Cover dog: Merlin, Little Blue Chunky Monkey
Thanks for joining us for Woof Wednesday Episode 8! Prefer to watch the broadcast? You can watch it in full ➡️ here.
We enjoyed the morning broadcast last week and think we will stick with morning as our broadcast time moving forward. We’ll add a reminder via Facebook messenger, which you’ll receive if you LIKE our Facebook page.
From the Community
It was really lovely to see so many community members attend the Pets of the Homeless Love Tales photo shoot!
You can see a full sneak peak here.
Big Happy Barkday to Merlin aka Little Blue Chunky Monkey ?
In the background, we’re working towards sharing the community photos during our live broadcast. Hopefully we will be able to start this from next week’s broadcast. Won’t that be exciting?!
Congratulations, this week’s winners at @miss_lulu_black and Alyshia Anderson! ?
Please email us email@example.com with your postal address so we can pop your prize in the post.
Tips and Tricks
Tip #1 Teach your dog to catch with popcorn
Popcorn works great for training dogs to catch because it’s light and yummy which makes it enticing enough for your dog to try and catch it. ?
Tip # 2 Use fruit and veg for training treats
There are plenty ready-made delicious, nutritious dog treats on the market. But, for a special training reward or training treat use fruits and vegetables. Our dogs love carrots, apples, bananas, blueberries, strawberries, pumpkin –almost any veg really. Just make sure to limit fruits due to their high sugar content, check the foods are dog-safe and adjust your dog’s daily intake to make sure they’re not over indulging on treats. ?
Tip # 3 Instagram
Try the new Polling Feature on Instagram stories – it’s lots of fun. Just choose the POLL sticker from the sticker menu and customise your poll. You can view their poll results at a later time by watching your own Stories. Think of fun questions to ask your viewers and enjoy the results!
This week’s giveaway!
This week, we’re giving away this super cute animal adventures pet photobooth. Turn your dog into a super-hero, astronaut, a hula dancer or just assemble to leave your dog to explore the cube. We’ll choose someone who comments on the live broadcast or on the replay between now and 11.59pm on 13th October, 2017.
Winners of book advance copies!
Wow, did we see some happy, happy, happy photos shared for our competition to win advance copies of the book.
Congratulations to our lucky winners:
Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org with your postal address and we’ll get the books away in the post to you.
We’re sorry if you missed out this time but there will be other opportunities soon for Happiness is Dog Shaped merchandise. Subscribe to our newsletter so you don’t miss any upcoming giveaways – we have a few more in the pipeline!
From the BarkBlog
Ugh, we don’t want to talk about snakes but did you know around 6,500 dogs die of snake bite in Australia each year? Fortunately, around 75% of dogs bitten by a snake will survive if they receive proper veterinary treatment quickly.
So, what are the general signs and symptoms of a snake bite? They are:
- Common places for bite: mouth, paws and legs;
- Usually bleeding from affected area;
- Symptoms within 1st hour – signs of headache, irritability, sensitivity to light, nausea, vomiting, diarrhoea, failure of blood to clot and physical collapse; and
- In the following hour you may begin to notice dilated pupils, laboured breathing, stomach pain and an erratic heartbeat, you may even notice blood in their faeces or urine.
If you notice any symptoms or have any concerns at all, take your dog to the vet immediately.
Read the post in full on the BarkBlog, so you can confidently identify snake bite symptoms in your dog.
Christmas Card Exchange
It’s coming up to that time of year. Generally, you fall into one of two camps: break out the decorations, Christmas can’t come soon enough or 24 December is still too soon.
As this will be the first Christmas we will be celebrating with you, we want to open up the card exchange early. Why? Well, we were still receiving Valentines Day cards in October (true story, watch the replay). So, here we were thinking our Valentines were a bit light on this year when really, they were just a little delayed in the post.
An international music star whose been at the Top of the US Billboard charts, has a mantle full of MTV and other awards, has written soundtracks for blockbuster movies (as well as sung in them), has billions of views on YouTube and 10 million + social fans is being presented with the Happiness is Dog Shaped book on her upcoming Australian tour! This singer loves dogs and is a passionate advocate for raising awareness and funds for dogs in need. We’re thrilled that our book will be accompanying her on the Australian tour. More details to follow closer to tour dates ?
We’ve just sent three exciting new products to manufacture. One is for the humans and the other two are for doggos! We’ll have samples in soon and will be sure to show you as soon as we can as we’re super excited. ?
Important: update your address
It’s less than a week before the book arrives and we’ll be shipping shortly after that. If you haven’t already done so, please get in touch with us to update your shipping address if you’ve recently moved.
Have you left us a review?
If you’ve received your Happiness Dog Collar Charms from us in the post, we’d really love to hear what you think. You can leave us a review on our Facebook page (click the Review section to the right of the page) and on happinessisdogshaped.com/shop. We’d really, really, really appreciate it. ?
Before you go, remember to:
- Enter the give away! Watch our live broadcast and leave you comment to be in the running for this week’s prize: the animal adventures photo booth.
- Please remember to vote for your favourite pet blog in the Bupa Blog Awards. *please*
- Continue the conversation – join our Facebook group.
- Watch Woof Wednesday: Episode 8 in full full ➡️ here.
See you next week!