My dogs Ace and Remy got to play with the leather squeaky toys from Mighty Paw.
Mighty Paw’s leather squeaky toys are made of eco friendly, all-natural materials, and they are hand stitched.
They come in a pack of three animals including a monkey, a horse and a pig! They are very cute, nice-looking toys.
Mighty Paw is a sponsor of That Mutt’s Patreon page.
Everyone signed up for the $7 reward level on Patreon receives a FREE product from Mighty Paw every month! In April, our patrons at the $7 level received the leather squeaky toys shown in this post.
In May, everyone signed up for the $7 reward level will receive Mighty Paw’s brand new long training leash (15 foot or 30 foot). Click here to claim one of the remaining spots!
Mighty Paw leather squeaky toys review
My thoughts on Mighty Paw’s leather dog toys:
The leather dog toys from Mighty Paw are so cute, and I appreciate that they are hand stitched!
The materials are safe for the environment and safe for my dogs. (This is nice to know as so many toys for dogs are actually toxic.) It’s also nice that the toys come in a 3-pack!
I knew right away that they would not hold up to my young weimaraner Remy. His mission is to destroy all toys so we rarely give him any type of soft or squeaky toy.
These toys are a good fit for my Lab mix Ace. He is more of your average to gentle chewer and he really likes playing with these without Remy around! He proudly carries the toys when Remy is in his kennel or if we play outside without the pup!
Ace likes to gently squeak the toys or play fetch in the grass, and he hasn’t been able to ruin them. He would rather play fetch than rip things up.
What is the cost of the toys?
The leather toys are available in a 3-pack on Amazon now for $25.95. You can use code MP20Mutt for 20% off any product in Mighty Paw’s Amazon store.
Pros of the leather squeaky toys:
- They come in a pack of three
- 100 percent natural materials and safe for dogs (no chemicals or dyes)
- Eco friendly
- Made with genuine cowhide leather
- Hand stitched
- My dogs found them very interesting!
- Each toy contains two squeakers
- Definitely not indestructible (like any soft toy) and some dogs will rip them up in minutes
- Two of the toys are made stronger than the third toy
Some of the feedback left on Amazon says these toys are easy for some dogs to chew/shred. I would agree that if your dog likes to destroy soft toys he will probably tear these apart fairly quickly. (However, that is what dog toys are for, correct?)
As with any toy, I would recommend you use these to play with your dog for a few minutes and then put them away until your next play session. That keeps the dogs interested and helps the toys last a bit longer. I do this with most of our toys, but especially any soft or squeaky toys.
In this particular 3-pack of toys, the pig and the horse are made a little stronger than the monkey.
I would recommend the leather squeaky toys for …
These toys are great for dogs who love soft, squeaky toys but aren’t on a mission to destroy them! I recommend them for soft chewers and puppies.
All dogs will enjoy playing with them but they might not last as long for dogs who love to shred toys (like Remy).
If you have a dog like Remy, I suggest playing with your dog.
For example, Remy and I can play tug with the pig or the horse and they hold up just fine. If Remy had the toys all to himself, however, he would ruin them within minutes.
Here he is practicing his “drop” and “wait …” Very challenging for our young guy!
And, since each toy has multiple squeakers in them, I’ve found they’re really useful to keep in my bag if I need to get Remy’s attention while he’s off leash!
I can pull out the toy and—”Squeak-squeak-squeak-squeak-squeak!”—he comes a runnin’!
If your dogs would like to give these leather toys a try, you can order a 3-pack HERE. Use code MP20Mutt for 20% off anything in Mighty Paw’s store.
Get a FREE product from Mighty Paw every month on Patreon
Everyone signed up for the $7 reward level on That Mutt’s Patreon page receives a FREE product from Mighty Paw every month! (In April, everyone received the squeaky toys.)
For the month of May, everyone signed up for the $7 reward level will receive Mighty Paw’s brand new long training leash available in either 15 feet or 30 feet. Click here to sign up for one of the LAST remaining spots. You’ll receive a new product from Mighty Paw every month!
Does your dog have Mighty Paw gear?
