Tuesday, June 30, 2009
Monday, June 29, 2009
Let me introduce the 1" Remington Reflexite Collar. This collar is made from double-ply reflective nylon in safety orange that makes dogs more visible both in the day and at night (especially because the reflexite strip reflects oncoming light). Because our boys are dark brown, they have a habit of disappearing when it gets dark outside. The safety orange and the reflective strip on this collar have helped us locate them in the dark on many occasions (and we have found this to be particularly helpful when camping). They also love to roll around in dirt, wet grass and anything smelly (rolling in smelly things may be Cooper's favorite outdoor activity), so finding a collar that is both durable and easy to wash was a necessity for us. The Remington Reflexite Collar meets both of these requirements. I'll admit, while safety orange is not my favorite color and certainly wouldn't be my first choice at picture time, when it comes to everyday wear, I think this collar is a great find.
Wednesday, June 24, 2009
Tuesday, June 23, 2009
Tuesday, June 16, 2009
Brady & Cooper clearly love the water. We can't wait to take them to the beach and see how they react to the waves. Hopefully we'll be able to fit in a beach trip towards the end of the summer.
What about you all? Do you have water dogs too?
Monday, June 15, 2009
Thursday, June 11, 2009
Wednesday, June 10, 2009
Tuesday, June 9, 2009
Congratulations to the following 3 readers for winning the Brown Dog Boutique Pet Sitter's Guide Giveaway!
Wednesday, June 3, 2009
[Source: Kristjan Pom, Sydney Morning Herald]
Tuesday, June 2, 2009
One entry per person - no entries after 5pm EST on Monday, June 8. The winners will be chosen at random and announced next Tuesday morning. Good luck!
Monday, June 1, 2009
In the meantime, I have to brag a little bit - Brady & Cooper both passed the AKC Canine Good Citizen Test! We hadn't planned on having the boys tested yet (I figured we still had a little ways to go in our training before we would be prepared) but we decided to go ahead at the last minute, and both of the boys were great!
The Canine Good Citizen Program (CGC) is a certification program designed by the AKC to reward dogs that have good manners at home and in the community. The CGC test includes the following 10 items:
(1) Accepting a friendly stranger
(2) Sitting politely for petting
(3) Appearance and grooming
(4) Walking on a loose lead
(5) Walking through a crowd
(6) Sit and down on command and staying in place
(7) Coming when called
(8) Reaction to another dog
(9) Reaction to distraction
(10) Supervised separation
To learn more about the AKC Canine Good Citizen Program, click here, and stay tuned for more from Pet Fest coming soon!