Planet Dog’s Link Toy

We love interactive dog toys. Teton especially loves them when they involve food (which most do).

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(Fall in the Pacific Northwest means that almost all walks end with a wet pupper.) 

I’ve been lucky enough to try a handful of different interactive treat toys since I started Her Dog Blog back in 2010. Some were toys I bought myself, and some have been toys graciously given to us in exchange for reviews. Planet Dog’s Holiday Link is the latter and it may be mine (and Teton’s) favorite!

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Here she is. Completely identical to the regular Link but with red and green accents instead of blue and orange, the Holiday Link is made in the USA of both non-toxic and recyclable materials. Like all Planet Dog products, the Link toys are 100% guaranteed whether they are chewed to the point of destruction or whether your dog simply doesn’t care for it.

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Each colored section of the Link can be pulled apart and put together in a variety of shapes, making it more or less difficult for your pup.

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There is a hole in each section for treats and you can load it up with as many or as few as you’d like. We use the Link as a treat toy only, but for those of you with dogs that inhale their food, this is a great option to get them to slow down and may help with digestion as a result.

Check out Planet Dog’s Link video…

…and some of the ways you can arrange your Link.

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Small treats work best, but you can certainly break larger treats into smaller pieces in order to make them fit. If you don’t have small treats, use bits of string cheese, blueberries, carrot chunks, or even a handful of your dog’s dry food.

The Link is our new favorite interactive toy for a few reasons. First, it’s back with a 100% guarantee. Second, it’s made in the USA (and it’s made from recyclable materials). Third, it can be morphed into a variety of shapes, making it like multiple toys in one. And lastly, it’s easy for Teton to understand and use but not so easy that he loses interest or has the treats out in mere seconds.

All of this for the cool price of $20.95 and I think this will make a great stocking stuffer (or early Thanksgiving present) 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.
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Thundersnap & Dial-A-Distance Leashes

In the market for a new leash?

We’re hardcore Red Dingo leash lovers and have been for all of Teton’s life, but we recently added a new leash to the mix.

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This is the Thundersnap Leash from the folks who created the Thundershirt and yes, it’s 25% off right now. 😀

Tested to over 500lbs of force, the Thundersnap Leash is unique because of it’s clip, which attaches quickly and easily (and dare I say, in a snap) to the black cap attached to your dog’s collar.

In this instance, I think GIFs speak louder than words.

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The leash itself is a basic black leash but gets bonus points from us because it’s made of strong webbing and has reflective details. Safety first for those early morning and night walks, my friends!

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Don’t mind the eye roll. He was excited to walk. I promise. 😉

While I do think the snap mechanism on the Thundersnap Leash is a bit heavy and clunky, the ease of connecting the leash to Teton’s collar and/or harness makes up for that. It’s a fun to use and it works well if I need to quickly leash him up in the house or outside.

If you prefer a retractable leash over the more classic style, check out the Dial-A-Distance Leash.

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Not your average retractable leash, the Dial-A-Distance is designed to automatically brake at a length you choose from 0 to 15 feet.

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While we prefer the Thundersnap over the Dial-A-Distance, they’re both well made, well designed leashes that we recommend!

Happy walking and 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.

Blue Buffalo Boo Bars

Halloween is right around the corner! Does your dog have a costume yet?

Teton will probably just rock one of his Halloween bandanas this year. He isn’t big on costumes. 😉

What he is big on, however, are Halloween treats.

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This month he’s been snacking on Blue Buffalo’s limited edition Boo Bars, which are made with some wonderfully basic Fall flavors like pumpkin and cinnamon.

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“So good, it’s like Mummy made them.”

I mean…

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These two chuckleheads love them.

Boo Bars are made in the USA and have a hearty ingredient list that includes oatmeal, pumpkin, carrots, flaxseed and cinnamon. They smell great and they’re adorable.

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One thing I really appreciate about Boo Bars is that, while they are crunchy, they aren’t so crunchy to the point that it sounds like Teton’s teeth are breaking or it’s hard for him to chew them.

