How to Pad-Train Your Dog

How to Pad-Train Your Dog | Pad-training Penny was one of the best decisions I ever made! It has made traveling with her so much easier than I could have imagined! However, pad-training is definitely not a good option for every dog, especially not for very large dogs or males that lift their leg. A lot of trainers actually disapprove of pad-training because it can be extremely difficult for many dogs to learn – this is one of those things that you shouldn't

How to Pad-Train Your Dog2020-01-17T20:37:17-08:00

Blog Feature: Friendship Collar

Blog Feature: Friendship Collar | Back in September, we were featured on the Friendship Collar blog and I wanted to share our full survey here on our blog as well! They chose to post a few of their favorite answers out of all the ones I sent and they also edited some of my answers for length. Answers originally written on September 9, 2019; featured blog posted on the Friendship Collar website on October 16, 2019. If you want to read the entire

Blog Feature: Friendship Collar2019-11-04T13:42:21-08:00

Ain’t That Swell

Ain't That Swell: Swell Gelato for Dogs | Penny loves Swell Gelato for Dogs and I'm just having so much fun blogging, I thought I'd share more about this awesome company with you guys! We recently met the founder and got to try the seasonal spiced pumpkin flavor gelato, Nog for Dogs. In this post, I'll be talking about how we first discovered Swell, why we love it, and the events we attended while Debbie was in town!

Ain’t That Swell2019-11-04T21:51:47-08:00

How to Make a Felt Boa

How to Make a Felt Boa | I was feeling crafty today and decided to make something I've dubbed the "felt boa." It's like a feather boa, but more colorful, less messy, and honestly, way cooler looking! I was at Hobby Lobby when I saw this thing (pictured below) that I thought was super cool, but definitely didn't want to pay $14 for. Whenever I see something that I could make for a lot cheaper than I could buy it for, I'm ready

How to Make a Felt Boa2019-11-04T13:45:08-08:00

As Seen On: Fox 5 San Diego

Fox 5 News Appearance with Muttropolis | Penny and I had the awesome opportunity to be on the local FOX 5 news on October 22 with one of our favorite stores, Muttropolis! We were helping promote their annual Halloween costume contest and parade, which happens on October 26 at the La Jolla store and on October 27 at their Solana Beach store! This was our very first TV appearance and we are so grateful to be included! Penny barked at herself when she

As Seen On: Fox 5 San Diego2019-11-15T14:39:12-08:00

Penny’s City Guides

Penny's City Guides | Penny loves to travel! She comes with us everywhere we go and we travel quite a bit both for Ben's work and for fun. Every time we visit a new city, we'll add a guide to this page, featuring all of the dog-friendly restaurants, pet stores, parks/beaches, and photo ops that we explored while we were there! Click on the little icon to the left of the title on the map below to view the key and see the

Penny’s City Guides2019-11-26T21:58:37-08:00

Penny’s Room Tour

Penny's Room Tour | Yes, my dog has her own bedroom LOL. If that bothers you for some reason, you might not want to read this post! Ever since I first got Penny, I dreamed of having a house big enough that she could have her own bedroom! Fast forward about a year and it finally came true! I don't want human children, if that's not yet apparent. I'll try to cover where everything came from in this post! Unfortunately, this post is

Penny’s Room Tour2019-11-04T13:47:17-08:00

Keeping Up With Kefir

Keeping Up With Kefir: Bazzy's Kefir | We first heard about Bazzy's Kefir at Sushi's birthday party in LA several months back. The company was there handing out samples and Penny absolutely loved the plain flavored kefir when she tried it!! Bazzy's was kind enough to reach out and send us the most beautiful pink press kit, including tons of amazing stuff for me and more of their yummy frozen treats for Penny! In this post, we'll be talking about the health benefits

Keeping Up With Kefir2019-11-04T13:51:50-08:00

Penny’s Beauty Routine

Let's Take a Shelfie: Penny's Beauty Routine | Penny gets lots of compliments on her beautiful hair, so I thought we'd share her beauty routine! First of all, Penny is a half-long-hair, half-short-hair, purebred Dachshund. Her mom, Lola, has super short red hair – the type of Dachshund most people picture in their heads – and her dad, Hondo, has very long, luxurious, black and tan hair. Penny ended up being the cutest mix of both! When I first got her, pretty much

Penny’s Beauty Routine2019-11-04T13:48:14-08:00

Penny’s Guide to San Diego

Pretty Penny's Guide to San Diego | We LOVE living in San Diego! Not only is the weather pretty much always fantastic, the city is incredibly dog-friendly! We've put together a comprehensive, interactive map of all our favorite dog-related places in San Diego! Click on the little icon to the left of the title on the map below to view the key and see the categories I’ve sorted everything into. Click a map icon to view detailed information about each location. You can

Penny’s Guide to San Diego2019-11-04T13:52:41-08:00