When I’m stuck at home and experiencing cabin fever for whatever reason AND my dogs are there with me, I find myself searching for ways to do these 2 things: save money and get organized! Specifically, I’m always on the hunt to find new ways to save money on stuff for the dog (dog treats, dog food, dog toys, dog beds, dog grooming items, etc). And I’m also looking for clever ways to re-organize all of the dog’s gear and supplies (like I way I organized all of the dog treats and dog food in our house). Today I’m going to share with you some fun ways to do BOTH of those things while spending good quality time with your dog at the same time!
Treats And Snacks
If your dog's favorite word is "treat" you're going to love these articles. Here you'll find all of our best tips for training dogs with treats & using treats as rewards. Also, here are our favorite recipes so you can make your own and save money on dog treats and snacks.
Here is the best list of foods you should AVOID giving to your dog (human foods that are poisonous or toxic to dogs) + Foods that you CAN give to your dog (human food safe for dogs) — according to pet experts. Plus, what you should know if you decide to offer table scraps and other people foods to your dog at some point.
Wondering what to stuff inside of your dog’s Kong toy? Here’s a list of the best Kong recipes that have worked well for lots of dog owners. These dog recipes make delicious treats that you can stuff inside a Kong toy!
Wondering exactly how other people stuff Kongs for their dogs? I’m going to show you how to stuff a Kong toy for dogs + A few Kong stuffing tips for first-timers.
Does your dog like to play with water bottles or plastic 2-liter bottles?Mine does. Now there’s a REAL dog toy that is similar to a 2-liter bottle… but safer, and lots more fun for the dog. It’s called the Tug-A-Jug interactive toy for dogs. It a multi-sensory toy that dispenses treats as your dog plays with it.
How will your dog be spending Thanksgiving this year? Chances are, most of our four-legged friends will find themselves smack dab in the middle of the holiday festivities. And many will be on the prowl for turkey treats, table scraps, and dropped food particles! Here’s what dogs can and can’t eat on Thanksgiving day. Plus lots of fun ways to include your dog in the Thanksgiving feast — by making your own Thanksgiving food for dogs with these recipes OR by serving these one-of-a-kind dog-friendly Thanksgiving foods and treats that are now available in stores!
Looking for the best dog gifts for yourself or a fellow dog lover? Here are 30+ clever gifts for dog owners. Helpful dog Christmas gifts they’ll really use! I know, because I’ve had dogs all my life, and I actually use every single one of these items and my dogs like ’em too.
It can be difficult to outwit a smart dog that is determined to get into the garbage one way or another. These are the best dog proof trash cans (including DIY dog proof garbage cans!) and tips for keeping your dog out of the trash once and for all!
Wondering what the best long lasting dog chews are? Me too! So I did a big ‘ol experiment with my dogs to find the differences between all of the most popular dog chews. Antler dog chews rank way up there. So do real bones from the butcher… and cow hooves! See the entire list of 12 best dog chews that last the longest.
Wondering what to do if your dog eats chicken bones?! First, don’t panic, most likely your dog will be ok. My dog ate chicken bones and he passed them just fine — but it depends on whether your dog gulps down the bones (bad), bites them into smaller pieces (bad), or grinds them down thoroughly before swallowing them (good). Here’s what to do if your dog ate chicken bones… OR turkey bones.
I was surprised to learn how many dog owners celebrate the birthdays of their beloved pets by throwing Dog Birthday Parties and serving Dog Birthday Cakes. Here are the fun facts… Plus all the details for you to have your very own Dog Birthday Party!
I have 2 large dogs and they pretty much go wherever I go! I’ve whittled down my list of dog travel necessities to 7 dog car safety items and 7 clever dog travel accessories — the most important things to pack for dog car travel, plus a few clever dog car accessories that you probably haven’t thought of. These are the items that we take along whenever we’re traveling with our dogs in the car. Perhaps you’ll find them useful as well!
Interactive dog toys (or enrichment dog toys) provide a challenge for your dog. Their unique features keep your dog interested & having fun for hours! These are the best ones to start with — use them to gauge your dog’s interest and chewing behaviors before you buy a bunch of toys for your bored dog.
Does your dog scratch all the time? Maybe it’s dog food allergies — that’s what was causing my dog to scratch all the time. My dog had itchy dog allergies – here’s how we alleviated them. Plus, how to conduct your own affordable dog food trial and avoid a giant vet bill!
This interactive dog food bowl serves 2 purposes: 1) it’s a slow feed dog bowl 2) it’s a treat-dispensing dog toy. A review of the PAW5 Rock & Bowl for dogs
I used to ignore dog treat recipes if I didn’t have 1 of the ingredients on hand. This handy chart shows how to make homemade dog treats with 3 ingredients. Plus some handy substitutions for dogs!
My best dog food storage ideas for the kitchen or whatever happens to be the most central location in your house. See how I store dog food and dog treats…
My dog’s first experience with Mercola Healthy Pets Treats. We tried the large Dental Bones and the Gentle Dental Bones. My dog LOVES these dental chews!
See how I get 2-4 times more from each box or bag of dog treats. You too can save money using these tips… and without buying cheap dog treats!
Tips for training dogs with treats & using treats as rewards. High-value dog training treats vs low-value dog training treats + best puppy training treats.
I’ve tried a BUNCH of recipes for DIY dog breath treats. Very few dramatically effect a dog’s bad breath. These are the ones I’ve found to have the greatest effect.
Like free stuff? If you’re frugal like me, then you’ll enjoy these FREE dog samples — all directly from the dog food & treat manufacturers themselves. There are no hoops to jump through and no shipping fees. Enjoy!
Freshpet is the only brand of fresh, refrigerated pet food in the stores (in the pet food aisle). See why I – and my dog – LOVE Freshpet Ready to Bake Cookies for dogs.
These dog recipes would work great ANY time of year, not just Halloween. In addition to the homemade dog treats recipes, you’ll find some fun ways to give dogs their Halloween treats.
Tips for stuffing frozen Kong toys that your dog will enjoy on a hot summer day. Plus, lots of homemade frozen dog treat recipes!