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Category: Dog

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01 Nov

12 Marvellous Christmas Gifts for Dogs & Dog Lovers You Dream Of

Whether it’s an invitation, a birthday or the approaching Christmas: If you believe the polls, about three-quarters of all dog owners, will give their dog something for Christmas. But what?

How well do you know the dog owner?

With perfect gift ideas for a dog owner, it’s like with any other gift: what’s appropriate always depends on how well you know the person you want to gift. That’s why I’ve sorted the gift ideas for dogs and their owners by how close you are to them.

A small gift for a dog owner, who is an acquaintance

A small present should not cost more than 10 Euros in order not to embarrass the counterpart.
Ideal for someone you meet again and again when walking with a dog or a dog from the neighbourhood that you particularly like.
There can be many reasons to make a small gift to a casual friend, and if it’s a dog owner, it’s easy to make a choice.

Dog Treat

Everything that’s practical and fun at the same time is popular. How about some treats or a great chewing bone?
Make sure that it is not an intense smelling nibbler gift, otherwise, you only make the dog happy, but not the dog owner.

Dog Bow Tie

Give something elegant and fun at the same time – a bow tie for the dog collar. The Dimples Dog Bow Ties fit any collar and are available in many different designs, suitable for every dog ​​type and gender.

Foldable Travel Bowl

Of course, the gift does not have to be for the dog itself, even if the owner is happy for the dog to receive a gift. The dog lover could also be the recipient.
How about a foldable dog bowl for your next walk in the park or hike on a mountain? So one can easily offer a drink of water to his darling on the way or offer a small snack. It is easy to stow away and because it is made of harmless silicone is also lightweight and therefore easy to carry.

Grooming Glove

Everyone needs to groom their pet, so a groping glove might just be the right thing!?
With soft silicone nubs, ideal for a quick, efficient, but gentle coat care – also suitable for bathing and gentle massaging of the dog.
Rounded soft rubber silicone tips mimic the touch of a hand, thus ensuring unparalleled well-being of the dog during the grooming.

Gifts for Good Friends With a Dog

With gifts for good friends you can, of course, spend a little more money and it will certainly be easier to meet the taste of the dog mum or dad. Or you might even know what is needed or desired.

Dog Bandana

Is your girlfriend into fashion? How about a particularly chic dog scarf for the little friend?
All you have to do is find out the dog’s neck circumference (you can also use a piece of string or a collar)


and you can choose from lots and lots of handmade dog bandanas and dog collar accessories from Dimples – Sew Happy.
With flowers, tartans, stars or skulls, with the name of the dog, in various styles, everything is possible…
The nice thing is that they are significantly different from the mass-produced goods that can be bought on the Internet.
Our handmade dog neckerchiefs and accessories are made to suit all kinds of breeds from the smallest puppy to the largest dog.
The materials used are all of the highest quality and every piece is handcrafted with attention to detail.

Jogging dog leash

A premium jogging dog leash would be a good gift for a sporty friend. It consists of an adjustable waist belt and a stretchable lunge and is suitable for small and large dogs.

Is the person you want to gift her an absolute health freak? At least as far as her dog is concerned. She knows better about the nutrients in dog food than about those in her own food. Has accumulated enough expertise to act as a vet, physiotherapist and nutritionist in one. What does one give to such a person?

Healthy dog biscuits

How about healthy treats for the dog? (if you want to bake it yourself, I recommend the cereal-free recipes from the BARF nutritional advice CattaCanis)
Or a cookie cutter in bone design and a recipe book, so that the girlfriend can try it for herself.

Dog training class

Or maybe there is a dog training class in your area, that you might even want to visit together. Spending time together is the most beautiful gift one can give.

Gifts for family members

Gifts for family members and close friends are easiest to find, and you can be the most generous here.

Grooming voucher

Gift a bit of a spa treatment with a voucher for a visit to the dog groomer. Of course, this only makes sense if the dog has to be groomed, but then it is a nice and meaningful pet gift.

Dog bed

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A new high-quality dog ​​bed might also be an option. Whether a puppy or older doggy, every dog ​​is happy about a new and comfortable dog bed or a comfortable blanket. Baskets are recommended especially for small dogs. By the way, with dog cushions not necessarily, the softer the better. After all, cheap inner products often only consist of thin layers of foam, which only seem fluffy and voluminous at the beginning, but quickly flatten down.
Or would you even consider making a dog bed DIY?
On YouTube are many tutorials on how to make a dog bed out of fabrics, scraps, wool or other materials. So even as a beginner, it’s not too hard to produce a dog bed.

