SUMMER FUN GIVEAWAY!
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As Canadians, we look forward to and appreciate the warm weather when it finally arrives. I’m not a skier, I don’t own snowshoes, and my idea of fun is not sitting in a little tent, on the ice, waiting for the fish to take my line.
WHAT I LOVE ABOUT SUMMER:
Pool parties and BBQ’s (I take a hearty salad for myself and as a side for my meat-eating friends), spending time on Lake Simcoe, biking, hiking; green walks along the trails, concerts in the park, picnics, outdoor movies and so much more!
We adopted Jack at the end of last summer. Up until then, he had lived a ‘sheltered’ life. Worse than that; he was a mill dog and summer to him meant sweltering heat with not even a fan for relief. He was confined to his crate where the stench of urine and feces was intensified by the warm weather. We only had him for a couple of months before the first snow arrived. In that short time, although we worked with him every day, Jack was still too fearful to appreciate his environment (indoors or outdoors).
Slowly but surely, Jack transformed into a more confident and very happy dog. He LOVED the snow and would fly around the garden. The transformation from black to white dog took only a few laps.
Jack has been to Florida twice now and seems to enjoy the sand and sea almost as much as the snow.
This summer will be Jack’s first time on a boat or a kayak!
Before we share these experiences with him, we need to put some safety measures in place. First, and foremost we need a Dog Flotation Device. Believe you, me, and Henry, these are not all created equally.*
Jack is very ‘Poodle-chested.’ One of the features that I appreciate about the EZYDOG DOG FLOTATION DEVICE is the unique ultra-buoyancy foam that is strategically positioned to keep dogs in a natural swimming position at all times. They don’t have to work extra hard to keep themselves in this position.
Also, the DFD™ was designed and has been tested extensively, to provide an ergonomic and comfortable fit for your dog. Cumbersome and restrictive jackets can be discouraging and make dogs less confident in the water. As this will be Jack’s first trip out on the boat, we want him to be as happy as possible.
The EZYDOG DFD is available in two stunning colours; red, and yellow.
If you spend time in the water after dark, you will be pleased to learn the device is also reflective and includes an ergonomic grab handle and super strong D-Ring. This means we can easily secure the dogs onboard when the boat is on the move and place them in the water for a swim when we stop. The handle also makes it easier to lift them out of the water when they want back aboard. Only Henry has figured out how to use the steps.
For weenie dogs, like Reese, check out the DFD MICRO. This floatation device was designed specifically for dogs under 7kg/15lbs.
*Please be sure to select the appropriate device and size for your dog based on weight. Size is determined by measuring the length and girth. Also, be sure to monitor your dog’s girth at the beginning of each season. Henry’s previous life jacket did not allow for winter weight gain, and it did not provide him with enough support the following summer. He made a bit of a splash, last year!
We also love the NEO CLASSIC COLLAR for summer. It is made from neoprene, the fabric used in wetsuits. Neoprene is a very durable material that does not absorb oils and dries quickly, so it does not get stinky like a regular nylon collar. Wet dog smell is one thing, but the smell of wet dog collar is gross. Ya, you know what I’m talkin’ about!
Because the fabric is soft, it is more comfortable for your companion than a plastic, waterproof collar. The extra wide version of this collar, NEO WIDE, is also available for larger dogs. Both options are available in a variety of colours and fun patterns.
It’s hardly surprising that EzyDog provides award winning active dog products. Founder and CEO Luke Hatcher’s experience includes working in the water sports industry as well as a passion for surf, adventure, and his Border Collie ‘Roger.’ Luke invented and made a few bungee cord dog leashes which were a hit with his friends, who told their friends and so on, and so forth. Before long, Luke was selling more than he could produce and EzyDog was born.
We strive to be at the forefront of innovation for the active dog enthusiast
EzyDog has evolved into a full line of dog products that focus on function, durability and unique designs. The products are still handmade to the highest quality only now they are made in factories and sold worldwide.
EzyDog has created products to enhance the outdoor experience with our dogs. Comment below telling us your dog’s favourite water activity for your chance to win a Dog Flotation Device and Neo Collar! Contest is open to Canadian and U.S. residents only.
If you don’t win, don’t worry. Use discount code SADIEANDCO for 10% off your EzyDog order!
Thank you, EzyDog,