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See some of our other Mighty Paw reviews:
Hands free running leash (Remy and I use this EVERY Saturday morning!)
Mighty Paw treat pouch review
My dogs Ace and Remy got to try healthy, grain-free dog food from a subscription company called The Naked Dog Box.
The Naked Dog Box provides all natural & gluten-free dog food subscription boxes delivered every two weeks at an affordable price!
This post is sponsored by The Naked Dog Box, and we have a deal too good to pass up!
You can use code thatmutt10 to get your first two weeks of food for just $10 regardless of your dog’s size! Yep, your first box will be just $10 and free shipping. Click here to visit The Naked Dog Box.
When you sign up, you fill out a quick questionnaire about your dog, and the food’s formula is tailored to your dog’s needs. Your dog will also receive a surprise toy or treat in each box (up to a $10 value)!
We filled out The Naked Dog Box profile for Remy but of course Ace got to try some of the food too.
The Naked Dog Box Review
My thoughts on The Naked Dog Box:
My Naked Dog Box review
There are a couple of things I really like about The Naked Dog Box.
First, the food is delivered every two weeks right to your door (with free shipping) so you don’t have to think about it. It just shows up!
Second, the food is very affordable for being high quality (more on cost below).
Food from The Naked Dog Box is made with without grain, corn, soy or potatoes and is designed as a “hypoallergenic food” with limited ingredients.
The food is made in California, and you choose from either beef, turkey or salmon as your dog’s protein source.
At delivery, the box arrives with a card listing your dog’s exact recipe. If you’d like to see the ingredients in each formula ahead of time, visit the home page and scroll down to “explore our formulas.”
Surprise item in every box!
Your dog will receive a surprise toy or treat every two weeks (up to a $10 value) to make delivery even more exciting!
Remy received a bag of Cloud Star dog training treats in his delivery – perfect for dog training class. We also received a 2-cup measuring cup to fit Remy’s full meal in one scoop. One of the goals of The Naked Dog Box is to help provide your dog with the right portions and of course the scoop helps with that!
What is the cost of food from The Naked Dog Box?
Use code thatmutt10 to get your first box of food for just $10 regardless of your dog’s size! That’s two weeks of food for just $10 and free shipping. Visit The Naked Dog Box here.
Cost varies depending on your dog’s size but prices start at $18 every two weeks.
To give you an idea, it’s roughly $30 every two weeks to feed one of my dogs (70 pounds and 60 pounds).
Pros of The Naked Dog Box:
- Food is gluten-free, grain-free and free of potatoes, corn and soy
- Free shipping every two weeks
- Affordable (starts at $18 every two weeks)
- Cancel your subscription at any time (no fee)
- Adjust your dog’s recipe or portion as needed
- Receive a surprise toy or treat in every delivery (up to $10 value)
- Choose more “add-ons” for a reasonable fee like treats, poop bags or other supplies
- Current protein options include beef, turkey or salmon. Some dog owners may prefer additional options due to allergies but I was glad to see chicken was not an option.
I would recommend The Naked Dog Box to …
The Naked Dog Box is great for dog owners looking for a high-quality brand they can trust that’s also reasonably priced and delivered.
It’s truly so nice that you don’t have to think about ordering dog food. Healthy food just shows up for home delivery right on time every two weeks.
This food is grain free and made with limited ingredients so it will appeal to a lot of dog owners for health reasons. You can also choose your formula to meet your puppy or senior dog’s needs.
Naked Dog Box coupon code
I recommend you give The Naked Dog Box a try because we have a great deal that’s hard to pass up.
You can get the first two weeks of healthy food for your dog (and a surprise item!) for just $10 when you use code thatmutt10 at checkout.
I mean, how often can you feed your dog healthy food for just $5 a week?!
Click here to learn more.
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OK, get your laughs out first. The Shed Defender is a serious product but at the same time it’s very funny and adorable.
