Thursday, September 22, 2016

Agility Fun and Fido and Fluffy's #FreebieFriday

Rocco Havanese AKC Agility
In Motion Photo
We've spent the last few weekends at agility trials and Rocco and I had lots of fun.  We have a few more coming up later this fall, and can't wait for the cooler weather that we're hoping is right around the corner!


Now, it's time again for Fido + Fluffy's  Freebie Friday, 
the weekly blog hop for pet-related giveaways!

Check out the goodies in the Fido's Freebie Friday giveaways listed below. You can enter them all or add your own! We make it easy by linking them up all in one place.

If you're a blogger with a pet-related giveaway, be sure to link up! Please link directly to your giveaway, not to your home page. We post a new blog hop every Thursday afternoon at 4 pm ET. 

We hope you enjoy the Fido + Fluffy's Freebie Friday blog hop that we co-host with DogTipper and CatTipper!
Good luck!




Individual rules of entry and guidelines for winning may apply to each listing. DogTipper, CatTipper and To Dog With Love take no responsibility for the legality of the rules governing the listings on other sites and giveaways that are posted here. We simply provide this forum as a gathering place for pet products to be offered. Fulfillment of each giveaway is done by the blog conducting the giveaway, not by the hosts of this giveaway hop; please contact the giveaway host with any questions regarding a giveaway or giveaway prize.

Thursday, September 15, 2016

Happy Birthday Rocco From Fido and Fluffy's #FreebieFriday

Hiking with dogs at Duke Creek Falls
Rocco during a recent hiking outing in north Georgia at Dukes Creek Falls

Rocco turns four tomorrow and we can't believe how the time has flown. Happy birthday Rocco! We'll plan lots more fun times for the years to come!



Now, it's time again for Fido + Fluffy's  Freebie Friday, 
the weekly blog hop for pet-related giveaways!

Check out the goodies in the Fido's Freebie Friday giveaways listed below. You can enter them all or add your own! We make it easy by linking them up all in one place.

If you're a blogger with a pet-related giveaway, be sure to link up! Please link directly to your giveaway, not to your home page. We post a new blog hop every Thursday afternoon at 4 pm ET. 

We hope you enjoy the Fido + Fluffy's Freebie Friday blog hop that we co-host with DogTipper and CatTipper!
Good luck!



Individual rules of entry and guidelines for winning may apply to each listing. DogTipper, CatTipper and To Dog With Love take no responsibility for the legality of the rules governing the listings on other sites and giveaways that are posted here. We simply provide this forum as a gathering place for pet products to be offered. Fulfillment of each giveaway is done by the blog conducting the giveaway, not by the hosts of this giveaway hop; please contact the giveaway host with any questions regarding a giveaway or giveaway prize.

Friday, September 9, 2016

Fido + Fluffy's #FreebieFriday Has a House Guest



Rocco's pal Nicky has been visiting with us this week, and the boys have had all sorts of fun playing together. We've gone on some nice, long walks and the boys are helping supervise yard work, too! 



Now, it's time again for Fido + Fluffy's  Freebie Friday, 
the weekly blog hop for pet-related giveaways!

Check out the goodies in the Fido's Freebie Friday giveaways listed below. You can enter them all or add your own! We make it easy by linking them up all in one place.

If you're a blogger with a pet-related giveaway, be sure to link up! Please link directly to your giveaway, not to your home page. We post a new blog hop every Thursday afternoon at 4 pm ET. 

We hope you enjoy the Fido + Fluffy's Freebie Friday blog hop that we co-host with DogTipper and CatTipper!
Good luck!



Individual rules of entry and guidelines for winning may apply to each listing. DogTipper, CatTipper and To Dog With Love take no responsibility for the legality of the rules governing the listings on other sites and giveaways that are posted here. We simply provide this forum as a gathering place for pet products to be offered. Fulfillment of each giveaway is done by the blog conducting the giveaway, not by the hosts of this giveaway hop; please contact the giveaway host with any questions regarding a giveaway or giveaway prize.

Friday, September 2, 2016

Do You Understand What Your Dog is Thinking? Purina Pro Plan BRIGHT MIND and Dognition Can Help (& Giveaway)

Rocco and his pal Nicky are both Havanese but they still learn very differently. Read on to learn how to get a FREE Dognition assessment with fun, science-based cognitive games to learn more about how your dog learns.

This post and giveaway is sponsored and fulfilled by Purina Pro Plan. 

Are you interested in learning more about your dog's cognitive style? If so, you're not alone. In a recent survey conducted by Purina Pro Plan BRIGHT MIND,  9 out of 10 respondents feel they know at least a little bit about the way their dog thinks, learns and problem solves and 86 percent are interested in learning more.

