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Tough Toy Thursday: GoughNuts

People who have dogs that destroy toys spend a lot of money buying toys that are supposed to be tough, but get ripped to pieces in less time than it took to go to the store to buy the toy. 

If your dog destroys everything, it’s time to check out GoughNuts. More expensive than your average toy, they’re worth every penny, because they really do last. These super tough, solid toys are so hard core, I know a family with three pit bulls that have had one black ring for over a year, subjected to heavy use, and it doesn’t have a dent in it.

My own dog, Boogie, who rips apart “Tuffies” and other toys designed for heavy chewers, could barely lift the large black ring. I finally got him the lighter green ring, same size, and it suited him better. That’s the first time I had to find a less-tough toy for Boogie! 

Not only are they super tough, but they have a nice safety feature - the inner red core.  If your dog does manage to do some damage, then you know it’s still safe for them to play with, until you can see the red core. I’ve never seen the red core, because I’ve never seen a damaged GoughNuts in real life, but I believe that it exists.

The store where I used to work sold these, and every time I sent one home, I would ask the customers to let me know if their dogs were able to rip these up.  Not one customer had a dog that destroyed these and never once did they get returned. Unheard of from a customer base that liked to return bags of $80 kibble, 3/4 empty, wanting their money back because the dog didn’t like the food. 

GoughNuts the real deal folks. And I don’t get paid to say that…I’m just a GN fan.

Check out the website here and, if you buy one, let me know if your dog can crack this nut!

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Soft Serve Dog Poop. Let’s Go There Together.

I’ve been working with dogs for a decade - as a dog walker, shelter worker, holistic pet store clerk, trainer - so if there’s anything I know a lot about, it’s dog poop. I deal in dog turds on the daily. I literally know my shit. 

And here’s what I want you to know: you’re not the only one who’s getting up at 3am to let your dog out to take a dump, even though he just went a few hours ago. You’re not the only one that is patiently waiting for the day when your dog’s poop comes out as a solid nugget, worthy of bronzing, so you can put it on your mantle next to your baby shoes. 

You’re normal and so is your dog. 

If your dog has ever been on antibiotics, has food sensitivities, has trouble switching from one food to another, received poor nutrition in his previous home, or was under fed, your dog’s gut probably needs a boost. In order to have solid poop, your dog needs a little help from good bacteria in his digestive system (just like us!) and the fastest, cheapest, most effective way I know to get from soft serve to solid turd is: Enzymes and Probiotics. 

I use NaturVet (see below) which costs about $15 for a few months supply. You can find it online or at independent pet stores. It’s a powder you add to their kibble and it works wonders.

Try it.  It doesn’t hurt and it almost always helps.  For my pit bull, it changed his digestive system around completely.  He went from squirming to go out round the clock, unable to switch foods with out major stomach troubles, and no solid poop for a year (!), to 2-3 number twos a day, always solid, and comfortable with new foods.  And because I work with dogs, I know about a hundred other families who have had the same results. 

It’s pretty exciting the day your dog starts pooping like a normal kid.  You might want to jump up and down and take photos to share…it’s a proud moment, I know. Go on and celebrate.

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I just got a call that my copy of Saving Audie has arrived at my local bookstore (that’s Audie pictured here at a lunch date we had during my time at Bad Rap’s Pit Ed camp). 
The voicemail went something like this: ”Hi Jessica.  This is Royal River Books.  Your pit bull book arrived at the store today.” 
To which I say: The Amazing Audie arrived at your store today.  You best Recognize!

I just got a call that my copy of Saving Audie has arrived at my local bookstore (that’s Audie pictured here at a lunch date we had during my time at Bad Rap’s Pit Ed camp). 

The voicemail went something like this: ”Hi Jessica.  This is Royal River Books.  Your pit bull book arrived at the store today.” 

To which I say: The Amazing Audie arrived at your store today.  You best Recognize!

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I’m headed to Edgar’s for the weekend!  Even though he’s being de-wormed for the next few days (blech), I’m still psyched on taking care of him.  I refuse to let the squirts get in the way of our love!

I’m headed to Edgar’s for the weekend!  Even though he’s being de-wormed for the next few days (blech), I’m still psyched on taking care of him.  I refuse to let the squirts get in the way of our love!

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Calling all pit bull families:
StubbyDog is working on a special project that showcases how the pit bull is the dog for ‘everyman’ (and woman) and needs submissions.  Find out how you and your dog can be involved by clicking on the photo!

Calling all pit bull families:


StubbyDog is working on a special project that showcases how the pit bull is the dog for ‘everyman’ (and woman) and needs submissions.  Find out how you and your dog can be involved by clicking on the photo!

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