PetSafe® Busy Buddy® Chamomile-Scented Calming Toys Winners!!

Thanks to all who entered our give-away for the 

PetSafe® Busy Buddy® Chamomile-Scented Calming Toys!!!

HUGE CONGRATULATIONS TO

THE TWO LUCKY WINNERS

LISTED BELOW!!

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De-stress Your Dog: PetSafe® Busy Buddy® Chamomile-Scented Calming Toys Review and Give-Away

Shetland Sheepdogs are wonderful dogs! They are sensitive, loving, gentle active, super intelligent and protective.  On the downside, most Shelties  are known to excel at barking.

Dakota is definitely true to his lineage! While he does not bark incessantly, he DOES bark at strange sounds, (sounds that are loud, and even something as simple as my whisking eggs for scrambling can send him into a frenzy). His biggest barking triggers are the vacuum and once a week he gets to exercise his “talent” by barking incessantly when the people who come weekly to clean our apartment/condo building arrive.

I have tried to distract him, play with him, anything to curb this behavior, not much has worked. I was excited when I was offered the opportunity to have Dakota test the PetSafe® Busy Buddy® Chamomile-Scented Calming Toys because we are huge fans of the Busy Buddy® line . We received the 2-Pack shown below.

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 “Designed to help with separation anxiety and stress, the PetSafe Busy Buddy Chamomile-Scented Calming Toys dispense food and assist with problem-solving by distracting your pet from the cause of their anxiety, such as thunderstorms, fireworks, vet visits or other stressful situations. The soothing chamomile scent helps reduce anxiety, while the patented Treat Meter randomly dispenses treats to keep dogs entertained and playing longer.”

When I opened the package I was pleased and surprised that the package contained not one, but TWO PetSafe® Busy Buddy® Chamomile-Scented Calming Toys as shown above. I was pleased that the scent was not overwhelming, and was quite pleasant.  I had been afraid that when I would open the package the scent would be overpowering. I couldn’t smell it at all until I put my nose right next to it to sniff. Perfect!  I also love the durability of these toys.

“Available in two sizes (small and medium), each kit comes with two different durable food/treat-dispensing chew toys, allowing pet parents to alternate between the two toys to provide variety and keep dogs interested and engaged. Training and behavior advice from professional dog trainers is also included.”

 Did They Work?

In complete honesty. MOSTLY. (After a minute or so Dakota ran to the door to bark, but DID return to play with the toy when called).  Also….I used them only once when the cleaning people arrived.  I would like to try these a few more times before I give my final verdict, but overall, yes I am pleased.

In the video below, if you turn up your volume you will hear the vacuum and notice that Dakota was completely focused on the PetSafe Busy Buddy Chamomile-Scented Calming Toy. 

Features

  • Patented Treat Meter randomly dispenses treats
  • 2 durable food/treat-dispensing chew toys
  • Training and behavior advice from professional dog trainers included
  • Great for thunderstorms, fireworks, vet visits, barking, and separation anxiety
  • Dishwasher safe, top rack only

The PetSafe Busy Buddy Chamomile-Scented Calming Toys are priced at $19.99 – $24.99 and are available for purchase on PetSafe.net.

 

About the PetSafe® Brand

PetSafe® Brand is an industry leader in the development of innovative pet behavioral, containment and lifestyle product solutions. PetSafe Brand is owned by Radio Systems®Corporation and headquartered in Knoxville, Tenn. For more information, please visit www.petsafe.net .

 

GIVE-AWAY!! Our friends at PetSafe have generously offered TWO of our readers who reside in the U.S. (and who are 18 and over) the chance to win the same 2-Pack of the PetSafe Busy Buddy Chamomile-Scented Calming Toys that I received. Entering is super easy, just enter on the rafflecopter below and good luck!!

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In full disclosure:I was not compensated for this post. I received a PetSafe Busy Buddy Chamomile-Scented Calming Toys 2-Pack in exchange for my always honest review.

Wednesday Woofs!

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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!

 

 

Helping to make your holiday jolly!

Hi and happy Wednesday all! We know you are busy preparing for the holidays, and we wanted to help make your holiday just a little brighter!

First, we would love it if you would accept our holiday card! We purchased it from the talented Ann over at Zoolatry!

Christmas Chanukah Badge 2014 done by Ann

Next on our agenda, a little elf told us about the wonderful folks at Petsafe and how they are donating UP TO 12,000 of its Busy Buddy and FroliCat toys to a number of shelters throughout the country!!! Isn’t that PAWTASTIC!?

YOU CAN HELP TOO!!!!  You can participate in PetSafe’s Joy of Toys campaign and help the brand donate a toy to a shelter pet, by visiting Petsafe on Facebook,  Twitter , Instagram and Pinterest  and click “Like” or “Follow” by Dec. 31.

ALREADY A FAN OF PETSAFE? You can join the fun by inviting your friends and family to like or follow PetSafe’s Facebook,  Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest accounts.

Petsafe has also donated a number of items to our furiends at Michigan Humane, check out an adorable video of one of the recipients of  one of their great toys!

 

Weekend Winner!!!!

Hi my furiends!!

Today I am super excited to announce the lucky WINNER of the $50 gift certificate to:

Click here to visit Pawtini online!

Click here to visit Pawtini online!

THANKS TO ALL WHO ENTERED THE GIVE-AWAY!!

THE LUCKY WINNER IS:

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HUGE CONGRATULATIONS TO EMMA!!!!

BE SURE TO CLICK ON THE PHOTO

TO VISIT HER BLOG!!

Photo courtesy of http://mygbgvlife.com/

Photo courtesy of http://mygbgvlife.com/

 

CAN’T WAIT TO SEE WHAT YOU GET!

Barks and licks and love,

Dakota