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Thursday, June 29, 2017

Hundur's Crunch!

Plato Pet Treats
Hundur's Crunch!

"We were sent Plato Pet's Hundur's Crunch 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."
Fish breath!
No. Really. What a lovely pungent smell wafting from a bag - at least the Dz Dogs seem to think so!

"Hey mom...what's in the bag?"
100% Fish
High in protein and sustainably sourced from Iceland.
Made in the U.S.

Ingredients: Cod Skin, Golden Redfish Skin


What more could I ask for!

Ready.....



Steady.........



OK!!


Enuff' said!

We couldn't love these more if we tried!
Thanks Chewy!



100% Dz Dogs Approved!






Monday, June 19, 2017

New Jobs!

Life Has Been Busy!

We're still here, we haven't gone anywhere. So please forgive the lack of response, and thank you furfriends for hanging in there!

The house is really finally starting to take shape and we couldn't be more thrilled!  *Pardon the mass amount of !!!!*


Just to catch you up a bit on what's going on with the Dz Dogs. Life couldn't be better. I've personally picked up a second job that is turning out to be a blast! (Not like I was busy enough building a house I had to add a second job...) But I love both of my jobs and it keeps life interesting, don't worry though the dogs are not in the least bit left out, they have new jobs too!

Dante
Wildlife Management/Urinary Cartographer

Dante's favorite way to spend the day (besides bowling for those darn turkeys) is marking every tree on the property, seriously I don't know how he manages it but he does! All 2.6 acres and he finds every important tree to mark - gotta make sure those pesky deer know who's in charge around here.

He also likes to run the property line - turkey hunting I'm sure of it. And he's taking up professional "Lizard Spotting Duty" he likes to make sure all the local residents get a good chase, and regularly sends them scurrying into their nearest hiding spot.


Ziva? She likes to take things a bit easier.

Ziva
Senior Branch Manager
"Professional Woodchipper"

Well, lets just say a new love for sticks has been born - despite her scary accident a couple years ago. 
I figure all things in moderation. She gets to chew on sticks when I'm watching her, and she doesn't eat the sticks, she seems to just enjoy destroying them into teensy tiny itty bitty little pieces.


And of course you can't forget she's the 
Tennis Ball Princess
too!







Friday, June 9, 2017

Our Favorite Products!!

Our Favorite Products!

It's time for a recap about some of our favorite things. So without further ado, some products we've been impressed with (in no particular order):


Monday, June 5, 2017

Rogue River Trail in The Spring

Rogue River Trail
Oregon


It was calling our names, the river. A slight dampness in the air, movement on the breeze, the sound of the crashing and raging river full to the brink with snow melt and massive winter rain falls.

We had to get out and explore!

Monday, May 29, 2017

No Fences? No Problem

Fence Free
&
How We're Making it Work!

No fences? No problem. We've been living on our property now since October, some things have changed for example we'll have a house by the end of summer!! You can check out the posts for our fun home building adventure at out TwoPitsInAPod blog!


But one thing remains the same. We still don't have a fence!

Turns out fences are kind of expensive, and with all of our money being slowly funneled into our new house we just haven't been able to fence our whole property yet. But we figured out a great solution for dealing with no fences.

We just keep lots of treats handy!


Granted, this won't work for every dog. Dante and Ziva have never been runners. Some of our long time readers might remember our former foster Jack. He's so special he has his own category on our main page! He was notorious for running away and terrible recall, thankfully this isn't an issue we've ever had with our Dz Dogs (going to knock on some wood now!).

No fences for us means lots of treats, and the pups are ALWAYS supervised when outside.

Friday, May 12, 2017

Fit Dog Friday!!

Fit Dog Friday!

With the weather finally getting nicer, minus today which of course is windy/stormy AND raining. We've been getting out more! And it it nice to stretch our legs!


Thursday, May 11, 2017

Caru Free Range Chicken Bone Broth

Caru
Free Range Chicken Bone Broth
"Nourish With Love"

"We were sent Caru Free Range Bone Broth 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."

Need help getting your dog to eat? Caru just might be the answer!

"Hmmmmm....What's that I smell?"

Friday, May 5, 2017

Adventure Dogs!!

More New Friends!