But what happens to cognition when we age? Most people are aware that cognitive abilities may decline as humans get older, but did you know the same holds true for dogs?

The Knowledge Gap


According to the survey findings, there’s a gap in knowledge among dog owners on topics related to brain health and healthy aging. While dog owners say that  brain health is one of the most important aspects of their dog’s health, only 30 percent were aware that as dogs age, the glucose metabolism in their brain changes, potentially leading to changes in behavior.

Take a look at some of the other survey results here, and then be sure to read all the way down for some great info -- and a giveaway -- to help you learn more about your dog's brain health and the way they think.



Is Your Dog’s Food Feeding Your Dog’s Brain?

 

Purina Pro Plan discovered a way to help promote brain health through nutrition, introducing Purina Pro Plan BRIGHT MIND® Adult and Adult 7+ dry formulas that feature a proprietary blend of brain-supporting nutrients for adult and senior dogs seven and older.

Around age seven, the glucose metabolism in a dog’s brain begins to change, which can affect memory, learning, awareness or decision making. Purina Pro Plan BRIGHT MIND Adult 7+ formulas feature enhanced botanical oils shown to promote alertness and mental sharpness in dogs seven and older to naturally nourish their minds and help them think more like they did when they were younger.

Learn More About Your Dog's View of the World


This year, Purina Pro Plan is partnering with Dognition, an innovative online platform that offers fun, science-based games that reveal the unique way each dog sees the world. The partnership pairs the breakthrough innovation in Purina Pro Plan BRIGHT MIND formulas with Dognition’s unique cognitive assessment tool to help dog owners gain a better understanding of dog cognition and the important role nutrition plays in dog brain health. 

As part of the partnership, starting this month, purchase any specially-marked bag of Purina Pro Plan BRIGHT MIND dry dog food to receive an exclusive access code inside for a FREE Dognition® Assessment, a $19 value, while supplies last. 


Visit www.dognition.com/brightmind to learn more and play select Dognition games for free.

Purina Pro Plan BRIGHT MIND formulas are available at pet specialty retailers nationwide and on Amazon.com. For more information, visit www.BRIGHTMINDEFFECT.com.

Win a FREE Dognition Assessment Right Now!


Enter via the giveaway widget at the bottom of this post  for a chance to win a FREE Dognition Assessment. We have FIVE codes to give away, so enter now for your chance to win one for you and your pup!

When you take the assessment you'll play games that measure your dog's cognitive powers in these categories:

  • Empathy
  • Communication
  • Cunning
  • Memory
  • Reasoning
We've already played a few of the games and it's fascinating to see how Rocco responds. We can't wait to finish them all! Here's a look at the results of his first set of games in the Empathy category.




Remember, you can check out all the games at www.dognition.com/brightmind and there are a few games available to play for free right now!

In the meantime, enter below for a chance to win one of FIVE free Dognition Assessements.

Good luck!



Thursday, September 1, 2016

Celebrating National Parks 100 Anniversary at Island Ford Park #FreebieFriday

Hiking with dogs Island Ford National Park Chattahoochee Atlanta Rocco Havanese
Rocco enjoys the view and the water at Island Ford National Park on the Chattahoochee River in Atlanta
Last weekend we headed out to hike at Island Ford National Park on Atlanta's Chattahoochee River. Our outing also coincided with one of the National Park Service's 2016 free admission days to celebrate its Centennial!

If you missed it last weekend, there still are several days this year to enjoy this year's free admission days, offered by the National Park Service to celebrate its 100 years and more than 400 parks across its system.

2016 Free Admission Days
  • January 18: Martin Luther King Jr Day
  • April 16-24: National Park Week
  • August 25-28: National Park Service Birthday Weekend
  • September 24: National Public Lands Day
  • November 11: Veterans Day
Find a park to explore near you with this handy park locator.


Now, it's time again for Fido + Fluffy's  Freebie Friday, 
the weekly blog hop for pet-related giveaways!

Check out the goodies in the Fido's Freebie Friday giveaways listed below. You can enter them all or add your own! We make it easy by linking them up all in one place.

If you're a blogger with a pet-related giveaway, be sure to link up! Please link directly to your giveaway, not to your home page. We post a new blog hop every Thursday afternoon at 4 pm ET. 

We hope you enjoy the Fido + Fluffy's Freebie Friday blog hop that we co-host with DogTipper and CatTipper!
Good luck!



