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TORONTO DOG BLOG: #UNLEASHKINDNESS PACT

toronto-dog-magazine-unleash-kindness-campaign-WEBAThere are no words to describe how much I love dogs and animals. There really aren’t! And every time I read a report about animal neglect or hear about the horrific conditions that so many lovely dogs and animals have to endure every day all over the world, my heart collapses. I feel crushed and hopelessly ineffectual because often times animal welfare issues seem too big for one person to take on and solve alone. (more…)

DOG TRAINING TIPS: THE 11 BEST DOG TREAT POUCHES

The Best Dog Treat PouchesNow that I have two little fur monsters to wrangle on a daily basis, good dog manners have become even more imperative. So I have been doing a great deal of training and retraining with Rory and Lucy, which means I’ve needed a lot of extra treats at my immediate disposal!

Over the past few weeks, I’ve been on the prowl for the perfect dog treat pouch — something in which I can keep plenty of bite-sized goodies to reward good habits from sit to stay, to come to jump! Here are the results; 11 fantastic dog treat pouches to suit every taste and treat preference! Be sure to pin your favourites from the gallery below for your next shopping trip! (more…)

Pawsh Magazine | “The Career Issue” | Fall 2014

The new Fall 2014 edition of Pawsh Magazine “The Career Issue” has arrived! Inside we have all sorts of special features for you to devour page by page including an interview with one of the anchors from CTV’s most-watched news entertainment show ETALK, expert tips for teaching your dog dazzling party tricks, cosy fall products, moving photo essays and so much more!

Special thanks to our wonderful magazine sponsors this season — Blanket ID, Lincoln Bark, JoeysCoat, Rocky and Julio and Bowzer Box. And thanks as well to our fantastic blog sponsors DogTrot Fitness and Water In My Paint. Without your generous support this issue would not have been possible!

Without further adieu, here is the new issue! As always please be sure to comment below and tell us what your favourite pieces/articles are so we can continue to create content in the future that means the most to your furry family.

PET PHOTOGRAPHY CONTEST: WIN OVER $800 IN PRIZES IN PAWSH PET PHOTO CONTEST!

Pawsh-Magazine-pet-photo-contest-leading-imageExciting news ladies and gentlemen! Pawsh Magazine is hosting a spectacular photo contest, called Pawsh Showcase, which offers over $800 in prizes PLUS the chance to be published in the Fall 2014 edition of Pawsh Magazine! One lucky winner will even have their photo published on the cover of the next Pawsh Magazine edition! The contest is designed to showcase the best of pet photography from all levels to celebrate the wonderful artistry, emotion and creativity that exists in this particular genre of photo taking!

WHAT IT’S ALL ABOUT
Pawsh-Photo-Contest-banner-3Pawsh Showcase is a beautifully curated and expertly designed extended feature section of Pawsh Magazine dedicated solely to showcasing the most creative, artistic, moving and mesmerizing animal photography from all over the world. Pet photographers rarely get the kind of recognition they deserve or the opportunities to have their breathtaking work published in a high-end format; enter Pawsh Showcase.

Part photography contest, part artist exhibition, the Pawsh Showcase feature in Pawsh Magazine will offer pet and animal photographers a unique chance to connect with their inner artistry, challenge themselves in the realm of shooting with our furry friends and share with a devoted, pet-loving audience how moving and emotional animal photography can be.

WHO CAN ENTER
The contest is open to photographers of all levels, from seasoned professionals to at-home shutterbugs. Preference, however, will be given to those photographs that have not been published elsewhere (including social media sites and personal blogs).

WHAT WE’RE LOOKING FOR
We’re looking for more than just a cute photograph. We’re looking for an incredible photograph that tells a story, expresses a mood, ignites the imagination and makes the viewer stop and stare while evoking emotion. We’re looking for artistry that pushes boundaries, work that captures unbelievable moments and submissions that make the heart skip a beat while sharing a message.