The Shed Defender is a lightweight suit for dogs – yes, it’s a onesie for dogs! – designed for:
1. Containing pet hair.
2. Keeping your car or home clean.
3. Replacing the medical cone collar (this is what we’ve used it for).
4. Reducing allergies for the dog (for example, allergies to grass or pollen).
5. Reducing allergies for a person who is allergic to dogs.
6. Reducing anxiety for dogs and making them feel safe during travel, thunderstorms or fireworks.
7. Can protect dogs from insects such as ticks and stickers from plants that may get stuck in fur while camping or other outdoor activities.
These are all serious, practical uses. But it’s hard not to smile and hold back laughs when your dog is dressed in a onesie! So before our serious Shed Defender review, let’s just get that out of the way:
Shed Defender review
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My thoughts on the Shed Defender
I was interested in the Shed Defender for its potential to replace the medical cone collar. More on that below.
The product’s original purpose is to help contain pet hair. I can relate to that!
My Lab mix Ace is one of those dogs who sheds handfuls of fur every day, all year round. He sheds about 1,000x more than our other dog and our cats combined. I use our vacuum and Swifter every day and there is always a dusting of black hair from our sweet Ace. It’s unreal. I don’t know how this dog has any hair left.
For me, dog hair is a part of life but I can understand why someone might use the Shed Defender to control dog hair in certain scenarios.
Examples of where the Shed Defender could come in handy:
- If you’ve just cleaned your apartment and you’re having friends visit from out of town. Maybe you’d like to keep it hair-free at least until they arrive!
- Perhaps you’re selling your house. The Shed Defender will keep your dog’s hair contained on the days you have a showing.
- A family member or friend is allergic to dog hair/dander. (It can also protect your dog from grass or pollens if your dog has environmental allergies.)
- You want to keep your car or someone else’s car free of dog hair.
- You want to bring your dog to a friend or relative’s house.
- If you’re getting ready for an event and need to keep dog hair off your clothes.
The Shed Defender works very well for its intended purpose. It was developed by Tyson Walters back in 2011 as a way to keep his St. Bernard Harley from shedding everywhere. He said his mom sewed the first model and then he tested different fabrics and designs.
“Harley wore the Shed Defender around town and family, friends and fellow dog lovers kept asking where they could get one of their own,” Walters said on the company’s website.
While the Shed Defender looks tight, it’s intended to be form fitting and is very lightweight and breathable while still durable.
It’s made from an eco friendly, four-way stretch fabric that allows the dog to move (and play!) freely.
It’s easy to put on if you have a tolerant dog like Ace who’s used to wearing sweaters or coats. It will be more of a struggle if you have a resistant dog like my young weimaraner Remy!
To wash the Shed Defender, you simply shake it off and then toss it in the wash. Or, you can just put it in the drier and that removes most of the hair.
The Shed Defender can replace the cone collar
The best part about the Shed Defender for us is that it can replace the medical cone collar.
Have you ever put an old T-shirt on your dog to prevent her from licking a wound or surgery site?
Last year my dog Ace had to wear a cone collar for 7 months because an autoimmune disease was causing lesions on his body.
We were also putting old T-shirts on him and even a pair of old boxer shorts to keep him from licking and chewing himself and to keep his wounds covered (and our carpets clean). I know, it sounds so ridiculous but we truly had no other options.
I would’ve used the Shed Defender last year to keep Ace’s body covered and give him a break from wearing a cone.
Of course, you need to keep certain injuries uncovered so they can heal, so it all depends on the unique issue you’re dealing with. We would’ve used the Shed Defender in rotation with the cone to give Ace a break from the cone.
(If your dog has allergies to grass or pollen, it can also protect him during allergy season.)
What is the cost of a Shed Defender?
Use code MUTT15 for 15% off. Click here.
The Shed Defender is available online in sizes mini through XXL. Prices range from $39.99 to $59.99 with free shipping in the U.S.
Pros of the Shed Defender
- Well made, lightweight and breathable (not too hot)
- Comes in multiple colors and sizes – see them all here
- If you buy the wrong size, you can exchange it at no cost up to 30 days
- Works well to contain shedding
- Can replace the cone collar
- Machine dry and washable
- Can be used to keep allergies under control (for either a person allergic to dogs or a dog allergic to grass/pollen, etc.)
