In my last post, I talked about everything I did over the holidays- and one of those things included spending a lot of time with my dog! BTW I’m going to look like a crazy dog lady when you’re done reading this.
Oh, wait. Here’s the love.
I have a ton friends who are dog owners or who are thinking about getting dogs! I’ve shared some tips/facts with them that I wanted to pass along!
1. Dogs are allergic to a lot of foods- many of which you might not think of!
I found this on Pinterest a while back and was surprised by a few of them!
2. This is how dogs drink!
“When dogs withdraw their tongue from water, they create a significant amount of acceleration — roughly five times that of gravity — that creates the water columns, which feed up into their mouths” (source)
Isn’t that amazing! Kyle showed this to me a while ago and it finally made sense why my dog spills water everywhere when she drinks.
Isn’t that just the best? I wish I had that when I was in school!
4. In Moscow, some dogs have figured out how to use the underground transit system to navigate the city and find food. (source)
Whhattt? I barely know how to use public transportation ;)
5. If you leave your dog clothing that smells like you, it can help them cope with separation anxiety (source).
6. Dogs can recognize over 150 words (source).
Confession- I added #5 and 6 just because I thought the photos were adorable…
Okay, now that y’all have learned random facts about dogs- I promised you a Kurgo Dog Hammock review!
Obviously I’m obsessed with my dog and love to take her everywhere. Unfortunately when I moved out of my parents’ house, I wasn’t allowed to take her because she is the “family pet” afterall. Secretly, this is a good thing because dogs are expensive…shhhh. BUT this awesome new dog hammock makes
stealing her for the day travel that much easier!
Sienna, my chocolate lab, is considered a large dog weighing in at around 75 pounds. She easily fits in the back of my mid-size SUV, but it was a little cumbersome in Kyle’s Passat.
Enter, dog hammock.
I was sent the Wander Dog Hammock from Kurgo and so far it is fabulous!
The hammock comes in a carrying case (thing with handles in the photo) and it easily folds up for tidy storage.
I was able to easily remove the hammock from the case, unfold it, and it was super easy to install. The first install was in a 2000 VW Passat (I’m giving you the cars for size references). It took under 5 minutes, and it took that long because it was the first time.
It hangs between the front seats and back seats, eliminating the dog dreaded foot well AKA “that evil space that punishes me and eats me when I don’t lay down like my owners tell me to” (this is how Sienna described it).
It is waterproof and machine washable- definitely necessary! And a feature I love is that it has cut outs where you could attach the dog harness/seatbelt to the human seatbelt and safely secure the dog. It also has a center zipper that allows you to reduce the size of the hammock and make room for a human passenger in the back!
Here is the second install in a 2000 Lexus RX 300. It was even faster to install (maybe 1 minute with 2 people).
Most importantly, Sienna loved it! You could tell she felt comfortable and she was excited to go on our next adventure! As it is used more and more, I’ll be sure to update you all!
Disclaimer: I received a Kurgo Dog Hammock in exchange for a product review. All opinions are my own.
How do you travel with your dog?
Do you have any fun dog facts?
Are you obsessed with your dog/pets?