First off if you missed our last post, Petsmart recently purchased Chewy.com and sadly Petsmart has antibully breed policies. We'd like to continue to spread this knowledge and encourage our furfriends to take their money elsewhere in support of our wonderful dogs.  #DontBullyMyBreed #LoversNotFighters. (Full Post HERE)

Recently we went on a fun new hike with a new friend of ours and her young pup Bandit! It was pretty funny, Dante and I have both met Bandit before, but he was new to Ziva. When we first got in the car we placed Bandit in a crate and loaded him up in the backseat, Dante and Ziva of course were in the far back section of my Rav4. And the whole way to the trail we heard, *whine (Bandit)....followed by a quiet *grrrrr... (Ziva).

It went something like this.

Friday, April 28, 2017

Petsmart & Pit Bull Type Dogs

Big Heads & Big Hearts.

#DontBullyMyBreed
#LoverNotAFighter


This has been on my mind a lot recently, but I've been waiting to write this post I guess because I'm torn.

So if you would lend me an ear.  Here is my dilemma...

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Chicken Skewers!!

Pet 'n Shape
Chik 'n Skewers Review

"We were sent these Pet 'n Shape Chik 'n Skewers in exchange for an honest review. Dz Dogs only supports brands and products that we feel are relevant to our readers. This blog contains no affiliate links, all thoughts and opinions are our own."

Always on the lookout for long lasting chews for Dante and Ziva, we jumped at the chance to sample them for an honest review!

Literally jumped!

Monday, April 24, 2017

HurriK9 Dog Toy Review!

HurriK9 is Awesome
For Fetch Dogs!


"We were gifted this HurriK9 toy and starter pack in exchange for an honest review. Dz Dogs only supports brands and products that we feel are relevant to our readers. This blog contains no affiliate links, all thoughts and opinions are our own."

So recently on Facebook I saw this awesome video for a new dog toy and I knew we just had to try it!

Monday, April 17, 2017

This Girl & Her Ball.


In case you didn't know, this girl here is obsessed...with tennis balls. I think probably more than half of my photos of her include a ball in her mouth or nearby somewhere!

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

A Girl's Best Friend.


Oh man! Spring in Southern Oregon is soo much different than the Willamette Valley. One of the things that's different is the rain, while we do get rain and people complain about it - it at least doesn't rain all day for a week straight like it did when we lived in the valley. 


Here it at least stops every couple hours so you can get things done, and we might have a day with blue skies for a few hours and then rain for a few hours. It's awesome! And we've definitely been taking advantage of getting outside.

Friday, April 7, 2017

100% All-Natural Pork Rolls for Dogs


"We were sent Bravo! 100% All-Natural Pork Roll's  in exchange for an honest review. Dz Dogs only supports brands and products that we feel are relevant to our readers. This blog contains no affiliate links, all thoughts and opinions are our own."

Recently we were discussing the issue of rawhide because many pet owners have never heard of the dangers and need to be educated.  Dangers of Rawhide HERE.

But have you heard of the safer alternatives? We were recently contacted by Bravo! to do an honest review of their 100% All-Natural Pork Rolls and they were a huge hit with Dante and Ziva!

I barely got any pictures of Dante, he promptly thanked me for it and took off running to eat his in privacy away from Ziva.

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Rawhide Is Not Worth The Risk



You see it everywhere, and almost always on sale at your local pet store.

Rawhide...

Not only is it Not Natural, but it's also Not Safe.

My veterinarian explained it to me once by saying, the way it goes in is how it comes out. Eeeeewww! Rawhide doesn't digest well and poses a serious risk of internal blockage and chocking. According to a study done by the Journal of Animal Science -
"Gastric digestibility of rawhide chews was low at six hours (7.6%) and slowly increased over time, reaching a maximum of 41.6% at 18 hours." 
SOURCE:  De Godoy, Maria R. C. et al. “In Vitro Disappearance Characteristics of Selected Categories of Commercially Available Dog Treats.” Journal of Nutritional Science 3 (2014): e47. PMC. Web. 5 Apr. 2017.

18 hours and still not even halfway digested! Which is surprising when you think about it because it's a by-product of the beef meat industry right? Actually that's only a partial truth. It's more closely related to the leather industry than it is beef and A LOT of it comes from China.

To put the whole digestion issue into perspective for you:

Monday, March 20, 2017

Victor Lamb & Rice Food & DIY Homemade Treats!

Victor Super Premium Dog Food
Lamb & Rice Formula

#ChewyInfluencer



"What's this? A box? And I'm pretty sure it's for me, so don't go getting any ideas."


"We were sent Victor dog food in exchange for an honest review. Dz Dogs only supports brands and products that we feel are relevant to our readers. This blog contains no affiliate links, all thoughts and opinions are our own."

