2 Adorable Rescue Pugs Help Kids Learn to Count by 2’s

2 Adorable Rescue Pugs Help Kids Learn to Count by 2’s

We have just launched a new project called Kids’ Pet Club to inform and entertain pet-loving kids. Snorting snoring comedic duo Kilo the Pug and the adorable star of The Backseat Barkers, Fishstick the Pug host a series of videos including Dog Song Sing-Alongs and DIY Dogs. Our adorable rescue pugs help kids learn to count, care for pets, and make all sorts of crafts.

Pugs have such cute, funny, friendly faces with big heads, big anime eyes and big personalities, they make natural hosts.

Scientific Research and anecdotal evidence have shown that looking at cute dogs and puppies can help relax children and may also help with focus, processing and memory. We have seen first hand how dogs can make the lives of kids better through Reading, Service Dog and Therapy Dogs Programs.  Kilo the Pug certainly brings my daughter and I a lot of joy joy and makes us smile and relax. I’d love to Therapy Work with him in person but he is still too anxious and reactive with strangers and in new places- he would hate it. Through this video series, I can share his little face and help lots of kids without stressing him (he loves the camera as he gets paid in treats and hugs).

Dog Song Sing-Along Video Series

We have just released the first of the Dog Song Sing-Alongs  “Counting to 20 by 2’s”.

DIY Dogs

We have another series called DIY Dogs hosted by the Pugs including Crafts like making “DIY Treat Jars” and “DIY Duck Tape Bow Ties”, as well as “Cooking with Kilo (and Fishstick)”.

Penny P Pug

We will also be testing some Sing-Along and Read-Along Videos for the younger pre-school pet-lovers featuring our animated character Penny P Pug which I am very excited about too. Penny P is a whimsical, wonderful, impulsive little pug puppy full of energy and enthusiasm. Penny P can’t sit still (except when she is asleep in a heap) and every day is an adventure. She has “things to see and things to do, things to smell and things to chew”. She is easily distracted and frequently has to be reminded “Take a Paws and think things through, then you’ll know just what to do”.

Penny P Pug getting muddy with hose

Do you have a Pug that makes you Smile? Tell us in the comments and please share the new videos with any kids you know.

9 Healthy Treats To Feed To Your Pug

9 nine Good healthy snacks to feed your pug dog

9 Healthy Snacks You Can Share With Your Pug

We love our pugs and can’t resist those big round eyes when our furry friends are hungry between mealtimes. But just like people, small dogs like pugs need to stick with healthy options to avoid gaining too much weight.

It is estimated that up to 50% of dogs are overweight. Pugs are at an extra risk for weight gain thanks to their short legs and snouts, making exercise tougher and less appealing. Too much extra fat can lead to a shortened lifespan and can even worsen your pug’s breathing troubles. It can also put stress on their little legs, backs and hearts.

TH Kilo bow tieThe best way to avoid weight gain in your pug is to go for regular walks and to avoid overfeeding. But if you have the following snacks on hand, you can train and treat your pets without risking their health.

9 Fruits & Vegetables For Your Pet To Snack On

(always check with your vet before trying as these lists are based on our experience)

  1. Carrots
  2. Apples
  3. Zucchini
  4. Green bell peppers
  5. Cauliflower
  6. Broccoli
  7. Berries
  8. Watermelon
  9. Peaches

Peanuts are also fine but watch for choking on all.

Some snacks like carrots are more appetizing when slightly softened/cooked and chopped or with the skin broken so dogs can digest better.

One thing to keep in mind is that not all fruits and veg are created equal! Several of the foods that are toxic to dogs are considered healthy to people.

Fruits and Vegetables You Should Not Feed Your Pug

  1. Avocado
  2. Citrus
  3. Grapes and raisins
  4. Onions, garlic, and chives
  5. Cherry pits (the flesh is fine) and peach cores
  6. Currants
  7. Apple seeds (the flesh is fine)

These foods are part of a long list of people food that dogs should avoid.

Of course, on special occasions you might want to give your pug something a little special. It’s fine to periodically give your friend treats like peanut butter and frozen yogurt, and even special baked goods that make snack time fun!

Does your pug have a favourite healthy snack? Share your special pug treats in the comments below!

What should your Pug be for Halloween?

