Tuesday, 12 September 2017

D.I.Y puppy projects

For the crafters among us who just love making all types of things, I bet the cute money saving projects are our favourite! Whilst on my searches through the internet I am always looking for new cute things that I can make for my doggies.

Dog Bed
I think it's a great way to add a bit of your pets personality to accessories, what they wear or play with. I make things mainly because they are so many fun ideas to try, I love a challenge and homemade items to contain more love.

Bow Tie
Little gifts that are just for them :) I pride myself on how well I can complete craft projects as I like to think of myself as an amazing artist with a huge talent for crafting-whether that is true or not is irrelevant to me :D I don't count the crafting disasters, after all they are learning experiences otherwise known as experiments that were meant to turn out bad, right?
 I have made a few beds for Lolly which are always a great success.( except for the first one, it was an experiment :D) The jumper/sweater technique is so easy to make and Lolly just loves that it smells of her human. It is also a good way to recycle old sweaters :)

I have made one for my office, one for outside in the garden and one for inside. I even have one that I keep in the car so that when I go to friends or family Lolly has her little place to be. I have also had a shot at making clothes for Lolly. I'm not very good at following patterns, knitting or even crochet and I don't own a sewing machine so anything needing sewing is out. I can however hand sew and glue :D
Tug Toy

I am always on the lookout for belts, sweaters, scarves and baby clothes in charity shops. When Lolly has her hair long she doesn't really need a sweater but I still get a kick out of putting a bow in her hair or dressing her in some sort of accessory.

Puppy Top
Things for around her neck like scarves and collars are a favorite of mine. The low price of charity shop items consoles me when I mess up and have to throw away my creation because it went terribly wrong.

The images are links to a few craft ideas that I found inspiring and that I have tried myself. Next time I make something I'll record it so I can show you until then I'll  pass you on to the pros :)

I love sharing ideas and am delighted that I can show you what I have found and how much fun I have had, perhaps you'll get in contact and share some of your ideas. Do you have a blog that we might find interesting? Or maybe you have some tips to help me on my journey as a blogger. Wishing you all a wonderful day creating cute things for your precious pup x

Wednesday, 16 August 2017

Do you ever wonder what your dog would say if he could talk? Or ever wonder what’s on his mind when he looks up at you with those big, warm eyes? Well, I have been looking at my little pooch wondering these same things and to be honest I think she is saying TREATS. I think she is either wondering where are all the treats, or why are there no treats, or when will the treats coming? All day long our dogs have to follow commands and rules and although they do it happily the reward they get from us seems to bring them most joy, this tickles me because I like joy :)

I really don't know much about dogs and dog care, it is quite new to me. Lolly is my first time doggie and I'm addicted. Hooked line and sinker. I find myself searching through the internet reading about dogs and learning how to be a good dog owner. We bought rewards for Lolly from our local shops and tried a few different types because Lolly wasn't too taken with them. I began to think that maybe there could be something better. One day I followed a link I found on facebook which lead me to this home bake recipe for dog biscuits which promised to be healthy and tasty for dogs. As I really don't trust the shop bought treats and the recipe seemed so simple, I gave them a try. So simple to make! I feel as though the processed treats lack a certain goodness that I can provide by baking them myself. I'd like to share a few of our favorites because if your anything like me you'll also be on the lookout for special ways to spoil your fluff ball.

Homemade Flea Prevention Dog Treats 

Homemade Flea Prevention Dog Treats,  to successfully keep your doggie flea free, without any of the toxic side effects or hassles of conventional flea treatments.
Homemade Peanut Butter, Bacon And Pumpkin Dog Treats

How to spoil your dog in 45 minutes
Cheesy Biscuits

Cut-out dog biscuits with rolled oats, cornmeal and cheddar cheese
 Minty Breath Treats For Dogs

Freshen your dog’s breath with these homemade dog treats. It’s easy, healthy and cheap.
 Flax Seed Dog Biscuits

Homemade healthy treats for dogs 
 D.I.Y Dog Treats

Yummy blueberry treats you can make at home for your dog

 Chicken Wild Rice Dog Treat Recipe

Amazing recipe, dogs cant get enough. 


It’s a great recipe for those of us who like to spoil our dog (don’t we all?), but still feed them a healthy treat. 

Sunday, 13 August 2017

The time is now, no more chewed shoes and cables, no more wet spots on the floor. It's time for this little pup to learn some manners. Zak George's Dog Training rEvolution is the best on YouTube for his tips on looking after your doggies and teaching them to be sociable. 

I have added some links to his tutorials that I found useful when Lolly was a puppy.... and older. 

When I brought Lolly home my boyfriend reassured me that he would teach me what to do and how to look after her as I hadn't a clue! I have learnt a lot from him, mainly from watching how he behaved with her and how he used his voice. He has lots of dog experience so I found him useful however, I still needed help. I couldn't get a handle on the toilet training and she would run away when I let her off the lead. I really found tutorials like these helped and I can't recommend the benefits of training your dog. The best thing of all is the feeling I get when I speak to Lolly and she understands me and then of course, a treat :) 

How to Potty Train your Puppy EASILY! Everything you need to know!

Follow this guide and your problems will be over! I was so relieved to try this method after watching this tutorial and it started to work rite away, I was relieved!!!
 How to Train your Dog to Come When Called

I'm still working on this one I have to admit. Now and again I have to remind them of the rules and i refer to this tutorial to remind myself.

How to Teach your Dog to Bark and STOP BARKING!

This is a hard task. But after watching this video I was delighted!! I want to share it with you because we could all do with a little peace and quiet.

This is very important for every dog owner to know, after all we are responsible for these fluffy teething machines.