Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Ed & Tess's Favorite Things: Sleepypod Clickit Safety Harness

One of the things that has been on our wish list for quite awhile is new seatbelts for the pooches.  We had originally purchased two cheap harnesses from one of the big box pet stores.  They worked great for keeping the dogs in place during drives.

However, after an accident on a back road (thankfully minor!), we wanted something more than just keeping them in place.  We stumbled on a study done by the Center of Pet Safety, which completed the first crash testing on pet safety harnesses.


Beyond the impact protection, seat belts can be critical if in an accident.  As we unfortunately know, a car accident is a scary thing for both the humans and pooches.  We have heard stories of dogs running away during the aftermath, sometimes injured themselves.  With even our cheap harnesses at the time, both our pooches stayed in place while we waited for the police and firemen.

The clear winner and our next purchase was the Sleepypod Clickit.  Our first stop was our favorite website for well-researched items for barrel-chested dogs -- Fit for a Pit.  While they are an investment, we have been extremely happy with the 3-point tether, keeping the dogs in place.  It also does a great job keeping the dogs from becoming tangled in the seatbelt (although Tess has figured our how to unhook the tethers!).  Not only are they comfy with plenty of padding and a wide vest, they are stylish!



Do you use a seat belt for your pooch in the car?

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Ed & Tess's Favorite Things: Woo Woo Tags

A few months ago we bought one of our new favorite items: Woo Woo Workshop tags!


I had the same tags on Tess's collar since I brought her home 5 years ago.  I recently decided that it was time to upgrade in style.


What better way to do so than with a locally made, high-quality tag from Woo Woo Workshop?!  We settled on the Basil tag for Tess and the Krane tag for Edison.  We couldn't have been more pleased with how they turned out!!


We'll definitely be adding Woo Woo items to our inventory in the future!  Check them out!

Monday, May 18, 2015

PEDs: Keeping Up with the Pack

Whew, what a crazy few months! We have our toes dipped into a lot of pools, which has left the Eriesistibull household stretched pretty thin.  Luckily, we have still had our weekly pack walks.


The challenge has been keeping up with the pack and its growth!  We have had so many inquiries about the group and new members join (hello Cora Belle!).  We are so happy that the word is spreading about our (not so) little group and that we have had such a positive response from our community.


Anyone else have a pack?  How do you keep up with new members?

Sunday, March 22, 2015

PEDs: Muddy Buddies

We are so glad spring has final sprung in Erie!  We had our first Pack of Erie Dogs walk without snow this year!


The only drawback to having the snow melted is that it has made most of the ground a muddy mess.  This is fine when we're walking the dogs through the neighborhood and can clean them up before they go into the house, but it is much more difficult when we have to clean up our pooches before they get into the car!


Any tips for cleaning up your pooch?

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Canine Communication

This past week I was home alone with the pooches.  When Sam travels for work, I take the opportunity to take a step back from the weekly craziness and enjoy some time alone.


But a lot of alone time means a lot of non-human communication.  I spent many hours at home alone with Edison and Tesla as company.

This resulted in a lot of unanswered communication.  Add in the fact that I had a presentation this weekend, they heard a lot of my voice!


Do you talk to your pooches? And how much is too much?

Monday, March 9, 2015

PEDs: Springing Forward

It was a balmy 37 degrees yesterday for our Pack of Erie Dogs walk!  We are so glad that the weather finally seems to be breaking.


We heard from more than one of our members how great it is to finally be able to get out of the house and not be miserably cold.


When Spring does finally show her face this year, our pack members will be ready -- we've been training all winter long.


Has anyone else's walks been impacted by the sub-zero temps?  Who else is excited to get out of the house?

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

VIP Products Toy Tester: Tequila Worm

We recently received another VIP Toy Tester product: a tequila worm!


 Edison had fun playing with this new guy.  While he only had one squeaker, his body was one core that squeaked at all locations.  Ed loved this.


His fabric hat was an easy area of destruction that quickly brought down the tequila worm.



 Unfortunately, Mr. Worm quickly met his demise.


Of all the products we've reviewed our favorite is still the Mega-Tug Oval that is still in commission!

And here's a photo of Tesla...just because she's so darn cute!
What is your pooch's favorite toy?  Have you found any super-durable toys?