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Dog bandana rescue Dogs | Dimples Sew Happy
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.

dog bandana christmas gingerbread man dog2 | Dimples Sew Happy
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?

dog bandana unicorn | Dimples Sew Happy
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

Spring Dog Bandana | Dimples Sew Happy
02 May

Spring is here (finally) – and so are our Spring Dog Bandanas

Hello my friends!

Finally the sun is out and we can feel a bit of warmth on our skin (or fur). Lets hope now for no more muddy walks in the rain and storm with our beloved doggies.

It would be nice for a while to not come home and need to first shower the dog because he/she is all muddy again! 😉

On that note it is now also the perfect time for getting some new dog bandanas – check out our great spring designs – we have flowers and happy colour all over. As usualy our dog bandanas are high quality handmade in Ireland.

Enjoy the first sunny days of spring together with your doggie!

Cheers,

Anne

btw. our spring dog bandanas are fully machine washable should it rain after all 😉

Hunde Bandana Pink Tartan_Hund | Dimples Sew Happy
04 Jan

Happy New Year!

I hope you all had a great break over the holidays and did enjoy a bit of quiet time with your loved ones!
Thank you very much again for all your great business during 2016 – you are super!! 😉

But hey – now its 2017 – and all those dogs, doggies, puppies, small and large need to change from their fabulous but now outdated Christmas Bandanas into something more fancy!

Right in time here comes the Tartan collection!

Enjoy!

Yours,

Anne 🙂

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