Daisy Tested and Approved Pet Products ‘As Seen In’ K9 Kamp Week Two!

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Daisy indoor chuckit

The theme for Week Two of K9 Kamp Fitness Challenge was Play with Your Balls! You can read about how Daisy and I did in our blog post here! In case you were wondering about any of the pet products we used for the challenge, here’s a rundown:


Chuckit! indoor launcher at Amazon Chuckit! Indoor Launcher $12.99 ($14.99 list price). We LOVE the Chuckit! and in addition to the traditional outdoor ball launcher toy, we also have the indoor play set including launcher and soft toys, safe for indoor fun on rainy days. Price shown is Amazon, and item is eligible for Free Shipping. You can also find the Chuckit! Indoor Roller and Chuckit! Indoor Ballto go with the launcher.

Chuckit! Indoor Play Set at Amazon

Nebo Ball Dog Toys  from $5.96 depending on color and size. It’s available in small and large, and is eligible for Free Shipping at Amazon. In addition to being ULTRA durable and nice smelling (vanilla-scented) these fun bouncy balls can hold and dispense treats! 20% of each sale goes to support charity. You “Chews Your Cause” based on which color you buy: Pink = Breast  Cancer, Green =  Save the Planet, Orange = Fight Diabetes, and Blue = Saving Animals!
KONG air dog tennis ball dog toy


KONG Air Dog Squeaker Tennis Balls from $3.80 for a 3-pack depending on size. These are available in x-small thru medium and are Free Shipping eligible at Amazon. We like these because the last longer than regular tennis balls, have less fuzz for Daisy to eat, and they squeak! Daisy is thrifty like her mama and will troll the tennis courts looking for free tennis balls, but I like to keep these on hand for special play and when we run out of the free ones! They’re just more fun!!!


P.L.A.Y. Pet Lifestyle And You Rectangular Bed – Serengeti $80-$170 depending on size and style at Wag.com with Free Shipping! We were lucky enough to score one of these amazing pet beds during a previous Fab.com Pet Sale but they are currently on sale at Wag.com in all kinds of designer patterns and styles! We love this bed because it has a removable duvet cover for easy cleaning and a quick change of style if we want!


We usually find that Amazon has the lowest prices and Free Super Saver Shipping, but Wag.com is very competitive and one of our favorites, too! You can check out the current Wag.com pet deals and promo codes here,  and be sure to also  signup for DoggyLoot since they have Flash Sales and amazing Daily Deals on Pet Supplies and you’re bound to snag a great deal there if you are patient! We also like to check  the clearance bin at our local pet store when we pick up Daisy’s food…you never know what gems will find their way in there!

K9 Kamp Week 2 Highlights: We’re on the Ball…Kinda!

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Daisy as a Puppy with Basketball

The challenge for Week #2 of K9 Kamp was Play with Your Balls! Daisy has been a fan of playing ball since she was a puppy  and discovered her papa’s basketball but despite our best intentions, the heat and tropical rains got the better of us most days this week so we had to get creative with our challenge activities. We didn’t do nearly as much as we would have liked but we did what we could and had a good time!

Tennis Anyone?

tennis court gate

We don’t have a yard for off leash play, and the dog park was pretty swampy most of the week except for the day Daisy had a play date with her boyfriend Fin and they both just laid in the shade because it was too hot! So, we decided to sneak in to the tennis court while no one was looking.

Daisy Tennis

Daisy and I took advantage of the space to run around and chase the ball and each other, and I bounced it -sometimes over the net and sometimes just short – so that she was constantly guessing which way to go to try to catch it!

Walking Kick Ball:

Daisy Pink Nebo Ball

We play this game a lot on our regular walks. Daisy will find a coconut or old water bottle or something else that rolls and I kick it along ahead of us while trying to speed walk fast enough to catch up to it before it rolls away. A couple times I almost kicked Daisy in the head so watch out! Usually, Daisy carries the object in her mouth for a bit while we keep walking and then I give the “Drop” command and she does (most of the time). Here’s Daisy with one of her favorite balls during our game.

Daisy carrying her nebo ball


Indoor Chuckit! Game:

Daisy indoor chuckit

Since we live in Florida and have a LONG rainy season, we invested in the Chuckit! Indoor Play Set and use it frequently! The Chuckit! is a ball launcher handle thing that is designed to grab and fling the ball so it cuts down on bending and touching the slobbery ball and the indoor version is made of soft material so it doesn’t break stuff when you throw it.

Daisy Chuckit Fetch

We play indoor fetch with this a lot! This is super fun and a great workout for Daisy but not so much for me, so I added a little cardio for myself by running to hide somewhere as soon as Daisy ran to chase the ball. There are only like 3 really good hiding places so she figured it out kind of quickly but it got me up from my desk and moving around a bit more than usual which I need to do more of throughout the day!

So, those are the highlights from our week! How did you do with Week #2 of K9 Kamp Fitness Challenge? Be sure to leave a comment and let us know! Check in on the other featured pet bloggers and add your post to the blog hop,  too!

K9 Kamp Week 1 Highlights – We’re Walking on Sunshine and Running from Rainstorms!

