New Kind of leash & Harness

Barbarella Amanda and Jess went shopping last week and when they came back, I had a new leash! And, it’s retractable too.

 

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The reason Amanda, never bought a retractable leash for me before is because she was hearing that they weren’t very safe so she was kind of worried to get one. But when she bought one, she found out that it was the leash she has been wanting for me all along. My favorite part about it is that it’s 16 feet so I can go farther ahead to sniff more stuff.

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Amanda’s favorite part about it is that she can stop the leash and lock it at a certain length when she wants me to walk close to her.

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Or if I was going/sniffing one way and she was going the other way, she can tap the break button to send me a message down the leash and call me to come to her.

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And now, to complete my every day gear, I have a Gooby X harness. Amanda ordered me one the same day she got my new leash. She has had her eye on one of these for a while and has decided to get me one. It arrived in the mail yesterday and I’m loving it.

Barbarella in Gooby harness

The Gooby X harness is supposed to be a no choke harness because of it’s V neck and where it connects. That’s the reason Amanda got me one because I tend to pull on the leash a little… okay a lot.

Gooby harness V neck

Gooby harness connecter

I’ve got to say that it works! I’m loving not being choked every time I pull on the leash.

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I hope everyone else out there that has a Gooby X harness is loving theirs because I sure am!

Barbarella loves her Gooby harness

P.S. I was not paid to write about the leash or the Gooby X harness. I just like to share my new stuff with y’all.

 

Trimming Black Nails

Mini:Does your doggie have solid black nails? Are you afraid to trim them yourself because you can’t see the quick and don’t know how much to trim off? You’re in luck! Today I am going to share how Jess trims my solid black nails without being afraid of hitting the quick.

We use the scissor style clippers.

Scissor style nail clippers

It’s actually quite simple. Just trim the nail little by little until you see a black dot in the middle of it (picture below). Jess also files the ends of my nails after clipping them to keep them smooth. She did a lot of research and tried many different methods, but she found this one to be the best. My nails have never looked as good as they do now!

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My nails have never been as short as they are supposed to be (to where you can’t hear them clicking on a hard floor).  I don’t think my nails will ever get that short, but they have greatly improved.

Here is my comparison pic. To the left is how my nails looked before we started trimming them regularly. To the right of the picture is after we started doing them regularly.

Mini's nails before after

Jess has never hit the quick using this method so we wanted to share it with you. There is still no guarantee that you won’t hit the quick though. If you do end up hitting the quick, it is recommended that you dip the nail in styptic powder or cornstarch to help stop the bleeding.

Just don’t forget to give your doggie lots and lots of treats and praise after you’re done.

Have a Doggie that is scared of nail trimming?

If your doggie is scared of getting their nails trimmed, try giving them a treat right after you trim each one of their nails.

Example: Clip one nail, praise as soon a it’s clipped, and treat.

After a while of rewarding every time you clip each nail, you can start rewarding for every two nails: clip, clip, praise and treat. And after a while of that you would: clip, clip, clip, praise and treat. You get the picture.

Barbarella and I couldn’t stand getting our nails trimmed before, but after we started getting a treat/praise right after each nail was clipped, we didn’t mind as much anymore. I lie quite still for my nails to be trimmed now.

Amanda’s New Joke (Reminder)

BarbarellaIn case you didn’t read the post I did on Amanda’s new joke she made up, here’s a reminder of how it went. “How does a computer feel when it gets wet?”.  You can still try to guess as many times as y’all want.  I said it before and I’ll say it again, I hope it doesn’t happen to my computer.  At the end of this week, I will share the answer in the comments.