Dog Book Gift Idea: Doggie Language, A Dog Lover’s Guide to Understanding Your Best Friend

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With so many people quarantining and/or working from home, 2020 has been a BIG year for pet adoption! If you or someone you know has recently adopted a puppy or adult dog, there’s a new book we think you should know about. It’s Doggie Language: A Dog Lover’s Guide to Understanding Your Best Friend by Lili Chin.

If you’ve ever wondered what your dog is thinking, feeling or trying to tell you, then this adorable and informative book will help you answer those questions and more. It’s the perfect illustrated guide to seeing and understanding the subtle visual cues and interpreting the behaviors used by your beloved pup to express how they’re feeling. The more we notice and listen to what our dogs are trying to tell us, the more we can improve our relationship with our best friends, helping them to feel safe and happy.

The author, Lili Chin, is an artist best known for co-creating the Warner Bros hit animated series “Mucha Lucha” and for her globally popular dog art. The founder of Doggie Drawings, she provides custom illustration and a catalog of art products for sale. Her dog behavior infographics have become a popular tool for dog training professionals, veterinarians, behaviorists, and welfare groups who advocate for humane animal training methods. Her animal artwork has also been featured in art museums, on television, and in world-wide educational media campaigns, and her “Dogs of The World” poster series has been a viral hit. She lives in Los Angeles with her muse: her rescued, blue-eyed boston terrier, Boogie. [Read more…]

Here’s a look at the topics covered in Doggie Language plus a few sample pages:

Visit this page to read customer reviews, preview more pages and get the book for yourself and your favorite dog lover. It’s currently available in hardcopy for $11.99 and will ship in time for Christmas if you order soon!

Peanuts Christmas BarkBox + FREE Upgrade = Double Dog Toys and Treats!

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Christmas time is here, and BarkBox subscribers will be celebrating with the world’s most famous beagle!

This week ONLY: Sign up HERE to double your dog’s first BarkBox PLUS it will be Peanuts Christmas-themed so you won’t want to miss it.

That first box will land on your dog’s doorstep bursting with FOUR original toys crafted by dog-crazy designers, FOUR bags of all-natural treats sourced right here in the USA, and TWO delicious, healthy chews. That’s $35 worth of FREE dog stuff. Plus with BarkBox’s forever free shipping and 100% dog happiness guaranteed, this is a treat you and your dog deserve every month. Valid on 6 & 12 month plans.

Snoopy, Woodstock, Charlie Brown, and the whole Peanuts gang know that happiness is a warm puppy. Daisy says that happiness is getting a new BarkBox each month with super fun toys, treats and surprises! Give your dog the gift of happy by customizing a BarkBox plan especially for their size and any allergies.

The special, limited-edition BarkBoxes usually sell out quickly so use this link to get the Peanuts box with free extra stuff when you order now!

Free Cat Toy + 20% OFF Pretty Litter Black Friday Deal

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Cat people, this one’s for you! Snag a Black Friday 20% discount plus free cat toy when you use Pretty Litter coupon code HAPPY20 on your first order.

Pretty Litter is a convenient and easy kitty litter delivery service. It’s also a simple and effective way to monitor your cat’s health, since it’s designed to change colors if it detects a potential health problems such as UTI, bladder or kidney issues. It’s also ultralight, with advanced odor control.

One bag lasts a month, so before the holiday craziness begins, now is the perfect time to try it and save on your first order and get cat litter delivered to your door. Free shipping is included, and you can cancel any time. It also makes a great gift idea for cat lovers!

Use this link and Pretty Litter coupon code HAPPY20 to get 20% OFF plus a free cat toy.

60% OFF Spot & Tango Dog Food Black Friday Coupon Code

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If you’ve been thinking about trying a dog food delivery service, now is your chance! Get 60% OFF your first order during the Spot & Tango Black Friday Sale!

Every plan is customized for your dog’s food preferences, age, size and activity level, and made with human-grade real food ingredients. Choose whether you want to order full meals for your dog, or just try it as a topper on your dog’s regular kibble. This is fresh dog food, delivered frozen, straight to your door. All you do is stick it in the freezer and defrost as you need it. FREE 2-day shipping is included.