GPS Tracker

Many a dog owner may not want to publicly admit it, but most of them have already experienced this horror moment: The furry friend has got something in the nose again and is off through the middle and raced off. Followed by shouting, whistling, pleading, ranting and begging … fortunately, the panic usually lasts only a few seconds before the beloved dog strolls happily and innocently back to mum. However, unfortunately, it can also happen that the dog-human communication goes wrong and the dog does not find back, as much as he would like to.

If you want to give your dog some freedom, then a GPS tracker is worthwhile. The device works quite reliable, but this also depends on the signal strength and the connection to the mobile phone. Attention, the GPS tracker is associated with monthly costs, so please give away only after consulting the gift recipient.

Gift voucher

If the person just has everything and it is hard to find a suitable present, there is the option of a voucher.
Dimples also offers a gift voucher, with which the recipient can buy their favourite dog ​​accessories.

I hope there was something for everyone and you now have an idea of ​​what you can give, no matter how well you know the dog and its owner.

All the best, Anne from Dimples – Sew Happy

Nose of Tralee Wicklow Finalist Poco wearing his turquoise polka dot bow tie from Dimples Sew Happy
23 Aug

Nose of Tralee 2019 – Pet Sitters Ireland Vote For Your Favourite In The Final

Nose of Tralee Wicklow Finalist Poco wearing his turquoise polka dot bow tie from Dimples Sew Happy
Nose of Tralee Wicklow Finalist Poco wearing his turquoise polka dot bow tie from Dimples Sew Happy
Nose of Tralee Dublin Finalist Teddy with a personalised bandana from Dimples Sew Happy
Nose of Tralee Dublin Finalist Teddy with a personalised bandana from Dimples Sew Happy

Vote for your favourite pup here:

https://www.facebook.com/PetSittersIreland/app/248604521965078/

Wishing you guys the very best of luck from the Dimples Sew Happy Team! Paws crossed

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26 Apr

New Dog & Pet-Friendly Wedding Accessories

Finally!  Our new website for Dimples Sew Happy is finished after a lot of hard work by my team and is ready to be discovered by you.

Our Current website was 3 years old and with that, it was, at least in the Internet age, getting quite old. So the time was right for a completely renewed showcase – especially since we have launched many, many new products to make your furry friends look even sweeter.

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25 Sep

Guest Blog: Attentive and Courteous: Obeying the Rules of Dog Etiquette

This blog was kindly provided by Jessica, who is a dog lover and creator of OurBestFriends.pet. She created the site to offer a place for animal lovers to share their favorite pet photos and stories about their furry pals. Jessica believes dogs are the best creatures on earth. She enjoys writing about and sharing photos of dogs (and other pets!) on her website.

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Dog owners often suffer from a lack of perspective when it comes to their furry friends. It’s natural to think of your dog as the cutest, smartest, best-behaved dog anyone could ever hope for. Unfortunately, other people may not see your pooch in that same light, especially if your furry friend can’t seem to stop barking, keeps digging in a neighbor’s yard, or leaves his own personal calling card everywhere but in your yard. These are signs that you and your pet are violating the rules of dog etiquette. And it’s probably not making you many friends in the neighborhood. If you live in an apartment, it’s especially important that you pay close attention to how your dog behaves around others.

So let’s be attentive and courteous: Obeying the rules of dog etiquette

Clean up dog waste

This is the number one rule of dog etiquette. Put yourself in your neighbor’s shoes. Would you enjoy looking out your front door just in time to see someone’s dog relieving himself alongside your mailbox. The dog’s owner may mean no harm, but the homeowner may see it as a sign of disrespect and personal contempt. At the very least, it’s bad manners. In most communities, there are laws requiring that people clean up after their dogs in public, so make sure you take plenty of waste bags and a scooper whenever you and your friend go for a walk. If you’re an apartment dweller, failing to clean up after your dog can lead to fines or even eviction. There are even rental communities using DNA samples to determine whose dog left behind waste.

Peeing with impunity

As a dog owner, you know that whenever your dog goes for a stroll outside, the great outdoors becomes his personal fire hydrant. Dogs urinate everywhere regardless of who lives there. It’s normally a good thing when your dog urinates outside, but you need to be careful where you allow him to go. Try to keep him from peeing on a walking path or a highly trafficked area. Remember that you have control when you’re holding the leash, so use it when you need to.

