Our Favorite for Dachshunds! VelPro Choke Free Mesh Harness

VelPro Choke Free Mesh Harness Fits Dachshunds

I am a glutton when it comes to leashes, harnesses, dog jackets, dog toys, dog treats, technology for your pet......you get the idea. I've tried almost every harness recommended for Dachshunds and my favorite so far is the VelPro Choke Free Mesh Harness. It's great for any small dog really. I first saw this harness at the Superzoo Product Expo last summer. Superzoo is the place companies go to … [Read more...]

See Dog Poop Without Getting a Dent in Your Forehead

LITEBELT Product Photo

Today's post is part of the #ScoopThatPoop campaign hosted by Sugar the Golden Retriever. GoMotion provided me a LITEBELT for review. However, to me, free does not equal good so everything I say about it is really how I feel. The short winter days mean that most of our walks are done early in the morning or late at night when it is dark. That poses a challenge when picking up dog poop. It can … [Read more...]

Favorite Winter 2013 Clothes for Dog Walking

Moving Comfort Sprint Insulated Vest (left), North Face Thermoball Hoodie jacket (middle) & North Face Ederra Rain Jacket

Winter is upon us. I love the sun so I always go through a phase of resistance before I get into the cold-weather mood. In winter, I have a harder time getting Chester and Gretel out for a walk. I mean who is motivated to walk when it is dark early, cold, rainy and sometimes windy? I think the thing I look forward to most is getting to wear all of my snuggly winter clothes. These are my … [Read more...]

Tagg Pet Tracker Review


I first saw the Tagg Pet Tracker (99.95 for the basic model) last year at one of the local doggie festivals we went to. I am attracted to shiny, techie things like flies to honey though so I was intrigued. I had my doubts about it working for a small dog though because the unit is pretty large - a bit bigger than a silver dollar (and they say it is for dogs over 10 lbs). When I attended … [Read more...]

The Most Coveted Bed


Last Wednesday I posted a photo of Gretel hogging the dog bed. Now, that is not the only bed in the house. There are two others plus the couch. This just happens to be the favorite one. I have this habit of getting one of everything even though I have two dogs. I guess it is usually fine because it only takes one dog to shun it or tear it up for me to tell that it was a waste of money. However, … [Read more...]

Pet ID Tags With a Heart

Photo credit: BlanketID

I have said over and over again how much we love our BlanketID pet tags. Besides the fact that they are very stylish (I wish I had more pets so I could buy more) I love them because they are a company with a heart. BanketID does a lot of great things to help you find your pet if they are lost. They recently added another feature. Now, if your pet is reported found via a smartphone, you can … [Read more...]

Jackets That Fit Dachshunds

Chester the Dachshund in his Cozy Hound fleece jacket

One of the questions I get most often is "Do you have any recommendations for jackets that fit Dachshunds well"? Since winter is approaching I thought this would be a good time to list the jackets we know, or have heard, are the best for Dachshunds. I want to give a shout out to our awesome friends on Facebook that helped me compile this list. Our personal favorites are hand-made, double fleece … [Read more...]

Your Dog Can Drink Like a Gerbil


I was looking at the sale rack at grocery store the other day and something caught my eye. I spotted a stainless steel water bottle with a Doxie on it. I thought is was a water bottle for people but when I took off the cap I realized it was a water bottle specifically for dogs. There were two caps. When I took off the top, smaller cap it exposed a roller ball. The ball bearing was down inside … [Read more...]

Easily Move Dog Tags from One Collar to Another


Moving your pet’s tags from collar to harness and back does not have to be a pain. I bought a Rubit clip from the dogs over a year ago so I could move their tags from their collar to their hiking harnesses and back. It’s a mini carabiner that securely clips to the D ring on your dog’s collar, harness or whatever. You can open the clip and unhook it when you want to move them. I also take their … [Read more...]

We’re Hipsters Now


Last year I bought new ID tags for the dogs. Unfortunately, I had a brain fart and somehow combined my work phone number and S’s for the second contact. Since one number on the tag was correct I was lazy in getting them corrected or replaced. I had been eyeing the BlanketID tags as a replacement. We are digital people and I love that you can register the tag online so the person who finds your … [Read more...]

Ruff Wear Highlands Dog Bed Review Part I


The Ruff Wear Highlands Dog Bed caught our eye because it is water repellant. Usually when camping and backpacking we just bring towels, blankets and maybe their regular beds (when car camping). After about 20 minutes they are dirty and damp from sitting on the ground. Because of the other greats feature of this bed are that it is compact (measures 12” X 5” in its stuff sack) and lightweight … [Read more...]