Gun Dog Supply ~ Day Glow Center Ring Collar

Today we are reviewing a company called Gun Dog Supply. I have been ordering from this company for several years now and I really can’t say enough about what a great company they are.

The Company

As the name indicates they carry most anything you will need for your dog. They say, “We train our dogs with the products we sell.”

Their website is easy to navigate, and they have tutorial videos to go along with many of their products. I find these helpful in deciding if the product is right for my needs. Their prices are reasonable. They typically ship the same day you order because they stock what they sell.

So, let’s get down to the product we are reviewing today, the 1 in. Day Glow Center Ring Collar.

Product Description

They are plastic coated nylon, will not pick up odors and will last a long time. Collars are a day glow color which means they are easily visible during the day but are not a reflective material you can see at night. They have a flat buckle which for most of what I do with my dogs is required. The collar is riveted verses sewn for better durability. Big bonus they are made in the USA!

Every collar they sell comes with a free brass ID plate that will fit up to 4 lines of information,

  • 20 characters on top line.
  • 18 characters on the middle two lines (because of rivet placement).
  • 20 characters on bottom line.

And if you need to add more information additional ID plates are only $1.99.

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These are the 19” Collars that fit 16-20” neck size.

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The rivets are heavy duty but lay flat.

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Fits very nicely, it is on the second to last hole so we still have three more holes to allow for growth.

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My model, Zelena.

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The buckles are quite sturdy.

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Center ring is heavy duty, ID plate is printed very clearly.

Our Thoughts

So, I chose the purple for Thalia and my niece chose blue for Zelena. On the ID plate I have my name, state, and two different phone numbers.  I added an additional ID plate that included “I am Microchipped, AKC Reunite, the chip number, and the phone number”. I just wanted to make sure to have as much information available, so I would have every possible chance of getting them back if for some reason we were separated. One was placed on each side of the center ring.

The website has very detailed instructions on how to measure your dog’s neck so, you get the best fit. There is also a video going over the collars key benefits and explains what the center ring is for.

Once I had decided on the collars, colors and information I wanted on the ID plates I gave them a call to place my order as I had a gift certificate. The gentleman that helped me was extremely pleasant and helpful. He made sure to repeat information back to me to make sure he had it correct. I received my order in four days, I love the quick turnaround time. The shipping is very reasonable, $5.95, but if you order $125 or more it’s free. Total for these collars including the additional nameplates and shipping was just under $25 for both. Where can you get quality collars for two dogs at that price!

The colors are very vivid and exactly as represented on the website. They fit the girls beautifully and there is room for them to grow without having to buy more collars. The material although plastic coated is not stiff.

So if you would like to check them out you can shop here and they have a Facebook presence here.

Review Disclaimer: Misty Shores Blog purchased these collars and have reviewed them without any communication or compensation from the company.

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Do You Have A Trick Dog??

Last year at our annual fun weekend we had a new event, AKC Trick Dog. This is a new event from AKC. There are four levels, Novice Trick Dog (TKN), Intermediate Trick Dog (TKI), Advanced Trick Dog (TKA), and Trick Dog Performer (TKP). Of course each level gets a bit harder and more involved.

Dave is an AKC CGC, CGCA and Trick Dog evaluator. If you pass these tests you can send in your paperwork along with your fee and get a title on your dog.

If your dog doesn’t have a CGC the dog must complete ten tricks from a list supplied by the evaluator. If your dog does have a CGC they only need to complete five more tricks.

Titan already has his CGC, so we only needed to do five tricks to complete our TKN  title. You can find more information here.

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This really was a lot of fun and laughs! At this level it is all relatively easy stuff to do. Titan did, kennel up, sit on a platform, fetch it & give, hold and  go through a tunnel. We did one extra because I wanted to see if I could get him to jump over a jump, and he did.

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A few photos of dogs doing their tricks…

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The test allows for two handler’s choice tricks. These next two photos were handlers choice.

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We all had such a great time, a lot of encouragement and camaraderie. I encourage everyone to give this a try, it is a great way to bond with your dog while having some fun!

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Splish Splash…Dogs Having Fun!