What should your pug be on Halloween? Halloween costume ideas for Pugs

Cool Costumes for Pugs for Halloween

Do you like to celebrate holidays and occasions with your Pug like I do? What should your Pug be for Halloween this year? We are off to the Pugoween Fundraiser for PugALug Pug Rescue at PawsWay on Sunday with Kilo the Rescue Pug so we definitely needed some inspiration.

See photos from the Pugalug Pugoween Party HERE.

I am sure political costumes will be popular this year, especially in the US, and who could forget Fishstick the Pug on the red carpet as Donald Trump with his lovely bride Lottie at Woofstock filming Backseat Barkers.

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Movie characters like Star Wars, Minions, Ghost Busters, Batman, and Disney Princesses are always popular. Kilo doesn’t mind his Super Pug, Bat Pug or Minion Costumes too much. Which do you think he should wear?

Kilo as Darth Vader (costume bought at PetSmart)

“Give yourself to the Dark Side”. Kilo

 

Kilo the Pug dressed as Darth Vader for Halloween
Kilo as Darth Vader

Kilo the Pug as Batman and Superman

Superpug versus Batpug

Kilo the Pug as an Adorable MinionTongue out tuesday kilo dressed as minion

What should your Pug be for Halloween? Check out more comfortable Halloween Costumes For Kilo the Pug including DIY

Kilo Bond

Shaken not stirred.

Kilo the Pug Black Tie formal wear like James Bond

Pumpkin

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Ash Ketchum from Pokemon

kilo in his pokemon gear

Pirate

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Devil

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Canadian Mountie

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Tom Cruise in Risky Business

Kilo Pug ready to rock

Keep Your Dog Safe and Happy on Halloween

Halloween is actually very stressful for Kilo the Pug.

Kilo hates strangers coming to the door so he is crated in the basement with Kongs and chews or sits on my knee on a leash. I would never take him trick or treating as he would be terrified.

  • Always choose pet clothing that is safe and comfortable for your dog to wear. Make sure your dog can easily stand, sit, lie down, walk, and use the bathroom at any time while in costume. Always double check f there are things sewn onto the outfit, your pet may try to eat them and can get really sick. If your pet doesn’t like getting dressed up, don’t force him or her. Kilo the pug is not a fan of putting his paws through tight sleeves or wearing much so he often just has loose soft things or a simple bandana or collar or harness or vest instead.

Stay safe this Halloween by making sure your dog doesn’t escape or ingest anything dangerous like chocolate or candy, decorations, or costume pieces. Always contact a vet or the ASPCA Hotline immediately if they do. Halloween is the second most common time for dogs to get lost after July 4th and a common time for poisoning to occur.

Foods You Should Never Share With Your Dog Kilo sits on couch with bowl full of chips watching Blue Jays Game

  • Don’t leave your pet unsupervised or in a high traffic area.
  • I bet we see a few Blue Jays costumes in Toronto as well. Just be careful with the Halloween treats and chips LOLDo not leave snacks within reach. Kilo will steal chips and chocolates, wrapper and all.
  • Make sure your dog can’t get out the front door while handing out candy.  Think about crating them or relaxing with them somewhere quiet.
  • Make sure tags are up-to-date, detailed and on.
  • Keep them on a leash during Halloween!

What Do You Think Kilo The Pug Should Go As? What’s your Pug going to be this year?

Here is a video we did of 99 Cute Halloween Pet Costumes on Talent Hounds featuring lots of pugs of course.

Share your photos and costume ideas with us in the comments below, by e-mail and on Kilo’s Facebook Page so we can add your dog in the Talent Hounds gallery which we will be updating daily.

Get your Daily Smile with Cute photos of Me- Kilo the Pug

Cute photo of Kilo the Pug in a red striped tie ready for work

Kilo the Pug: My Workplace Photos

I have been in my forever home for 2 years now.  I love company, especially my Mom’s so we are both lucky she often works from home. My Mom makes me earn my kibble, literally (she seems to think I am greedy). I basically run the place for her. One of my favorite jobs is posing for cute photos (second only to tasting recipes). I know when I see cameras or phones that I am going to get lots of treats and attention.

I thought you might enjoy some of these cute photos of me hard at work dressed for success- they always get a smile out of my Mom:

 

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Cute Photo of Kilo the pug in his Canada bow tie

Proudly Canadian in my Canada Bow-tie.

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I take my job seriously as you can see.

I like to be right next to Mom on the white couch (well it used to be white, but now it has black hairs too). I think I am her inspiration and I know I make her happy.

Does your pug like taking cute photos too?