Our Experience with the Kurgo Lifetime Warranty

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We already knew that Kurgo makes some of the most durable dog accessories around, with a lifetime warranty, and we recently needed to put that guarantee to the test with our Kurgo Wander Hammock Dog Car Seat Cover. This version protects both the back seats as well as the back of the front seats. It also keeps Daisy from poking into the front seats while we are driving.

We’ve had two of these car seat covers, one in each of our cars, for about 6 years. They’ve done their job keeping our car seats clean and have been easy to care for. Usually just a quick vacuum or spot clean has taken care of business, but recently I noticed that the back lining was deteriorating and leaving a flaky mess on the back seats in my car. I’m guessing this was due to the amount of sun and heat that my car gets year-round here in South Florida. We double checked the cover in Woof Woof Papa’s car and it is still in great shape so this may have just been some kind of fluke.

I was disappointed but knew that Kurgo has a lifetime warranty, so I visited their website to see what to do about getting a replacement. Usually, there are all kinds of loopholes and hoops to jump through with company warranties, but Kurgo only required that I fill out a web form, upload photos and details about the purchase location and date, and within 2 days I’d received an email with shipping notification of our free replacement.

There aren’t that many companies out there willing to guarantee their products for life, but we can certainly confirm that the Kurgo Lifetime Warranty is 100% LEGIT.

People have asked me before if Kurgo dog products are worth the extra price. Yes, they are a little more expensive than some other brands, but you get what you pay for. Their products are designed for active dogs, outdoor and travel. And they really stand by their products, so you never have to worry if something goes wrong. I feel even more confident than ever in recommending their products to our fellow dog moms and dads.

Check out the Kurgo website for dog car seat covers, pet first aid kits, collars, harnesses, dog life jackets, pet travel and more active dog and pet safety products.

Important Note: you can find many Kurgo products for sale on Amazon but make sure that you check that the seller is actually Kurgo Products. My understanding is that the Lifetime Warranty only applies to authorized sellers, so it’s not worth saving a few bucks if you risk voiding the replacement guarantee. Use this link for the official Kurgo Products Page on Amazon.

Daisy Tries Shed Defender, The Dog Onesie That Controls Shedding

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For a short-haired dog, Daisy sure does shed a LOT. This means fur on the sofa, in our bed where she sleeps every night, in the car…you name it, we find hair there. So I was super excited to test out the Shed Defender. It’s basically a dog bodysuit that contains pet hair. It also has some other useful features I think dog moms and dads will appreciate.

What is Shed Defender

The Shed Defender is a full-body dog onesie made from a lightweight, breathable fabric, with four-way stretch to allow your dog to move freely. It’s machine washable and dryable. The main purpose is to contain pet hair and prevent your dog from leaving fur everywhere. It can also help reduce anxiety, since its snug fit can create a calming effect (similar to a Thunder Shirt). If you and your dog like to spend time outdoors, you’ll be glad to know that the Shed Defender provides UV protection and helps keep your dog clean. It can be used instead of the dreaded Cone of Shame for certain medical conditions. It even comes with its own little pouch for travel and storage.

Putting It On and Taking It Off

The first time we tried putting the bodysuit on Daisy, it was a bit of a challenge. She doesn’t like new things and was really skeptical about the whole situation. To end up with a positive experience. never force your dog to do something they really don’t want to do. To get her used to it, I just put it on half way at first and then gave her some treats while we hung out.

Once we got the whole thing on and zipped up, it took her about 30 minutes to really be ok with it, and then I think she forgot she had it on. If you are planning to use one when you travel, in the car, or for anxiety reduction, I suggest a few trial-runs at home to get your dog familiar with what to expect.

Size and Fit

As you can see, it fits Daisy pretty well. Although there are MANY sizes available, I was concerned when choosing her size online because usually NOTHING fits her right. T-shirts, Halloween costumes, harnesses, we always seem to have trouble because she’s very slim but has a broad chest. Thanks to the accurate size chart and stretchy fabric, we didn’t have a problem. She’s 48lbs and is wearing the Large.

The model we got is the Original, with a full zipper, but Shed Defender also makes a Sport edition where the zipper stops at the belly, allowing easier access for potty.

To see all styles, colors and sizes, visit sheddefender.com. If you’ve got an Amazon gift card burning a hole in your pocket, you can also buy some colors and sizes at Amazon.com.

Play Your Way To Good Manners Dog Training Book Review

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Dog lovers, there’s a brand new dog training book dropping this week. Daisy and I got an early copy so we could check it out and tell you all about it.

It’s Play Your Way To Good Manners, Getting the Best Behavior from Your Dog through Sports, Games, and Tricks. The authors are accomplished dog trainers Kate Naito and Sarah Westcott.

There are many dog training books out there, but what we really love about this one is that it focuses on The Power of Play. I think we all know that learning is faster and more effective when we’re having FUN, but we often forget this when it comes to training our dogs. This book focuses on positive reinforcement and takes the frustration out of teaching AND learning.

Training topics include these basics: sit, down, stay, recall, and leashed walking; PLUS cute tricks, advanced tips, and games to beat boredom and encourage good manners.

