Genesis & Gunner’s Pick | Hodge House Bandana Co.

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Are you looking for a special bandana for your pup? Maybe something that sticks out from all of other bandanas out there…

Hodge House Bandanas offer REVERSIBLE bandanas for all sizes! The advantage of owning a reversible bandana is, that you’re basically getting two bandanas in one!

What I Love:

πŸ’œ Thick, high quality material

πŸ’œ You can customize your order

πŸ’œ Reversible patterns

πŸ’œ Tie on makes the bandana more secure than a traditional button on

πŸ’œ Professional packaging

πŸ’œ They offer ADORABLE bow ties

πŸ’œ Fast shipping

These bandanas are made from super strong material! My dogs pulled on these while playing, and not a single tear!

I was also super impressed by the unique patterns and fonts they had to offer.

One thing that really stood out to me was the speedy shipping! I received my package only a couple days after I ordered. It actually came ahead of time.

Packaging

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Material

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Presentation

Rating: 4.5 out of 5.

10 Ways to Tire Your Dog out.

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1. Playing Fetch

This might seem like a no brainer, but you’d be surprised. A game of fetch is the perfect way to keep your dog focused on one thing, while tiring their energy out.

2. Taking a Walk

Dogs benefit tremendously from daily walks. They get to explore new scents and places, as well as burn off steam. I also love how there’s no end to a walk. Go as far as you’d like.

Photo by: @mazzer_the_basenji & @basenjis.nl

3. Interactive Dog Toys

I love the dog games where you fill the hidden compartments with treats! It’s a great way to challenge your pup. It tests their knowledge and keeps them focused.

The one I have: https://www.chewy.com/trixie-mini-mover-interactive-dog-toy/dp/146157

4. Swimming

Dogs are natural born swimmers. It’s a great way for them to have fun while building muscle. Your dog might be a little shy at first, but once they build the confidence to be in the water they’ll love it!

Photo by: @itsmabelthedog

5. Tug-of-War

This intense game will bring out the competition in your pet. All dogs, certain breeds more than others love playing this! The need to pull and bite something is a very dominate one.

6. Bicycle Running

If your not a fan of walking or running with your pup, this might be the thing for you! Riding your bicycle with your dog leashed to your side is a popular way to exercise not only you, but also your dog. It does take a little bit of practice.

Photo by: @cooper.thecollie

7. Hiking

Dogs love adventure. The curiosity of a new place and smell excites them! You’ll find your pup way more relaxed after a nice hike. It’ll even help clear your mind as well.

8. CBD and Hemp Oil

These natural alternatives are great for relaxing your pet. If you worry about separation anxiety or stress in your pets this is something you should try. CBD oil has been known to alleviate many issues with nervousness and paranoia in dogs.

9. Agility/Sport Training

An incredibly way to bond with your dog while tiring them out. Agility builds so many characteristics for your dog. It helps them work on: obedience, endurance, strength, concentration, and so much more!

10. Hunting

Certain breeds were bred for this! If your dog has the natural instinct to hunt, go for it. This can benefit the both of you in the long run.

Hunting Breeds:

German Shorthaired Pointer

Beagle

Golden Retriever

Bloodhound

Photo by: @mack_the_doge

Best Dog Toys of January 2020!

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Spunky Pup fetch & glow ball

“It is the only toy I like to play with! I love playing fetch with my humans and I can see it when it’s dark! My mom got it for me when there was a storm and we lost power so I would still have something to play with!”

Photo by: @sammy_the_senior_dachshund

Dog rope toy – mini – boots & barkley

“Neela is a toy shredder! This rope is long lasting, I’ve had it for about six months now. It’s great because she hasn’t been able to destroy and unravel it yet like other rope toys.”

Photo by: @neelatheweina

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KONG Classic Flyer Frisbee Dog Toy

“Dis is meh favorite toy ever! It’s a KONG Frisbee so it’s flexible AND more fun to play with! It acts just like a regular frisbee but since it’s flexible you can do more.”

Photo by: @fluffy.husky.chief

Margarita loco by lulubelles power plush

“Bluebelle loves being apart of girls night with her own margarita! It’s squeaky, plush, and hiliarious.”

Photo by: @bluebellethefloof

nerf 3-ring tug dog toy

“One of Finn’s favorite toys is the NERF dog tug toy! He’s played with this bad boy every day since Christmas and there’s not even one single teefies mark to be found! If you have yourself a super chewer, run to target and thank me later! This thing CANNOT be destroyed!”

Photo by: @finniganbernardcollins

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vibrant life cozy buddy sock monkey

“Charlie his monkey was his lovey since infancy. He would carry it everywhere. Plus it’s cute for photography.”

