Golden Retriever Slippers from BunnySlippers.com – Review

After much anticipation, I received my golden retriever slippers the other day from Bunnyslippers.com.

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Golden Retriever Slipper $34.95

In exchange for a pair of these gorgeous slippers, I was asked to write a blog post review.

The slippers are nice and large for my size 9 feet, have anti-slip soles and a very soft cushioning… and Tucker kind of likes them too!  He chases my feet around the house when I’m wearing them, thinks they are his stuffy when I’m not…

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The slippers come in two shades, the lighter shade, which is called the yellow labrador slipper, and the darker reddish, which is the golden retriever.  I chose the yellow labrador slipper, as it is closer to Tucker’s coloring.

Yellow Labrador Slipper $34.95

Yellow Labrador Slipper $34.95

The slippers are one size fits all, and fit very large. Foot measures 11″.  They also have other breeds available, such as Pug, Bishon Frise, Boston Terrier, Bulldog, Dachshund, German Shepherd and more.

Thank you so much to Bunnyslippers.com for the fuzzy slippers.

Please visit their website to purchase your own pair!

 

Tucker’s Special Delivery – Custom Hand made Leather Collar – IQ Studio – Review

A gorgeous custom made collar arrived in the mail for Tucker today!  We were selected by IQ Studio to write an honest review of their leather collars hand made in Oklahoma, U.S.A.

Angie is a leather artisan and entrepreneur.   She owns 3 German shepherds, Pixie, Nala and Sawyer who are her inspiration. Each collar is designed in their studio with the utmost care.

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Photo of Angie’s Studio – IQ Studio

I must say I was honored and anticipated the arrival of our special delivery.  Delivery was super fast and nothing beats the smell of real leather.  It’s a must have wardrobe piece for any dog, really…!

Here is Tucker modelling ….

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The collars and leashes will last the life of your dog and then some…and the more worn the better I say!  Each collar comes with a Buy it for Life Guarantee.

The hardware is brass and the leather is soft and sturdy.

They come in some beautiful colors that happen to compliment gold quite nicely. Tucker chose atomic blue.

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I was a bit concerned about the dye bleeding onto Tucker’s fur so I soaked the collar in lukewarm water for about 20 minutes.  There was some blue dye in the water.  I mentioned this to Angie, who is going to discontinue sending out some of the dyed collars until she can fix this problem.  I am going to try soaking the collar again to see if water will run clear.

For the girls, or the brave boys, you can get a flower on your personalized collar.  I really wanted the flower, in pink, but Tucker would have none of this….  Have another idea in mind?  let Angie know…

“We are constantly seeking new techniques to create a unique, durable, and comfortable collar for your pet. Check out our shop where you can find various collar designs. However, if you have something special in mind, contact us. We would love to work with you in creating your custom one of a kind leather collar.”

– Angie, IQ Studio

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Photo: IQ Studio

The online shopping experience was a pleasure, and the measuring chart is very simple and accurate.

The collars currently are on sale for $44 – $64 USD ($10 off)

For $50.00 you can also add a matching 1 inch 4 foot leash.   A custom designed leather collar and leash…how luxiourious!

Click HERE to check out IQ Studio and spoil your dog!

I am very happy with my IQ Studio collar and leash.  Thank you for considering The Daily Golden Angie!  Please email thedailygolden@gmail.com if you have a product for review.

 

 

Canadian followers: Bowzer Box is GOLDEN! – Product Review

Last week we received our second Bowzer Box. The theme was Victoria Day, the first long weekend of summer here in Canada.  It is a monthly subscription of products from North America (at least ONE Canadian product/month) for as little as $23/month.  You choose your dog size and plan, and presto!  Each month your dog receives a delivery of great stuff!

I subscribed to three months of Bowzer Box and received the first box in April. That box review will follow as I have been horribly lame at blogging (sorry! Thanks for standing by!)

Here’s what was in the box this month:

1. Camo squirrel from R2P Pet and Mossy Oak.. I love this toy! It has lasted longer than most stuffed toys at the time of this post, which is about 4 hours after receiving said stuffie. What more can I say, except that Tucker seemed quite pleased as he pranced proudly around the house with it.

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2. Treats Happen Beef Lung Dog Treats. Straight from Toronto Canada! Grain Free like Tucker, who absolutely LOVED them.

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3. Lamb Berry treats from Northern Biscuit, another awesome Canadian company. They use wholesome grains. My dog never turns down a crunchy cookie!

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4. Bark dental bar, with applewood flavour, also from Northern Biscuit.

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5. Biodegradable poop bags from One4Pets – because you can never have too many! These are pink with flowers! I love them, and I’m sure Tucker doesn’t mind!

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Each Bowzer Box comes with a card explaining the monthly theme and products for the month.

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What a great way to spoil your dog(s) and get a surprise every month! Bowzer Box always features at least one Canadian company, and always gives back.  10% of profits go to dogs in need.

SAVE 10% with code TDG when you order now.

Here is my video review if the box I received for May. (featuring Tucker!)

A Golden Retriever Scratching Post for Cats?  Hmmm, they may be on to something!!

OK, so there is this golden retriever scratching post for cats from Studio Erik Stehmann from The Netherlands – ad set to music…if I were a cat….