You can read our full Spot & Tango Dog Food Review here to learn more about how it works and what we love about it.

Take 60% OFF your first order when you use Spot & Tango coupon code FRIDAY at checkout.

If you are short on freezer space or your dog prefers dry food, this deal also applies to Unkibble fresh dry dog food. You’ll learn more and get the option during the personalized order process.

Start HERE to customize a plan during the big sale on now. There’s no commitment, and you can cancel anytime, so it’s a great way to try it out or just treat your dog to some special holiday meals. Sale ends 12/1.

Lick or Treat! Halloween BarkBox Review + Coupon

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Dog lovers, it’s time for this month’s BarkBox review, where Daisy and I give you an insider’s look at all the dog toys, treats and surprises that come with the world’s most popular dog box subscription.

Since it’s October, this month’s box is a special Halloween BarkBox (always one of our favorites each year). The theme is Lick or Treat, and it’s a Halloween Haul of dog toys and treats!

As with each month’s dog subscription box from BarkBox, this one included 2 fun toys inspired by the theme, plus 2 full-size bags of dog treats and a tasty meat chew. You can expect a value of $30-$40 worth of dog toys and treats in each month’s BarkBox, for as low as $21/month including Free US Shipping. Read on to see what we thought of our October BarkBox.

Daisy gets the large dog box which is shown in all our BarkBox reviews, but whatever size your dog is, they will get the same number of toys and treats in appropriate sizes. Treats are also customized based on whether you specify food allergies in your dog’s BarkBox profile.

We hope you’ll stay for our BarkBox review but if you are just here for the BarkBox coupon, promo code WOOFWOOFMAMA will get you a FREE extra month added to any order of 1-month or more at BarkBox.com/woofwoofmama.

October BarkBox Dog Toys

Vampy Corn Dog Toy ($10 retail value) Candy corn may be controversial (you either love it or hate it), but this sweet guy is a real crowd pleaser! So adorable and soft with a giant squeaker and crazy crinkle material inside.

Barry’s Bones Dog Toy ($10 retail value) This funny skeleton dog toy has rope arms and legs for playing tug, and a squeaky, crinkle sound when you squeeze his tummy. I love the extra attention to detail that went into this toy. Look at his little bow tie and all the Halloween candy in his belly!

BarkBox dog toys are always super cute and unique, and the BarkBox folks never fail to surprise and delight us with something new in each month’s box. Not every dog gets the same toys in their BarkBox, so here’s a look at some of the variations.

October BarkBox Dog Treats

Count Quackula Dog Treats ($5 retail value) Real duck is the first ingredient in these soft and chewy treats made especially for Halloween.

Haunted Ham Dog Treats ($5 retail value) Made with pork, coconut, molasses and natural bacon flavor.

Pork Stick Dog Chew Treat ($3 retail value) A satisfying and long-lasting dog treat. It’s tough but can be broken into pieces to make it last longer if you don’t want to give your dog the whole chew at once.

It’s good to know that if you ever receive a toy or treat that doesn’t make you happy or that isn’t suitable for your dog, BarkBox will send you a FREE replacement with no questions asked. You don’t even have to send back the unwanted item. They encourage you to donate or share it, and will send you a replacement more to your dog’s liking! It’s part of their Scout’s Honor Satisfaction Guarantee that comes with every delivery.

BarkBox Cost and Value

By our calculation, this month’s BarkBox had $33 worth of dog toys and  treats if you were to purchase them all separately.

That’s a great value when you consider that subscription prices start at $21/month with free US Shipping.

In addition to saving money, we also love the WOW-factor and excitement of getting a new delivery of surprises each month. It’s a chance to discover new dog treats and toys that we might not have known about otherwise. And the BarkBox toys are really Instagram-worthy, making them the perfect photo props in addition to some amazing and unique dog toys!

Visit BarkBox HERE to learn more and customize a box for your dog!

BarkBox Coupon
  • Want a FREE BarkBox? Use coupon code: WOOFWOOFMAMA at checkout to add a free extra month to any order of 1 month or longer.

All BarkBox plans include FREE Shipping for US orders. Click THIS LINK to order a box for your pup!