For the last two months, all of you having been finding Wynston across the USA (and Canada!) on Christmas advertising in your local PetSmart stores. It’s been amazingly fun to see my boy in SO many cities and states. I enjoyed all of the selfies and excited posts when someone new found Wynston in their store. It never got old! Now that the holidays are over, it’s time for a recap of all the places he was spotted, and I picked our random $25 PetSmart gift card winner 🙂
You guys – it’s been four years since I started this blog. Four. Years. Since it’s inception, Dog Mom Days has become an LLC (limited liability company), been in the newspaper, on the news, up for awards, nationally recognized and invited to be a part of some big events.
Actually, it’s really insane now that I think back on it…
Once upon a time, I was sitting in the office of our old house. On a cool December day, I remember turning to Matt and saying, “I think I’m gonna start a dog mom blog!” A few days later, Dog Mom Days was born, and the rest is history! Who knew that my random idea would turn into an incredible career. Yes, it’s taken many 70 hour weeks with a good mixture of blood, sweat and tears to get here, but man – it sure was worth it.
Dog Mom Days has gotten me through a tough 2017, so I want to celebrate in a BIG way this year. I’m hosting a great giveaway as a “thank you” for following us on this journey. I absolutely would not be here without you, my readers!
O’ Christmas tree, o’ Christmas tree, your ornaments are history!!! (Cat lovers will understand!)
It’s the most wonderful time of year, indeed! You all know that I’m a Christmas fanatic, so what better way to celebrate than with a massive giveaway for all of you!? I’ve once again teamed up with some incredible pet bloggers to bring you the 2017 Paws & Santa Claws Holiday Giveaway!
After two years of modeling for PetSmart, Wynston finally appeared on store advertising in November 2016! Although I had seen him online and in the PetSmart Black Friday ad, nothing was quite as exciting as seeing him in the store. Turns out, Wyn is gracing us with his presence again this year in PetSmart retail locations in North America. So far he’s been spotted in two countries and over a dozen states, but I want to see how far he truly reaches! I’m giving everyone who sees Wynston in their local PetSmart store a chance to win a $25 gift card because it’s like “Where’s Waldo?” fun, except BETTER!
When witches go riding and black cats are seen, doggies are howling…it’s near Halloween!
It’s time for the annual Trick or Treat Giveaway Hop, hosted by Kol’s Notes and Beagles & Bargains! This year’s giveaway is bigger than EVER, and you won’t want to miss all of the treats we are giving away. Learn an abundance of super fun dog tricks along the way, including ours: teaching your dog to be SASSY! How cute is that?! So, are you ready to learn tricks and win treats? I present to you the details…
How it works:
- Check out our video and instructions on how to teach your dog to be sassy!
- View all of the incredible prizes that are up for grabs!
- Enter to win on our blog, then head to the other participating blogs to enter. The more blogs you enter on, the higher your chances are to win.
Teach Your Dog to be Sassy
I’ve taught McKenzie Rae and Khloee both to be “sassy.” The trick involves a bark or quick howl, plus some sort of movement, like a jump or spin. What makes this trick fun and unique is that you can put your own spin on it (pun intended!). Check out the video below, then read my basic teaching instructions:
- If your dog can’t jump or spin, or bark or howl on command, I’d start by teaching them those basic tricks. Make sure you use lots of positive reinforcement!
- For last year’s giveaway, I taught “spin,” so check out that post to teach your pup how to spin 😀
- Teaching your dog to be sassy is really just combining a noise with a motion. Khloee likes to bark at me with attitude when I come home from being away, so I used that as fuel for the trick. Each time I’d get attitude from her, I’d ask “Why are you so sassy?” Then I started treating Khloee every time she would bark to positively reinforce the behavior, but only when I asked if she was sassy. I did not want to reinforce the barking unless I was asking for it.
- Once your dog knows how to “speak” combine it with the “spin” trick I linked for you above.
- Add the “sassy” queue once your dog has perfected each motion!
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Golden Milk, Eggnog, Pumpkin Spice Latte,Cuddles, and Smooches
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Halloween Trick Ball, Halloween Treat Ball,and Maple Leaf Nook
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WHERE TO ENTER:
Learn to Crawl
by Kol’s Notes
Learn to Calmly Ride in Elevators
by Beagles & Bargains
Learn to Not Freak Out When a Doorbell Rings
by A Dog Walks into a Bar
Learn to Ring a Bell
Learn to be “Sassy”
by Dog Mom Days
Learn Whistle Recall
by Fetch for Me, Human
Learn “Beg”, “Which Hand”, and Indoor Exercise Trick Sets
by Fidose of Reality
Learn to Stand on Your Hind Legs
by Heart Like A Dog
Learn to Kiss
by It’s Dog or Nothing
Learn to Touch
by Life With Beagle
Learn to Pick It Up or Take It
by My Dog Likes
Learn to Crawl Through a Tight Tunnel
by My GBGV Life
Learn to Shake Paws (for Dogs Who Don’t Like Their Paws Touched!)
by Sarcastic Dog
Learn Puppy Push Ups
by Spencer the Goldendoodle
Learn Two Dog Tricks
by Tails from the Road
Learn “Paw” and “Shake Paw”
by Talent Hounds
Learn to Cover Your Eyes
by Tenacious Little Terrier
Learn to Jump Through a Hoop
by The Broke Dog
Learn to Spin
by The Daily Pip
Learn to Open Doors
by Wag ‘n Woof Pets
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