As most of you know we like to feed a rotating diet of high quality grain free kibbles, we also like to make mealtime fun by adding food toppers or goodies like coconut oil, eggs, fish oil, broths, occasional meat, and even some yummy canned food!

Friday, March 17, 2017

Leprechaun Hunting

The Case of The Missing...
Halo Mix'n Mores!
As told by, Detective Dante.

#ChewyInfluencer

Watch out! It's leprechaun season and those little tricksters are up to no good! Someone stole our Halo Mix'n Mores that Chewy ever so kindly gifted us!

But never fear, Detective Dante is here!


Right away I was hot on the trail of the little thief, the nose knows and mine is never wrong.

Monday, March 6, 2017

Do You Wanna Build A Snowman?

Snowpocalypse!


Just when we thought it was safe to venture outside and work on our tan lines, BOOM it started snowing!


I guess we'll just go back to hibernating the winter away, after a good tussle in the snow of course!



Please tell Old Man Winter - winter is over!

Monday, February 27, 2017

Rogue K9 Twine

Rogue K9 Twine
Tree Hugger Leash


"We were gifted this leash in exchange for an honest review. Dz Dogs only supports brands and products that we feel are relevant to our readers. This blog contains no affiliate links, all thoughts and opinions are our own."

Since our move we've made a lot of great new friends and met a handful of local pet related small businesses, our most recent discovery is Rogue K9 Twine! Rogue K9 Twine is a local Southern Oregon business that makes survival style paracord leashes, collars, and other fun paracord related accessories.

Friday, February 24, 2017

Merrick Big Brush Bones!

Merrick Big Brush Bones
Review
#NationalPetDentalMonth


Guess what time of month it is?  It's Chewy time! And it's National Pet Dental Month!

Did you know that dental health affects your dogs overall body? According to Vetstreet.com 85% of all pets have periodontal disease by the time they are three years old!

In honor of #NationalPetDentalMonth we wanted to share with you how we keep our teefs pearly white!

Our answer? Chews. Lots of them...

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Barkworthies Root Chews!

Barkworthies 
Root Chews!


"We were sent Barkworthies Root Chews, in exchange for an honest review. DzDogs only supports brands and products that we feel are relevant to your readers. This blog contains no affiliate links, we do not get paid for getting you to click on anything. All thoughts and opinions are our own."


Happy National Pet Dental Health Month!

Having had braces as a child I have a big appreciation for my teeth, and because prevention is cheaper than dealing with a big problem later, we try to make sure the pups are keeping their teeth clean by providing all sorts of fun natural and healthy chews for them.

What Is a Root Chew?

Root chews are a new and sustainable, natural wood dental chew for dogs!

Thursday, February 16, 2017

What's In A Name? - Part II

What's In a Name?
Part II - Ziva


What's a good name for a velvety, pibble princess?

When it came time that we were ready to adopt a second dog Dz Dad and I knew we wanted a little girl who would complement Dante's rough and rambunctious personality (Ziva's Adoption Story HERE).

Her original name was Honey, which was nice enough but a little to cliche for us personally. Seeing her for the first time I remember looking at her as the rescue worked walked her over to us and thinking she looked like a ray of golden sunshine.

Monday, February 6, 2017

What's In A Name?

I've been thinking about this recently, it came up in conversation on Facebook I think and it got me wondering.


DzDad and I believe names have power and should be chosen individually based on our dog's personality traits. We don't like cliche names, or stupid names that people give their dogs to make themselves seem more tough. For example, Dante's original name was Diesel....I hated the name Diesel and we knew it had to go! Dante isn't a junkyard dog, or some wanna be tough guys dog, he's a smooshable, kissabull, snuggly mama's boy. And he's amazing.


Why did we chose the name Dante?

Friday, February 3, 2017

Bravo! Homestyle Complete Freeze Dried Dog Food

Bravo! Homestyle Complete
Freeze Dried Dog Food


"We were sent Bravo! Homestyle Complete Freeze Dried Dog Food, in exchange for an honest review. DzDogs only supports brands and products that we feel are relevant to our readers. This blog contains no affiliate links, we do not get paid for getting you to click on anything."

Recently we were contacted by Bravo Pet Food to try out their Complete Freeze Dried Dog Food, having never tried Bravo before we were super excited about it! Look at how pretty and colorful it is in it's dried form.