Photo by: @itsapollothehusky

KONG safestix dog toy

“Henry loves sticks but is it really dangerous to play with wood. So the KONG SafeStix is perfect for him. It is undestroyable so far. (Henry destroys most toys in no time.)”

Photo by: @henry_the_dobermann

CHEWY VUITON PLUSH BALL DOG TOY

“I have a lapdog who doesn’t really need to be outdoors all the time – so this ball solves all my indoor fetch problems. My dogs very tiny, but always loves a challenge with toys that are “bigger” to her, so it’s always a great option for her to cuddle with or chomp down on as she’s also teething! I also love it’s unique, fun designer design. It’s just different to all the normal dog toys, and gives more of a human appeal to the toy, which I find interesting.”

Photo by: @lunathemaltesee

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KONG cozie marvin the moose plush Dog Toy

“The KONG Cozie has been a great durable stuffed toy for our pint sized super chewer. This toy has been the only one to survive the teething phase and he still carries it everywhere with him.”

Photo by: @hyde_the_bullterror

chuckit! Ultra squeaker ball

“Although it seems like it’s just a ball, whether we’re playing fetch, or Duke is simply holding it in his mouth, he can’t seem to get enough of his favorite toy!”

Photo by: @dukeythedobie

aussie naturals parrot flattie dog toy

“I can’t decide which toy I like more, but the leather feels good on my teething puppy mouth, and the toy has six squeakers so I take him everywhere.”

Photo by: @pheeboroni

KONG spiral ring Dog Toy

“Don’t let this weirdly shaped toy fool you, it’s a winner! If you’ve got a big chewer, this toy is perfect for your pup! It dispenses treats, it’s durable, it doesn’t make sounds and your pup will love shaking it around! Moose gives it two paws up!”

Photo by: @moose_the_pyr

Grriggles monkeys first knot rope toy

“This chew toy is Iverson’s favorite! The rope material is great for his teeth and also helps me to throw it further to give him more exercise and fun!”

Photo by: @iverson_groodle

10 Things You Will Understand If You Own A Cane Corso.

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1.

Your bed is their bed.

These tough dogs love to be close to their loved ones. Their sensitive nature makes them great cuddlers!

2.

Your used to the drooling by now.

Any time there is a snack around, you’re already prepared for the waterfall. This is part of their begging tactics.

Photo by: @lacey.corso

3.

Your knight in shining armor.

The Cane Corso is an extremely protective breed. They will be right by your side to the very end!

4.

They will out run you in seconds.

These pups are immensely quick and agile. They have been known to out run even the fastest of runners!

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Photo by: @corso_velvet

5.

No, not a Pitbull.

While we love Pitbulls, it can get kind of annoying having to explain our pup isn’t one. Although they are both in the mastiff group, Cane Corso’s tend to be bigger.

6.

We avoid taking them near small animals.

Distracted is an understatement when it comes to the Cane Corso’s need to chase small animals. Their prey drive is very high and any small squirrel or bird will send them bolting!

Photo by: @morris_and_wesley

7.

They are always themselves.

Cane Corso owners know just how fun-loving this breed is. They never fail to put a smile on your face!

8.

We have to be convincing if they aren’t interested in doing something.

Persuasion is a trick every Cano Corso owner has mastered. But don’t worry, it gets easier I promise.

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Photo by: @canecorso.zeus.medusa

9.

Stuck like glue.

A Cane Corso’s number 1 priority in life is to spend time with family. They love the comfort and serenity of being around those they love.

10.

A dog with an ego.

These dogs are beautiful and they know it. They have a regal appearance that screams confidence.

When Your Dog Gets Old.

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Don’t we all wish our pets could live forever. OR at least longer than the 8 to 15 years we are granted with them. Heck, if you’ve made it past 10 your a lucky pet owner!

Although it’s inevitable, there are some surefire ways to prolong your pooches life.

We have collected the best tips for you, and even included some ways to prepare yourself for the worse!

Photo by: @baileyremixmix

Pay attention to what your feeding…

Any natural bonuses that you can incorporate into your dogs diet is a great place to start!

It is important to look for things to increase mobility, hip & joint health, and overall vitality.

Zesty Paws offers a variety of broth boosters, treats, and supplements to encourage a healthy dog.

Some of my favorites…

Senior Advanced 8-in-1 Multivitamin Bites

Mobility Broth Booster

Hemp Elements Salmon Oil

Consider using CBD or HEMP

With age comes the aches and pains of old bones. If your dog is struggling with any type of pain, CBD treats is a great way to alleviate the pain. It is also known to help decrease inflammation.

Photo by: @pawprints_and_grace

Accept the once, unacceptable.

