Interactive Games for Dogs are FUN!

Hi every furry! Many of you are having to keep your paws inside more than usual due to the cold temperatures and TONS of snow falling all over the place!

Last Friday I was just lying around looking sad, until Mom pulled out my old brain game from Nina Ottosson called the Dog Finder Interactive Game! I had made a video about it quite some time ago, and hadn’t played with it in a long time! I was so excited when Mom brought it out for me to play with!

dakota nina ottoson blooper

MOM THIS IS THE BEST GAME EVER!!!

dakota nina ottoson which one shall i choose

WHICH ONE SHALL I CHOOSE?

dakota nina ottoson carefully studying

I CAREFULLY PLOTTED MY MOVES

dakota nina ottoson tongue out concentrating

I ANTICIPATED THE DELICIOUS TREATS!

dakota nina ottoson paw action

I CAREFULLY REMOVED EACH BONE

dakota nina ottoson getting treat

COME TO PAPA!!!

dakota nina ottoson taking it out of tray

I USED MY NOSE TO UNCOVER

MORE GOODIES!

dakota nina ottoson toy standing on it

SOMETIMES YOU JUST GOTTA GET INTO IT!

dakota nina ottoson toy use second to last chewing bone

I CARRIED BONES EVERYWHERE!!

dakota and cody nina ottosson game

YOU KNOW IT ISN’T POLITE TO STARE

GO GET YOUR OWN TREATS CODY!

THESE ARE MINE!!

What are you doing to have fun inside in the cold weather?

Barks and licks and love, Dakota

 

This was not a review…just wanted to share a great idea and a great game!

 

 

How to make YOUR Dog Happy This Holiday Season! Enter our Petco Holiday Dog Toy Give-away!!!!

Hi every furry! It’s Dakota! The holidays are right around the corner and starting with my post today, be sure to visit my blog regularly because I have a number of GREAT GIVE-AWAYS lined up!!

I was excited when I was contacted asking if I wanted to feature a couple of toys that are in the Petco Holiday dog toy line for 2013! (If you do not see these toys online, check your local Petco).

Since I am a Sheltie who is of the Jewish persuasion, my Mom asked to review a special Chanukah Dog Toy! (IMPAWTANT NOTE: There isn’t a photo of me playing with it, because I am not permitted to have it until Chanukah begins, which is on THANKSGIVING this year so everyone is calling it THANKSGIVUKKAH)

Look at how cute this is (but I didn’t tell you that, BOL!)

Kosher bone toy

 

It is pawfect for carrying around and snuggling with! 

AND I heard Mom say it is SUPER SOFT!

I will find out soon!!

And for furiends

who celebrate Christmas

we have a:

owl dog toy

Click on the photo to order and to view the rest of the Petco holiday dog toys or visit your local Petco

 

Petco Holiday Spiffy Pals Owl Blanket Dog Toy

  • Festive holiday owl with a blanket
  • Includes a hidden squeaker
  • Perfect as a gift or stocking stuffer

12″ L X 12″ W X 4″ H
SKU: 2184510

$9.99
HOW MUCH FUN ARE THESE???
GUESS WHAT?
3 DOGGIES THAT LIVE IN THE U.S.
ARE ELIGIBLE TO WIN!!!
(our apologies to our International readers, but due to the cost of shipping the company sponsoring the give-away is unable to ship out of the U.S.)
THE GIVE-AWAY IS OPEN NOW (must be 18 and over to enter and reside in the U.S.) and will end at 5pm EST ON WEDNESDAY NOVEMBER 13TH. WINNERS WILL BE  SELECTED BY www.random.org and WILL BE ANNOUNCED ON FRIDAY NOVEMBER 15th.
HOW TO ENTER: Just leave a comment telling me which of the two toys featured above that you would like to win! That’s it! GOOD LUCK!
Barks and licks and love, Dakota
In full disclosure: I was not compensated for this dog toy feature. I was sent a Kosher Dog Bone for my own use.

“Hey there, hi there, ho there!” Limited Edition #Disney dog toys are at #PetSmart!

Hi everybody! It’s Dakota! I don’t know who is more excited,  Mom or ME with the adorable line of Disney toys made by

ToyShoppe® for PetSmart! They are in the line called Disney Mickey Mouse & Friends.

You see, Mom has been fixated with all things Mickey Mouse since she was a little girl. She had Mouse Ears, a Mickey Mouse watch, she was a huge fan of the Mouseketeers !!! Mom’s Dad was an artist and he often used to draw Mom pictures of Mickey Mouse!  Mom loved it!

When Mom heard that there were limited edition Disney toys available at PetSmart she was all over it! The kind people at PetSmart sent me two of the cutest toys you have ever seen!

