Meet Dice. Feisty Pups Are #PinnacleHealthyPets - The Art of Better


Meet Dice: Feisty Pups Are #PinnacleHealthyPets


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Feisty pups are often in need of interaction, adventure and mental stimulation. Meet our feisty girl Dice.

Meet Dice - The Art of Better


We often call her our Ten Pounds of Terror. When we got her DNA results back a few years ago, we just had to laugh at all the question marks on her report. According to the testing, she is mostly Dachshund and Chihuahua with a generous sprinkle of mutt; maybe a little DobermanPortuguese Water Dog, Coonhound and Irish Terrier.


Since she is mainly a Chi-Weenie, it makes total sense that she is stubborn and feisty. She’s extremely active, playful and tenacious. If we’re not keeping her engaged through regular play, outings/adventures and toys, she gets annoying and destructive.


She will bark at you to let you know she’s bored or not happy. She is firmly ALPHA and lets everyone around her know, especially her three brothers. So, how do you keep a feisty dog like Dice occupied and tired out?


1. Figure out what kind of toys your dog prefers. Dice loves squeakers and, since she’s a tenacious picker, we’ve learned to get her toys with no stuffing. Stuffing inevitably leads to a huge mess.

2. Teach your dog tricks and keep up on the training to keep her mind working. A lot of little dogs are extremely smart, and Dice is no exception. Don’t let your dog use that brainpower to a negative end. Dice loves to practice sitting, shaking, fetching and playing hide and seek.

3. Get out of the house often. Take your dog on as many outings and adventures as possible! Dice loves to go on walks, to the park and to the pet store. A change of scenery can be a great thing!

4. If your dog is an only pup, consider adopting another. A second dog, assuming you can afford the vet bills & food, is really not much more of a handful. Now, a third or fourth, in our case, is another story!

5. Feed her only food & treats made from quality ingredients. I also recommend considering a grain free, limited ingredient diet as this made a huge difference in easing our dogs’ potty time.

Pinnacle bagEnter Pinnacle®. Our dogs really are our furbabies and we wouldn’t feed them anything less than the best. We don’t eat anything but high quality food so why would we feed our dogs junk and filler?

If you feel the same, check out Pinnacle Holistic Pet Nutrition. They have been around since 1998 manufacturing out of their California plant and they just went totally grain-free in May of 2015. Grain free means easier to digest for our pups.

Pinnacle foods include fiber to keep our furbabies fuller longer and ensure a smooth potty time. Antioxidants ensure healthy skin and shiny coats too.

Many of their dog foods feature a novel protein source such as trout, duck or salmon, which is helpful for so many dogs that are allergic to the everyday proteins such as beef or chicken.

Click on over to their website for a $5.00 off coupon and to find Pinnacle at a store near you. Their food is widely distributed around the US.

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