Accidents are gonna happen, more often too. Your pups bladder isn’t what it used to be… Neither is their energy to get up. While they shouldn’t be wetting themselves every time they need to use the bathroom, don’t be surprised if you have to buy puppy pads again.

Photo by: @georgia_sweetpea

Keep them properly exercised.

Crucial to a dogs life, exercise keeps them healthy and active. One of the top causes of premature death in dogs is obesity. If you can keep their weight down, it’s for the better.

This is also a key sign of a happy dog that has plenty of years left to live! It’s always best to check with your vet about the perfect amount of exercise if you’re unsure. It’s pretty self-explanatory though, you don’t want to work your senior dog too hard! This isn’t good either.

Photo by: @remypoostinkypom

Invest in them!

There are many ways to invest in making life easier for your old dog. This also depends on which breed you have and what issues they are facing.

Dog Ramp – This can be extremely helpful for breeds that are prone to back problems. Usually smaller dogs will be the ones who need these ramps the most.

Common Breeds This Is Used For:

β˜… Dachshunds

β˜… Pembroke Welsh Corgis

β˜… Chihuahuas

β˜… Miniature Pinschers

Photo by: @bullyandtheweiner

Dog Lift Harness – More commonly used for larger dogs, this is great for mobility issues. It will allow your dog to still put pressure on their legs. You simply can maneuver or assist them walking by the handle on top. Also works great as a tool to help with rehabilitation after an injury.

Common Breeds This Is Used For:

β˜… German Shepherd Dog

β˜… Labrador Retriever

β˜… Golden Retriever

β˜… Doberman Pinscher

Photo by: @jetthetherapydog

Floor Mats – This is a super great idea for any breed at any age! Dogs are prone to slip on any hard floor surface. Especially tile and wood flooring. In older dogs, it’s more likely to cause a debilitating injury as well.

β˜… From my personal experience, I’ve had a senior dog slip and fall on my tile floor playing with another dog. She was paralyzed from the waist down. My family had to spend thousands on surgery and physical therapy, and still my dog wasn’t guaranteed to walk again.

If there’s one thing you take from this article, I hope it is this one. Just adding a couple more floor mats can really make a different in a dogs quality of life.

Mixed Breeds of the Month | January 2020

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No better way to start 2020 than with a collection of the cutest mutts around!

Plenty of dogs just like these ones need homes. You can find an abundance of mixed breed dogs in shelters all across the globe.

If you are willing to open your heart to a furry friend here are some great rescues.

Born Free Pet Shelter

Humans & Animals United

PAWS Monclair

Operation Kindness

German shepherd dog + Siberian husky

Photo by: @koda_blu_theshepsky

Golden retriever + Poodle

Photo by: @naalathedoodle

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JACK RUSSELL TERRIER + CHIHUAHUA

Photo by: @lottie.the.jackchi

Alaskan malamute + akita

Photo by: @donatello_d_

catahoula leopard dog + Australian cattle dog + chow chow + german shepherd dog + Labrador Retriever

Photo by: @braxtonthebrindle

border collie + bernese mountain dog

Photo by: @nola.themixedpup

golden retriever + border collie

Photo by: @kotabear111

10 Things Great Pyrenees Are Known For.

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Naturally Protective

The Great Pyrenees was bred as a livestock guardian dog. This gives them the will to protect their owners. Their everlasting loyalty is one solid trait in all Pyrenees.

Photo by: @summit_the_greatpyr

RoyautΓ© de France

This breed was popularized in France during the Renaissance. They were owned by many French royals. The Great Pyrenees was valued so much for their intense scents of smell and hearing.

Photo by: @clouddapup

Smarty Pants

These working dogs are very intelligent. They are incredibly observational and catch on quickly to things. There willingness to learn makes them easier to train!

Photo by: @fauxfarmfixer

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Gigantic Pups

The Great Pyrenees weighs anywhere from 85 to 140 pounds! They are very large, and their thick luscious coat only adds to their size. They are known as one of the largest mountain dogs.

Photo by: @cha_cha_great_pyrenees

Your Mellow Mate

The breed is known to be very calm and patient. This means they are good with kids. Don’t mistake them for easy-going though, they can spring into action in a split second if needed!

Photo by: @ranger_tails

Low Maintenance Coat

Surprisingly, the Great Pyrenees doesn’t require tons of grooming needs. Their double coat is tangle and dirt resistant. Brushing is the only thing you will want to keep up on. This will help with the shedding.

Photo by: @danielleannreim

The Perfect Cuddler

Don’t let these strong beasts fool you, they love snuggling up with their loved ones. There’s plenty of warmth to go around! This breed is especially affectionate and will show you all the time.