Disney toys close up great photo

It’s PLUTO and MICKEY!!!!

I swear I better guard these toys with my LIFE because MOM is all over them!!! She was posing them everywhere!

Disney toys on table

There they are on the coffee table looking all cuddly and adorable! Could someone please tell her these toys are NOT for her? They are for me!!!

They are SUPER SOFT AND CUDDLY and each toy even has a SQUEAKER inside! They are some of the cutest dog toys Mom and I have ever seen! Mom keeps saying something about taking them away from me and keeping them in her “office.” I don’t think so!! They are MINE!

Disney and Dakota 2

Disney and Dakota 1

Shhhh…don’t tell Mom that I stole HER TOYS!!! BOL! I am keeping Mickey safe, right under the coffee table. That’s where I bring ALL of the toys that I love!

Hurry and go to PetSmart to get your own Disney limited edition dog toys! They are only available until April 21st!! Oh and when you buy some, you better keep them away from your own Mom! You may NEVER get them back!

Barks and licks and Disney/PetSmart love,

Dakota

In full disclosure: I was not compensated for this blog post. I was sent 2 Disney toys and a T-shirt that is also available at PetSmart

Fun Friday! Puppy Parcel from Five Wags! Enter to Win!

It’s finally time!! The long-awaited give-away from our furiends at Five Wags has arrived! First, I would like to thank Reed for his patience with my having misplaced the information telling me who is eligible to win and what they could win!

click on their photo to visit them!

click on their photo to visit them!

A few weeks ago Reed contacted me asking if I would be interested in receiving a Puppy Parcel from Five Wags. I was intrigued and jumped on the opportunity.

What is a Puppy Parcel?

From Five Wags:

The Puppy Parcel is filled with premium dog products hand-selected to match your pup’s personality and interests. Each month, we search for toys and treats for your pup, some classics and some unexpected, always selected to delight your dog and create endless wags!

Because every dog is different and special, in order to determine what types of goodies should be included in your dog’s box, Five Wags offers the Puppy Profile Quiz . I filled out the quiz for Dakota and it couldn’t have been easier!

After you complete the Puppy Profile Quiz  you join by signing up for their monthly membership, and within a week you will receive your first Puppy Parcel delivered right to your doorstep! As long as your membership is active, you will receive a new and fun Puppy Parcel every month! How cool is that?

Here  are examples of their sample boxes. Dakota received a mixture of two different boxes, based on his interests.

Dakota received a mixture of two boxes. Click on the photo to read more about them

Dakota received a mixture of two boxes. Click on the photo to read more about them

They are packaged sooo cute aren’t they? Here is a photo of the products that Dakota received and I will tell you what our favorites were!

five wags puppy parcel

One item that I received for Dakota that I LOVED was the lavender-scented outdoor refresher spray, Pal Dog Freshen Up Spray for active outdoor dogs. It is meant to use on your dog to “refresh” he or she after playing or hiking outside. What I used it for was the mess that Dakota gets on his mane after devouring some of  his favorite bones! I just sprayed it on the brush and brushed his mane and it not only removed the stickiness, but he smelled delightful!

Some of Dakota’s favorite items in the Puppy Parcel were:

Angry Birds Wobbly Ball by Griggles. It wobbles and jiggles and is so much fun! We like to put a treat in ours as an extra challenge. Check out Dakota using it!

Fruitables Crunchy Dog Treats were also in the box, they smell good enough to eat! Dakota loves them and what I love is they are small enough to fit in a variety of toys that he has that dispense treats.

Another fave was Louie the Lobster by Jax and Bones. I was super impressed with how well made and durable this toy is! It is NOT flimsy! It is hand braided, lasts long (ours is still fine and Dakota is a major chewer!). It is soft enough to play fetch indoors and it is sooo cute!

Here are some super short videos of Dakota playing with Louie! In the first video I LOVE how Dakota shakes his head like a horse.

Here is another video of Dakota and Louie the Lobster, even after chewing Louie’s lobster claw it is STILL in tact!

Dakota and I were super pleased with the process of registering for our review box, the ease of taking the quiz, the  speed of delivery, the appearance of the box and the quality of the products. This would also make a great Gotcha Day, Birthday or anytime gift for your dog or the special doggies in your life!

Guess what? Reed is offering ONE lucky person  WHO LIVES IN THE U.S. a TWO MONTH subscription to the Puppy Parcel!! Do you believe it??? That is incredibly generous!

HOW TO ENTER:

MANDATORY: 1) Leave a comment telling me what your favorite item is that Dakota received

2) Like Five Wags on Facebook for an extra entry!

