I've talked about other products I love, but we've found a new one, (if I haven't said so before, I'm not getting paid or any kind of endorsement for promoting products, just sharing my unbiased opinion). Our local pet store had their semi annual customer appreciation sale a few weekends ago, so we figured there wasn't a better time to try out a new toy that we wouldn't usually want to spent money on, (I'm sure most dog owners know how difficult it can be toy to spend money on something your dog either may not like, or will destroy in 3 minutes) this time I was looking at the array of ChuckIt! dog toys. Rico is a big time swimmer in summer so I'm always up for something that floats and tosses well. I've been eyeing the flying squirrel for a while, but upon more inspection and comparison to the other toys, I realized the material on the body is strong but thin, and Rico would poke holes in it whether it was intentional or not. I was bored with the ChuckIt! balls, although we recently purchased the short distance ball which is pretty cool. Rico likes to catch frisbees but he always either cuts his gums on the sharp plastic or bites his tongue, both ways causing pretty severe mouth bleeding. I noticed ChuckIt! had different size frisbees which were rubbery material and fabric. I reluctantly decided to try it (the last floating toss toy, won't mention the name... he wanted to chew more than he wanted to fetch it, and while we don't know his breed, he loves to retrieve) and I'm so happy we did. He has had no bleeding incidences, no strong desire to shred it (we don't leave him unattended with it either way) and he gets excited when we grab it to play. I'm sharing a couple of pictures of him on memorial day at the dog beach enjoying his new toy. (Note: he is on a leash, it is approx. 20 feet long, we do not condone or practice off leash with our dogs in public places)
My name is Kim, I've grown up in this beautiful place we call Marquette, MI. I have always been a lover of animals and my love for them has only grown stronger with age. I love all animals from mice to cows, to pigs and frogs. Of course as dogs are the ones living most closely among us they have become my passion. I worked for a kennel for 2+ years, and I loved caring for the dogs all day. Being a kennel worker significantly benefited me while I was studying dogs however the time came to follow my calling. In April 2010 I graduated with my diploma in Dog Obedience Trainer/Instructor from Penn Foster Career School, and have since begun building my experience in the field. I am currently owned (along side my husband Rick -who is also in the dog business as a groomer, and plays an active part in TacoMo as well) by 2 dogs named Rico Suave a 50lb adorable mix (His DNA came back as one parent being 1/2 Cocker Spaniel, 1/4 Pomeranian, & 1/4 Dachshund, the other parent while not confirmed is potentially an English Shepherd which honestly makes the most sense) and Smorzy a 50% Australian Shepherd/50%Shetland Sheepdog. They are a crazy duo and are not perfect by any means but I love having the tools to control their behavior whenever I need to. I love my dogs so much that TacoMo was named after them (Rico's nickname is Taco & Smorzy's is MoMo)! You'll learn by meeting me or reading my posts that while I can be a quiet person, I can also babble on forever!