While we don't feed raw food, we do love freeze dried options especially since we want to get into some overnight backpacking with the dogs this upcoming summer. Freeze dried is light and easy to pack for hiking purposes.

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Primal Pork Liver Munchies

Primal Pork Liver Munchies
Freeze-dried Dog & Cat Treats
#ChewyInfluencer


"Their are no affiliate links on this blog, we do not get paid for getting you to click on anything."

This month Chewy sent us some yummy freeze dried pork liver treats to review!

Hmmmmm Pork!


Even though we have been living fence free for six months now, I still have problems trusting Dante and Ziva. Well...lets be honest...mostly Dante. He's my fearless, adventuresome boy who thinks the whole world is his giant play pen waiting to be discovered!  Thankfully he doesn't run away, but what he does do is explore. Sometimes a little to far.  So when we're outside working on the property (where the work never ends) Dz Dad and I have taken to carrying treats in our pockets and calling Dante back and forth the whole time we work.

Saturday, January 21, 2017

Here Kitty Kitty

Snowy Adventures.

Time to get outside!



Last weekend the weather was gorgeous and between the restless hubby, and cabin feverish dogs we decided to set out and find ourselves a new adventure!


Such a gorgeous day to waste inside, so we packed up the dogs and headed out for some fresh air!

We recently discovered a National Forest Service road not to far from where we live, it was perfect for a day trip. The only hard part of this little trail was the snow, frozen solid from all of the sun and freezing temperatures it was like walking on ice rather than snow.

But we weren't deterred! This was the perfect hike for us to test out our day hiking packs and practice carrying for emergency situations like getting stuck in the woods overnight. It's always good to have a plan in place. Our packs include things like a drinking water filter, hand warming packets, fire starting supplies, knife/leatherman, emergency blankets, etc...  that'll be a different post entirely, we're hoping to get into overnight camping when the weather warms up!

Thursday, January 19, 2017

Ding Dong Puppy!

Ding Dong Puppy

So we were out playing, taking advantage of the break in the weather and the dogs decided to do zoomies!

It was so funny! Dante runs with his head up high ears and tail flying behind him like a maniac, Ziva chases with her tail curled into a cute "C" shape. 


Dante then darted down the hill and up the driveway, Ziva hot on his tail decided to take a short cut!!! And BOOM!

Ding dong puppy fell in the pond! I think she thought it was solid because of the snow on top.
Needless to say, playtime was over while we dried her off!

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Hibernating

Time to Hibernate.


Done. Finished, fini, finito, terminado, acabado..

Recently snow levels in our area broke records, in fact this was the most snowfall we've seen in a 24 hour period in our area since December of 1919! 

At first it was fun. 



But now it's just ridiculous!  My poor neighbors were snowed in for a week and a half because their driveway is so steep (we checked in with them and they were doing fine) and then just when we thought we were getting a break in the weather - forecast said rain and 40's... we get this! #weathermandon'tknowwhathestalkingabout 

Saturday, January 7, 2017

Pet Blogger Challenge 2017

Hello Furfriends! It's time for our annual blogger challenge, deep breath - and we're off!

Join the Pet Blogger Challenge Jan 7th, 8th and 9th
  1. When did you start your blog and what does your blog provide?
    We started blogging in June of 2014, so it's been over two years now which is soo crazy! This blog started out as a catalog of our fun filled doggy adventures which is where we got our name. "D" is for Dante, "Z" is for Ziva - Dante and Ziva's Adventures! I also thought it sounded kind of like a good superhero comic book title.  Our blog has since grown to become a resource, we have lots of training tips in our topic section like our Recall Games and for a while we were doing a Trick Training Challenge. Our goal for our readers is to provide entertainment while encouraging our readers to never quit training and working with their dogs, we also want to encourage health and exercise as well as responsible dog ownership.



Thursday, January 5, 2017

Day 5 of Snowpocalypse


Dear Diary,

Sunday Day 1 of our Snowpocalypse - The sky has gone mad and is producing tiny little flakes of frozen-ness. My toes are cold.


Monday Day 2 of Snowpocalypse - Apparently it's our long lost friend the snow! We love the snow! 


However things are looking rather bleak, mom is out of wine and it's snowed all day and still isn't stopping!



Tuesday Day 3 of the Snowpocalypse - We had a break in the snow so mom escaped! She said we were nearly out of doggy food, wouldn't that have been horrible?! So off to the store she went (without us) to get our food and some other grocery stuff. I know she came back with salad, I definitely do not want to eat that!

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