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!
Toenails And Paws
Does your dog hate having her toenails and paws touched? My dog needs to be sedated or muzzled when she gets her toenails trimmed because I didn't start her on it early enough. Here are tons of the best tips for trimming dog nails at home and ways to desensitize your dog's nails and paws.
Let’s talk about hairy dog paws!… Does your dog have a lot of fur that grows on the top of his paws, between his toes, and even underneath on his paw pads? If so, should you trim the fur or just let it keep growing? I trim it… and I’ll show you how to do it yourself.
We have 3 dogs and 2 vehicles. I use the 3-in-1 iBuddy dog cargo cover / dog car hammock to protect the inside of our SUV from dog fur, dog drool, and dog toenail marks. See how I also use this dog seat protector as a cargo kennel — and why I love it!
I’ve had dogs all my life. Only 3 of them had dew claws. Here’s what I’ve learned about removing dewclaws …and not removing them. Everything you need to know about dog dew claws, including when (or if) you should have them removed, plus recommendations from other dog experts and dog owners.
Start grooming your Shih Tzu right away to get them used to the grooming process — because Shih Tzus need regular grooming! The combination of their tangly hair, big eyes, and shortened face can cause serious problems if you don’t stay on top of the grooming. Here’s everything you need to know about grooming your Shih Tzu: how often to do it, pro vs DIY grooming costs, tools that make dog grooming easier, and Shih Tzu grooming issues you need to know about: tear staining, shedding, eye infections, and ear infections.
The sooner you start trimming your dog’s nails the better. Here are 15 reasons that trimming dog nails at home makes more sense than paying someone to do it
Looking for a better e-collar for dogs? Try an inflatable dog collar. It worked great for us! My dog took to it much faster than a plastic dog cone collar.
Going to be trimming your dog’s nails soon? This video has some great tips for getting your dog used to a nail trim. Plus step-by-step directions on how to trim a dog’s nails.
If your dog spends most his time indoors then it’s easy for his toenails to get too long. If you hear your dog’s nails click when he walks on a hard floor, it’s time for a trim! Here are a few things you can do to make your dog’s nail clipping day a pleasant and even enjoyable experience for both you and your dog.
The command ‘Toes’ helps whenever you need to clean muddy paws after your dog has been playing outside. Or, when you need to dry off wet paws after a bath. Or, when you want to trim your dog’s toenails! Here’s how to teach your dog to give you his toes — on command.
Wondering what that little metal bar on one side of claw–type dog nail clippers is for? I was too. Here’s what I learned… it’s a safety stop! This safety guard (or quick sensor) is so you don’t cut your dog’s nail too short. Here’s how to use it correctly.
When a dog’s gotta go, a dog’s gotta go! Sometimes it’s necessary to let the dog outside even when it’s raining… Here are some quick tips for dogs with muddy paws & musty-smelling coats.
Soft Claws nail caps are vinyl nail tips that you place over your dog’s toenails to prevent scratching — hardwood floors, your dog’s own skin, other people. They are completely safe, painless and humane. They do not hurt the dog in any way. Here’s why Soft Claws are great for dogs!
You say to-MA-toe, I say to-maaa-toe.You say Mardi Gras, puppy says Muddi Gras!… Here are some funny pictures of dogs celebrating Mardi Gras– I mean Muddi Gras — by getting dirty & playing in the mud.