Photo by: @maybelles_great_adventures

Ancient Pooch

The first known remains of the Great Pyrenees date back to the Bronze Age. We’re talking 1800-1000 BC! Now that’s some serious history. They didn’t appear in the United States until 1824 though.

Photo by: @saycheese_brie

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Snow White Coat

The breed standard for this pup includes a white or mostly white coat. It is not uncommon to see markings on their coat. Grey, reddish brown, and tan are the most frequently seen colors.

Photo by: @dss.luna

Great In Cold Climates

Their thick coat helps keep them warm in harsh winter weather. They have a double coat especially for the winter. The usually shed it by spring to lighten up for the warmer months.

Photo by: @eloisethegreatpyrenees

Best Dog Toys of December 2019!

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With the holidays approaching, this is the perfect opportunity to find some great last minute toys for your pooch!

Lumabone Bacon flavored wishbone

“This bone is great because it will keep Genesis entertained for hours. It seems to calm her down and get her focused on one thing.”

Photo by: @genesis.gsd

KONG low stuff speckles pig

“I absolutely love the KONG low stuffed toys for my puppy, she is very hard on toys and these tend to last way longer than the usual brand. Plus there isn’t much stuffing so it doesn’t leave much of a mess!”

Photo by: @kyiathekorso

pet champion interactive durable dog rope toy

“Zuko loves his rope toys. They are great for fetch and tug of war but also seem like a security blanket that he likes to carry with him around the house.”

Photo by: @zuko_therottie

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Dog mega rope toy

“Mavis loves chasing this rope and playing tug of war and it is my go to toy to play with if I want to tire her out! This rope toy is virtually indestructible and has been left in the rain and hot sun and is still like new. $7 from Kmart, this is a great value dog toy!”

Photo by: @whippet_of_oz

KONG funster ring dog toy

“It’s the perfect chew rope with a squeaky surprise! Great for his teething.”

Photo by: @ivar_thedoberman

KONG tug dog toy

Plain & simple on the advantages of this toy over a rope:

1. Can chew it like a rope without eating any rope!

2. Can play tug of war with any of his human friends.

3. Can turn into a treat by adding some peanut butter on it.

Photo by: @rax_attack

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holiday tails ho ho hoot owl rope-center plush dog toy

“What is more amazing than a dog having a secret party with his cuddle buddies…… an owl, a reindeer, and a pickle.”

Photo by: @little.charmy.winston

jolly pets teaser ball

“The Jolly Ball is awesome because it’s a ball within a ball, so it sparks curiosity. It also holds up well to chewing! My dog loves it!”

Photo by: @loma_shepsky

The SAFE Alternative to Raw Bones.

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Sometimes antlers and other raw bones can be harmful to your dogs teeth. Certain breeds have a stronger bite force and unknowingly grind down their teeth on these raw bones.

Alternative bones that aren’t as hard are a great option and will keep your pups teeth intact. Lumabone specializes in these types of toys and even have dental chews!

Lumabone offers 3 different styles of bones so every dog wins!

The Stick

This is the closest bone resembling chew they offer at the moment. It is made from real maple wood! If your pup loves finding sticks in the backyard, they’ll love this too! The best part, it’s all made in the USA.

The Wishbone

This durable chew is personally my dogs favorite. It comes bacon flavored which might be the best part! Lumabone strategically made the wishbone chew so that dogs could have a strong grip on the bone. This means hours of uninterrupted chew time!

The Dental Chew

Specifically made to promote healthy and strong teeth. This bone has two holes at each end and ridges on each side to help your pooch grip their new favorite toy. Don’t worry though! These chews have been modified, the holes will not trap your dogs canine teeth. This has been an ongoing problem with many different brands. Luckily, Lumabone is one step ahead of the problem!

Photo by: @genesis.gsd

Another great thing about these bones is that they don’t break apart into small pieces. Usually with other bones you run the risk of your dog choking on a piece of broken off bone. While it is never recommended to let your pup chew on a bone without supervision, Lumabone understands accidents happen. These bones are made 100% from nylon. (The stick has maple wood as well)

Mixed Breeds of the Month | December 2019

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“Not all of us can do great things, but we can do small things with great love.”

Boxer + American Bulldog

Photo by: @piper_the_boxer_mix3

Whippet + German Shepherd Dog

Photo by: @sheldon_the_whippet

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Australian Shepherd + Siberian Husky

Photo by: @flokitheausky

German shepherd dog + Siberian Husky

Photo by: @zoeythewhiteshepsky

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Cavalier King Charles Spaniel + Poodle

Photo by: @mrmilo_the_teddybear

boxer + Bluetick coonhound

Photo by: @bellatheboxerhound