FIRST PRIZE!
The first place winner, the top dog, the best entry of the batch will receive an amazing prize package that includes the following:
0-First-place-added-text1. A gorgeous Madison camera bag from Epiphanie Bags — luxuriously crafted so you can carry your shooting gear in style
2. A SPARK tilt shift lens from Lensbaby — a spectacular lens that adds a beautiful dimension to your artist’s eye
3. A 300€ ($400US)  store credit from Cloud 7 — a spectacular store for dogs!
4. Their photo published on the FRONT COVER of Pawsh Magazine Fall 2014
5. A feature about you, your work and dog published in Pawsh Magazine Fall 2014
6. A free digital copy of Pawsh Magazine Fall 2014

SECOND PRIZE!
The second place winner will also receive some fantastic prizes! Including:
2nd-price-final1. A stunning, luxury Georgia Nautical camera bag from Jo Totes
2. A set of 3 cell phone lenses (wide-angle/macro, telephoto and fisheye) suitable for Apple and Android devices from PhotoJoJo to take your Instagramming skills to a whole new level
3. Their image published on the back cover of Pawsh Magazine 2014
4. A free copy of Pawsh Magazine Fall 2014

RUNNER UPS
There will be eight runner ups selected! These lucky winners will have their work published in Pawsh Showcase and receive a FREE digital copy of the Fall 2014 Edition of Pawsh Magazine.

ABOUT THE ENTRY FEE
A small entry fee of $10 per submission is required for all photography contest submissions. This fee exists for the same reason an entry fee is required for any photography contest. In short, think of the entry fee as a small cost to enter a photography contest for a chance to win great prizes, be published and show off your photography to a wide,  pet-loving audience!

HOW TO ENTER!
Complete contest details, submission guidelines, tips/advice, submission form and FAQs about this photo contest can be found here. The submission period closes August 20th, 2014 at midnight, after which the winners will be contacted.

So don’t be shy! Grab your camera and your favourite furry friend and get shooting! PS: If you need some shooting inspiration, don’t forget to check out these 9 expert pet photography tips!

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{Special thanks to our incredible sponsors — Epiphinie, PhotoJoJo, Lensbaby,
Cloud 7 and Jo Totes — for helping to make this contest possible!}

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STYLISH DOG BOWLS: WAGGO POLKA DOT DOG BOWL

Waggo-dog-bowl-review-Pawsh-Magazine-5AThe recent addition of Lucy to my family has brought about a few additional changes too, including a brand new Waggo Specktacular Polka Dot Dog Bowl (don’t you adore the pun?!) Here’s how this dotty dog dinner dish measures up!

The Waggo Dog Bowl is FDA approved and dishwasher safe, which many of you know is extremely important to me! Its bold design really ‘pops’ in the kitchen and adds a playful element to the home. Waggo-dog-bowl-review-Pawsh-Magazine-3 Waggo-dog-bowl-review-Pawsh-Magazine-4AAlthough this review shows off the kibble capacity of this lovely dish (4 cups for the medium size), I actually use mine for the pups’ water. The water bowl I originally had for just Rory was drying up too quickly with two little fur monsters guzzling gallons of H20 after every playtime.

Fortunately the Specktacular Polka Dot Dog Bowl quenches my desire for style and the dogs’ thirst at the same time! The 100% ceramic bowl is heavy weighted as well, which means Rory and Lucy can’t knock it over — a habit Lucy developed with our old dog dish.

While I am personally obsessed with anything and everything polka dotted, Waggo’s delicious dog bowl designs offer a great deal of diversity. There is something for everyone and for practically every decor style! Take a peek!

Which design would best suit your dog’s personality? Whether you’re searching for whimsy or a distinguished splash of colour, these gorgeous ceramic creations offer fun and function, especially when displayed in pairs.
1. Seeing Stars Ceramic Dog Bowl
2. Stripey Soiree Ceramic Dog Bowl
3. Specktacular Polka Dot Dog Bowl
4. Splatter Dog Bowl
5. Table Time Glazed Ceramic Bowl
Whatever you choose, the final product will be delightfully drool-worthy and the dogs will love them!Waggo-dog-bowl-review-Pawsh-Magazine-14 Waggo-dog-bowl-review-Pawsh-Magazine-6Hop on over to Waggo’s website and take a look around. I am sure you will find something that will make you smile and add a healthy helping of style to your dog’s everyday life!

{Photography by Pawsh Studio}

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