Monday, March 30, 2009

Save While Doing Good!

Looking to save a few bucks on your next order and help a good cause in the process?  Coupon code 5HSJC will save you 5% off your next order at Backcountry K-9 and an additional 5% will be donated to the Human Society of Jackson County (serving Jackson County, GA) at no extra cost to you.

A special thanks to Brown Dog Boutique for helping setup this great opportunity!

Sunday, March 29, 2009

Product Testing the Ruff Wear Big Eddy and Hover Craft

I was lucky enough to be asked to test the new Ruff Wear Big Eddy PFD and Ruff Wear Hover Craft this past summer and fall with my 75 Black Lab, Huron.

The Big Eddy life jacket was tested in a calm inland lake and in a much rougher Great Lake, Lake Michigan.  The canine PFD excelled in both environments.  Huron was able to run full stride and still had the buoyancy to play in 2 foot waves on a September day in Lake Michigan.  The Big Eddy is built like a tank – the quality I’ve come to expect from Ruff Wear gear.  I could lift all 75 lbs of Huron with the handle on top.

The Big Eddy has more of its buoyancy on top, allowing the dog to stay in a natural swimming position.  On the inland lake she was able to paddle around just like normal.

At a retail price of $74.95 ($71.99 at Backcountry K-9), the Big Eddy is on the the high side but its quality makes it a no-brainer for any serious water enthusiast.  It’s available in Red Currant and Sunrise Yellow in sizes XS – Large.

If your looking for a less expensive recreational model, check out the new Ruff Wear Portage.

The Ruff Wear Hover Craft is hands down Huron’s new Favorite outside toy.  It’s molded foam construction gives it rigidness like a plastic frisbee but is still soft enough to not cause any gum or lip sores like a plastic frisbee will.

The Hover Craft is extremely well built.  I’m a cheerleader for Ruff Wear gear but the top quality of this one even surprised me.  It’s been fetched hundreds of times in the backyard or in the lake during camping trips.  It’s sat for 9 months in the rain, sun, and snow.  It’s been tugged and chewed.  Except for a little dirt, it is no worse for the wear!  Another great thing about the Hover Craft is that it also comes in a small size for little dogs that are big at heart.

At $14.95 for the small and $19.95 for the large ($13.99/$17.99 at Backcountry K-9)  the Hover Craft is worth every penny.

Stunt Puppy Gear at Backcountry K-9

We’re stoked at Backcountry K-9 to add Stunt Puppy gear to our lineup.  Stunt Puppy manufactures great collars, leads, dry collars, and inexpensive everyday boots.

A few of the highlights:

  • Dry Collar – waterproof and stink proof!
  • The Stunt Runner Leash – a hikers and jogger’s dream
  • Everyday Booties – a quality affordable boot, perfect for walks or to add to a backcountry emergency kit.

Check out all the Stunt Puppy gear.

Spring Ruff Wear Gear is Here

The new Spring gear from Ruff Wear is here and it looks great.  The new gear includes -

Save 10% on any Backcountry K-9 order now through April 5th with Coupon Code 477QTY.

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Waterproof Guardian Dog Light at Backcountry K-9

Backcountry K-9 now has the Guardian Dog Light.  It’s lightweight, waterproof, omnidirectional, and visible up to 1 mile!

(Shown above on the Stunt Puppy Everyday Collar – not included).

Check out the Guardian Dog Light at Backcountry K-9 for $17.99.

Monday, March 23, 2009

West Paw Design Zogoflex Toys now at Backcountry K-9

Backcountry K-9 is proud to now carry West Paw Design Zogoflex toys.

Zogoflex is an incredibly soft, yet durable material - perfect for withstanding dog chompers.  The toys float and come in fun bright colors.

Choose the Hurley (like a bone) or Zisc (a frisbee).

My hard chewing lab has been playing with a Hurley now for a few days straight and it still looks brand new!

Sunday, March 8, 2009


From Fail Blog:

I have no idea if this was a real ad at some point in history… I hope not!

The sheer cruelty aside, I am trying to think what it would take to even get my dog in that thing…