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10 Great Gift Ideas for Golden Retriever Lovers

Here are some great gift ideas for the golden retriever lover in your life.  These are just some of the things I found shopping around.  Just click on the photo to take you to the link to purchase…

  1.  I must get one of these!  It’s a decal that could go on your car, your laptop, or wherever it will stick.   Check out NickerStckers on Etsy. $7.59 USDimage
  1.  A gorgeous ornament from Painted Pooches sells for $22 USD and can be customized with name, date, included in the price.  They offer other great handcrafted gifts as well.

image3.  Golden lover AND wine lover?  The perfect choice is the Golden Retriever collection from Benefit Wines.  $6 from every bottle goes to the rescue or charity of your choice.  You choose from the menu at the top of their site. Such an amazing concept..two of my favourite things.  You can choose from options like Zoey’s Merlot or Edie’s Chardonnay.  My link is to Arizona Golden Retriever Connection, but you can choose your own…

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  1.  For the foodie or BBQ chef in your life, CafePress offers an apron for $23.99 USD.

image5.  Goldenopoly – the board game for golden retriever lovers. $22.99 on Amazon.com

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  1.  Pangea makes a toaster not only with a golden retriever on the side, it browns one into your slice of toast too!  Sells on Amazon for $34.99 USD.

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  1.  This adorable pair of salt and pepper shakers from Westland Giftware entitled “Mwuah” are only $15.94 (plus shipping) and have magnets in their noses so they kiss!image

8.  Bake cookies with this copper cookie cutter  brought to you by The Fussy Pup, available on Amazon for $14.79 plus shipping and include the cutter!

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  1.  This quality umbrella from The San Francisco Umbrella Company is available now for only $39.95.  This would be on my list!

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10.  A one-of-a-kind golden retriever necklace from For Love of a Dog caught my eye, and is something I would love to own someday…they offer other jewellery as well!

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Another great idea  I wanted to mention is a calendar featuring golden retrievers.  Check online for a rescue near you, many of them offer calendars and other items, and proceeds go to rescuing these golden beauties!

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays everyone!

 

 

Shelter Dogs eating Christmas Dinner will make your day!

The people at Freshpet have created a commercial staring shelter dogs (and one patient cat!) from The Humane Society of Utah who are in need of homes.  (Many have found one since the airing of this commercial!)705dogThe golden retriever plays a “teenager”, but there are so many cute dogs who are enjoying some Christmas cheer.

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to everyone who is celebrating!

Here’s a behind the scenes look at the making of the video, in case you didn’t get enough.

Product Review and Giveaway: Dognition – “Find the genius in your dog”

Have you ever wanted to learn more about what goes on inside your dog’s head?  What type of personality traits to they most strongly posses?  How intelligent is your dog?  Want a chance to win a free toolkit to unlock some of these answers?

A story entitled “The Smartest Dog in the World” was featured on 60 Minutes this past Sunday.  It is the story of a border collie named Chaser that can identify about a thousand toys, and follow different commands, as in pawing the toy, retrieving the toy, or “nosing” the toy. (featuring my favorite journalist, Anderson Cooper!)

During the segment, they featured an assessment toolkit for your dog that lets you learn more about their personality. “Dognition” explained by Dr. Brian Hare of Duke University. (founder of the Duke Canine Cognition Center)  For $19 you can purchase a series of “activities” ie” tests/science based games and an intensive survey about your dog(s).  I actually enjoyed the survey, who doesn’t love answering questions about their dogs?   You can also choose the option of a membership with new games and updated results for a total of $79 USD/year.

Their website states:

We understand. That’s why Dr. Brian Hare, along with the world’s leading canine scientists and trainers, created the Dognition Assessment: interactive games and expert analyses that give you an unprecedented perspective on how your dog sees the world. By understanding your dog’s mind, you’ll build a deeper connection with the personality behind the bright eyes that greet you every day.

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Last night I purchased the tool kit for Tucker.  It was his third birthday!!  We have done the first three series of tests, and the results are interesting.  He seems to be very empathetic, and trustworthy!  (he is a total counter-surfer, but can master the Leave It Challenge, so go figure..) We had a lot of fun and learned a lot,  and I didn’t need a partner for most of it. It is recommended that you use a partner, and the only items you need are sticky notes (or something similar, be creative) some plastic, non transparent cups, treats.  They also offer suggestions on their blog to complete the activities without a partner.  I will come back and update this when the tests are complete!

The Great Stuff:  These people have a sense of humor.  One question in the survey is:  Is your dog smarter than cats?  The three answer options are Yes, Yes, and Yes.  If you take the time to complete the survey, you can see the results of other participating dog owners.  Very interesting articles and points of view on their blog also.  I am always looking for information on dog behavior.  I would like to think of this as cutting edge!

Downfalls:  Videos didn’t play well on my ipad or my desktop.  Would like a sound option when timers are complete, an audible prompt when a command needs to be given, etc. (for us lone testers)

Further reading:   I discovered an article in a blog that I follow entitled “The Other End of the Leash” by Patricia McConnell – Dognition Canine Assessment Tests which has several comments on the product.  At the time of the post, Dognition was charging $59 per initial dog, which I think was a little steep.  It is currently only $19 USD!   I’m hoping this takes off after the exposure on 60 minutes, and am offering a giveaway of an initial evaluation toolkit  (value $19 USD)

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photo: Twitter.com/Shadowthegolden

This is the first giveaway on the blog, so we will see how this goes.  Please enter and share!

Comments on your thoughts on the purchased product are also welcomed 🙂  What did you think of, or why would you like to try Dognition?

*Sincere apologies to Kathy and Keisel, who I miss-labled in the previous photo used on this post, of the handsome puppy with the phone, photo credit to @https://www.facebook.com/KeiselTheDogphoneUpdate Oct 23, 2014 – Congratulations Jacqui Godfrey, winner of my first giveaway.  Prize is on the way via email!

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