and heavily observes the various ways his head moves.

Finish this sentence. If my dog had a song stuck in his/her head, it would be…

♥ Train – Drops of Jupiter

At what point did you realize you weren’t just someone who has a dog, but a dog mom?

♥ From the moment I saw and felt his serene, warmhearted, and fuzzy face. I held him minutes after he was born and tears of joy streamed down my face as his tender and gently touch soothed and lightened every aspect of my life.

What’s one thing you want someone without a dog to know about being a dog mom?

♥ Dogs are amazing family members. Their unconditional love is something we all naturally seek and need. If given the opportunity- they will always display their love and loyalty without expecting something in return. Once you open your home to a dog- your entire view point about the world and surroundings will change and for the better.

What’s your favorite dog product?

♥ Kongs. We give Sawyer his kibble and treats in them, which helps him eat slower while being entertained and challenged. Kongs are a great help for our highly active 3 dogs.

Now, share a favorite picture of your dog with us. 

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Happy tails…

The Dog Mom Project – Melissa & Kyra

The Dog Mom Project – Melissa & Kyra

Introduce yourself! Share a selfie with you and your dog.

♥ Melissa is the name, dogs are my game.  I love all dogs, they’re just amazing creatures.  People have told me when they die they’d like to come back as one of my dogs because I treat them like royalty.

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Ok, tell us about your dog. What’s his/her name? Age? Breed?

♥ My little girl is Kyra…aka Ky…and when she’s feisty she’s The Kaiser.  DNA tests tell me she’s mostly Pomeranian with a mix of various terriers in there.  She’s going to be 8 years old (or so we think) this year.  Ky was a little street dog found out in Tacoma.  She apparently had a hard start to her little life…has a bee-bee shot imbedded in her back and you can tell she’s had a broken rib.  I got her at about a year old and have tried my best to give her the life she deserves as a princess.  She’s the most amazing little girl and everyone falls in love with her when they meet her…she even has her own fan club.

What is your favorite thing about your dog?

♥ Her personality definitely.  She’s an independent girl, but at the end of the day she loves nothing better than snuggling with me on the couch and then cuddling in my armpit when we go to bed.

When do you and your dog have the most fun together?

♥ I love the times when we grab her favorite toy and play on the living room floor.  It’s a toy flower I got from BarkBox that she loves chewing on while I try to steal it from her.  She playfully growls and pretends to snip at my hand until I finally get it and throw it across the room for her to go get…then we begin the process again.

Does your dog have any quirky habits? Tell us about them.

♥ Well, there’s our after breakfast chat.  It’s been the same thing every morning for years.  I give her breakfast, and go back to getting dressed for work.  Once she’s done she comes to the bathroom doorway and sits politely.  I give her a good back scratch while I ask her how her breakfast was…then I answer for her in my best doggie-baby voice that I attribute to her…it generally goes something like “it was good mom, but you know, I’d like more of that peanut butter if you could.”

Finish this sentence. If my dog had a song stuck in his/her head, it would be…

♥ Um, I’d have to go with that line from the Avril Lavigne song “Don’t pretend I think you know I’m damn precious/And hell yeah/I’m the mother fucking princess” because she’s the princess and demands that you treat her as one.

At what point did you realize you weren’t just someone who has a dog, but a dog mom?

♥ I don’t have kids, don’t care to…just dogs.  The more I came to understand a dog, their connection and love for their family, the more I realized how special they are.  Then I started seeing all dogs that way…and seeing the unconditional love they provide.  There was no turning back, I knew I had to try to love them as much as they love me.

What’s one thing you want someone without a dog to know about being a dog mom?

Try to look at them as a child, not just an animal.  Look at them as a loving part of your family and recognize the unconditional love they provide you.  No matter how bad your day, you walk in the door and they’re so genuinely excited to see you.  Once you start recognizing that behavior in them you’re world will be such a happier place.

What’s your favorite dog product?

♥ For Kyra, I’m a big fan of the Kong…I stuff it with some treats, then top it off with peanut butter and it’s a consistently great little treat for her…that thing will last forever.

Now, share a favorite picture of your dog with us. 

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Happy tails…

Outward Hound Doggy Blocks

Happy Memorial Day! I hope you are spending quality time with the ones you love, doing what you love and remembering the reason for this holiday. I did a hero WOD at our gym this morning, picked up some groceries for a BBQ tonight, and after I hit publish on this post, Teton and I will be walking around the ‘hood a few miles. Pretty much a perfect day as far as I’m concerned!

This, my friends, is Outward Hound’s Doggy Blocks interactive dog toy, sent to us from our pals over at Chewy.com.

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Teton has tested about four different interactive toys, but this one is the most advanced that he’s had.

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This toy, much like others we’ve tested, spins to reveal treat compartments. But, in this version, there’s an extra challenge because the treat compartments are covered by the yellow blocks that sit atop the first layer of the toy itself.

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As shown in the photo above, there are treat compartments that are the exact size of the yellow blocks that sit above them, but there are also circular shaped compartments next to square shaped ones that are revealed when your dog spins the treat with his or her paws nose.

Using Outward Hound’s Doggy Blocks is very simple. After removing the yellow blocks and twisting the top layer of the toy to reveal each of the treat compartments, fill said compartments with any type of treat (or kibble!) that will motivate your dog.

