Ruff Ruff Couture

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Based out of Beverly Hills, it is hard to imagine not having the most stylish ready to wear doggy fashion trends for your beloved fur baby, but for fashion model and fashion television executive, Pergament, that was the case for her rescued Italian Greyhound. Greyhounds are known to have a unique body shape and finding the perfect fit with a trendy look made it difficult for Pergament, so she decided to make her own styles and in 1999 Ruff Ruff Couture was born. First as a line of limited edition vintage couture coats, the brand quickly expanded to include t-shirts and dresses. Today Ruff Ruff Couture offers not only the cutest clothes but many other dog accessories from bags to toys and blankets to jewelry. Ruff Ruff Couture prides on delivering fashion forward design with chic looks and a hint of humor, and with those fashion criteria the most chic concepts are available for your fur baby to show off their personality with any accessory they choose from Ruff Ruff Couture.
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Trends 2015: Ponchos

With the current weather conditions of scattered rain clouds it can be a bit difficult to maintain style while avoiding puddles. Ponchos are a solution to the wet dog look and keep fur babies in style during any storm.

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Beverly Hills based designer, Ruff Ruff Couture, brings glamour and pure fashion with a sense of humor in the Pearl Polka Dot Reversible Slicker.

 

 

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The RainWear Dog Coat and Hat is a playful pattern during neighborhood walks or can become a classic color if a special occasion is in need of attendance.

 

 

For a straightforward poncho look try the Rainy Day Dog Poncho that has an adjustable fit to tightly secure on extra stormy days or can be stored in its own pouch when the sunshine returns. With so many options in various styles, rainy days will be something to look forward to from now on.

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Rainy Day Dog Poncho

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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Outdoor Gear

Ruffwear is known for their high performance dog gear that brings dog and their human closer together and with summer months approaching it is time to get the gear for your outdoor adventures and no one has the best outdoor pet products then Ruffwear.

Ruffwear’s bark’n boots grip trex is an all-condition, all-terrain, all-season paw wear used to ease the conditions of nature on a dogs’ paw. With the Grip Trex boots dogs will want a pair for the easy, comfortable, durable fit and amazing traction.

Grip Trex

Grip Trex

To ensure the best pair of Grip Trex your dog will love secure Sure Clinch closure and gentley tug on toe. It should be tight enough to remain on the dog’s paw. Most dogs will begin to prance after boots are fastened but once use to the boots dogs will associate their boots with fun and adventure!

Let us know where you plan to use your Ruffwear gear!

 

Summit Trex

Summit Trex


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Cuddle Time

The Susan Lanci philosophy is to always be fashionably timeless with superb quality and function. The Susan Lanci Cuddle Cups stay true to the philosophy with a product that is multi-functional and classical stylish for any small dog and a number one must have accessory.

Fold side for a bed.

Fold side for a bed.

For dogs who prefer to be wrapped.

For dogs who prefer to be wrapped.

 

The Cuddle Cup is versatile having the option to be used as a throw for a quick nap, pull out the inner lining material and lay flat, or for dogs who prefer to tunnel, can snuggle inside for comfort and with the sides folded is the perfect dog bed at the end of the day. Any doggy princess will be delighted to have the Susan Lanci Cuddle Cup and with over 15 styles to choose the perfect pattern is available to show off their captivating personality.


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Summer Fashion Fun

Photo prints, bright solids and fun patterns have always been known in summer fashion and Funny Fur now offers the same selection to your furbaby.

Wooflink Pastels

Wooflink Pastels

While Wooflink has pastels that will go great on any color coat, they also have jewelry worked into certain looks which gives more glam and style.

 

 

Zack and Zoey Ombre

Zack and Zoey Ombre

Zack and Zoey, along with Casual Canine offer lightweight dresses and shorts with fun patterns and bright colors that go perfect for the trip to the beach.

 

 

Isaac Mizrahi

Isaac Mizrahi

From Zack and Zoey, Isaac Mizrahi, Wooflink and Casual Canine Funny Fur has brought in new spring and summer looks ready to wear out of the store. Get inspired and stay ahead of the pack with these looks that are sure to be a head turner no matter what summer plans are in store for you and your furbaby.


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Potty Training Tips

If owners could choose one skill their dog had to know, it would to be housebroken. Whether teaching a small puppy or an older dog here are some tips that could help with ensuring an impactful training.

If the dog is not housebroken it is best to keep them confined to one area of the house and should not roam freely until housebroken. Preferably, keep the dog in an area where messes are easier to clean up like a crate or area closed off by a gate. Puppies younger than 10-12 weeks might not be able to hold their urine and pee pads can be used until they get older. Once your pup is old enough be sure to train puppies to use the potty outside otherwise they will understand that it is ok to use the potty inside all the time, and no one wants to be the owner who has to carry pee pads to yappy hour.

When in the process of potty training here are a few do’s and don’ts that can be very helpful.

Do praise your dog with a walk or pat, but the act itself is the best praise as the dog will associate the feeling of relieving their bladder to the act. Don’t use treats because it can interrupt the act and the dog will then just focus on the food and wait later to potty.

Do stop your dog the moment you see them urinating where they aren’t supposed. Catching your dog in the moment will teach them that behavior is not acceptable and then take them immediately outside. Don’t scold your dog 5 minutes later if you find urine stains, because in a dogs’ mind they understand you are mad at the urine stain and might just pick another location in your home to potty. A loud clap or noise maker works great to startle your dog to stop in the moment.

