Welcome to Dog Dancing Basics 101, where Cynder and I demonstrate, and teach some of the basic moves of Dog Dancing.
Note to self: Make sure that the camera is in focus before making a video…
You may need to teach the stationary leg weave before moving onto to a forward leg weave, but it’s a lot of fun and a great trick for you and your pooch!
Ready to teach your dog to Forward Leg Weave? Check out our video below!
Any questions? Leave a comment below or find us on Facebook! Happy training!
Cynder and I were given the opportunity to try out the brand new Spottybox which has just hit the market! A great new way to keep your dog happy and healthy, Spottybox delivers high quality toys and treats to your door every month for only $39 a month.
Our first Spottybox arrived this week and contained:
1x Clara Cow by Gummi Pet Products
1x Knot Ball by Gummi Pet Products
1x Carob Drops by Watch and Grow
1x Super Healthy Duck Jerky by Watch and Grow
1x Super Healthy Chicken Jerky by Watch and Grow
1x Pet Waste Bags and Dispenser
I love the mix of functional items, healthy treats as well as fun toys for Cynder to play with. She has already made it her mission to see how long it takes her to pull them apart! Definitely winners in her book!
If you want to try a Spottybox for yourself just head on over to the website and use our coupon code “dancingdog” in the checkout to get 25% off! That means it will be just under $30 for your first order! Trust me, your pooches will love you for it!
When your Spottybox arrives make sure you send a pic to their Facebook page! They will love seeing just how much fun your pooch is having!
Disclaimer: Cynder and I were offered our Spottybox without charge, this has in no way affected the views here.
The Lost Dogs’ Home will be rolling out the red carpet on Thursday, May 30 for an exclusive evening of cat adoptions at its North Melbourne shelter.
Coinciding with the launch of Baz Luhrman’s highly anticipated film, and adaptation of the classic F. Scott Fitzgerald novel, the Home is raising awareness of the value of adopting a cool cat.
In the theme of a lavish Gatsby party, the Great CATsby adoption evening will be filled with elegant jazz, stylish Art Deco decorations, soft lighting and tasteful refreshments. Roaring 1920’s attired cat attendants will be available throughout the evening to introduce our charming cats to prospective adopters and help with any questions.
All adopters on the night will receive a special CATsby adoption price and take home a memento of the evening, including a special CATsby styled photo with their new family member and gift pack.
No bookings or appointments are required — however, we are urging all cat lovers and prospective owners to come and adopt a purrfect companion!
What: The Great CATsby Date: Thursday, May 30 Time: 6pm – 9pm Where: The Lost Dogs’ Home, 2 Gracie Street North Melbourne
Please note: Dressing up in the style of the roaring 1920s is encouraged, however, all attire is welcome!
Bumperpet, a provider of fun, creative products for pet lovers, is pleased to announce the launch of Tail Spin, the original dog lotto, in partnership with The Dog Saving Network. Weekly Tail Spin drawings benefit pets in need by raising awareness about the importance of adoption and positive training through a fun, interactive game. The first fourlegged contestant will tried his paw at the wheel May 17. I caught up with Niki Crowe, CEO of Bumperpet to find out a bit more about the Lotto.
Tell us about Bumperpet. When did you begin and what can people find there?
Bumperpet was founded in 2011 after I adopted my rescue pitbull “Samsquanch”. I was having a hard time finding unique products to showcase my new family member so as a longtime designer I decided to create my own. This managed to snowball into the product line you see today. Bumperpet has become known for our line of typographic designs where we take words specific to individual breeds and form them into that dog’s silhouette. These designs are available on pillows, t-shirts, magnets and more. You can even customize one for your own pet.
You’re very committed to animal rescue causes, donating a portion of every sale to them, why is this so important to you?
My dog was originally an emergency foster. She was literally about to be put down when a friend called to see if I could take her in. She was used as a breeding dog and was quite obviously abused but you could never tell from her sweet and gentle demeanor. Luckily I was able to give her a forever home, but a lot of other dogs are not so lucky. If we can help smaller, underfunded rescues help animals like “The Squanch” find there forever homes is seems incredibly selfish not to.
How did the idea for Tail Spin come about?
I met Chris Dignan, the director of The Dog Saving Network, at a trade show in March of this year. He originally got in touch with us because he had heard of the work we do with animal rescues to help them come up with creative fundraising ideas. He had some of his dogs at the show spinning a giant lotto wheel and I realized it would be a fun way to promote both of our causes.
Can you tell us a bit about the organization that Tail Spin supports, The Dog Saving Network?
The Dog Saving Network is an organization that uses unique and fun programs, like this contest, to help raise awareness for homeless animals while highlighting the importance of positive training.
How are the dogs trained to spin the wheel?
We’re actually working on training my dog Samsquanch to spin the wheel so I know all about this now! You start off by training the dogs to put their paws on a piece of wood. Then you gradually take them through the process of pushing down on the wood, getting them up on the platform and eventually spinning the wheel itself. Chris Dignan has a great approach to training – take each step slow and make sure your pup has it down before moving on to the next one. This has also been great for training me since I’m a “let’s get it done” kind of person. It’s taught me to slow down and pay closer attention to where my dog is at as opposed to where I would like her to be.
How can we get involved with the Bumperpet Tail Spin Lotto?
People can get involved by playing the lotto and spreading the word about Tail Spin. Our main goal is to make people aware of The Dog Saving Network’s message of adoption and positive training as well as Bumperpet’s ability to help animal rescue organizations raise funds so they can continue their great work.