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Tuesday, October 24, 2017

How to Wash your Dog in 8 Steps: Dog Bath!




Ruckus is a 6 year old American Eskimo and we’ve had pretty good experience on dog washing since we do most of our grooming at home.


A trip to the groomers typically costs us $150-200 dollars and takes 6 hours or more, so let’s start saving you some money!


3 minute YouTube Video:



Step 1 Gather your Tools



It helps to have everything set up so that you don’t leave your wet dog in the middle of the bath washing process.


We’ve prepared the following for today’s dog washing:






Step 2 First Rinse

In CA, we are blessed with pretty warm weather all year round, so all of his baths have been in the backyard with our trusty hose. Depending on your dog breed and hardiness, you may need to bathe them indoors in your bathtub or sink.


Note that it is super important to make sure that you are able to catch all of the fur so that it doesn’t clog your pipes!


Step 3 Apply Shampoo

We love love love the shampoo and conditioner made by Viva La Spa since it makes Ruckus smell like baby powder.  See the link below for more info.


Step 4 Rinse Shampoo

Hose him down at full blast to clear away any last bit of shampoo!


Do note that we also used Viva La Spa conditioner to keep his fur silky, but edited it out keep this video condense and to the point!


Step 5 Let your Dog Run Away (optional) 

Now as you know, most dogs HATE baths and Ruckus is NOT an exception to this rule. Give your pup some breaks in between sessions where it makes sense, like after a rinse and after towel drying.


Step 6 Towel Dry

Speaking of towel drying, remember to keep a few towels handy. Manually dry off as much as you can to save time with the blow dryer.


Step 7 Blow Dry and Brush

You can use any blow dryer you prefer. We understand that the costs for dog-specific blow dryers has a higher price point, so we just use a human-grade blow dryer.


Brushes on the other hand, are a different story. Our dog is an American Eskimo with a thick double coat, so we use many types of brushes to keep him handsome.


Step 8 Enjoy the Fruits of your Labor



Ah, the final step. After an hour-plus of our time, we’ve reached Step 8.


Take a glance at the outcome. Smooth silky fur with an extra oomph of fluff!
Luckily with Ruckus we only have to wash him once every few months. He naturally sheds his dirt and dander into our white carpet!


Please leave a comment below on YOUR TIPS ON HOW TO WASH YOUR DOG.



This post may contain affiliate links. We purchase most of the products for the posts ourselves however sometimes we have the opportunity to test and review brand products. Ruckus the Eskie will only share products we trust.

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

#MeToo & #HowIWillChange



It saddens us how many victims were affected by the#MeToo Movement. We can only imagine how many more remained silent. Please take a moment to think about #howiwillchange.


Sunday, October 15, 2017

BarkBox Review October 2017



Today we’re showing you the Barkbox that arrived at our doorstep this month.


What is a BarkBox? Barkbox is a monthly subscription for your pup, filled with a variety of toys, treats, and chews. These boxes can be specifically customized for your pup--from heavy chewers to those with special allergies.


Ruckus the Eskie is an affiliate of the BarkBox network. Use promo code “RUCKUS” to save 10% on either BarkBox or BarkShop items, or “ESKIE” for a free BarkBox as part of your subscription.



Item 1: Zoe the Zombie Squirrel


Ruckus loves to chase squirrels, so this is a great match. We’ve gotta make sure he doesn’t catch zombie rabies, though.


Item 2: Pig Ear

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Delicious and crunchy. These are usually the first items that Ruckus pulls off the shelf from the pet store.

Item 3: Simply Ghoulicious

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This pumpkin flavored treat is perfect for the Halloween season. A bonus perk--helping regulate his bowels!

Item 4: Bark Spooky Snacks

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These snacks come in interesting shapes in the form of nuts and bolts. Maybe we can make a little Frankenstein for Ruckus to munch on.

Item 5: Rest in Pieces Tombstone

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It looks like the squirrel lost the battle this time. Rest in pieces, little one.

Overall, what a fun and morbid Halloween theme box. Barkbox never ceases to amaze both humans and dogs. We still can’t figure out who is looking forward to these monthly deliveries!


If you prefer not to have a monthly box, you can also purchase these items individually on the BarkShop online store. Just use the promo code “RUCKUS” to save 10% on your purchase.





Please leave a comment below on what you like from this month’s Barkbox.

Use code "Ruckus" to save 10% or "ESKIE" for free box

See other BarkBox reviews-->Barkbox Review List

This post contains sponsored links from BarkBox and BarkShop but ruckustheeskie.com only shares information we feel is relevant to our readers.  

Saturday, October 7, 2017

ASMR Dog Food and Dog Eating Video






You may have been searching the world wide web and wonder --What is ASMR?

Autonomous sensory meridian response is an experience that is meant for a tingling or static sensation on the skin that starts at the scalp and moves down the neck and spine. 

It's the new thing that's in NOW.

We figure that we will join the parade and engage in creating an ASMR video on dog food and dog eating.

Enjoy!



Products show in video:

1) Blue Buffalo Adult Dry Food Chicken
2) Taste of the Wild Canned Salmon


This post may contain affiliate links. We purchase most of the products for the posts ourselves however sometimes we have the opportunity to test and review brand products. Ruckus the Eskie will only share products we trust.

Thursday, October 5, 2017

How to take a Selfie



Step 1: Fix Fur
Step 2: Show Pearly White
Step 3: Engage with the camera
Step 4: Snap the Shot