My orthopedic that I love is looking a little worn out. The tiny spots that I had gnawed at as a puppy are being enhanced by the washing machine.
The cording is starting to come out off one end too. Mom was going to try to sew it back up but it’s the slippery material that doesn’t sew very easily. Mom never really liked the green anyways.
So we started thinking. The inside of the bed it still in perfect condition and it’s super comfy. So mom started looking for dog duvet covers. She found a bunch, but here are our favourites. They all happen to be from Etsy which mom loves.
This first one mom loves. It’s from BowWowBeds and is $40 for the x-large duvet cover. Mom loves that it will fit my orthopedic bed size perfectly and that it goes on like a pillow cover. So no extra seems or zippers that may rip or break. Mom’s really liking the elephant colour.
This next dog duvet cover is from dcrow and it is $55. I love the orange and mom loves the chevrons. This bed also is made with no zippers!
This dog bed is pretty cool as well. It’s from tashadevine and is $58 for a x-large cover. This bed is made from super durable denim with the pillow sham fold design. Pretty styling but a bit skinnier than my orthopedic.
Mom really likes this one from kissmymutt. But it’s an entire bed, not just the cover, and looks a little girly for me. Maybe that’s why mom loves it so much? It does look comfy though!
What one is your favourite? I like the orange chevron one, mom likes the first BowWowBed one, and dad likes the last one cause it’s big and fluffy (but in all fairness to dad, he was half asleep when mom asked him!) Sneaky mom! We’ll keep you updated on which one we decide one!
Mom chats with me A LOT. Here are some examples of what I typically hear:
“Dexter please, please hurry up and go to the bathroom. It’s freezing out! Dexter, go to the bathroom, Dex, come on, go to the bathroom! You already sniffed that spot. Dex just pee already. Dexter, GO TO THE BATHROOM!” (Then someone walks by and either laughs their head off at mom or looks at her like she’s a maniac. She kinda is.)
“Hi snooks! (short for snookums) Did you have a good day? I bet. I wish I were you lazing around all day. Yea. Silly husky head.” (This is my greeting as I twirl at her feet when she gets home from work. Dad is usually rolling his eyes at mom)
“OK Dexter, I’m leaving. Come say bye. Be a good boy! I love you! DON’T BE BAD!” (I guess she still hasn’t forgotten when I ate the chair)
“Dex, time to wake up. Let’s go for your walk. Deeeeeexteeeeeer. Wakey wakey. Come on Dex, I don’t have all day!” ( I drag my self off the bed and stretch slowly to her) “Jeez, at least you can go back to bed after!”
I like it when mom talks to me. I normally talk back. But sometimes I just stare at her.
Does anybody else talk to their dog? Do you have nicknames for your dog? Tell me your stories. Or is mom just a weirdo?
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Dogs thrive on routine and they love very precise daily routines. The first and easiest step in dog training is consistency. Consistency is great because it shows your dog who is boss (you), starts a routine, and gives your dog the best possible chance to figure out exactly what you want from them. Just make sure that it is exactly what you want before you start that routine! You can’t blame anyone but yourself if you get your dog into a routine that later drives you crazy!
Here’s a few of Dexter’s routines:
Does anyone have any stories about their dog getting into a routine? Without you even knowing about it until the routine was set?