Thursday, May 28, 2015

Amazon Gift Card Give Away - Thanks to Dog Fence DIY

Disclaimer: This is a sponsored post. However, the opinions expressed are my own.


When the opportunity to write about Dog Fence DIY came up, I paused. As regular readers know, we have had some discussions on this type of fence on the blog before and I haven't been sure it was the right fit for my pack. Instead of saying "yes" to this, I emailed the company with a bunch of questions. It seemed like a great opportunity to at least learn more. They were fantastic at answering my questions and setting up a time to talk to me via phone to answer even more! This is a summary of what I learned.


-This type of fence is best for people who have more than 1 acre and is used a lot with farmers.

-It can be used not only to keep a dog in the yard, but to keep a dog out of an area (such as a chicken coop or industrial kitchen).

-You can get a unit with a training zone, which provides a warning vibration about 3 feet before a correction zone, which provides the shock.

-The strength of shock can be adjusted to be appropriate for each individual dog.

-The company is working on technology that would stop the correction (aka shock) if a dog left the yard but was coming back. This has not been perfected yet.

-To ensure safety of the dogs, there are two major things that need to be done:
Make sure that you have the right collar. They have several different collars, and dogs who may be shaved sometimes may need 2 different collars depending on their fur length.
Training - You can't just pop an invisible fence up and think your dog will stay. They need several weeks of training to teach them.

-The DIY fence are not for everyone or every dog. The representative I spoke to suggested that this was the correct solution for only 2/10 dogs.

For more information about their products visit:

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After my conversation with the company and looking over the materials, I am still on the fence if this is the right solution for Hailey. However, I feel far more informed and know where to get more information, and therefore am happy to pass it on.

If you have any questions, please leave them in the comment section below. The company will be happy to come back and answer them.

Prize Time! 

Now for the fun part, the give way. The winner will need to supply an email address that I can share with the company.

To enter to win, just leave a comment below before . We will randomly select a winner, using the app Roundom, from all the comments received by 3 pm  EST Sunday May 31.

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Wordy Wednesday - Lady is back!

Howdy!

Lady had a great time in San Antonio. She says she is sending her best wishes to the folks in Texas affected by all the terrible storms. San Antonio only had a few little storms (Lady loves storms so was a little disappointed). Lady thought the storm warning system that pops up on your phone was really cool.




While Lady was away having Margaritas for breakfast, Man did a pretty good job at taking care of us. We tried to tell Lady we were hard done by, but she didn't buy it. Man even took us to the beach one day!

We did have a visitor one morning.   Lady and Man are not happy he is around. We think he would make a cool friend!
Introducing "Porky"

We were both over the moon to have our Lady back. Hailey spent the evening on her legs and Phod did the unusual and curled up in bed with her for a long time (even though it is pretty hot here).





Friday, May 22, 2015

Party Is At Our Place

Memorial Day weekend approaches. This is a big deal in our house because it is the weekend of Lady's  professional conference in the U.S. of A. This year, she is off to San Antonio, Texas. This means for the next 5 days the Man is in charge. We will fill you all in on our many adventures when she is back and will try to do a little visiting if she has a moment between conference, sight seeing, the bar, the big floods they are calling for there . . . . .






PARTY!

Happy Memorial Day to Our American Pals! 

Thursday, May 21, 2015

#FuelTheCure


We were excited to learn that Zuke's is hosting the #FuelTheCure campaign. For every blog that posts, Zuke's is donating $5 to the Dog and Cat Cancer Fund.

Here we are in action, loving life!



We love Zuke's and we love life! 

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Tasty Tuesday - Nutrience Review

Disclaimer: This is a sponsored post with Mums the Word Network and Nutrience. All opinions are my own.



I was super excited to be asked to do a review for Nutrience Grain Free Food. As regular readers know, Zaphod can be very picky, so trying new foods with him can be risky. He is the one I use to judge foods and treats as Hailey will eat pretty much anything.

As a person who found out 3 years ago she couldn't eat gluten, I am always interested in grain free options for my pups. I want to limit the amount of grains in their diet. This made me even more excited about testing this food.

For this test I selected the Nutrience Grain Free Pork, Lamb and Venison Formula. For their website: 

"Featuring 3 premium and varied novel protein sources, such as pork, lamb and venison, along with regional fruits & vegetables, nutrient-rich botanicals, healthy fats and nutritional supplements. "

To find out more about this specific food please go to: http://www.nutrience.ca/dog-food/nutrience-grain-free/dry-food/pork-lamb-venison-formula/ . I opened the bag, put it in their dishes and held my breath. Would the meat in the product outweigh the fruits and vegetables that Zaphod traditionally hates?

What happened next was amazing. After polishing off ever last bite of his own food, Zaphod went over and started eating Hailey's with her. The Man and I were in shock. We were also shocked that Hailey, who was distracted eating, didn't freak out at him for this!


Zaphod sharing with Hailey


Since then at meal times when in the past Zaphod has waited across the room to be called over, he has now waits more impatiently to be fed.


Waiting patiently

We have a food that Mr. Picky Zaphod loves. How does Miss Hailey feel? 

“No Bad Anything.”

She seems to love it too!


I was actually due to pick up food this week and after the taste test of this, bought my pups a big bag!

We give Nutrience Grain Free Pork, Lamb and Venison 8 paws up!




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Monday, May 18, 2015

Mischief Monday - The Mad Peer

First, to all our Canadian friends, Happy Victoria Day! We have been spending as much time as possible outside (when Lady has been home, she went into the city for a sleepover this weekend), even though the bugs are back. It has been lovely. Strangely, there have been hardly any fireworks . . . .  We will just enjoy that.

As discussed previously on this blog, sometimes, someone has been peeing on the dog beds, that are impossible to wash. We took all your ideas and decided to go to the thrift shop to purchase some comforters for the pups. Easy to wash, easy to travel with, we don't care if they get ripped apart.
The one suspected of peeing


The one who didn't do it
The pups seem to have loved these new blankets. Particularly the one we currently have upstairs. However, someone, haven't decided if it is dog or cat, has peed on them and has started peeing on the bathmats.

We have been letting Hailey have access to the whole house at night so that Nin can sleep with us. We suspect some of it may be happening then.

Our solution has been to pick up the bathmats and to hope this is a phase that ends.

Never a dull moment around here!