Dog Geek Help – Dog & Puppy Training, Toy Reviews


    on November 19, 2013

    My Mom   My mom really loved animals. She actually preferred them to most humans. She didn’t make human friends easily, but dogs & cats she understood & they were drawn to her. Growing up, my mom was the pied piper of pets. In our home we typically had anywhere from 4 to 6 dogs […]


    on January 24, 2013

    So, you want something indestructible, right. You only want to buy that one miracle dog chew toy. Spending money on something to see it destroyed before your eyes seems almost cruel. It’s like writing a love letter & watching it get ripped up in front of you (especially if you have a penchant for the […]

    December 30, 2012

    This post was written in April 2011 for our old Blogger site. I thought it was worth re-posting here, as it is a common misconception that all toys are designed for or appropriate for chewing. Enjoy!   Is There Really a Difference Between Chew Toys & Play Toys? Absolutely. Without question. A Chew Toy is […]

    December 9, 2012

    A Brief History: After having a year of success with, I decided that it would be better to actually talk with customers face to face & see the pampered pups in real life. So, in January 2010 I opened up a 400 sq ft boutique on Main Street in Placerville. Although we were tucked […]

    October 27, 2012

    We were traveling out of town for the weekend. As usual, we brought all 3 dogs. Our stay at the wonderfully dog-friendly Red Lion Inn had been great. I was really tired from all of the driving the day before, so I told my boyfriend that I needed a bit more rest before hitting the […]

    October 16, 2012

    Bacon, bacon, bacon, bacon, bacon. Makes the mouth water of any meat eating human & is an enormous canine temptation. Sequoia is no exception. I awoke the other morning to the glorious scent of bacon wafting down the hallway & into the bedroom where myself & the dogs were sleeping. We all gleefully hopped out […]

    October 14, 2012

    The Jolly Ball line of toys is pretty popular & widely available. They offer a variety of well thought out dog toys, but today I’ll focus on the Tug-n-Toss. I was drawn to the Jolly Ball Tug-n-Toss mostly because it reminds me of these: Remember these from childhood? They were sooooo much fun. That’s not […]

    August 29, 2012

    As a small pet store owner I do not often have the luxury of ordering dog food in large quantity. I hop in my little white Yaris & drive out to the distributor to pick up the Orijen & Acana dog food we carry. This time I decided to bring my biggest dog, Sequoia, along […]

    August 14, 2012

    Reviewing a Kong toy is kind of like reviewing Kleenex. It’s been around so long that its use has become widely accepted. I’m still shocked when someone has not heard of a Kong. Still, we have learned a few things about this awesome durable & stuffable dog toy over the years. 1. It’s the Gold […]

    August 14, 2012

    Your dog loves a Kong & it’s a super hot day.  Here’s a simple way to cool your pup down while limiting his/her calorie intake. What  you need: Kong, tiny dab of peanut butter, kibble, bowl, spoon, water, solo cup or pint glass, freezer Step 1: Plug the tiny end of the Kong with a […]

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