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Founder PupStyle.com & Pet Fashion Stylist

Holiday Sanity Saver-Bark Genie To The Rescue

If your dog is like most, he might be overly “talkative” when the door bell rings or when the UPS delivery person shows up to bring you holiday packages. You can attempt shaming your dog with pics on Instagram, but that really won’t cut the mustard.

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With the press of a button, you can safely and politely silence your pooch with the Bark Genie. This cool gadget is your  secret  dog silencer that you can  uses a high frequency sound that only dogs can hear which has been proven to stop barking.

Created by the famous safety company First Alert, the Bark Geni looks and feels like a remote control that you can keep in your purse, pocket or dangle around your wrist for quick corrections.

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This gadget will last far beyond the holiday and is really handy when on walks for fending off other barking dogs who might want to start a brawl with your fur baby. The Bark Genie is a great deal on-sale for $17.99!

PupStyle Tech Holiday: Motorola Wi-fi Pet Video Cam-Spy Time

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It’s holiday travel and party time.  Most of us are away from home more than usual and we want to be sure our fur babies are OK. Technology make this very simple and possible like never before!

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Do you wonder, if your dog is slacking off on the job, stealing the left over turkey from the trash, suffering from separation anxiety or has medical issues?

The  Motorola Wi-Fi Pet Video Camera is your solution. You can even watch your pet sitter come and go to be sure you are getting the services you paid for this holiday!!!

 

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The Motorola Wi-Fi Pet Video Camera Scout 66 allows you to  bark orders like “get off the couch” or “stop chewing my shoes” and even have fun annoying your kids with with a simple FREE Hubble App for remote viewing and two-way communication from your smart phone or tablet.

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The Motorola Pet Video Camera is compatible with both IOS and Android platforms and uses a  simple App which easily downloads from the App Store for Apple users or Google Play for Android.

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This was so easy to set-up it honestly shocked me. Printers and monitors cost me more set-up time, so no need to stress over technical complications with this product.

Some of cool features include two way communication, so you can hear and speak to your pet, motion detection & alert and night vision.  I haven’t found any problems using the app no matter where I am.  It’s very user friendly and honestly a TON OF FUN!!!! $99.99

Luxury British Dog Collar and Harness by Holly & Lil

It’s said that it’s always better to stand out in a crowd then to just blend into it. So can’t the same thing be said for your dog? The answer is yes and your dog will for sure be the “dog” of the town while wearing a Holly & Lil handmade collar.

UnionRose All eyes will be on your pooch when they are strutting down the streets or in the dog park wearing this Union Rose Flower dog collar! Not only is it adorable and fashionable at the same time, but it is made of calf leather so its durability can allow your dog to just be a dog.

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I also can’t fail mention Holly & Lil’s handmade harnesses for dogs too! This particular harness is their UK Flag Leather harness which perfectly represents the home where Holly & Lil is located.  All harnesses come in sizes small, medium and large. Harnesses are perfect for taking a stroll with your beloved dog.

UKFlagharnessYou can find collars, harnesses and much more accessories for your pets athttp://www.hollyandlil.co.uk/

 

American Eagle Outfitters Rolling Out Dog Fashion To Increase Holiday Sales

American Eagle Outfitters discovered through their April Fool’s dog fashion campaign that dog fashion = increased brand awareness and SALES!

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Something we’ve been  preaching at PupStyle for 12 years and overjoyed to see the mass brands catching on.

AE created a funny April Fools ad campaign in conjunction with the ASPCA to raise funds for the charity and in doing so learned the power of our dog fashion community.

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The campaign was such a huge success that they decided to roll out a REAL collection of dog fashion apparel to coordinate with their human apparel line. You can dress your dog to complement your fav AE looks.  I LOOOOVE IT!  The hats are genius. Bravo American Eagle Outfitters!!

Tory Burch Luxury Grey Wool Dog Coat

Luxury women’s fashion designer Tory Burch recently launched her own line of luxury dog fashion featuring a PupStyle friend and model Nobu!!  Nobu is a former puppy mill rescue turned super-dog model and should be popping his collar with this beautiful coat!!  Ultra lux, soft,  felted wool idea for chilly fall and winter days.  $95 ToryBurch.com

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Every dog fashion look should be coordinated with a matching collar and leash and we LOVE Tory’s felted, wool, bow-tie collar to match.  It’s no secret that we are OBSESSED with bow-ties at PupStyle so we give Tory huge props for this beautiful, complete look. $65 ToryBurch.com

 

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Add a matching Tory Burch Leash and you have a classic, lux look to wear for years ahead $95 ToryBurch.com

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Dara Foster got the EXCLUSIVE look at world’s first AutoDogMug by Highwave

At PupStyle.com we get hundreds of product submissions a week from innovate and some not so innovative pet product companies from around the world.  I am often asked what is our criteria for reviewing a product?  It’s simple, I look for 3 key factors:

1. Stylish, stylish, stylish (must look like time and thought was put into the visual elements of the design).

2. Obsessively innovative (like Thomas Edison innovative)

3. Honest functionality (no gimmicky products-they MUST do what they claim and have high-design elements)

As an avid dog road tripper, I JUMPED at the opportunity when Highwave.com offered to send me 1 of only 10 samples of their newly invented AutoDogMug to put to the test!

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The design alone had me totally giddy  and I was also  impressed with their company back story.  This products is designed by the INVENTOR of the world’s first travel mug!   Check out the quick video demo which really shows how cool this is.

Yes, the same man who changed the way we carry our coffee on the go, has created the most brilliant dog water travel mug I’ve ever seen.

This simple yet extremely handy product deserved a video to demo how it works.  They even included a velcro strap to you can attach the bottle to a back pack, or bicycle $20.

PupStyle Pumpkins! DIY Dog Pumpkin Carving Project

Halloween is by far one our favorite holidays at PupStyle.com.  In my family we have a yearly tradition of carving pumpkins.  Every year I like to change it up so this year,  I was inspired by my Chiweenie Sophie!

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I can’t resist her adorable face and hey why not put her face on a pumpkin? Here are the steps I took to create my Sophie Pumpkin!

Simply go to google and type in the breed of dog you have along with free pumpkin printable. For example I typed: weenie dog free pumpkin printable.

After looking into some different websites, I then found a printable weenie dog pumpkin carving that also came with directions! http://www.ilovedachshunds.org/free-dachshund-pumpkin-carving-stencil-pattern/

I then followed the directions and wala! My Sophie pumpkin is complete!

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