Every month, we will share some tips and tricks when it comes to dog parenting. It can be tough to always know what to do so we're building a community of like-minded pawrents to support and guide each other through the ruff stuff!
If you’d like to share any tips or tricks with us, we’d love to hear from you.
Give us a shout: firstname.lastname@example.org.
How to Throw a birthday Pawty
5 Keys To Throwing the Ultimate Birthday Pawty!
Dogs are like characters from a Disney movie. When in a crowd or on show, they display a slice of the good, bad and the naughty.
The key is to keep the peace.
When it comes to party guests, limit the introduction of too many new friends, but also ensure an inclusive vibe. It’s all the rage today.
From your beloved dog’s own besties, to the neighborhood riff-raff, opening the door to the poochiehood makes you look like a hero and in turn, makes your birthday baby look like the most popular kid on the block.
GUEST LIST TIP #1 = As dogs arrive, take the hellos and intros to the back yard!
GUEST LIST TIP #2 = Make sure every guest has a dog tag. This will help sniffin-tros and hellos.
Location is everything.
Don't want to deal with the clean up?
There are many other places you can have your pawty besides your home.
Local doggy parks can be a great place to throw your shin dig without being too overwhelming.
Or maybe you can even sell a friend into hosting your dogs big day. You can reward them with a gift.
And what better gift than a Jax & Bones toy, eco-friendly bed or any of our handcrafted products.
LOCATION TIP #1 = Make sure every parent knows they are responsible for any doggy accidents! Have you seen our P.U.P. - Pick Up Poop Waste Bag Dispensers?
LOCATION TIP #2 = Arrive early and allow your birthday dog to settle in.
If you left a gazillion vegan or meat burgers in the middle of a room, chances are every single dog would woof it all down!
Keep the people food well away.
Keep the dog grub you are serving up simple.
Don’t overthink it.
Don’t go too fancy just to impress.
Dogs love their favorite things, so the RSVP should also include a questionnaire about each guest's dietary requirements.
Add a special little desert treat so that you have that “blowing out the candles moment.”
THE GRUB TIP #1 = Keep it basic to accommodate all dog generation diets.
THE GRUB TIP #2 = Make sure everyone is also hydrated, including the human drinkers!
As talented as dogs are, they can’t take selfies or videos.
It’s up to you to capture this memorable event for family and friends.
Our dogs are our kids, and they deserve to have these special times chronicled as part of their dog-story.
Be sure to have a designated photographer and videographer (basically someone with a mobile phone) in a set area where dogs, humans and other beings can sit, stay and pose.
THE MEMORIES TIP #1 = Set-up a guest book. Get some safe dog ink. Have every guest leave their pawdagraph!
THE MEMORIES TIP #2 = Set-up an event #hashtag/#dogtag so when people post to social media, you can track it!
The wag bag
The dog’s version of a swag bag, the wag bag is a take-home guest gift.
It shows gratitude and recognizes all of the doggies for taking the time out of their busy day to have fun with you and your pooch.
It’s a little sniff of love that goes a long way.
A Jax & Bones birthday toy would fit perfectly into your wag bag. You can even include something for the parents.
A coupon or discount from Jax & Bones would be cool.
Just hit us up at email@example.com when you are having your dog party!
THE WAG BAG TIP #1 = Include a cause message to help support animal charities. Meet our Rowdy Rescuers!
THE WAG BAG TIP #2 = Reach out to your local dog shop to see if they would provide any free swag!
Summer Series Volume 1
Road Trip Essentials
Pack (just) enough!
When packing, make sure to leave some room for your pup's needs: treats, toys, and necessities. Don’t pack your car to the point where your dog has to squeeze between luggage with barely enough room to lay down. It's like being crammed in the middle seat!
Brake for Breaks
Don't forget to take short breaks on the drive to let your dog do their business. Your dog will be bursting with energy after being in the car for a while. Find local parks on the way to help them blow off some steam. This website helps you find a dog park near you using zip codes www.nylabone.com/about-us/dog-park-finder
A GOOD TIME TO PLAY IT SAFE!
July 4th is definitely a cool holiday for us, but it can be daunting for our beloved besties.
Here are JAX & BONES’ top 5 tips on how to keep your best friend safe!
IN DA HOUSE
Might be a no brainer… but don’t let your dog roam in the back yard!! Hot BBQs and plates can spell disaster. Get them set up in a comforting room and turn on the TV. It’s the key to their comfort and more soothing than boom and bang sounds.
BABY YOU’RE A FIREWORK
If you go to a fireworks show, have fun, but DO NOT take your dog with you. It might be fun for you, but it’s definitely not fun for them. And DO NOT leave them in the car. That’s selfish and they will never, ever forgive you. Like ever!!
TAG… YOU’RE IT
It’s important your dog is wearing their tag and collar. With so much chaos on July 4th, anything can happen so you always need to ensure your dog is identifiable & that your pet recovery information is current.
Warn all guests to NOT feed your pet table scraps. People get a little tipsy and misled around the holidays! You don’t want to find yourself at the vet spending unnecessary dollars because someone caved in to puppy eye begging!
SPARKLE FREE ZONE
Do not light any sparklers around your dog. Do not light matches around your dog. Do not light any fireworks near your dog. Some fireworks have very harmful toxic material, including arsenic and other heavy metals (not AC/DC though)!
DOG EAT DOG
We love to spoil our favorite friends, but they also need for us to be their healthy guide.
Food is the ultimate gesture of love so make it count!
ALL IN MODERATION
Moderation…not a dog thing to do, but the right thing to do. You know it. They know it. You’re the boss.
This stuff is just not good for our kids. They may want it. Don’t crumble. Be strong. You got this.
In order to keep your credit card safe, do not feed your beloved baby any of this stuff. Not one morsel. You’re welcome.
SURE. TUCK IN.
Dog food royalty right here. A delicious list of foods fit for K9 kings and queens. Bon appetite!