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Dog New Year’s Resolutions for 2017

Happy New Year 2015With the New Year right around the corner, New Year’s Resolutions come to mind. But rather than just thinking about what you need to do for yourself…do you and your dog have any New Year’s Resolutions for 2017?

Our guilty conscience immediately thinks of 3:
1. I’ll brush you more and make sure you don’t get mats
2. I’ll try running with you so you get a bit more exercise (our dog tends to just walk & pee/mark)
3. I’ll teach you more tricks to exercise your mind and give you some more attention.

Here are some great ideas from around the web:
dog new years resolutionsPet Paradise Resort, asked customers for Dog New Year’s Resolutions, here are some responses:
1. I will not rush you to do your duty. No one puts a timer on me.
2. I promise to give you more “sniffing time”.
3. Yes, you can get into bed with me. Just give me a little more room.
4. At dinner parties, I will never again falsely accuse you of producing strange odors.
5. I will lose five pounds if you will…ok, three pounds.

Dog New Years Resolutions

“See more of the world”


The Rover
created a Top 10 list with the most awesome photos/videos. While it’s from 2015,  the list is soooo cute and we guarantee it will put a smile on your face.

Here’s one: “See More of the World”

We just love the fact that this Yorkie is not only seeing more of the world, but also schlepping the luggage. Maybe we’ve got to put that ability on the list of things for Kobi to learn in 2015.

Here are 4 from Cesar which we think are great:dog new years resolutions
1. Visit Ten New Parks or Trails
2. Learn A New Command – Young dogs pick up new commands quickly, but don’t forget old dogs can learn new tricks too. From roll-over to playing dead, even the simplest command can shake things up for you and your dog.
3. Make Your Dog a Home Cooked, Healthy Meal – Treat your dog to the joy of a home cooked meal by adding some healthy new recipes to their diet.
4. Make Time For Your Best Friend – With the duties of day-to-day life, we often forget to relax and spend time with the ones we love. This year be sure to simply enjoy playing, petting, and cuddling with your dog.

Get a Custom Dog Raincoat

Kobi in his Custom Dog Raincoat

When it rains in NYC, our dog, who is blond, can get super dirty. I call it the “half Oreo effect” as he ends up black on the bottom half and white on the top half. We’ve used various raincoats, but decided to get a custom dog raincoat for Kobi because none of his raincoats gave him full neck to paw coverage.

We researched for a while and found a link on Etsy that took us to Custom-Made 4U. There we entered in all of Kobi’s measurements, picked out a style plus colors and ordered the custom dog raincoat for Kobi.

Julija from Custom-Made 4U, emailed us back to confirm our order and answer our questions. In a few weeks, we received the raincoat (from Lithuania) and we are super happy with it! We always get stopped of the street when Kobi is wearing his custom dog raincoat. Best of all, it’s well made and keeps him very clean from neck to paw – no more “half Oreo effect” when it rains!

Happy Holidays from Dogsized!

Happy Holidays

We hope you are having a lovely holiday season and wish you all the best for 2017!

Happy Holidays

Top 8 Dog Boots and Paw Protection Products – Updated!

winter frenchieWinter weather has arrived! Snow, sleet and rain has been pummeling many of towns and our dogs are looking out the window for some sunny weather and green grass. Ok – not all dogs are that upset. Some of them love the snow! However, I still haven’t met a dog out there that loves the rain, but I’m sure they’re out there.

The main reasons to get your dog some dog boots / paw protection is either because your dog is outside in freezing temperatures for a long time or long enough for them to be too cold. The other reason is salt. In many places, salt is put on the ground to melt the ice and snow, but it also can irritate your dogs paws. According to the ASPCA, rock salt and chemical ice melters can cause sores, infection and blistering.

We’ve put together a list of top dog boots and paw protection products to make sure your best friend’s paws are sheltered from the bad weather:

Ruffwear Grip Trex Boots Ruffwear Grip Trex Boots
Grip Trex dog boots set the standard in paw wear for dogs who hike, bike, run, or explore the great outdoors with their humans. These high-performance boots feature a rugged and resilient outsole lug pattern that provides exceptional traction on varied terrain.
mushers Musher’s Secret – Paw Protection Wax
Musher’s is a dense barrier wax that forms a breathable bond with your dog’s paws. Developed in Canada for use with sledding dogs, it provides protection even in the most extreme conditions. Perfect for dogs who don’t like boots! Made from 100% safe and natural waxes, Musher’s Secret won’t stain carpets, is non-toxic, and is easy to use.
Uarter Waterproof Pet Boots Uarter Waterproof Dog Boots
This set of flexible dog boots are sturdy enough to withstand outside play, and protect your dog’s paws from stones, dirt and mud. The sole of the waterproof durable dog boots is sturdy, flexible, skid-resistant and allows the boots to be used indoors or outdoors, in wet and dry, hot and cold conditions. The wide split seam top opening makes it very easy and quick to put on the dog shoe.
Dog Boots Muttluks All Weather Dog Boots
Exposure to ice, snow and salt takes a toll on even the toughest paws. Muttluks, which are made in Canada, offer the ultimate protection in all kinds of weather. These breathable dog boots have leather bottoms and toe protectors; waterproof yellow fabric uppers; adjustable Velcro straps and reflective strips.
paws Paws Waterproof Dog Boots
If your dog does not like dog boots, you might want to try Pawz. Pawz waterproof boots are made of natural rubber and 100% biodegradable. Because of the rubber, they are thin enough so your dog can feel the ground. They come in a package of 12 and various sizes. Our dog, Kobi, has worn these and they’re pretty effective unless he’s running like crazy – they can fly off then. They are good for rain or a barrier protection, but would not be a great protection from the cold.
Dog Boots Ultra Paws Rugged Dog Boots
These are rugged, tough dog boots made of water resistant 1000 denier nylon material and the top of the toe wrapped in Toughtek. The sole is made of Reprotek, a recycled tire material that is flexible, skid resistant and durable. There are side seams which expand so it’s easier to put on the boot and two velcro straps to fasten the boots.
My Busy Dog Dog Boots with Reflective Velcro and Rugged Anti-Slip Soles
My Busy Dog water resistant dog boots keeps paws dry and warm. No more wiping muddy or sandy paws after the rain or snow. The tough anti-slip sole provides stability and traction, protection from sharp thorns and hot pavement. Best of all they are easy to put on – the shoe expands with a wide split seam opening and two adjustable and reflective velcro straps to ensure a good fit.
trail trackers doggles dog boots Doggles Trail Trackers
Whether you’re hiking through the mountains, out in the snow, or strolling through puddles, Trail Trackers are great boots. They have rubber soles, neoprene uppers, a double velcro wrap on the lower leg and ankle, reflective straps, reflective logo and a wide mouth opening that makes putting boots on easy.