I don’t know about you, but when I’m out running with my dog, I’m usually juggling the leash, my headphones, a water bottle, and maybe even my iPhone to take a pic of that gorgeous sunset. So how am I supposed to turn the doo-doo bag inside out and tie that annoying knot, all while juggling to keep my hands clean and my headphones from falling into the dirt?
The answer to the problem is: HANDLES. When we started to design a line of dog waste pick-up bags for ZippyPaws, we knew that handles were the way to go.
HANDLES = LESS HASSLE
- Everyone (after trying bags with handles)
Keeping to that promise, we now have 3 products to make picking up after your dog a little bit easier. All 3 options come with handles so you’ll never have to worry about unwanted contact with doo-doo!
Check our chart below to find the product that’s just right for you and your pup.
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1. At 6AM, I wake up bright and early! I immediately go wake up mom and dad.
2. After mom wakes up the kids for school, she and I go on a long walk around our neighborhood.
3. As soon as we get home, I drink a ton of water! Then I eat a quick breakfast, and go find the kids.
4. Once the kids get on the bus, mom takes me to the dog park to play with some of my best buds.
5. After the dog park, I take a nap at home on the softest bed ever! Check it out here.
6. Once the kids get home from school, they take me out in the backyard and we play fetch with some fun toys! My favorites come from Zippy Paws:
7. After we all are tired from playing so much, we all eat dinner together. Sometimes I even get to sit at the table!
8. After dinner, I like to watch TV with my family. Then I get in my comfy bed and get ready for another busy day!
Best Places to Have a Dog
Now, we don’t expect you to move to any of these locations just because they are dog-friendly. However, if you’re in the market, be sure to check these places out!
Dog lovers of the world unite in Portland, Oregon. Endless parks and trails make this city perfect for the active dog!
2. San Francisco, California
Be careful here: your dog may have more social activities than you. With dog meet up groups, dog-friendly restaurants, and the third-most dog parks of any city (in the US), San Francisco is definitely one of the best places to have a dog.
3. Austin, Texas
For the more pampered dog, try Austin Texas. Your dog can live in the lap of luxury, with dog boutiques, over 35 pet photographers, and a doggy food truck.
4. Seattle, Washington
Transportation is made easy here in Seattle, where dogs are allowed on all bus lines, ferries, and light rails. Your dog will feel welcomed in dog-friendly Seattle!
5. Boston, Massachusetts
Parks, parties and public roaming spaces. What more could a pup ask for?
The new year is right around the corner! Have you made your resolutions yet? Even if you don’t typically make New Years resolutions, consider instead setting some goals for you and your dog to enhance your lifestyles and make 2014 one of the best years yet!
1. More Exercise
This is one of the most popular resolutions that people make for the new year, and it can also benefit your dog! Jogging with a canine can make the experience more enjoyable for you and this is also a good way to get your dog’s exercise in!
2. More Snuggling
Strive to build an even stronger relationship with your furry friend. Spend more time with your pet during the day, snuggle with your pet after you get off work as a way for both of you to relax. Don’t forget to get some new toys!
3. Eating Healthy
This doesn’t necessarily imply dieting, but pay careful attention to what goes in your body. That goes for your pet as well- do you really know what goes into your dog’s food? This year, make it a resolution to thoroughly check both what you feed your furry family member and yourself! This means carefully measuring out food portions as well as finding age-appropriate food for your pet.
4. Groomed to Perfection
Beauty lies in the eyes of the beholder, but grooming is essential for your dog to maintain its luscious locks, avoid tangles, and also for insulation. Make it a goal to take your dog to the doggy salon for some well-deserved pampering every once in a while… and spoil yourself too!
5. Try Something New
You have 365 days to experience something with your pet that you haven’t done before! Make the most of your year by introducing both you and your dog to a new activity! Some suggestions: kayaking, surfing, hiking a new trail, road tripping, or just learning a few new tricks!
The media celebrates those involved in the movie industry, and we thought we’d take this opportunity to look back on some of our favorite canine stars! Do you remember the movies that they were part of?
Buddy was a golden retriever found as a stray dog in the Sierra Nevada mountains by Kevin di Cicco. Kevin brought the dog back to San Diego and trained him to play various sports, including basketball, baseball, football, soccer, and hockey. Buddy made his first television appearance on America’s Funniest Home Videos, but his biggest role was in the Air Bud series, where he played a dog very similar to himself and was able to show off his athletic talents.
