Ruby and I are super excited to be participating in the fourth annual Trick or Treat Giveaway Hop. Join us for 13 days of awesome dog tricks, fabulous dog treats, and nearly $1500 worth of fun and prizes!
The Trick or Treat Giveaway Hop is a sponsored event. The opinions and ideas in this post are my own and are uninfluenced by any other person or business. The individual sponsors are responsible for their giveaway prizes including shipping.
The Trick or Treat Giveaway Hop: How It Works
The TRICK: Each blogger teaches their dog a new trick and then posts a tutorial. Each trick is different so be sure to visit all participating blogs.
The TREATS: Readers have a chance to win amazing prizes. You can enter on one or ALL blogs to increase your chances of winning. See prizes, participating bloggers, and entry information below.
Ruby’s Trick for Many Treats
Ruby was feeling a little cocky after mastering spin for last year’s Trick or Treat hop. I had to remind her that spin was the first trick she had actually ever learned (besides sit). She kept thinking that this year would be super simple and she could wait until the last minute to start training (or wait, maybe that was me?).
We agreed to participate in this year’s hop back in early September. But life and giant foster cats happen and many weekends passed without practicing anything new. Priorities change or get rearranged because foster cats in dog sweaters.
But finally, we got down to business last Sunday afternoon. I was thinking maybe we might have to make a fake video because there was no way Ruby could learn to weave between cones in one day – NO WAY!
But guess what? She nailed it after only a few tries. We are pretty sure she was just trying to impress Teddy who was watching the whole thing from the front window.
How We Trained Ruby To Do A Mini-Obstacle Course (AKA Weave)
Disclaimer: Feel free to skip steps 1, 2, 4, 5, 8 & 9 if you (or your dog) are on the normal end of the spectrum.
Step 1: Wait until the very last minute. Panic. Eat lots of chips (us, not Ruby).
Step 2: Make husband drive to Home Depot in the middle of the night to buy cones, telling him that they are for a last minute school project.
Step 3: Set cones up in a line in the driveway. Position Ruby at one end.
Step 4: Abandon cones, pick up rake, and do pretend yard work when your neighbor with the fancy (smart as heck) black labs asks what you are doing.
Step 5: Wait until your neighbor and his lovely labs drive away (probably off to climb Mount Everest or solve world hunger) and then resume training.
Step 6: Lead Ruby through the cones holding a treat, repeating the word “weave” 10,000 times.
Step 7: Stand near cone 2 (with Ruby positioned at cone 1) and continue repeating the word “weave” 10,000 more times. Once she weaves around the first two cones, move back to cone 3.
Step 8: Jump up and down like a crazy person when she finally weaves around all three cones on her own.
Step 9: Ask Mini-Me (who fancies herself a filmmaker) if she could maybe edit out the jumping up and down part of the video.
$350 Gift Card to Petco
**PAID FOR BY ALL PARTICIPATING BLOGGERS**
This giveaway is NOT affiliated with Petco.
Assorted KONG Dog Toys
$150 VALUE – SPONSORED BY KONG
$100 in Wellness Pet Food Dog Treats
$100 VALUE – SPONSORED BY WELLNESS PET FOOD
2 Bags of Each Spike Dog Treat Recipe
(8 Bags Total)
$98 VALUE – SPONSORED BY PETCUREAN
All Meat Bites, Jerky Bites, Chicken Chips,
Jerky Strips, All Meat Crispies, and Jerky Wraps
(1 Bag Each)
$78 VALUE – SPONSORED BY ONLY NATURAL PET
6 Month Subscription to DOGTV Online
I and Love and You Fresh All Rover Dental Chews
$66 VALUE – SPONSORED BY DOGTV
Four Flavors of Soft n’ Tasty Baked Bites,
One Grass Fed Beef Bone Broth,
and One Free Range Chicken Bone Broth
$60 VALUE – SPONSORED BY CARU PET FOOD
1 Small Bag of 1mg Pumpkin Chews
and 1 Large Bag of 4mg Pumpkin Chews
$56 VALUE – SPONSORED BY TREATIBLES
Cha Cha Chicken, Bodacious Beef, and Peanutty Perfection
(24 oz Bags – 3 Total)
$56 VALUE – SPONSORED BY NOAH’S BARK DOG TREATS
Qwizl Treat Toy and Rowdies Toy
$56 VALUE – SPONSORED BY WEST PAW
Mutt Hatter Plush Toy Collection
$48 VALUE – SPONSORED BY P.L.A.Y.
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one of 13 SPECIAL SOCIAL MEDIA PRIZES!
A new giveaway will be posted each day on either
Facebook or Instagram and will run for 24 hours.
Each giveaway will be posted on the co-hosts’
social media pages along with a select group of bloggers.
You can enter on each participating blog’s account for MORE entries!
You have to enter each day for a chance to win that day’s prize.
WHERE TO ENTER:
Learn to Come
by A Dog Walks into a Bar
Learn to Hug
by Boogie the Pug
Learn to Wear a Hat
Learn to Hold a Long Down-Stay
by Dog Mom Days
Learn to Play Hide & Seek
by Fidose of Reality
Learn to Show Your Belly
by It’s Dog or Nothing
Learn to Jump Through Hula Hoop Hands
by Maggie Loves Orbit
Learn to Back Up
by McSquare Doodles
Learn to Take a Bow
by My GBGV Life
Learn to Say Your Prayers
by Oh My Dog Blog
Learn to Clean Up Your Toys
by Tenacious Little Terrier
Learn to Leg Weave
by The Broke Dog
Learn to Balance Items on Your Dog’s Head
by The Chesnut Mutts
Learn to Crawl
by Wag ‘n Woof Pets
Learn to Wave
by Wear Wag Repeat
Visit each blog for more chances to win!