3)  Like Dakota’s Den on Facebook for yet another extra entry!

THIS IS A QUICK GIVE-AWAY! DEADLINE TO ENTER IS MONDAY JANUARY 28th at 5pm ET. Winner will be chosen by www.random.org and will be announced WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 30th.

Good luck!

 

In full disclosure: I was not compensated for this review/give-away. I was sent a Puppy Parcel for one month. All opinions are my own.

 

 

 

Dog Toys by Kyjen: Squeaker Mat Character Sheep! Enter to Win!

Hi everyone! It’s Dakota!  Anyone that knows ANYTHING about Shetland Sheepdogs knows that we are herders, and there is a certain animal that we just LOVE to herd. Sheep!!! Don’t believe me? See for yourself!

See? I told ya!

A few weeks ago I was sitting around feeling kinda blue and I couldn’t figure out why. Then it dawned on me! It hit me like a bolt out of the blue! I had NO SHEEP to herd!

I walked over to Mom and tapped her with my paw. I directed her to the computer and told her with my barks that since I test toys for Kyjen I felt the toy that I should test next should be a Sheep! Brilliant idea wasn’t it? Look at what Mom found! It’s the:

Squeaker Mat Character Sheep Large

Is this cool or what? Click on the photo to visit Kyjen!

Is this cool or what? Click on the photo to visit Kyjen!

It was the answer to my prayers!! Not only could I herd this Sheep but :

It’s like Bubble Wrap for dogs!

Row after row of squeakers create long-lasting fun for dogs

It’s plush, it is super  soft and it squeaks! It squeaks everywhere!

The squeaker mats are durable, and if I were to take out a squeaker, (which I haven’t), there are plenty more inside of the toy!

I love to shake this squeaker mat, I run around with it, it’s so much fun! Unfortunately, Mom couldn’t shoot a video of me playing with my Squeaker Mat Character Sheep  because I will only play with it when she isn’t pointing a video camera in my face!  Let me show you a video on the Kyjen web site that shows other squeaker  mat toys made by Kyjen that are the same concept, they just aren’t the Sheep.

When I’m not playing with my sheep I often will sleep with it! Let me tell you my furiends you will love this and guess what? You can enter to win!!! My buddies at Kyjen are going to give THREE LUCKY DOGGIES (We apologize but U.S. only due to shipping costs) their own Squeaker Mat Sheep, just like mine!

HOW TO ENTER: Just leave a comment telling me why you want to win the Kyjen Squeaker Mat Character Sheep! Hurry and enter! The contest will close Tuesday, January 15 at 5pm and the winner will be announced Thursday, January 17th!

 

Barks and licks and good luck!!

Dakota

I was not compensated for this review/give-away. I was given a Squeaker Mat Character Sheep to test. All opinions are my own.

Fun Friday! The Paw Flapper™ by Kyjen! Enter to win!

Hi and Happy Friday all!

Mom and I wanted to be sure that the month of December was a FUN month and it sure has been so far! We wanted to show our readers how much we appreciate them and offer a few give-aways,  and we have even more fun planned ahead!

Bet ya didn’t know that I am one of a number of  dog toy testers for  Kyjen ,and I wanted to show you my latest find! And…when I put my paw print on an email asking my furiends at Kyjen if I could do a give-away for two of my readers they didn’t hesitate to say yes! They jumped on it like I jump on my dinner!

Today I am happy to present to you:

Paw Flapper™

The Paw Flapper™ is a two-part puzzle, encouraging dogs to use their noses. They must learn how to lift treat chambers, as well as rotate the toy to retrieve treats. This is an excellent scent test with 8 hidden treat chambers altogether!

Click on the photo to visit Kyjen and see more of their great toys and read about the Paw Flapper

Click on the photo to visit Kyjen and see more of their great toys and read about the Paw Flapper

Now, check ME out havin’ a fun time!!

You wanna win one right? Of COURSE you do!

GIVE-AWAY: We are giving away TWO Paw Flappers™ !! U.S. AND CANADA ONLY PLEASE.

WARNING: there have been a number of give-aways where I have stated SPECIFIC requirements (or tasks) to complete to be entered, and some folks haven’t read all the way through. So, if they didn’t state in their comment what I asked them to state, they were disqualified. You don’t want that to happen, so please read all the way through!

 HOW TO ENTER: Leave a comment telling me WHAT KIND OF TREAT you would like to find in the chambers of your Paw Flapper™ Also, be sure I have a way to contact you if you are one of the lucky winners! DEADLINE TO ENTER: MONDAY DECEMBER 17th at 5pm. Winners will be announced WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 19th!!

GOOD LUCK!

Barks and licks and love, Dakota