Based on a memoir of the same name by John Grogan, the movie Marley & Me was released in 2008, starring Owen Wilson, Jennifer Aniston, and the lovable yellow Labrador retriever Marley. The cinematic dog was named after reggae singer Bob Marley and is very strong-spirited and difficult to train. Marley’s spirit inspires John as he writes his twice-weekly column and his loyalty is inspiring.
Created by Pixar and released in 2009, Up starred a young Wilderness explorer named Russell, a cranky widower named Carl Fredricksen, and their loyal canine sidekick, Dug. Dug’s sweet and naive nature made him a huge hit in social media with iconic lines such as, “I was hiding under your porch because I love you,” when Carl and Russell first discover the Golden Retriever stowaway. Fun fact: Dug formerly appeared in Ratatouille as a shadow on the wall that barks at Remy.
Beethoven is a St. Bernard puppy who, after being stolen from a pet store by two thieves, finds his way into the Newton family’s home and becomes a beloved member of the household. In trying to name the puppy, the youngest daughter, Emily, plays Ludwig van Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony and the puppy barks along, resulting in its name. Beethoven helps the children of the family overcome various problems and also helps the Newton family rescue a group of dogs in unethical experiments, making him the hero of the movie!
5. Slinky Dog
Now, Slinky isn’t, strictly-speaking, the typical furry canine that we know and love, but who could resist the sassy slinky dog from the Toy Story franchise? Slinky Dog is Woody’s loyal dachshund companion and his ability to stretch has helped the toys get across large distances and climb walls.
The holiday season is fast approaching and that also heralds in snowstorms and cold weather. You probably remember to keep yourself warm when you venture outside, but what about your canine companion? Here are some winter safety tips to help both you and your dog enjoy the season!
1. Dress Warmly!
Just as we need our heavy overcoats, hats, scarves, and gloves, don’t forget to dress your dog appropriately for walks. Necessary attire depends on the type of dog- a Siberian Husky will fare much better in the cold weather than a short-coated, wire-coated, or single-coated dog. The age of your dog also matters- bundle up your very young or very old dog in a festive holiday sweater!
2. Watch Out for Ice
A field of snow is great to play in, but watch out for chunks of ice that not only make cleaning up messier, but may also get lodged between your dog’s toes. Some tips from Exceptional Canine suggest applying petroleum jelly between the toes and on the pads, and periodically brushing snow off your dog’s fur while playing to prevent ice from forming.
3. Keeping Close
It’s tempting to let your dog run free and experience the winter season, but keep your dog close to avoid slipping on ice, especially frozen bodies of water where the ice might be too thin! Keeping your dog close can also ensure that you can notice if your dog begins to shake excessively or show any cold symptoms.
4. Avoid an Upset Stomach
Don’t let your dog eat snow! Eating things off the ground might make your dog sick, as there may be unseen objects, chemicals, or insects hidden away. The same goes for snow and ice. This might cause an upset stomach and even hypothermia. Instead, make sure you have some fresh water on you at all times. Even worse, avoid letting your dog close to antifreeze, as it is extremely toxic.
5. Snuggle Up!
The winter season is great for snuggling, and who better to share your couch with than your fluffy cuddle bug? Your dog’s normal temperature is actually a few degrees higher than yours, so keeping your dog warm will also keep you warm! If your dog lives outside, make sure your dog has adequate shelter without drafts and that food and water are kept in places that won’t freeze them.
The holiday season is almost upon us and many people are already starting to shop for presents. Don’t forget to put your canine companion on your shopping list! We have some great stocking stuffers for your dog that are inexpensive, fun, and best of all, your order will ship free with any purchase over $10!
The great shape of ZippyPaws’ Loopies make them easy for dogs of all sizes to squeak! Comes in two festive characters: Santa Claus and Reindeer. Contains no stuffing.
Let your dog get into the holiday spirit as well with this fun accessory! The Santa Hoodie is a fun and stylish accessory for the holiday season. Cute Hoodie wears like a scarf and comes with Velcro closure for an adjustable fit. Comes in 3 different sizes.
These small squeaky toys come in a variety of animal forms and are great for small dogs! No stuffing.
This small hedgehog is a crowd pleaser and would be a great addition to any stocking! They are furry and fun to play with, and come with a little squeaker for some added excitement! Stuffed.
Our Squeakie Pads come in a variety of bright colors and cute animals! This cute, furry toy is packed with EXTREME squeak thanks to 2 large Blasters! Great for small and medium-sized dogs.