Would You Spend $140 On This Interactive Gaming Device for Dogs?

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As an extremely devoted dog mom, there are a LOT of things I will happily spend my money on for Daisy, but today I spotted something that made me do a double-take.

It’s this Wickedbone Interactive Smart Toy for Dogs. The list price is $160 but you can get it on Amazon for $139.99 w/ free shipping.

Now I’m a big fan of electronic gadgets. I LOVE my Roomba, have a Kuvings Cold Press Slow Juicer I use daily, rely on a pet camera like this one, and dare anyone to try and take away my Instant Pot!

That said, I’m just not sure how I feel about spending $140 on an electronic dog toy. First, I know how hard most dogs are on their toys. Would it even hold up? And I know that Daisy often loses interest in a new toy after a few days. Wobble Wag Giggle Ball I’m looking at you!

Here’s the description from the manufacturer:

Dogs love bones, but conventional bones are overrated. They quickly evaporate in a dog’s mouth, and they often cause gastric problems and one big mess, without offering any interaction or playing opportunities. Now meet Wickedbone, a bone-shaped interactive gaming device that performs like a truly smart, fun and excitingly wicked companion of your dog.

The Wickedbone is fully interactive. It can react to different actions of your dog with built-in emotional system. When your dog runs, Wickedbone runs after it; when your dog chases it, it turns around and runs away, making Wickedbone react in different and very engaging modes.

Wickedbone has been designed to be as safe, soft and strong as your dog needs it to be. Made of Polycarbonate, it feels sufficiently soft when your dog catches it. The material of the body, cover, and the tires are safe for humans and pets.

Here’s a video demonstration for the Wickedbone Smart Dog Toy:

While it does look fun and interesting, the jury is still out on this one for me. It would definitely make a cool gift idea for the dog who has everything! What do you think?

Wickedbone Smart Bone, Automatic & Interactive Toy for Dog at Amazon for $139.99

Daisy’s Taking a DNA Test and Here’s $20 OFF So Your Dog Can Too!

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We adopted our dog Daisy from a local shelter when she was about three months old. She’d been abandoned, and no one knew anything about her background, history or health. People always ask us what type of dog she is and I usually say she’s “a mutt.” Her daddy likes to call her an “American Dingo.” If we had to guess we’d say she’s part hound and part labrador, maybe a LOT of hound based on how she can howl and sniff.

In addition to wondering about her breed, we also wonder about her health. She’s been a bit of a sick puppy since we got her with everything from food allergies and digestive issues to two different types of cancer so far. Luckily, both cancers were detected early, and we do our best to remain vigilant about her health.

One step we are taking is to learn more about Daisy’s health and genetics with a dog DNA test from Embark. An Embark dog DNA test lets dog parents learn about their pup’s breed and health with a simple cheek swab. It looks at over 250 breeds and more than 175 genetic health conditions and traits.

Embark was our choice of dog DNA test kits for several reasons:

  • The most accurate breed identification on the market
  • Screens for over 175 genetic conditions
  • Includes your dog’s family tree back to great grandparents
  • The world’s only canine relative finder
  • One simple cheek swab

While we do her cheek swab and send it off to the lab to wait for the results, feel free to take advantage of a very special $20 OFF coupon so that you can learn about your dog’s DNA, health and ancestry too!

Just use this link and save $20 off your Embark DNA Kit with Coupon Code: STPADDY20 Valid thru 3/31.

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Stay tuned for a follow up post once we get Daisy’s DNA test results. We can’t wait to tell you more about what we discover!

Celebrate National Margarita Day with Your Dog

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¡Hola! Did you know that today is National Margarita Day? Let your dogs join in on the celebration with some adorable dog toys that are perfect for the holiday, or any time you’re feeling festive.

Not only are these dog toys cute and fun, but they also make great photo props for Instagram…and don’t forget them as party favors for your dog’s next party!

How about a MUTTgarita?!? It’s always happy hour for pups with this squeaky, eye-catching plush toy take on one of the most popular drinks around.

Muttgarita Cocktail Dog Toy

Not a fan of Margaritas? Have a beer or two instead. Choose one or both of these popular Mexican beers as dog toys!

Grrrona Mexican Beer Dog Toy

Dogs Equis Beer Dog Toy

In the mood to play BARKtender? How about some top shelf tequila designed especially for dogs?!?

Dog Julio Tequila Dog Toy

Nothing goes better with beer and margaritas than a taco (or three)!

Taco Dog Toy

 

Top 10 PAW Patrol Printables for Kids

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If you’ve got a dog-loving kid then you probably know they cannot get enough of PAW Patrol. Whether you’re experiencing a snow day, a rainy day or just looking for some fun, free activities for the family, we’ve got you covered with this rundown of our favorite Paw Patrol Printables!

Some of these PAW Patrol Printables are holiday-specific, so you may want to PIN this post so that you can save it for later!

If you aren’t already familiar, PAW Patrol is an action-adventure series starring a pack of six heroic puppies: Chase, Marshall, Rocky, Zuma, Rubble, and Skye, who are led by a tech-savvy 10-year-old boy named Ryder. With a unique blend of problem-solving skills, cool vehicles and lots of cute doggy humor, the PAW Patrol works together on high-stakes rescue missions to protect the Adventure Bay community.

Fun PAW Patrol Fact: Ryder rescued all the pups and taught them their PAW Patrol skills. If you want to learn more about how you can rescue animals too, visit the ASPCA website.

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Free PAW Patrol Printable Rescue Hero Activity Pack for Pet-Loving Kids

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Special Valentine’s Day BarkBox + FREE Extra Month

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