No barking during quiet time

Dogs bark for many reasons. Yelling at your dog to stop barking is futile; he’ll just think you’re barking right along with him. It’s surprising how many people don’t pay attention or simply don’t notice when their dog is barking excessively or barking at times when it’s a real annoyance for your neighbors. If your pooch sounds off at four in the morning, you need to intervene. Bear in mind that many communities have noise ordinances that include barking dogs. Try to distract your pet from whatever he’s barking at. If that doesn’t work, try training him to obey the “quiet” command (professional training is sometimes necessary when you’re trying to teach a dog to stop barking).

Exercise

Making sure your pooch gets plenty of exercise is a good way to prevent barking. Dogs tend to bark and act out in destructive ways when they’re bored or anxious. Exercise allows your pet to work off excess energy and helps make him feel tired. If there’s a dog park nearby, make it a point to take your dog a couple times a week. It you’re just too busy, consider hiring a dog-walking service so your pet can get the companionship and exercise he needs. If he’s pent up during the week while you’re at work, look into a dog-sitting service, where he’ll get to socialize with other dogs and receive individual attention.

Attentive and courteous

When it comes to dog etiquette, do unto others as you would have them do unto you. Imagine how you’d feel if someone else’s dog woke you up in the wee hours of the morning with his barking, or left piles of dog feces in your front yard. Be attentive and be courteous.

Have fun!

Once we are obeying the rules of dog etiquette , be sure to have fun with your dog spending as much time as possible outside. While being out & about why not getting an original Dimples Dog Bandana? Have a look at the great designs and check out the new Hi-Vis Dog Bandana to be safe and seen in the dark season!

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12 Jul

Guest Blog: So you’re ready to adopt a dog for the first time. Now what?

Hi Friends!

We are not just creating the best quality dog bandanas but are also great dog lovers – and actually thats the reason why we do what we do! 😉

Most recently we were approached by Jessica, who is a dog lover too and creator of OurBestFriends.pet. She created the site to offer a place for animal lovers to share their favorite pet photos and stories about their furry pals. Jessica believes dogs are the best creatures on earth. She enjoys writing about and sharing photos of dogs (and other pets!) on her website.

Here below Jessica gives some great tips for people looking to adopt a dog!

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Dogs are some of the most remarkable and beloved creatures in the world. They’re companion animals for the young and old, people with physical and mental disabilities, people in substance abuse recovery, and families who just want a furry bundle of joy to love. They want so little from you — just affection, food and the occasional toy or snack — but they give you joy, laughter and undying devotion throughout their lives. Your dog can make you smile when nobody else can. If you’re just now becoming a dog owner, congratulations! It’s the best decision you’ll ever make.

So you’re ready to adopt a dog for the first time. Now what?

Before you adopt, prepare yourself for how much your life is about to change. While it will certainly change for the better, it will definitely take some adjustment and planning.

Decisions, decisions

What kind of dog do you want? You may have your eye on a cutie you’ve seen in your neighborhood, but first, do your research. Not every dog is right for a first-timer. Some dogs are more eager to please and some are more independent. Some are more active, and some are couch potatoes. You have to find a dog that fits your lifestyle best. If not, you’ll quickly get irritated with each other.

Many, many books have been written about dog breeds, so go to your local library and start reading. You can also find tons of information on the web about breeds and their characteristics. If you have allergies, you may not want a dog that sheds a lot. If you aren’t very active, we wouldn’t suggest a dog that needs lots of exercise, such as hunting breeds. While dog shows are mostly about the beauty of the breeds, they often impart information about the breeds shown. If you go to a dog show, most owners would be glad to tell you all about the breed they love.

Before you bring her home

Once you’ve decided what kind of dog to get, it’s time to go shopping. Some things you and your dog will need include:

  • Leash
  • Collar or harness
  • Bed, based on size
  • Crate, based on size. If you get a puppy, you’ll want a small crate to begin with. Puppies can grow into larger crates, but she might potty in a crate that’s too large.
  • Brushes
  • Food bowls
  • Food, determined by your dog’s size, breed and age. Ask your veterinarian.
  • Tags
  • Toys, which also depend on size and breed. Try some soft and some durable toys. Each dog is different in her preference for toys. Some aren’t interested at all.
  • Treats!

And once you got all the essentials, you can come back to Dimples – Sew Happy, to get a cool hand made dog bandana!

