Top Service Dog News in 2015
2015 was an eventful year in the Service Dog world. Here are some of the top news stories and developments in the Service Dog and working dog community from this year:
Howly Jowly 2015 Wrap-Up
It was our honor to host the 3rd Annual Howly Jowly Gear Giveaway, and we're thankful for each and every participant. The Howly Jowly giveaway aims to give back to the Service Dog community by providing gear, educational resources, tools, equipment, and supplies to any Service Dog team in the United States, with no stipulations. Participation is free, winning is free, and there's no cost for shipping.
Howly Jowly 2015 Christmas Giveaway
Howly Jowly 2015: The Basics: The basics are simple: we're giving away training books, really awesome tasty treats and superbly high quality toys and gear to as many Service Dog and SDiT teams as we can. There is no cost to enter or participate, shipping is free and anyone in the United States with a Service Dog or Service Dog in Training, whether or not you're a USSDR registered team, is welcome to participate.
Planet Dog Glow Balls
Planet Dog is another awesome company that is working towards providing financial resources through their foundation, to those in need as well as provide education about things which are canine-related. 10% of the net profit of the products that they manufacture and sell goes into supporting working dogs.
Tuff Barker Climbing Rope Dog Leashes
Leashes are a big part of a working dog's life. Extraordinary dogs that spend their doggy years making our lives easier, or save lives deserve extraordinary care and gear and nothing can be more extraordinary than the climbing rope dog leash by Tuff Barker.
Stress Relief from Calming Collars
Calming Collars is a company that concentrates on producing dog collars that contain a blend of natural herbs that aids in stress relief for our furry friends. Just like us, our working dogs are exposed to stress everyday, and it could range from things as simple as loud noises, a trip to the groomers and vets or even separation anxiety. These collars aim to soothe their senses and reduce the stress and anxiety that they may be feeling.
Blue Buffalo Dog Treats and Chew Toys
Blue Buffalo is one of the leading manufacturers of healthy dog treats and chew toys. They are a company that considers dogs and cats as family members and their own office is filled with furry friends! The company was inspired to come up with the idea of producing healthy dog treats and chew toys due to the owner’s large-breed Airedale, Blue, who struggled with a history of health problems. Now, who says holistic is just for people?
DogReins Adjustable Leashes and Harness Leash Combo Pack
DogReins!™ is a newly designed no-pull harness for big, strong or powerful dogs. DogReins!™ is the perfect harness when your dog is stronger than you are. The two front straps effectively communicate with your dog to turn right or left and to slow down or stop. The gentle pressure at the front of the dog’s chest slows forward momentum while maintaining balance.
Thanksgiving and Your Service Dog
It's that time of year when family and friends travel, gather together and celebrate the holidays with big meals, special treats and lots of festivities. While Thanksgiving can be an amazingly fun time of year, for many people, pets and working dogs, it can be very stressful. Here are some important considerations for keeping your Service Dog happy over the coming days.
Summit Parka and Ultimate Warmer by Hurtta
With the cold season just around the corner, what are some of the ways you've come up with to keep your training or working dogs warm and cozy? Hurtta, one of the leading manufacturers of dog outfits, collars and gear has agreed to giveaway a Summit Parka and an Ultimate Warmer so that you could keep your dogs comfortable during the cold season.