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Daisy smile
As we mentioned last week, we’ve joined in on the fun with Koly & Kelly and the gang for the K9 Kamp 4-week Fitness Challenge! The challenge for week #1 was Walking on Sunshine but since we are heading into our rainy season down here, maybe we should call it Running from Rainstorms! The assignment was to try new ways to “brighten up” your walking…and we didn’t let the weather dampen our spirits!

Daisy and I already have a pretty consistent walking routine but it’s gotten somewhat predictable so we decided to spice things up a bit by adding some variety each day this week. A couple of the days that involved unplanned sprints since we got caught in HUGE downpours – we’ll call that “interval training”. Here’s a few of the other ways we changed things up a bit this week:

balance beam walking on curb
Balance Beam Walking: Daisy already loves walking on the curb and has pretty great balance, so I decided to hop on up there behind her and see how long we could keep walking at a steady pace before one of us fell off. This turned out to be more challenging than I expected because she kept stopping and turning around to wait for me! It’s also really difficult to get a photo while balance-walking AND holding a leash but it was good for a laugh and we’ll keep practicing since it was so much fun!

Nature Walk

Nature Walk: We took in a change of scenery and got off the beaten path with a nature walk this week. Daisy found lots of new smells to sniff so it was slow going at first but we enjoyed it! That is, until we got home and I counted all of my mosquito bites!

Daisy stairs

Stair Climbing: To be honest, we live on the top floor in our building so we already climb stairs several times a day. Since we were looking for ways to boost our activity level this week, we took advantage of the stairs during the rainy days and made a few extra trips up and down. I highly recommend practicing stair climbing with your pup if he or she isn’t used to it. I’ve brought other dogs over to our place while dog walking or pet sitting and had more than one pup freak out or actually take a tumble because they weren’t sure what to do! I’ve also nearly fallen down the stairs myself when their leash got wrapped around my ankles, so practice with treats a few steps at a time and soon they will love stair climbing as much as Daisy does!

Daisy lickety stik low-cal treat

Low Calorie Training Treats: We all know that we work extra hard and try to do our very best when there is an incentive and dogs are no exception! This week I let Daisy try out a new Lickable Dog Treat from PetSafe called Lickety Stik during our fitness challenge. It’s the perfect treat for K9 Kampers because it’s all-natural, and there is only 1 calorie in every 10 licks! Plus, I like that this handy treat is made in the USA and comes in a no mess rollerball dispenser so it’s great for taking on the go without stuffing messy treats into your pockets.  If you are interested in getting your own Lickety Stik, (short commercial break) they come in all-natural Chicken, Liver or Bacon flavors and you can find Lickety Stik Lickable Dog Treats at Amazon! They cost under $7 each or around $18 for a 3 pack and are eligible for Free Shipping! So far, I’m guessing one container will last us about 2-4 weeks.

So, those are a few of the highlights from our first week! How did you do with Week #1 of K9 Kamp Fitness Challenge? Leave us a comment to let us know you stopped by!

Wordless Wednesday: Nature Walk with Daisy

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Nature Walk with Daisy

Working on the walking challenge for Week 1 of K9 Kamp! Trying a change of scenery…so much to stop and sniff!

Why Daisy and I are Joining K9 Kamp Fitness Challenge…We Hope You Will Too!

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K9 Kamp

Daisy and I are super excited to be warming up to join Koly & Kelly and their moms at K9 Kamp 2012 – a fun and interactive fitness challenge that encourages everyone to get out and get active with your dogs. Not only are we participating in this fabulous event, but I’ll also be one of the featured bloggers – sharing our experiences and updating you on our progress throughout the 4-week series of fitness challenges!

We decided to join K9 Kamp for several reasons…the most important being FUN! When we aren’t hard at work testing new products and finding the best pet deals for you, Daisy and I enjoy a good laugh and as much playtime as possible and this sounded like LOTS of fun when we heard about it! And, although we enjoy walking and spending time outdoors, we aren’t always so good about sticking to a fitness routine and Mama isn’t exactly what you’d call the ‘athletic type’ .  We’re looking forward to trying some new activities and incorporating a little more ‘exercise’ into our routine. I’m not naming names but one of us here could stand to lose a few pounds (Daisy says it’s Mama)! I also think K9 Kamp sounds like a GREAT chance to get to know other pawsome pet bloggers and give you the chance to get to know us better, too!

ready for K9 Kamp

We really hope that you will join us along the way! It’s free and easy to participate – you can do a little or a lot, and blog about it or post comments on our blog if you don’t have one of your own. We’d love to hear from you and it will help encourage us to do our best, too! Just look for the fitness challenge posted every Friday and complete it (or at least give it a try) on your own as your schedule permits! You can also Keep Up with the hashtag #K9Kamp on Twitter for the latest news and updates!

Each challenge can be tailored to any fitness level, which is a GOOD THING since Mama’s knees just ain’t what they used to be! And did I mention there will be prizes?!? Be sure to check in at K9 Kamp Headquarters where a new challenge begins each Friday thru June 18th. The first one starts tomorrow May 18th so Daisy and I will see you bright and early at Kamp!