Bringing her home

When you bring home your new pooch, give her some time to adjust. Don’t take her all around town to show her off to your family and friends, and don’t invite them all over for a welcome home party on the first day. Your dog may be afraid, especially if she’s a rescue who had a challenging life before you came along.

Keep your home atmosphere calm and gentle. Show her the dog bed, some toys and her bowls so she can get the lay of the land. If she doesn’t want to come near you just yet, that’s OK. Get down on the floor and be available. Offer her some treats, and she’ll learn to trust you.

Settling in

If she’s OK with a leash, it’s a good idea to keep it on her while she’s still unsure of the home. It will be easier to grab if she takes off for a place you don’t want her to go, and it will help you take her outside for potty breaks.

If you need to house train your dog, take her out about once an hour and every time she eats and wakes up from a nap. Praise her when she potties in the yard and gently correct her when she has an accident. Never yell at a dog or try to punish her for accidents. She isn’t doing it on purpose; she just hasn’t learned yet.

Offer her lots of cuddle time, and play with her when she’s ready. She’ll let you know her preferences, and you’ll soon be the best of friends. You and your dog can go on long walks together and have adventures in your neighborhood. It will be like you were never without her in your life.

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14 Jun

Great New Designs available NOW!

Hi Dimples friends,

its been a while since the last news but here we go!

We just launched 2 new great dog bandanas for you and your doggies!!

First we have the new Happy Birthday design – so you can celebrate your dogs birthday in style….

And second we now have an Emojy design – for all those smart phone, whatsapp addicts like we are…

Wishing you lots of fun with the new bandanas!

All the best,

Anne

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09 Oct

Christmas for Dogs

Hello Friends!

I know, I know, its only October … BUT … Christmas for dogs is definitely coming! Look at this!

Dimples – Sew Happy is ready for it! All our famous Christmas Dog Bandanas are back in stock and there are even two super cool new Christmas Designs! The Santa Party and (my favourite) the Gingerbread Man!

A handmade Dimples Christmas Dog Bandana is the perfect present for every dog owner!! Now is the time to order your Dog Bandanas for this Christmas. You can create super cute photos of your doggies to share with your loved ones and make sure that you are well stocked with your favourite design – because these are all limited – once they are gone they are gone!

Whats left to say?… Ho Ho Ho!

Yours,
Anne

04 Aug

It’s summer time for dogs!

Dear Friends,

We are in the time of long days and sunny skies! Who doesn’t like that? Great time to get out and about with our doggies! Go for a nice walk in the park – maybe even play at the beach? We at Dimples already finished our summer holiday and are now back to help you with all your dog accessories needs. 😉

Summer is a time to show colour and stay cool! Our handmade dog bandanas are just right for that! Make them wet and they will cool your pet down, when it gets hot outside.

Go and get your colourful design now – all our dog bandanas are handmade to the highest quality – just close the poppers and off your doggie goes – the bandana will stay on the neck while running through the park, while walking the beach and even while swimming in the sea!

The perfect statement for your dog in summer – colourful – cheerful – simply unique!

Yours,

Anne

Btw. Did you know that we cater for 9 sizes from the smallest puppy bandana to the biggest xxl dog bandana?

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02 Jun

What’s going on with this unicorn trend?

Dear Friends!

What’s going on with this unicorn trend?

If you visit Google and search “Unicorn,” endless images of cakes, cookies, hair, even sausages and the now-famous Frappuccino will show up. This trend has taken the world by storm, and despite the overwhelming large amount of sugar involved, it doesn’t seem to be crashing any time soon.

Where did the trend begin?

The answer probably is: Nobody really knows for sure… but speculation is the following:

Unicorns remind us of the time we were kids, the time of “My Little Pony” and “Care Bears”. It’s about times without worries – through their love of unicorns people seem to escape into a world of fantasy, smelling like candy floss, the main colour being pink and – of course – unicorns galloping through the scenery. Quite understandable in a world of bad news.

Additionally the unicorn has a message: It’s not a common horse, it’s out of line, it’s something special – that’s why it’s often used as a symbol for outsider. However that shows: Being different makes you unique – it makes you beautiful!

With all that said we proudly introduce the extension of the unicorn trend to our beloved pooches! The Dimples Unicorn Fantasy Dog Bandana is colourful, happy and makes your dog truly unique!

Show the world your happiness with this fabulous dog bandana in unicorn design!

So far – sew happy! 😉

Yours,

Anne