All of the dogs in my family love them – Teton, Milo, Henley, and Basil! 4 paws up! Or, wait…16 paws up! 😀

If you’re looking for a fun little Halloween treat for your dog, check out Blue Buffalo Boo Bars on Chewy.com. They’re on sale for under $3!

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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.

Fruitables Whole Jerky Treats

Throwback!

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Squeeeeeee! ❤

Teton, who is just as adorable now as he was then, has been eating some incredibly pungent treats from the Fruitables brand for the last couple of weeks.

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The Fruitables Whole Jerky Grilled Bison Strips were the first we opened.

I love that these treats are sourced and made in the USA (some companies make their treats in the USA but if you look closely they are sourced from other countries which can be sketchy town).

AND, I love that they’re made of one thing – bison!

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These jerky strips are broken up into a variety of sizes, which is awesome because it means that you don’t have to break them yourself (of course, you can if you want to!) and that you can pick the right size for your dog, specifically.

Teton likes a lot of treats, but you know he is pickier than most! He loves these because they’re extra pungent and very crunchy. In fact, he may have jumped into the air when I dangled these in front of him the other night. 🙂

The second bag of treats we opened were the Fruitables Whole Jerky Bites Alaskan Salmon.

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Equally as pungent (ok, more pungent), these treats are all the same size but are thick and crunchy like the bison strips.

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They’re also made and sourced in the USA and are made of just one ingredient – salmon!

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I really like the entire Fruitables line and I even buy this brand myself, although these two packages were sent to us from our friends at Chewy.com.

Check out their line if you’re looking for something new for your dog. And, don’t forget that Chewy.com has product videos on each individual product page if you want to learn more about a specific item.

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.

SHOO Natural Products for You & Your Dog

It’s no surprise that Teton has quite the fur coat. Luckily for us, it doesn’t hold on to odors nor does it tangle or get matted. In fact, we only bathe Teton once a month and brush him every other week.

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With that being said, we’re always on the hunt for new and unique products and that includes shampoo and conditioner!

I’m guessing you haven’t heard of SHOO Natural, a brand of shampoos and conditioners, balms and scrubs, and a handful of other all natural products that are made for both humans and dogs.

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Or…maybe you have. But, I hadn’t. The SHOO Natural story is a fun one. Check it out here.

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We received a few goodies from SHOO, shipped to us from overseas, which was super exciting.

SHOO’s bread and butter are their line of shampoos and conditioners. We got our paws on the Eucalyptus Shampoo & Conditioner duo.

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As well as the Handcrafted Black Clay Medallion & Essential Oil, which is designed to help keep fleas and parasites away but also to aid in stress and anxiety reduction.

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All SHOO products are natural (and vegan!) and all can be used on both you and your dog.

While I haven’t tried the medallion yet (I may just use that on myself!), I can attest to the fact that the shampoo lathers amazingly well and smells fantastic and the conditioner left Teton’s hair smooth and luscious.

One of the things I love most about SHOO is how unique they are! Their products are made with quality ingredients but the icing on the cake is their fun design. I’ve never seen anything quite like it!

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Check out SHOO’s full assortment here and be sure to take a look at their fun bundles!

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.

Kurgo Wander Bench Seat Cover

I love taking Teton with me everywhere I can. Luckily, (I think) he likes it, too. One of his favorite places to go is the “man store” (Lowe’s or Home Depot) but he’s not that picky and he’ll gladly take trip to the local pet store or to Grammy and Grampy’s house on the lake.

Sometimes, in the colder weather, he gets to sit in the front seat with the butt warmers on. ♥

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However, most of the time Teton is either in the back of the car or in the middle with a seat cover.

In my opinion, the best dog car seat covers are those made by Kurgo. And no, I’m not just saying that because they sent me one to review. In fact, I’ve purchase two Kurgo car seat covers in my lifetime because I think they’re that good.