- Zipper runs along the belly to the tail for easy potty breaks
- Can help dogs with anxiety (snug fit can help them feel secure)
Cons of the Shed Defender
- Some dogs will not want to wear it (might take some conditioning)
- Some friends and family will probably laugh at your dog (builds character)
I would recommend the Shed Defender for …
I recommend the Shed Defender for dog owners who need to keep dog hair under control in their homes or cars as mentioned above.
It’s also useful for keeping your dog covered for medical reasons or to help manage allergies for either a person or the dog. Finally, it might be something to try if your dog has anxiety during travel, thunderstorms or fireworks. The snug, secure fit makes some dogs feel safe.
Shed Defender coupon code
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And seriously, can we all just smile at how cute/ridiculous the dogs look wearing their “onesies”? 🙂
The brand new Wellness CORE RawRev dog food is a combination of grain-free kibble and 100 percent raw freeze-dried meat.
My dogs Ace and Remy got to try the new food along with the new Wellness CORE freeze-dried treats. Both products are free of artificial preservatives, dyes or flavors.
This post is sponsored by Wellness.
The company is giving away a FREE prize pack to TWO readers of That Mutt.
Each winner will receive a 4-pound bag of the Wellness CORE RawRev food and two bags of freeze-dried raw treats!
Just leave a comment at the end of this post to enter. (2 winners!) Click here. *The winners have been chosen and notified.
Wellness CORE RawRev dog food review
My thoughts on the RawRev food
My dogs Ace and Remy got to try the Wellness CORE RawRev dog food which is grain-free dry food mixed with freeze-dried raw bites. Learn more about the food HERE.
While I prefer to feed a raw diet, I always keep dry dog food on hand and Wellness CORE is my top choice.
It’s great there is now an option that includes at least some raw food. While the majority of dog owners are not interested in feeding 100% raw for a variety of reasons, this is a nice “in between” option that will appeal to most dog owners.
My dogs also got to try the Wellness CORE freeze-dried raw treats. These are single ingredient treats made with 100% beef, boar, salmon or turkey. My dogs had the boar option.
What is the cost?
Wellness CORE products are available online through Chewy, Petco, PetSmart, Amazon and more. Click here.
The RawRev food and 100% freeze dried treats are brand new, but you will likely start seeing them around soon!
You can buy Wellness CORE products directly at a Petco or PetSmart store and other pet specialty stores.
The RawRev food comes in Original (turkey and chicken), Wild Game (duck, lamb, boar and rabbit) and Small Breed (turkey and chicken).
Prices may very but range roughly from $19.99 for a 4-pound bag to $64.99 for a 20-pound bag.
The food is available in 4, 10, 18 (Wild Game only) and 20-pound (Original only) bags. Learn more about the food here.
What’s unique about this food?
Wellness is a brand I trust, and it has a good reputation among pet owners. With so many dog food companies out there (some better than others), that’s saying a lot!
The RawRev food is one of the few options out there that combines dry food and freeze-dried raw, although there are other brands that offer this too.
It’s also nice to see treats that are made with one ingredient (MEAT). This is helpful for dogs with allergies to various protein sources, grains or other ingredients.
Pros of the RawRev food:
- A great way to introduce some raw food to your dog’s diet (raw food is more natural to dogs!)
- Meal meat as the first ingredients
- Made with real, pronounceable and recognizable ingredients
- Grain free (dogs generally don’t need grains)
- It’s a naturally preserved product
- Contains no animal by-products
- I wish there were more freeze-dried raw pieces in the food, but this food is not made for people who want to feed 100% raw
You can learn more about the food HERE.
I would recommend the RawRev food for …
Wellness is a brand I trust, and I would recommend this food for anyone looking for a healthy dry dog food option with the added benefit of some raw bites.
I normally order Wellness CORE dry food through Chewy, but now I’ll look for the RawRev option.
More info here.
Giveaway – Win a bag of RawRev dog food and 2 bags of treats!
Wellness is giving away a FREE prize pack to TWO readers. Just leave a comment below to enter.
*The winners have been chosen and notified.
Each winner will receive:
- One 4-pound bag of the brand new Wellness CORE RawRev dog food
- Two bags of the 100% freeze-dried treats
Just leave a comment below to enter. Let me know why your dog is interested in the treats or food from Wellness!