Go HERE to get a look inside the book.

Spot Magazine says, “If you live with a dog, or plan to live with a dog, or just like other people’s dogs, consider this book required reading. It extends the responsibility for companionship and communication to both ends of the leash, helping humans understand dogs, what motivates them, and how they learn.”

We think this one is worth grabbing for yourself or your favorite dog person. It’s being released this week and is available HERE with Amazon’s Pre-Order Low Price Guarantee, or look for it at your favorite local book shop.

May Super Chewer Box Review + Coupon for Serious Toy Destroyers

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Dog lovers, we’re back with this month’s review of the Super Chewer Box by Bark. It’s a dog subscription box designed especially for pups who are extreme chewers and toy destroyers. What could be better than a monthly mystery box with the most durable dog toys and more meaty chews, plus a new and exciting theme each time!

Each Super Chewer Box can be customized for your dog’s size (S, M, L) and food sensitivities, and includes FREE US Shipping and FREE Toy Replacement.

Every Super Chewer BarkBox includes $50+ worth of dog stuff:

  • 2 Extremely durable dog toys (plus free toy replacement)
  • 2 Full-size bags of natural dog treats (made in USA)
  • 2 long-lasting meat chews (made in USA)
  • Free US Shipping
  • Satisfaction Guarantee
  • Extra Goodies depending on theme

Every month’s Super Chewer BarkBox has a different theme, and this month’s theme is Sniffs From The Abyss. It’s full of fun toys and tasty treats, all with a Deep Sea Adventure vibe.

Read on to see what was in this month’s Super Chewer BarkBox and then use our exclusive Super Chewer Box coupon: WOOFWOOFMAMA to get a FREE extra month added to any plan!

Here’s a look at what was in the May Super Chewer BarkBox along with the retail values of each item if purchased separately.

May Super Chewer BarkBox Dog Toys

Going Deep Madden Fish Dog Toy ($14 retail value) This football shaped dog toy is actually a glow in the dark sea creature! He’s super rough and tough, but still very cute! Here he is in the dark…

Treat Lock Hermit Crab Dog Toy ($14 retail value) We love treat dispensing and puzzle toys, and are super excited to add this one to our collection. It twists apart so that you can fit one of the lock treats inside (also included in this month’s box).

 

May Super Chewer BarkBox Dog Treats

Peanut Butter and Banana Tastes from the Deep Dog Treats ($8 retail value) Daisy loves banana and peanut butter so these were a HUGE hit! Made in the USA (like all BarkBox treats) and free from any of the bad stuff we avoid(wheat, corn, soy, etc).

Deep Clean Dental Chew for Dogs ($3 retail value) Dental chews are a great way to supplement your dog’s oral hygiene routine. This fun and tasty treat is made with a limited number of ingredients, all super wholesome. Check it out.

Jones Natural Chews Pork Dog Chew ($4 retail value) Meaty, chewy, oven-baked pork. Big enough to break in half to save some for later!

Super Chewer Treat Lock Treats ($10 retail value) These peanut flavored toys are designed to fit perfectly into this month’s treat toy, as well as a few other Super Chewer dog toys mentioned on the box…this is the second treat lock toy we’ve received so far and hope more will arrive in future boxes!

It’s worth mentioning again that every Super Chewer BarkBox includes free toy replacement and a 100% satisfaction guarantee, so you can feel completely confident that you and your dog will be totally happy with every item you receive.

Super Chewer Box Cost and Value

By our calculation, this month’s BarkBox Super Chewer edition had $53 worth of dog toys, treats and chews if you were to purchase them all separately. That’s makes a subscription a real bargain when you consider that plans starts as low as $29/month with free US shipping included.

And as a pet parent, you just can’t put a price on the fun and excitement that come with each month’s delivery of a new Super Chewer Box.

Super Chewer BarkBox Coupon Code

If you’d like to learn more and try BarkBox Super Chewer edition for your toy destroyer, visit this link and use Super Chewer coupon code WOOFWOOFMAMA to get a FREE month added to any order of 1-month or longer.

Do Your Civic Doody With These PUNtastic Dog Poop Bags

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While picking up your dog’s poop is usually no laughing matter, we’ve found a fun way to add some levity to the situation. It’s these new Poopaganda Dog Poop Bags from Bark Essentials, the same fold behind the popular dog subscription box service, BarkBox.

Each box includes 300 unscented, leak-proof dog waste bags, each with a punny poop-related quote guaranteed to make any dog lover smile — even while scooping that poop.

These silly dog poop bags are no joke — they are thick, sustainably-made with EPI technology, 100% oxo-biodegradable, convenient, easy-to-tear, and are backed with a leak-proof/money-back guarantee.

We think they’d make a great gift for your favorite dog lover, pet sitter, or dog walker. Each box contains 20 standard size rolls of dog poop bags and you can pick some up for yourself from Bark Essentials.

Choose from two irreverent box themes: Poopaganda and Pug Life at $10.99 per box, eligible for Free Shipping HERE.