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When you’re done, leave the top layer as it is, or spin it back to it’s starting position in which the circular shaped treat compartments are not revealed. (This way your dog will have to spin the toy as well as remove the blocks in order to reveal all the treats.)

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I like to let Teton watch me put the toy together so that he understands there are treats inside. You can also see that each yellow block, as well as the spinner itself, has strategically placed holes that allow your dog to smell the treats inside.

Once you’ve put the Doggy Blocks back together, let your dog have at it!

The Outward Hound Doggy Blocks is hands down my favorite interactive toy yet. It incorporates the excitement of the spinner (which allows for more treat hiding) and the challenge of the blocks which means it takes longer for your dog to trouble shoot and work toward his or her reward.

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Teton loves it, too!

Outward Hound’s Doggy Blocks is ON SALE now at Chewy.com for just $11.24. Snag it and a  few bags of fun new treats for your pup!

Happy tails…

Disclaimer: Her Dog Blog was sent this product in exchange for our honest review and no compensation other than the product was received.

The Dog Mom Project – Morgan & Henley

The Dog Mom Project – Morgan & Henley

Introduce yourself! Share a selfie with you and your dog.

♥ I’m Morgan. I’m 32 years old, married, and a lawyer. I’m also a cat mom. I love cross-stitching, CrossFit, coffee, and watching true crime tv shows.

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Ok, tell us about your dog. What’s his/her name? Age? Breed?

♥ My dog is Baron Henley von Pretzel, or Henley for short. Also known as H, HP, Pretzel, P-Retz, etc. He’s a 3 year old Chihuahua Schnauzer mix.

What is your favorite thing about your dog?

♥ My favorite thing about Henley is that he is just so darn friendly with everyone. He loves kids, old people, other dogs, cats, frogs, you name it. He just wants everyone to love him.

When do you and your dog have the most fun together?

♥ I would hope Henley says when we walk every morning, but I think he has the most fun when we crash on the couch together after a long day and veg out OR when I take him to the dog park.

Does your dog have any quirky habits? Tell us about them.

♥ Henley has a stuffed monkey named Monkey Pistorious that is his best friend. He takes Monkey everywhere. If he gets up to go potty in the middle of the night, Monkey comes with him and then he takes Monkey back up to bed when he’s done. He also has the unfortunate quirk of occasionally ripping off Monkey’s limbs, so each of Monkey’s arms and legs have been sewn on multiple times and now have supplemental fur grafts holding him together.

Finish this sentence. If my dog had a song stuck in his/her head, it would be…

♥ Walkin’ on Sunshine.

At what point did you realize you weren’t just someone who has a dog, but a dog mom?

♥ For Henley’s birthday once we took him to the doggie spa. He got a blueberry facial. He loved it.

What’s one thing you want someone without a dog to know about being a dog mom?

♥ They really are family members!

What’s your favorite dog product?

♥ Bully barbells!

Now, share a favorite picture of your dog with us. 

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Happy tails…

The Dog Mom Project

Last Sunday was Mother’s Day. (Hi, Mom!)

I don’t have human children, but I’m a proud dog mom. I have lots of girlfriends with kids and lots more girlfriends with dogs. While I absolutely recognize that it’s different to have human children, the bond that my dog mom friends share with their dogs is pretty incredible. So, I want to celebrate that.

Today’s post is the first ever Dog Mom Project post. I’ll be the first to answer my eight dog mom questions. Check back soon to meet the next lucky lady and her pup.

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Introduce yourself! Share a selfie with you and your dog.

♥ I’m Shannon (duh). I’m 30 years old, married, and a Business Analyst. I love weightlifting, hiking, horror movies, cereal, and dogs (duh).

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Ok, tell us about your dog. What’s his/her name? Age? Breed?

♥ My dog’s name is Teton. He’s 7 years young and is an American Eskimo Dog and Keeshond mix.

What is your favorite thing about your dog?

♥ There are too many to choose from, but I think my most favorite thing about Teton is that he is a sensitive soul. Also, he kisses on command.

When do you and your dog have the most fun together?

♥ If Teton could talk, he’d say that we have the most fun when we go hiking. I really love our morning moments when he sits at the top of the stairs and I snuggle him before starting my day.

Does your dog have any quirky habits? Tell us about them.

♥ Teton watches TV. If there is any kind of animal on the screen (real, mythical, or extinct), he barks and moves in the direction they move.

Finish this sentence. If my dog had a song stuck in his/her head, it would be…

♥ …Torn by Natalie Imbruglia. He’s a little emo.

At what point did you realize you weren’t just someone who has a dog, but a dog mom?

♥ When he rang his bells to go potty outside for the first time. It was such a proud moment that I’d never felt before. I thought, ah, now I get it.

What’s one thing you want someone without a dog to know about being a dog mom?

♥ Even though I don’t have children, the love I feel for Teton is some of the strongest love I’ve ever felt. I’d do anything for him. I want those who don’t have dogs to understand that those of us with dogs have a different set of priorities that involve caring for our fur kids. It’s not always as easy as “leave the dog at home,” or “have someone come let him/her out.”

Now, share a favorite picture of your dog with us. 

♥ Again, too many to choose from! But here’s one that always makes me laugh.

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Can’t wait to hear what other dog moms out there have to say!

Happy tails…