5 Favorite Frozen Doggie Treats

5 Easy Frozen Treats for Summer Heat

I love serving my poodle pack icy cold treats during the summer heat. Frozen treats are always served outside. The poodle's favorite summer treat is watermelon! When I'm slicing a watermelon they all sit around me watching & waiting for the first hand out! I hope your fur babies love these frozen treats as much as mine do! ENJOY!!

  1. Organic Cold Pressed Coconut Oil with a Blueberry

1. Use a silicone ice cube tray

2. Melt the coconut oil    

3. Use a turkey baster to put the melted coconut oil in the ice cube tray about half full   

4. Add a frozen or maybe two blueberries to the center of each cube

5. Put the ice cube tray in the freezer for about 30 minutes

6. Once the coconut oil is solid again remove from the tray, store in a plastic bag or container in the frig.

 

2. Doggie Ice Cream

What you will need: 

1-quart whole milk organic  yogurt
2 bananas
1/2 cup natural peanut butter

 

Place all ingredients in a blender if you do not have a blender use a mixer. 

Blend or mix until ingredients are all blended together 

Pour into small 2 oz containers then store in the freezer

3. Pumpkin, Yogurt & Banana 

Slice the bananas about 1/4" thick

1. Put pumpkin in the bottom of the silicone tray

2. Next add the whole milk organic yogurt on top of the pumpkin

3. Place the banana slice on top, push down with a little pressure so the ingredients settle into the mold

4. Freeze for about 4 hours then remove from mold, store in a freezer bag in the freezer for up to a month.

5. Serve frozen.

 

4. Frozen Chicken Broth with an Apple Slice

1. Homemade chicken stock or organic chicken stock

2. Slice apple then cut each slice in half

3. Place apple into 2 oz container

4. Pour stock over apple 

5. Freeze for about 4 hours 

6. Remove from container & store in freezer bag in the freezer 

7. Serve frozen

 

5. Ice Cold Watermelon

I share watermelon with my pack every time I have watermelon! Watermelon is a great way to keep you and your pack hydrated on a very hot day. 

Thanks for visiting with us!

 

Favorite Pictures of My First Standard Poodle

Puppy Winston

The last five and a half years have been very busy! I started out with one poodle, Winston. Look how cute he was as a puppy!!!

 Winston

Winston was my first poodle love! He was and is the sweetest puppy/dog I have ever owned. From the day I met him he had my heart. 

I took my mom with me to meet little puppy boy who was called Kade at that time. I made sure I left my cash, debit card, and checkbook at home so I would keep my word to myself. ( give me 24 hours to think about having a puppy again ) Kade was so gentle, quiet and sweet, I knew I wanted him but I couldn't "buy" him that moment. My mom was shocked at my willingness to wait, she wanted me to take him home with us. When I left the breeder I told her I would call her the next day to let her know for sure what I planned to do. Twenty-four hours later I called the breeder to make arrangements to pick up my puppy, Winston. And that is how it began!

Here are a few of my favorite photos/videos of Winston:

Seven of the Best Grooming Products for Standard Poodles

Seven of the best grooming Products for Standard Poodles

Over the years I have used and researched many tools & products for grooming.

Here are seven of my favorite products!

combs & brushes

1.) The Oster Professional Pet Grooming Comb (Coarse w/ Handle)

I have used the Oster Comb I have had since 2013! It is very sturdy and works great for a quick comb or to remove mats.

 

2.)The Oster Premium Plastic Pin Brush

I use this Oster Pin Brush to be perfect for a quick brush! I wouldn't recommend it to remove any tangles, but for a light brushing that my Poodles enjoy, this is my go to!

 

 

3.)The Miracle Coat Slicker Dog Brush

Miracle Coat Slicker Dog Brush, Large
$13.29
MiracleCorp Products

It took me a few years to find a slicker brush I really liked. Most of the slicker brushes out there tend to be very stiff which hurt my Poodles. The Miracle Slicker Brush was the product I was looking for - it's just the right stiffness!