Must have a U.S. mailing address to win. I’ll choose the winners at random on Saturday April 15 and notify them by email.
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Would your dog like to try the RawRev food?
Let us know in the comments! Also let me know if you have any questions about the food and I’ll get them answered for you.
A traffic lead is a short leash designed for people to have more control of their dogs and keep them close in “tight” scenarios like at the vet or walking in urban, crowded areas.
A short leash is also nice because you can let your dog run around as though he’s “off leash.” It’s so short that it’s unlikely to catch on something and won’t drag. Yet, it’s there to grab if you need quick control.
For this reason, the traffic leash can be helpful for transitioning to off-leash obedience and is also useful for quick control during other types of training such as agility, hunting or maybe even service dog training.
This post is sponsored by Mighty Paw.
Use code MP20Mutt for 20% off anything on Mighty Paw’s website or Amazon store. Click here.
Mighty Paw traffic leash review
My thoughts on the traffic leash:
This is a very well-made leash, and you really can’t go wrong with any of Mighty Paw’s products.
Everyone signed up for the $7 reward level or higher on That Mutt’s Patreon page receives a FREE product from Mighty Paw every month. In March, members received the new traffic lead.
The traffic leash is high-quality with a modern design and padded, comfortable handle. It comes in an 18″ length or 30″ length. I have the 18″ length and it works well for my 55-pound weimaraner and my 70-pound Lab mix. I would recommend the longer length for shorter/smaller dogs.
The leash is heavy duty with a carabiner clip, and I have no doubts at all that it can hold up to my crazy, 55-pound weimaraner who PULLS HARD.
People use traffic leads for different reasons such as for keeping their dogs close in congested areas (like the vet).
For me personally, the main benefit of a shorter leash like this is for gaining quick control when I don’t want to drag around a full leash (think agility practice or hunting).
I also like the idea of letting my young dog drag it around when he is “off leash” so I at least have something to grab if needed. Obviously not at a dog park but on more rural hikes.
What is the cost of the leash?
Use code MP20Mutt for 20% off anything on Mighty Paw’s website or Amazon store. Click here.
The traffic lead is available on Amazon now for $13.99.
What’s unique about the product?
There are a couple of features that make this traffic lead unique. For example, it has reflective stitching, the handle is padded and it has a swivel leash attachment (to prevent tangles).
Pros of the leash:
- Well made
- Comfortable, padded handle
- Stylish colors (gray and green or black and orange)
- Very sturdy/durable
- Reflective stitching
- High-quality carabiner clip
- Comes in two lengths (18” or 30”)
- Nice leash to keep in your car just to have a small leash handy at all times
- Works to loop through the door handle if you need to keep a dog on one side of the car. (I would use this for transporting foster dogs.)
Here is one of our Patreon members modeling her new Mighty Paw leash!
- Only two color options (I love the green/gray and the orange/black but others might prefer another option)
- Not ideal for short or tiny dogs because the leash just won’t be long enough for them
I would recommend this leash for …
I recommend the Mighty Paw traffic leash for those times when you need to keep your dog closer (like at the vet). It’s also a nice leash to just keep on hand in your car, and it gives me some peace of mind when I want to let my young dog be “off leash.” I can let him drag the traffic lead around and quickly grab it if needed.
This leash would be good for walking well-behaved dogs in busy, congested areas. I would also recommend it for quick control during sports like agility. Order the traffic lead HERE.
Here are more of our Patreon members modeling their new Mighty Paw traffic leash:
Where to buy this leash!
This traffic lead is available through Mighty Paw’s website or Amazon. Use code MP20Mutt for 20% off.
Click here to order. Cost is $13.99.
Are you interested in this leash?
Let me know if you have any questions and we’ll get them answered for you. Please share this post with anyone who might be interested in a short leash. Thank you!
If you would like to receive a new product from Might Paw each and every month, click here to claim the LAST remaining spot on That Mutt’s $7 reward level on Patreon. (Next month’s product will be Mighty Paw’s leather squeaky toy!)
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