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Along with the Impact Dog Car Harness they sent us a while back, Kurgo was kind enough to include their Wander Bench Seat Cover in Charcoal Grey.

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This waterproof, stain resistant, machine washable cover is a very reasonable $40 and has a universal fit that means it’ll work for most vehicles. It comes in three colors – Black, Hampton Sand, and Charcoal Grey – so you can easily match it to the interior of your car.

Once you open the Wander Bench Seat Cover, you’ll pull out a sheet of instructions on how to install it.

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Complicated, am I right? In truth, it wasn’t bad at all. I skimmed the directions and headed outside to install it in the Goosemobile, which took me about five minutes.

One of the best things about this seat cover (and all of Kurgo’s products) is the attention to detail in the little things like buckles, stitching, and pockets.

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The Wander Bench Seat Cover, once installed, is super secure. It barely moves once your dog (or kids, passengers, groceries, etc.) is sitting on it thanks to it’s under-seat and back-of-seat attachments. Curious about those? Check out Kurgo’s video.

I’m so happy with this seat cover from Kurgo. Teton is, too, because it means more car rides for him!

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Check out all of Kurgo’s car seat covers here. You can’t go wrong with any of these options!

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 Awesome Car Safety Harness (That Didn’t Quite Work For Us)

Happy Sunday, friends. I’m pleased to say that I haven’t struggled with the Sunday night blues in a while. I think that’s because I generally enjoy Monday for some reason. Probably because motivation is at it’s peak on Monday. If you’re someone who suffers from the Sunday night blues, you have my sympathy. That whole working thing really gets in the way of living your life.

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Last month, the great people at Kurgo sent us a few products to test. I’ve used their car seat covers before and L O V E them, but was excited to try their Impact Dog Car Harness.

I drive a Subaru Outback (also known as the Goosemobile since one of Teton’s nickname’s is Goose) and when T is with me he’s either in the back of it or in the middle seat. Thinking about what might happen to his little body if I were to ever be in an accident with him in the car makes me instantly teary, so the idea of a safety harness is clearly something I believe in, hence why I was pumped to try it out.

As you know, Teton is all black and very fluffy, so that makes seeing a collar or harness on him preeeeeetty challenging. 😉 That being said, here’s a detailed photo of the Kurgo Impact Dog Car Harness.

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And here it is on (a blurry-faced) Teton!

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The harness fit great. Sizes range from Small to XL and are based on your dog’s weight.

This is a legit harness. It’s heavy-duty. The webbing is strong and the buckles aren’t messing around. Before we even put this on Teton it was clear that the quality was top notch and well worth the $75 price tag.

Using the Kurgo Impact Dog Car Harness is pretty easy, at least once you get the hang of it.

I’m special when it comes to puzzles, and the first time we put it on Teton felt a little like a puzzle to me because of all the straps and buckles. But, after one time putting it on I’m confident the next few will be a breeze.

Here’s Kurgo’s video on how to use the Impact Dog Car Harness.

Teton wasn’t as happy to be strapped in as Maya was.

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Before we even hit the road, he went full dogatonic and laid down, utterly dejected.

Teton is a bit more sensitive than other dogs. Also, I think the fact that we’ve never restrained him in the car may have made this experience harder on him. With that, my advice to Dog Moms and Dog Dads out there is to use a safety harness or some sort of restraint in the car from the beginning, whether you get a puppy or a grown dog.

The Kurgo Dog Car Impact Harness is crash tested with a 130-lb simulated dog.

One.hundred.and.thirty.pounds.

Crash-tested.

That’s legit!

So, it may have not worked for Teton the first time we used it, but whose to say he won’t get used to it? If you love your pooch as much as my husband and I love Teton, it’s certainly worth giving this harness a try, especially if he/she is frequently in the car with you!

We’ll give the Kurgo Impact Dog Car Harness another try soon and let you know how it goes the second time around.

What awesome products have you found to keep your dog safe in the car? I’d like to hear about them!

Later this week, I’ll share another cool Kurgo product with you, so come back soon!

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.