WILL WORK for breakfast! 💪🏼🦴
Many people try to make feeding time an exciting event for dogs, but truthfully, the food itself is exciting enough on its own. Food and mating are the two strongest instincts a dog has, so the act of eating is a huge reward in and of itself.
Thus, it actually HELPS our dogs if we shape their mealtimes around calmness, order, and respect. This brings balance (their main goal in life!) to an otherwise highly-stimulating event... giving them peace.
One way we achieve that with our pack is making our dogs “work” for their food. In the wild, food is most certainly not free. It’s not available as soon as they wake up, like we oftentimes make it for them. They must travel, walk, hunt, jump, run, and WORK for their food. Of course, they need it for survival, so the motivation is there.
If we can’t walk them before a meal (hello summer! 🥵) we run through their commands, work on new tricks, hide it for them, and so forth. This not only is instinctively fulfilling for them, but it drains their mental energy and is stimulating on a more primal level as well. Since I am the one providing and sharing the valuable resource (food) it is a powerful bonding activity too!
Even though they may have comfortable domesticated lives, Instagram accounts and subscriptions to @chewy, (🤪) they are still animals with primitive instincts. It’s one of my life’s greatest priorities to respect Kylie, Kono and Kenai as animals first, dogs second, and thennnn the cute, fluffy, adorable, sweet golden babies that I see them as. 😉 Sharing life with dogs is one of the most profound privileges this world has to offer. 💕🐶
And I fink to myself... what a wonderful world 🌍✨😇
4,55013817 August, 2019
Baby Kenai wants to wish everyone who started school this week a happy new school year! 🤓📚🗓✏️ // #backtoschool
“You're off to Great Places! Today is your day! Your mountain is waiting, so... get on your way!”
~ @drseuss 📕❤️
4,4076516 August, 2019
You guys know how much we love traveling and going on adventures - we’re always on the go together! 🚙🐾🗺 So when our parents got a new Golden-Mobile (cuz, let’s be honest), doggy-proofing was a top priority! #sponsored Our kind friends at @weathertech made sure we were outfitted with the best all-weather floor mats for our new vehicle. No matter what we’re doing or where we’re going, from muddy hiking to sandy beach days, these durable mats can take it all!
Mom likes to post training videos, but she doesn’t realize how well we have her trained. So here’s a #training vid of how hard we worked to teach her optimal head scratchie skillz. 💆♂️👐💆♂️ (sound 🎶 on!)
5,64814514 August, 2019
That feeling when you realize you can’t choose your family, (especially #littlebrothers ...) but you can choose who you follow on insta! 🤪
📢 SHOUT OUT to our insta-fam 💚💜💛💙❤️
10,68516213 August, 2019
Extra! 🗞 Extra! Read all about it:
We all know us pups get spoiled by our humans on the daily (duh! 😎), but today our friends at @wellnesspetfood want to give your humans the chance to show some extra love! 💜 In honor of #SpoilYourDogDay , see below on how to WIN a #WellnessCORE treat pack in partnership with our beloved Wellness pack. (You guys know these are our favorite, ✨ONE INGREDIENT✨ treats - even approved by the pickiest pup ever!)
HOW TO ENTER:
1) Follow @wellnesspetfood & @konoinorlando
2) Tag a friend who spoils their pup. 🐶
Contest ends August 16th. Open to US residents only. Winner will be directly messaged. Good luck! 🐾
2,50729012 August, 2019
Ready or not, HERE I COME, Mondayyy!!! 🌊👊🏼🌊 // #fearless
Be sure to swipe left... Kenai’s got extra skin for every day of the week! 🤪🗓
4,0008811 August, 2019
🔎👀 Here we see a baby lion cub (and his many chins) in a natural state getting massaged by a daring human. ✋🦁🤚 #namaste
5,4995610 August, 2019
🎶 If you wanna go and take a ride wit me
We three wheelin in the four with the gold puppies 🎶 #NellyRemix 😎