Saturday, June 24, 2017

3 Great Dog Products I Discovered At The BlogPaws Conference

One of the great things about attending a pet industry conference is discovering new pet products.  I get really excited when I discover helpful new products for pets, especially products for dogs!   At this year's BlogPaws Social Media and Bloggers conference, there were 3 dog products that really stood out for me.

The first one was the Easy Walk dog harness from PetSafe.  I happen to love PetSafe, and I'm so grateful to them for creating the Easy Walk harness because it's made specifically for dogs that PULL! Siberian Huskies are by far not the only dogs that like to pull you clear across the county, there are plenty of other dog breeds that love to pull on leash!  We've been using the PetSafe Easy Walk harness for years, since Icy was about a year old.  So why am I so excited about a harness for dogs that I've been using for years?  I'll tell you:

Easy Walk No-Pull Dog Harness from PetSafe
One of our original Easy Walk no -pull Dog Harnesses

WALK YOUR DOG IN STYLE WITH A BEAUTIFUL NO-PULL HARNESS!


I love the Easy Walk no-pull harness sooooo much, it literally saved my sanity!  However, it wasn't the prettiest dog harness, it came in few colors and looked nice but pretty utilitarian.  That makes sense because it's a tool that helps prevent dogs from pulling on leash.  Just because something is a tool that makes your life easier, doesn't mean it can't be pretty, right?!  I had secretly hoped PetSafe would come out with an Easy Walk harness that came in some pretty designs.  Imagine my joy when I walked over to the PetSafe booth in the BlogPaws Exhibit Hall and there it was!  The new Easy Walk harness in several beautiful designs!!

My dog's Beautiful Easy Walk No-Pull dog harness in designs by Pet Safe
Icy's beautiful, new sparkly Bling Easy Walk harness!
I could have kissed the PetSafe folks in the booth, but that would be weird.  Instead I just gushed about how beautiful the new harnesses were and how happy I was that they made some Easy Walk harnesses in beautiful designs.  I was admiring the harnesses when Toni from PetSafe mentioned that although they didn't have it with them that day, they also had a new  BLING   Easy Walk harness!  I love Bling and I love to Bling out my dogs!  They offered to send me one to try, and of course I jumped all over that offer!  A short time later PetSafe sent me the most beautiful purple sparkly Easy Walk harness!! It's gorgeous, I absolutely love it!  It's perfect for walking around town, lunch at dog friendly cafes, trips to the pet store, or an evening at a special pet friendly event.


Icy wore her new Bling harness on a recent trip to PetSmart.  She looked so pretty!


C'mon, let's go into town and show off my new sparkly collar!


Thanks PetSafe, for sending us this gorgeous sparkly Easy Walk harness!  It's perfect!



EASY TO MAKE DOG FRIENDLY ICE CREAM MIX


Another new pet product I found at the BlogPaws conference was Puppy Scoops dog friendly ice cream, made by Puppy Cake!  This is such a cool product, no pun intended!  It's ice cream for dogs that you make yourself.  It's super simple to make and Icy and Phoebe just loved it.  It's perfect for the hot weather we're having right now.   

There are 3 simple steps to "make" the ice cream.  Add water to the mix, Stir, then Freeze right in it's own container!  It couldn't be easier.

Easy to make dog friendly ice cream mixDog friendly ice cream

Easy to make Ice cream for dogs
The container comes with the ice cream mix in a plastic bag

Ice cream that's dog friendly and easy to make
Open the contents of the bag into the container, stir in the water and pop into the freezer for a few hours.

Voila!  Delicious dog friendly ice cream!


Puppy Cake also makes several different kinds of Puppy Cake mix for dogs.  I keep wanting to make a cake for my dogs from scratch, but somehow I never get around to it.  The puppy cake mix looks really easy to make, I  definitely want to give that a try as well!


THIS DOG TOY KEEPS DOGS BUSY HAVING FUN!


The next product I really liked is also by PetSafe, it's one of their Busy Buddy toys.  At first I thought it was a pink Rhinoceros, because it's so sturdy and tough, but it's actually a Unicorn!  It comes with 4 rawhide treat rings that you can place around the Unicorn's neck.  Icy couldn't wait to get her paws on that pink unicorn - she loved playing with it!






PetSafe Busy Buddy rawhide treat toy.  It keeps dogs busy and playing!
The PetSafe Busy Buddy comes with 4 rawhide treat rings and is easy to set up for play
At first it seemed a bit puzzling to use, but it's actually simple to get the rings around the neck of the toy; just push the head in and twist is right off to put the rings on.  It provides great mental stimulation as dogs work to get at the treat ring.  Icy continued to play with it even after she ate the treat ring!  Note: Always supervise dogs' playtime with any toy or chew, don't leave them unattended.

As you can see from this 30 second video, Icy is thoroughly enjoying her Busy Buddy toy!


It was so much fun meeting great brands at the conference and seeing what new products they have come out with.  I love getting that sneak peak!

How do you like Icy's new purple Bling harness?  Leave us a comment and tell us what you think, we love reading your comments!

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38 comments:

  1. Oooooh! I love purple! And I love sparkly!!!!!! That looks so nice!
    Cammie!

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    1. Thanks, I love it too! Icy looks so pretty in it

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  2. We love PetSafe too! I want to get the boys some ice cream mix. That's pawsome 💖

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    1. PetSafe has great stuff. That puppy ice cream is great, the dogs love it & it's super simple to make.