Individual rules of entry and guidelines for winning may apply to each listing. DogTipper, CatTipper and To Dog With Love take no responsibility for the legality of the rules governing the listings on other sites and giveaways that are posted here. We simply provide this forum as a gathering place for pet products to be offered. Fulfillment of each giveaway is done by the blog conducting the giveaway, not by the hosts of this giveaway hop; please contact the giveaway host with any questions regarding a giveaway or giveaway prize.
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Thursday, August 25, 2016

Hiking with Dogs at Don Carter State Park #TailsonTrails #FreebieFriday

Hiking with dogs at Don Carter State Park #TailsonTrails #GaStateParks
Codie, Rocco and Bingo hanging out at Don Carter State Park
Last weekend we hit the trails again for our third #TailsonTrails hike. The idea is to hike all seven designated Georgia State Parks and so far we've hit Red Top Mountain, Sweetwater Creek and now Don Carter State Park.

Don Carter is the newest of Georgia's State Parks -- at the park office we were told it's just three years old. And it's the first state park on 38,000-acre Lake Lanier, so the dogs were excited about some swimming time.

Codie enjoys the view from Lake Lanier
Rocco and Codie took a dip, while Bingo got her paws wet, and then we hit the trail.

Rocco Havanese at Don Carter State Park #TailsonTrails #GaStateParks
Rocco sets out on the Terrapin Cove Trail
The hiking trails at Don Carter are all fairly easy with a few of them being paved and ADA accessible. The park also features a couple of paddle trails along with rentals for kayaks, stand-up paddle boards and aqua cycles.

Since the trails were fairly easy, we were able to cover all of them in one day for a total of about four miles.
About halfway in, it started to rain, making it good a time as any for another dip in the lake!

Rocco takes a swim in Lake Lanier at Don Carter State Park #TailsonTrails #GaStateParks

Heading in after the rain, we hit another paved trail.


And then it was time to dry off outside the park office!


Now, it's time again for Fido + Fluffy's  Freebie Friday, the weekly blog hop for pet-related giveaways!


Check out the goodies in the Fido's Freebie Friday giveaways listed below. You can enter them all or add your own! We make it easy by linking them up all in one place.

If you're a blogger with a pet-related giveaway, be sure to link up! Please link directly to your giveaway, not to your home page. We post a new blog hop every Thursday afternoon at 4 pm ET. 

We hope you enjoy the Fido + Fluffy's Freebie Friday blog hop that we co-host with DogTipper and CatTipper!


Good luck!



Individual rules of entry and guidelines for winning may apply to each listing. DogTipper, CatTipper and To Dog With Love take no responsibility for the legality of the rules governing the listings on other sites and giveaways that are posted here. We simply provide this forum as a gathering place for pet products to be offered. Fulfillment of each giveaway is done by the blog conducting the giveaway, not by the hosts of this giveaway hop; please contact the giveaway host with any questions regarding a giveaway or giveaway prize.

Thursday, August 18, 2016

Fido's #FreebieFriday Enjoys a Chicago Weekend

Rocco Havanese Ohio Street Beach Chicago
Rocco enjoys the view from Ohio Street Beach in Chicago
Last weekend we took a quick trip to Chicago and enjoyed some outdoor time along Lake Michigan. Rocco and I explored a new area (to us) near Ohio Street Beach and the views were spectacular! 

Now, it's time again for Fido's Freebie Friday, the weekly blog hop for pet-related giveaways!
Check out all the goodies in the Fido's Freebie Friday giveaways listed below. You can enter them all or add your own! We make it easy by linking them up all in one place.

Here's how to participate


The rules for Fido's Freebie Friday are super simple. Here's all you need to know to link up:
  • You have up to 45 characters to describe your prize and include an end date
  • Fido's Freebie Friday Blog Hop is open to posts with prizes for pet products or servicesincluding pet-related or pet-themed items for owners. Use your specific post url to link up.
  • Or simply enter the giveaways that interest you for a chance to win some fabulous prizes!
Fido's Freebie Friday opens each Thursday afternoon for linkups at 4 p.m. ET, and renews each week at the same time with a new listing. Link up anytime during the week!

Your hosts are DogTipperCatTipper and To Dog With Love.

Good luck!



Individual rules of entry and guidelines for winning may apply to each listing. DogTipper, CatTipper and To Dog With Love take no responsibility for the legality of the rules governing the listings on other sites and giveaways that are posted here. We simply provide this forum as a gathering place for pet products to be offered. Fulfillment of each giveaway is done by the blog conducting the giveaway, not by the hosts of this giveaway hop; please contact the giveaway host with any questions regarding a giveaway or giveaway prize.