Trying out The Odin

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As a Pet Parent, there’s nothing I love more than finding a dog toy that is both engaging for my boys to play with, and beautiful to keep out around the home. When I heard about The Odin toy from Up Dog Toys, it was like taking in a breath of fresh air. Just take a look at the beauty built into this interactive dog toy….

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Pretty right?! We’re also enamored by the fact that The Odin toy hails from our beautiful Pacific Northwest- Seattle, Washington to be exact. The Odin toy is named after the designers very own Corgi who is clearly adorable and a great muse.

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We quickly discovered that The Odin was a toy that both Bear and Scooter can play with. Considering their 55 lb size difference, this isn’t always the case. I have noticed they both enjoy toys more that they can share, one gets excited to play with it as they watch the other!

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When you introduce The Odin to your dog, it is best to start them out with fairly small treat tucked inside. Scooter was happy to hear that his favorite Zukes treats were recommended as a great treat to start with! The small treats are easier for your pup to get out of the toy, and starting small will help them learn how to use the toy, and boost their confidence.

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Scooter set right to work using his paws to tumble the Odin toy about- getting his favorite treats right out. When it came to Bear’s turn, I needed to show him how to roll it around a bit, and then he took with it on his own, happy as could be. It’s important to keep an eye on your dog as they use the Odin toy (and with any toy!) and for pet parents to know that the flaps on the Odin are the weakest point- you should avoid allowing your dog to chew on the toy.

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Once your pup has figured out how to get their favorite small treats out of the Odin, you can make things more difficult for them by adding larger treats inside. The Odin toy is truly a good design! Not only can The Odin exist as a standalone toy with varying degrees of difficulty, but several Odin toys can also be connected together to really increase the challenge for your pup. I really love and appreciate a good toy that grows with your pup and works to constantly keep them mentally engaged!

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Image via www.shopdogandco.com

The Odin is also non-toxic, phthalate free & even dishwasher safe! Additionally, 1% of all proceeds from sales will go to help animals at Pasado’s Safe Haven. You can purchase The Odin for your pup here.

Disclaimer: SheSpeaksBark was provided with The Odin for the purpose of this review. SheSpeaksBark was not compensated in any way to write this post. All thoughts and opinions are exclusively my own, and we only share products and services on SheSpeaksBark that we feel are relevant to our readers. As always, thank you for supporting brands that make SheSpeaksBark possible.


National Dog Day

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Today, August 26th is National Dog Day. In our house, we celebrate National Dog Day everyday! Do you? 

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Bear & Scooter don’t sleep in the bed with us, but they do enjoy snuggling in the bed on occasion- especially when we’re having a movie night or for a few minutes before we get out of bed in the morning. We made sure to have extra snuggles together in bed this morning to celebrate the pups a bit more on National Dog Day. Scooter loves to lay in the bed the most- because he loves to be comfy! We have been told that the Casper bed could be a good option for us to look into next- comfortable, cozy, & plenty of room for all.


Tasty Tuesday: Dogsters Ice Cream

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It’s been a warm summer here in Portland. We’ve had to get pretty creative with our solutions to keep the dogs cool & happy this season- so when we were offered a chance to try Dogsters Ice Cream Treats for dogs we jumped at the opportunity! As you can see in the first photo, the Dogsters Ice Cream Treats were shipped to us on dry ice in a BIG box- which Scooter couldn’t wait to pose atop!

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We have two flavors of Dogsters Ice Cream Treats for Dogs to share with you today- Mint as well as Peanut Butter & Cheese Flavor. Each box comes with four individual cups of ice cream- and the cups are nicely portioned to where I could let Bear and Scooter share one.

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The Dogster ice cream treats for dogs are:

  • Made in the USA
  • All natural ingredients
  • Low Fat
  • Low Calorie

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Here’s the best part! The Dogsters Ice Cream Treats for dogs are sold in grocery stores across the US & can be found in the frozen novelties section. Scooter heard that- and is pretty convinced I’ll be coming home with a fresh box each time we run to the store for groceries now 😉

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Truthfully, he may be onto something though as I’ve recently realized that the company who makes these delicious Dogsters Ice Cream Treats also makes one of MY favorite frozen snacks- Luigis Italian Ice!

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Have your dogs ever tried a frozen treat? Did they love it as much as Bear and Scooter do? 




Steppin’ Out in Style

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When you’re a pet parent, there are certain things about your pets and their lives that tend to become really important to you. The accessories they wear, the way their coats are groomed/style, the food they eat, the toys they play with- just to name a few. We’re pretty particular in our house about the collars, coats, and gear that our pups wear. We want them to be stylish and do the job they were designed to do.

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Golly Gear creates and curates gear especially for the small breed dog. On top of that though, they take into account the fact that small breed dogs still come in a huge variety of shapes & sizes, something I feel most companies completely miss the mark on. Finding collars, harnesses, and pet coats that accommodate for a pomeranians uber puffy coat can sometimes prove to be a challenge. For that reason, Golly Gear has a harness picker on their website which helps guide you on the discovery of a new harness by simply answering a few direct questions.

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After we answered a few questions, the best harness for Scooter was presented to us.

Is your dog fuzzy? (yes)

Is your dog an escape artist? (no)

Does your fuzzy dog wear a harness all day? (no)

Does he/she pull on the leash? (no)

It was recommended that we try the Dogline Comfort Rolled Microfiber Step-In Harness & Leash set for Scooter.

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The rolled microfiber fabric is lightweight and easy to carry for me, and the rolled technique used while sewing the fabric allows Scooter to move in the harness freely without tangling or matting his hair- very important for a Pomeranian! We also love the step-in feature because there are no small head-holes to try to stuff all of Scooter’s fluff into, nor are there velcro straps or buckles/clasps of any sort- all things Scooter happens to hate.

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This harness allows Scooter a lot of physical freedom in comparison to other larger body harnesses, and this is especially helpful for him as his handicapable legs do have a different range of motion than most dogs. Its easy enough to slip on and off quickly, something we haven’t experienced before.

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We have been very pleased with this harness so far, and it’s nice to have something that Scooter looks forward to wearing as well! If you’re on the lookout for a great new harness for your pup, give the Golly Gear harness picker a try and see what they suggest.