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  3. Dakota reviewed the Busy Buddy last year or the year before, he likes it pretty much but Greenies bones are still his all time fave! DakotasDen

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    1. Icy loved that purple unicorn! Little Phoebe was so jealous that Icy got the toy, I felt bad about that.

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  4. Love the purple harness! Ruby always likes to be fashionable while also being safe and practical. We have not tried the puppy ice cream yet, but look forward to on the next hot day.

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    1. Isn't it gorgeous! I think it looks great with Icy's beautiful blue eyes. Icy is a bit of a fashionista too, that's why these great new harnesses in pretty designs are perfect for her - and me, 'cause you know I love to Bling!

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  5. You had me at the unicorn toy. Fabulous products for such cutie pups!

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    1. Isn't that the cutest!? You can see from the video how much Icy is enjoying the mental stimulation & the treat ring.

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  6. Edie has one of the Busy Buddy toys and loves it! We have many of the PetSafe products.

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    1. We have a Bee Busy Buddy as well, my dogs have a lot of fun with that too. I LOVE this toy though, especially since it's Husky tough for Icy, LOL!

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  7. That Easy Walk harness is SO CUTE! We have used Easy Walk harnesses for years and I'm just loving this new spruced-up version! What a cool find

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    1. Isn't it beautiful!? People keep commenting on how pretty she looks in her sparkly harness. It's a great find, check out their web site to see the other gorgeous designs, you'll love them!

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  8. I love harnesses for dogs! They are so much safer than attaching a dog to their leash. Great color too.

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    1. I love harnesses too, both Icy and Phoebe have them. Icy NEEDS a no pull harness, while Phoebe can wear any kind of harness. I think they're much safer too, I feel like a collar & leash alone can be too hard on the throat area.

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  9. Icy looks so proud to be wearing a new purple harness. What a beautiful smile! Hope to get to see you and Icy at the 2018 BlogPaws conference. Tail wags and take care!

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    1. LOL, she's totally wearing it proudly! She knows she is something special in it, she can tell from our reactions. Thanks for the compliment on her smile, she's such a happy girl. I hope to be at the 2018 conference too.

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  10. Icy is GORGEOUS in that BLINGY harness! I need to get one for my daughter's doxie who pulls like crazy! Link is so tiny though and I don't want to hurt him by holding him back so I think this harness would be perfect for him!

    We HAVE tried the PetSafe Busy Buddy treat toy - what a genius idea! Loved it! Well I mean Lyla did lol

    I simply MUST get my hands on the Puppy Scoops! MUST!

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    1. Aww, thank you, I love her in this beautiful harness! I always use a no pull harness for her, she loves to pull! No pull harnesses (clips at the chest vs. on the back, which encourages pulling) are so great for dogs that pull, I think it's the safest thing for them. You should definitely try a pretty PetSafe harness - they'd look so great on a Doxie! They have several designs, check it out. The ice cream is so nice for hot Summer days, and very easy to make.

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  11. Mr. N does have a thing for dairy... that ice cream sounds fun. Which reminds me, I need to get around to planning his birthday!

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    1. OMD, puppy cake & ice cream would be perfect! My dogs loved the ice cream.

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  12. OMG I love that sparkly easy walk!! And it's such a great harness. The Petsafe Busy Buddy is a great chewing toy! <3 Dear Mishu

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    1. Isn't it so gorgeous!? I love it. Why shouldn't a functional doggie item be beautiful too!?

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  13. I read this post earlier ... I got this ice cream too and will try it (and of course write about it). We'll see if 1. I can actually make it and 2. my dog Victor will eat it

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    1. It's delicious according to Icy & Phoebe, LOL! It's the easiest thing to make, honest! Just add water, literally. Enjoy!

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  14. I saw a lot of items at BlogPaws that I loved. I'm considering trying to harness-train Truffle and Brulee and had a nice conversation with PetSafe. I also love their products.

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    1. I love their products too, PetSafe is a great company. I think it would be so cool to have Truffle & Brulee on a cute little harness! Then you could take them with you wherever you go.

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  15. I love the ice cream for pups! I like to pick them up for my kiddos when they have birthdays!

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    1. Isn't it great!? So perfect for these HOT Summer days. It's such a treat for my dogs.

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  16. Icy seems determined to get that treat ring! Your pets are definitely benefiting from your attending BlogPaws this year. So many great things!

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    1. LOL!! She was DO determined! It took her awhile, which is the whole point, really, but she got it. I loved that she also continued to play with it after she ate the treat ring off! That's a big plus.

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  17. I WANT, I WANT, I WANT! That is Henry, Reese, and Jack referring to ice cream and chew toys!
    Our trainer recommended the easy walk harness. It makes a huge difference when walking three dogs.

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    1. LOL!! They'll love both the ice cream and the Busy Buddy toy. And I'm sure you Love the Easy Walk harness as much as I do. It gave me back my sanity, basically. I literally didn't want to walk Icy anymore due to her extreme pulling, it was so depressing to me. After PetSmart training staff recommended the Easy Walk I was so elated, it changed everything for me. Now I love nothing more than to walk and hike with both my dogs!

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  18. Theo loves his busy buddy toy! We haven't made the ice cream yet, but I think my dogs will love it!

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    1. My dogs kind of fight over the Busy Buddy, LOL! They love the ice cream, I bet Theo will too. It's great for these Hot days.

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  19. We use puppy scoops quite often here! It's so easy and fun for the dogs! Perfect for those hot days!

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    1. It is perfect, I love giving it to Icy & Phoebe on those hot Summer days. Its a good relief I think, and they love it. I want to try the puppy cakes too.

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