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Deer Antler Chews- You Mean Your Dog Hasen't Tried One Yet??

Posted by Matthew Ruggiero on

Deer Antlers- The Best Chew Around! The world of dog chews is a scary place. The things we give our dogs to chew or eat smell, look, and seem disgusting. Some things are so expensive you just don't even bother. But what is worth your money and what isn't? We've tried all kinds of different animal parts over our first year of business, but we keep coming back to antlers. In the end, antlers are the best source of nutrients, the longest lasting, the least smelly, and the most chewed item in the house. Dogs love the "wild" smell of antlers,...

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Fun, Interactive Indoor Activities for your Dog During the Winter Months

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Baby, It's Cold Outside When the weather gets cold, it can be tough for your dog to receive enough exercise and mental stimulation to keep him from being bored, whiny, and a general nuisance.  Depending on your dog’s size and breed, being outside when the temperatures dip below freezing may not even be safe. There are a number of activities that can be done indoors, requiring only a little bit of imagination!  Fun Activities to Keep Your Dog Active Indoor Agility or Rally-O Course Even if your dog is not trained to complete Agility, a fun activity for a cold...

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De-Stink Your Dog in Three Minutes Without a Bath!

Posted by Matthew Ruggiero on

Giving a dog a bath can take a lot of time and effort. Therefore, people go two directions- dog groomers or no baths. The groomer direction can get very expensive very quickly, and the no baths just doesn't work out for anyone. Have you ever had people over and they have a disgusted look on their face when they look at their hand after petting your dog? Yeah- you need to clean you dog. But how can you do it in a quick and efficient manner? Good news, we have the answer for you! Since we live in Minnesota, our...

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Why Use All Natural Organic Shampoos Verses Regular Dog Shampoo

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Why Should You Use Organic Shampoo & Conditioner For Your Dog? It's the age old discussion- should I buy all natural shampoo for my dog? Or just pop open the bottles at Pet Smart and see which one smells the best? Standing in front of the dog shampoo isle leaves dog owners with a sense of confusion. There are so many choices and brands, and so little description, that is makes this process very difficult. A shampoo might say "for itchy skin", but they don't say why or which ingredient is helping with that. What if your dog was sprayed by...

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Grooming Myths- Know the Facts!

Posted by Matthew Ruggiero on

There are many questions from the average dog owner about grooming. We have listed a few typical myths that we hear and what we think about the answers, most of them from our own research as puppy parents ourselves. Myth 1- Bathing is Harmful Of course not. This myth probably started from people using aggressive soaps on their dogs, resulting in scratching pups. Also, rinsing your dog properly can be difficult if you do not have the right dog bathing tools. Without proper rinsing, your dog's skin will become irritated and flaky. Therefore, using a properly formulated product with proper rinsing...

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