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Flashy Friday Week 2!

Flashy Friday! Week 2 -  "Spin" Whew! A whole week between posts, sorry guys! Like I've mentioned before we're pr...

Thursday, September 20, 2018

New Pack Member!!

Welcome To The Dz Pack!!




Mom is making us a human!!
Welcome 
Baby N March 2019!!!



Tuesday, September 4, 2018

Dr.Tim's Natural Clean Tripe!

Dr. Tim's Freeze Dried Treats
Natural Clean Tripe!

"We were sent Dr. Tim's treats from Chewy.com in exchange for an honest review. Dz Dogs only supports products that we feel are relevant to our readers. This blog contains no affiliate links, all thoughts and opinions are our own."


Who doesn't love tripe! Well...me for one, it's usually stinky. The dogs on the other hand super love it! In fact Dante put himself in a sit stay hoping - as I left the room with the bag - that I would come back and reward him.  Dz Dad was laughing so hard about it that I did indeed give in to his big brown puppy dog eyes and go back to give Dante a treat.

"Mom can't possibly say no to these eyes..."
What we love about these treats?

- 100% Freeze Dried Tripe, USDA inspected beef tripe from Wisconsin.
- Made in the USA in Wisconsin! We love to support US product when we can.
- Mess free and easy to break apart for training purposes.
- Scent free? Well, I can't smell it but the dogs certainly can.
- Re-closeable bag.



What would we change?
 - NOTHING -



The dogs happily work for these treats, they are definitely going on my list of must haves for high value rewards like recalls at night during potty time, and whenever someone else is house-sitting the dogs for us.  Dante and Ziva have become a bit accustomed to some of their other regular treats so I plan on hoarding this bag for a while and only pulling it out on special occasions when I really want to get their attention.



Sweet and simple we love these treats!

Thank you Chewy.com!
100% Dz Dog Approved!!






Friday, August 3, 2018

Health Extension Elk Antlers

Elk Antler Chews!

"We were sent Health Extension Elk Antlers from Chewy.com in exchange for an honest review. Dz Dogs only supports products that we feel are relevant to our readers. This blog contains NO affiliate links, all thoughts and opinions are our own."


Best treat ever!

It's been a month and so far the Dz pups have not finished off these treats. Instead, they seem to enjoy leisurely chewing. Rolling their eyes back, and savoring the antlers slowly as well as proudly carrying their prize through the house showing it off to anyone who pays attention.


While these treats are not cheap, they are all natural high quality USA antlers from free range elk.

Why antlers?
  • Antlers don't splinter.
  • Digestible, and high in iron, glucosamine, potassium, and calcium.
  • Long lasting and odor free.
  • These antlers were naturally shed and came from free range US elk.
Things To Note.
Depending on who you ask you're going to hear conflicting things regarding the safety of giving antlers to your dogs. Some dogs have been known to crack a tooth on such a hard chewing object, so this is definitely something to consider before giving one to your dog. If you have any concerns check in with your veterinarian. Dante and Ziva like to gently chew these and take their time, they don't seem to just CHOMP down so I'm not too worried about it. I wouldn't however give these to an aggressive chewer, that could definitely make for a cracked or broken tooth. 

But like any chew toy, always make sure you supervise your dog and definitely remove/throw it away when it gets small enough to swallow whole.


I love these, they've been a great break for me! I haven't had to purchase any chews all month, and I'm curious as to how long they will last. I'll keep you posted!



Thank you Chewy.com!!






Tuesday, July 24, 2018

Coastal Pups!

Mama's Vacation Buddies


Coast trip? Yes please!!

Sadly Dz Dad wasn't able to make it due to work, however that didn't stop us from going anyways. A family reunion at the coast sounded like a nice getaway from it all. From all the smoke that is.

There is normally a mountain right there...
The first night we camped on the Oregon Coast, it wasn't as restful of a sleep as I would have liked. When we first arrived at our campsite that we reserved online we discovered a woman there. The hosts forgot to put up our reservation sign so she thought it was available. To be nice we decided since she was on her own, and it was just myself with Dante and Ziva we opted to share the site and try to make new friends. She was good company for most of the evening, until she got through a whole bottle of wine and half a bottle of whisky BY HERSELF. I don't mind a drink before bed, but I've long ago decided that I'm too old to deal with the repercussions and hangovers from a night of heavy drinking.  After that I was left tending to a stranger and wishing that I had taken the opportunity to kick her out of my campsite when I had first arrived. Live and learn though right?

Being that we don't camp very often the dogs were up most of the night. Any tiny noise and Dante would make a quiet "boof" under his breathe. It's a noise kind of like an old man muttering to himself. Then Ziva would growl softly, I would "shhhhhh" them both and like clockwork every couple hours Ziva would get up and check on me by shoving her wet nose into my face.

It was a long night, and a very early morning. The dogs decided they were up at 5:30 am, I convinced them to wait until 6 before a very frustrated mama finally got up.

We then snuck out of camp I didn't want to wake my strange and obnoxious camp mate. Next order of business was coffee, and hitting the beach before my family was up and ready to meet for breakfast.

What a beautiful first morning though!! Clear blue skies, light breeze, and of course no one was on the beach at 6 in the morning.





Despite the lack of sleep, our family reunion was a lot of fun, and Saturday night when I was offered an RV to stay in with the dogs I jumped at the chance.



Sunday morning was another gorgeous day, a bit overcast on the coast but as soon as we got into town it was sunny and clear. It was a great way to exercise the dogs, they've been getting cabin fever since I won't let them run around like maniacs in the smoke.


We're definitely going to do this trip again! Hopefully soon and with Dz Dad. But I had a lot of fun camping by myself with the dogs, something that I haven't done before. And it was a great experience I certainly wouldn't mind if I had to go by myself again. Biggest takeaway from this weekend? No sharing campsites with random strangers in the future. All I need are my dogs, they are way better company.



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