 

 

4.) The Sensei 11.75in Coarse/Fine Grooming Comb

Sensei products are fantastic! I have tried many poodle combs and this comb is by far the best I have used.
They are made in Japan, but I purchase my Sensei Combs & Shears directly from Dennis Geib.
He can be reached at: 214-676-4832. 

 

 

Shampoo/conditioners

The final three products are all from TropiClean. I really like the TropiClean products because they are all natural and soap free, which makes them gentle on my pack's skin. I bath them every other week. I use the OXYMED on Winston during the spring because he has seasonal allergies and it really helps him!

5.) Tropiclean Natural Kava Dog Shampoo

6.) TropiClean OXYMED Medicated Pet Shampoo

7.)TropiClean D-Mat Pet Tangle Remover

Gracie at 4 months old. 

Gracie at 4 months old. 

Don't worry I will be adding more soon.

Keep checking for updates!!

5 Standard Poodles... Really??

                                " Sit"

                                "Sit"

              Standard Poodle Pool Party

              Standard Poodle Pool Party

 

The top 3  reasons I love my standard poodles

1.Their Curls

I love their curly hair because I have straight hair like a 1970's flower child. Each one of my poodles has a different type of curls. Mia has very wooly tight tight curls which are the easiest to groom. Eva and her daughter Gracie have tight curls but their hair is less wooly which makes it fluffy. And the boys, Winston and Jackson have the softest feeling hair, their curls are tight but more open than the girls.

 

2. Their Cleverness

I love how intelligent they are, makes them easier to train. Eva has figured out how to open 3 baby gates. Jackson can open all the interior doors in the house, so he can get out of the room or into the room if we don't lock the door. I know that one of his puppies, Reuben,  also does this trick. Winston has worked in a pediatric office with children who are getting shots, he loved being with the little ones while they were a little afraid. Gracie is very obedient and she is amazing at recall. The only time she has trouble listening is when there is a bird in the yard. Mia is a great retriever on the land and in the water. Every morning she brings a ball to me or my husband, Mia is always ready to fetch.

 

3. Their Companionship

My pack of poodles are the best companions. My husband & I have been empty-nesters for the last 5 years so having the poodles has helped filled the gap. The poodles follow me from room to room all day long which is wonderful 98% of the time. If I go outside, they go outside, if I go swimming they go swimming (all but Gracie she hates the pool), when I watch TV, Gracie & Jackson join me while the others take a nap. 

 

 

 

These Are A Few Of Our Favorite Things

Our Favorite Food

We prefer a delicious and healthy mix of The Honest Kitchen Grain Free Chicken and their Whole Grain Chicken!

 

Our Favorite Snacks

And to tide us over and celebrate the little things we love munching on some:

Carrots

Frozen Blueberries

Frozen Coconut Oil & w/ Blueberries

Apple Slices

Cold Watermelon

And to help remove tartar on our teeth we really enjoy:

Raw Bones from the Butcher (Outside Only)

Elk Antlers (Inside - No Splintering or Smells)

 

Our Favorite Products

Here are some of other favorite products:

Mendota Slip Leads

Tropiclean Shampoo & Conditioner

Volhard Endurance Supplement

 

Our New Puppy Daily Schedule

14409518_10154198757713591_9205657187557646979_o.jpg

As you can imagine, raising many wonderfully rambunctious puppies requires a lot of time and attention. In order to best serve the puppies & their future families, we have crafted a  daily schedule which meets the needs of our little puppy pack while giving them a sense of stability and routine. We thought sharing that schedule might give you a glimpse of their daily lives. Please note that this schedule is for puppies five weeks or older!

Here It Is

6:30 AM: Breakfast Time!
7:00AM: Outside Play Time!
8:00AM: Nap Time/Drink Time
10:00AM: Back Outside - More Play Time!
11:00AM: Back Inside - More Nap Time!
12:00PM: Lunch Time + More Play Time
1:30PM: After Lunch Coma/Nap
4:00PM: Wake Up + More Play Time!
5:00PM: Time To Come In!
5:00PM-6:00PM: Individual Attention Time!
6:00PM: Dinner Time!
6:30 - 8:30PM: Playtime Until Dusk!
9:00PM: Wind Down For The Night