Do use scheduled feeding and potty times so your dog will better understand when they should relieve themselves and once your dog becomes more familiar with what you want after feeding time the wait won’t be so long, and you can get back to Real Housewives. Don’t wait too long after feeding to take your dog outside, about 10 minutes after feeding should work.

There are definitely more tips to helping potty train your pooch, but we want to hear from you about what worked or didn’t work in your training.

 


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Grooming Routine

Benefits of Consistent Dog Grooming

There are many benefits for keeping your pup clean and pristine whether from the groomers’ or giving some time to your furbaby. Just like humans, dogs need a good grooming routine  to ensure the best overall health and help prolong life. When grooming, it’s a quiet bonding time experience between owner and pet and helps you become more familiar with your pets body which will help to catch and prevent any health problems. Not only does grooming improve a pet’s overall health of skin and coat, but it also lowers stress levels for puppies and for us, too. Along with a great smelling pet, regular grooming will help keep dog odor and fur shedding to a minimal inside your car or home. If new to grooming, be sure to have a great attitude, lots (and I mean lots) of patience, and plenty of treats to create a positive experience for your pet. Be sure to stop grooming if it becomes a battle with your pet and return to it later when things are calm again. Of course if your pet requires more detailed cleaning a professional groomer is always best. We would love to hear about your grooming experiences and how your pup likes being taken care of, so please comment below.

 


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Dental Care 101

Canine dental hygiene is very important in the health of your dog and proper dental care for a dog can combat bad breath, plaque and gum disease which affects your dogs’ overall health. In order to keep a healthy mouth you must brush your dogs’ teeth once a day but sometimes we may not have the time to sit and scrub every tooth or as new owners might not even know where to begin.

All the items you need to keep your pup healthy.

All the items you need to keep your pup’s teeth healthy.

When brushing your dogs’ teeth it is important to have the proper tools for the job. Start off with the best toothpaste, for us there are many formulas to choose from but in the dog world having pet specific toothpaste with a nice flavor will do the trick. Do not use human toothpaste because dogs tend to swallow a lot of the paste during brushing and human toothpaste will upset their stomach. After choosing the toothpaste it is time to find the perfect toothbrush and there are a few that are best for certain breeds. In our video we go over the benefits of the different toothbrushes and how they work for dogs.

Once you have the tools for cleaning it is important to have your dog comfortable with fingers in the mouth so they don’t get startled and bite on your hand. For beginners, it is best to first rub their teeth with peanut butter or something sweet so they associate brushing as a positive thing. You want to do this several days in a row and follow up with treats. When your dog is comfortable with fingers entering the mouth now introduce the brush with toothpaste by first letting your dog lick the brush to get use to the texture and gently rub the teeth and gums. Again do this several days in a row with treats and praise.

When your dog is comfortable with the toothbrush against the tooth, you can start brushing regularly. First gently hold back your dogs’ lip and start brushing at a slight angle to the gumline, brushing a few teeth at a time. Brush the outside of the teeth, gently moving back and forth, be sure to speak to your dog in a soothing tone and always follow up with a treat. Over time you can lengthen the session to gradually be able to clean all teeth in one sitting. Be sure to watch our video for a live demonstration of how to clean your dogs’ teeth and more detail over all the products available to you.


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Pet Travel with Ease

Sleepypod is known for their comfortable yet practical award winning designs to have your pet in luxurious style while keeping their safety and health top priority. Based out of California, Sleepypod has been creating safety designs since 2006 and all products are thoroughly tested and proved by experts in their field. Sleepypod has received top ratings and awards from Dog Fancy, Modern Cat Magazine, and Pet Business through the years and now has a must have travel accessory for your pet.

Sleepypod Air Pet Carrier

Sleepypod Air is a travel design to give your pet their own space while keeping them calm and comfortable throughout the trip. Sleepypod Air is airline approved and has a practical design to lessen the hassle of airline travel. Made with collapsible sides that can be folded and snapped closed for easy storage but in upright position gives first class leg room for your FurBaby. There are side zippers that open to slip onto the handle and sit on top of your luggage for convenient transportation through the airport. Once on board the carrier has small fold up sides that can be pushed in to help slide the carrier snug under the seat or left down to give your pet space during the flight. With an allover mesh covering your pet will be able to see the happenings but if needed also comes with a panel to insert and give your pet quiet time. If headed on a road trip, the Sleepypod Air has belt straps on the front and back to safely fasten the carrier to the seat belt and a bed covering that can easily be taken off for cleaning. With every feature built in for the traveler in mind, SleepyPod Air is a simple solution for you and your pets’ travels.

Sleepypod Air Pet Carrier


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Rain, Rain, Go Away..

Unfortunately we can’t stop the rainy weather to take our dogs out for a brief walk, but we can prepare for it. It can be such a chore to prepare ourselves for the aftermath of clean up when taking our pups for a walk in wet weather. Instead of lugging the hose, grabbing the mat, or gathering the towels there are other easier methods to clean our pups paws. My favorite is the Paw Wash, with a simple design and easy usage it can be perfect for those muddy days. Here is a video demonstrating how easy it is to use. If the weather is a bit more cold, or extremely hot there are also waterproof boots available that slip on each paw and stay securely wrapped on their feet. With the Paws Natural Boots there is no hard padding  so your pup can feel the ground he is walking on, the boot is more of like a protective rubber slip over the paw. It’s great for keeping itchy lawn chemicals off your pup and works with snow or hot pavement. There is always the option of cute and fashionable doggy shoes. It protect against dirt and harsh weather while keeping your pup stylish with any outfit they decide to show off. So with all the options available for protecting our pups paws in the ever changing weather, it doesn’t seem to be a challenge for that walk in the rain.


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