Journal

Our Shuka collar gets put to the test | by Dre'ke the Cavalier

Every now and then we meet a new member of the pack who would like to take one of our products out for a spin. And we are always thrilled! There is no better quality checkers than our very own customers. Sixty long walks in the park, twenty muddy games of fetch and countless naps later, Dre'ke and his family tell us what they think of their new Shuka dog collar. 

"We received the Hiro + wolf Shuka Blue Dog Collar. It is a nice, bright, and colorful collar which perfectly match with Dré'kes fur. The colors are a combination of yellow, blue and green. It are not the colors you would combine right away, yet it gives a beautiful effect! To finish the collar they have used bright and luxury vegetable tan leather. Also the logo is very beautiful engraved in the collar! We use this necklace very regularly because it creates a nice look! We also do not see any damage after 2 months of use. 

 

Follow Dre'ke adventures on Instagram @dreke_thecavalier or take a look at his website for more fun inspiration. 

Lifestyle | Easy Doggy Ice cream recipe

Let them eat ice-cream. If there's one thing we love about Summer, is cooling down with a refreshing lolly. But that's not just us, our doggies love it too. As they release body heat through their panting, ice cream will come as a breathe of fresh air- literally. 

We looked wide and far and eventually found the perfect- mistake proof recipe for a delicious ice cream treat both human and hound can enjoy. We'd love to know what your furry ones think of it!

 

BANANA AND PEANUT BUTTER RECIPE 

Ingredients:

1 ripe banana

1 cup of peanut butter

2 cups of natural yogurt  

2 tbsps of honey 

 

Preparation:

1. Mash the banana and then stir it into the natural yogurt.
2. Warm the cup of peanut butter using a microwave or stove until it’s easy to stir.
3. Add the banana and yogurt mixture and the honey to the softened peanut butter.
4. Mix all ingredients until well-combined.
5. Pour the mixture into a non-stick container and then freeze overnight.

 

Take the fun one step further, add some toppings!

· A spoonful of applesauce
· Some dribbles of honey
· Bits of crispy bacon
· A sprinkle of rice crispies
· Dashes of toasted sesame seeds

DOG + YOGA = 'DOGA'

We are so excited to introduce our very first 'yoga with dogs' class on the 26th August at 9:30 AM celebrating #InternationalDogDay with our lovely new pack in Margate. 

The class is run by our yoga pair extraordinaire @yogawithamie and @hegarty.jen and designed for humans to connect further with their dogs through slow breathing and easy, synchronised movements. Some of the benefits of doga include: increased flexibility, helping to resolve behavioral issues, reducing stress, lowering blood pressure and aiding in digestion.  

 

Get to know your yoga instructors

Jen shares her love for animals and yoga, and why she thinks this is a class not to be missed. "As a vet of ten years and a recently qualified yoga teacher, I would never have thought that my love of animals and my love of yoga could somehow be combined...  This class will be an amazing opportunity - both for humans and for their canine companions! What's more, the money raised will go to a very worthwhile cause: the People's Dispensary for Sick Animals - a charity that does vital work for dogs in this area and across the UK."

Amie is a fully qualified, Yoga Alliance registered teacher based in Margate, Kent. She runs regular classes for humans in our King Fishery Room above our store in Margate, shares her love for the millennial practise with fluffy dog Hector. Hector is black cocker spaniel with floppy ears and big bear-like paws. Amie and Hector are best friends and practice yoga together all the time. The pooch's favourite posture is definitely savasana and his mantra is let sleeping dogs lie.

Book your place

Tickets are £15 and 100% of all proceedings will go to the local PDSA. On top of that, we will be donating 10% of sales made through our sister brand @artisansandadventurers Margate over the bank holiday weekend (Sat 26th- 28th August) to the PDSA.
Ticket price includes “Doggy Bag” with treats and a small gift from Hiro + Wolf. Drop us an email to: hello@hiroandwolf.com to book your tickets- be quick as the class is limited to 8 people. 

WHAT: Yoga class for human & dog

WHEN: Saturday 26th August

WHERE: The Kingfishers Room, 34 Kings Street

HOW: Drop us a line to: hello@hiroandwolf.com and book your place

THE HANDS-FREE LEAD GOES OUT FOR A SPIN

Few people have more miles trekked than dog walkers. Rainy days, sunny days, not-so friendly days, walkies never stop. So who better to put our hands-free lead to the test than pet connoisseur and dog walker extraordinaire, Vicky from Kettering Dog Walkers. Read on as she shares the story of her first walk ever with a hands-free lead and her experience with different canine sizes and personalities.

I excitedly opened the parcel and I instantly felt the quality was incredible. I’d go as far to say it’s the best I’ve felt and seen. I use many leads as you can imagine and I’m always looking for new products to try. Anything that will make my life a little easier, save me time and give all my dogs an enjoyable walk.

The lead is strikingly beautiful and stands out for all the right reasons. The details are stunning and the stitching is second to none. It’s definitely a high end product compared to many other leads out there. I go through so many leads in my line of work and it costs me quite a bit to continually replace and replenish my stock. I much prefer to invest in quality, practicality, style and a company with great customer service. 

There are many different styles to choose from but I was especially sent the Sprite hands-free lead, a very colourful combination of deep purple, teal and orange, and it just so happens I would have chosen this one anyway.

At the very most I will have 4 dogs on a lead at a time. I like to think I am fairly strong but sometimes I do have a dog who takes me wherever they wish to go. My legs are critical to me so I can complete a day’s work but my arms are also important. This lead has a metal hoop in the middle so you can wear it over your shoulder and under your alternative arm or (like me) around your waist. In my case it’s been used to help me with multiple dogs in a pack but if you only have 1 dog it’s great for a hands-free experience. You can use your phone to take cute photos of your dog, poo- pick or to simply put your hands in your pockets to keep them warm when temperature drops. 

The Sprite hands-free lead is available in store, and very soon online. Drop us a line at hello@hiroandwolf.com and you'll be the first to know as soon as they arrive! Shop the Sprite collection here, and our range of hands-free leads here.

I am in and out of my van and customers’ homes all day. In the past I would hoop a lead around my neck and in doing this I have lost many of my leads. Once I have safely put a dog in my van I take the lead off them to avoid safety concerns while I’m driving.

Since my Hiro & Wolf lead safely clips around under my shoulder I never lose it, the fastening clip is so big it’s easy to unclip my dogs once in the van. This has saved me so much time this past month and I certainly know my dogs are grateful for this.

 

Follow Vicky's & her pack's adventures on Instagram @ketteringdogwalkers