Saturday, August 2, 2014

Loving Veterinarian Visits

by Michael Baugh, CDBC, CPDT-KSA   

courtesy MichaelsDogs.comTraining at the Vet's Office
I get it. Your dog hates going to the vet. I get it. The dog gets poked and prodded, picked up and turned around. Add to that, the dog may not feel well in the first place – we are, after all, at the vet clinic. It’s not always a good experience and, fair enough, some dogs have an oh-heck-no attitude about the whole thing. (Your dog’s language may be a bit more graphic).

But what if I told you we could change all that? What if we could empower our dogs to handle vet visits with more calmness and composure? What if going to the vet was no big deal? What if it was fun?

Well oh heck yeah, grab your treat bag and put on your training britches. We can teach our dogs anything.  In fact, trainers and behavior experts around the world are busy right now teaching dogs how to behave better at the vet’s office. And more importantly, they’re teaching dogs how to feel better about the experience.

Check out this video and see for yourself. Then call your vet and get busy training.


Michael Baugh CDBC CPDT-KSA teaches dog training in Houston and Katy TX. He produces video segments on dog training and behavior for KHOU-TV in Houston and WFAA-TV in Dallas. You'll find a list of Michael's articles at this link on All Things Dog Blog.

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Friday, August 1, 2014

Eco-Friendly Poop Bag Winners

by Carrie Boyko, CEB

Hands Free Carabiner
Clips Bag to Leash
Thanks to all of you who have supported this Eco-friendly poop bag giveaway. While it may not be the most "fun" product to come along, it sure will be great to see more people finding greener options for waste disposal.

The sharing about this giveaway on Twitter was especially brisk and we know that Poo Pooh was thrilled with the buzz. You guys did a great job!

For those of you who are not winners today, we encourage you to take advantage of the promo code that Poo Pooh is running 

Now comes the fun part. I've got 3 winners who'll each receive a box with 28 PooPooh bags and a clip with carabiner to attach to their leashes. Walking will be easier when you're hands free of that icky plastic bag!

Winners will receive their good news via an email from

Watch your inbox and spam file for this important correspondence. Congratulations to our winners: Tiersa J., Christine A., and Sherry B. Thank you for doing your part to clean up after your dogs.

Happy tails,

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We shared this giveaway of PooPooh dog waste bags as a part of our work with PooPooh to help you find more options for your green lifestyle. All Things Dog Blog was not compensated for the review, but we are hosting an advertisement for this brand.

Thursday, July 31, 2014

It's August at #FidosFreebieFriday

by Carrie Boyko, CEB

It seems like just yesterday I was enjoying my son's graduation in Virginia in mid-May. Where has the Summer gone? Suddenly I'm preparing to ship another kid off to grad school and then before I know it it will be Thanksgiving. Time does fly when you're having fun. 
Napping in Alcott

Speaking of having fun, we're busy wrapping up some of the warm weather product giveways that you may enjoy. Watch for an addition to this giveaway blog hop coming in a few days from Alcott Adventures. Great fun!

Now let's get to today's Fido's Freebie Friday. Bloggers are invited to list below their currently open giveaways, freebies, and prizes for pets and pet lovers so that readers may visit and explore items to win. You can help to get more awareness by sharing the badge you see in the top of my post. Feel free to put it in your sidebar, if you wish, but don't feel obligated.

Fido's Freebie Friday opens each Thursday afternoon for linkups at 4:00 PM ET, and renews each week at the same time with a new listing.  Link up anytime during the week--24/7. We make it easy to be seen here by keeping our rules simple:

•You have up to 45 characters to describe your prize and include an expiration date.

•Fido's Freebie Friday Blog Hop is open to posts with prizes for pet products or services, including pet-related or pet-themed items for owners. Use your specific post url to link up.
You'll find assistance at our HELP PAGE, where there is other useful information for bloggers doing giveaways and reviews. Your hosts are All Things Dog Blog, DogTipper and To Dog With Love. Happy shopping! 

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Individual rules of entry and guidelines for winning may apply to each listing. All Things Dog Blog, DogTipper, and To Dog With Love take no responsibility for the legality of the rules governing the listings on other sites and giveaways that are posted here. We simply provide this forum as a gathering place for pet product giveaways to be offered. Please consult All Things Dog Blog's Giveaway and Contest Rules for more detail. Fulfillment of each giveaway is done by the blog conducting the giveaway, not by the hosts of this giveaway hop; please contact the giveaway host with any questions regarding a giveaway or giveaway prize.
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