My friend Michelle and I are Michigan Regional Directors (RD) for the American Chesapeake Club (ACC), this is our national dog club. As such we coordinate different events and activities in our state for Chessie’s and their owners.

A couple of months ago my friend Deb invited me to go with  her and try dock diving with Titan. She talked with me about putting together a dock diving fun day. We worked out the details with Heather, the trainer and gal who runs the facility.

So Michelle, Deb and myself coordinated our first Dock Diving Fun Day at the TNT Dog Center. Heather was great to work with and the facility is fantastic!

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We made fliers, sent out emails to all the Michigan ACC members, and posted on our Facebook group.

This past Saturday was the day of our event. It is always fun meeting new Chessie enthusiasts. The dogs had so much fun. Deb’s dog Grace has her Dock Senior (DS) title, but the rest of us are newbies to the sport. Michelle’s dog Ronnie took right to jumping, she was a natural. Titan had done it one other time but had a minor injury from that first time so he was hesitant about jumping from the dock but has the ramp mastered. Our new friends Emerald Isle and her parents, Pattie and Jeremy, drove over two hours to join the fun. Emmy was unsure of the ramp at first but she caught on quick.

We had a potluck lunch that was fabulous, so after eating and sharing stories we let the dogs have some more fun in the pool.

This is such a fun sport, so if you are looking for something fun to do with your dog you might want to see if you have a dock diving facility in your area and give it a whirl. If you are in Michigan I highly recommend TNT Dog Center.

Some photos of our fun…

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So what did you do for fun this past weekend?

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Blue Buffalo Wilderness Bayou Biscuits Review #chewyinfluencer

Today Misty Shores is going a little Exotic Cajun and reviewing Blue Buffalo Wilderness Bayou Biscuits with Alligator and Catfish Grain Free Dog Treats for chewy.com

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A little bit about Blue Buffalo the company

In the beginning, there was Blue, Bill and Jackie’s large breed Airedale, one of the best pals who ever put on a collar. Blue’s struggle with cancer is what prompted them to take a serious interest in a wide range of pet health issues, and inspired the Bishop family to make a super-premium pet food using only the finest natural ingredients starting with real chicken, lamb or fish. Working with a leading holistic veterinarian and animal nutritionist, the Bishops developed BLUE Life Protection Formula® for dogs and cats, which has become the #1-selling natural pet food in America. Created by pet parents for pet parents, we hope you try BLUE dog or cat foods soon. They set a new standard in healthy pet food, and we guarantee you’ll be completely satisfied.      

– The Bishop family and all your friends at Blue Buffalo

You can read more information about Blue Buffalo here

Product Description

Reward your pup with the exotic flavors of the bayou with Blue Buffalo Wilderness Bayou Biscuits with Alligator & Catfish Grain-Free Dog Treats. The crunchy baked biscuit will satisfy his love of meat and natural chewing instincts with the taste of real alligator, a nutritious high-quality protein that makes snack time even more exciting. For a truly complete bayou blend, it’s also loaded with delicious catfish and shrimp to drive him wild. They’re 100% grain-free and full of protein for a uniquely healthy treat.

Key Benefits

      • Delicious real alligator, catfish and shrimp
      • Filled with high-quality unique proteins
      • 100% grain-free and gluten-free
      • Crunchy baked biscuits
      • Made with the finest natural ingredients
      • No artificial preservatives, colors or flavors
      • No corn, wheat, soy or chicken/poultry by-product meals

Taste Test

Now that we gave you the details on the product let’s get down to business, the best part according to the dogs, the tasting!

Today’s taste tester is Titan. He was happy to cooperate in order to have some of these very yummy treats!! I was surprised at how big these biscuits were and they have a cute little paw print on them! Titan was very patient as I took over 100 photos so I could capture just the right ones. He thought these treats were lip smacking good!!

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We give them our highest rating…a four paws up!!

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Where You Can Buy These Tasty Treats

These are on sale right now at Chewy.com for $4.79 for a 8 oz. bag, you save $2.20 off the regular price. So just click the button on my sidebar and order today, you know you want to and your pups will give you many smooches for buying them these tasty treats.

Shipping Information

Shipping is free with any $49 order and $4.95 flat rate on orders under $49. They also offer auto ship!

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Thank you Chewy for allowing us to review this product.

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