A few weeks ago I shared a picture of Atka panting away in the house. We had an unusual rise in temperature and the poor guy was so hot that I had to turn on the air conditioning for him. The Green Pet Shop recognized Atka’s problem and came to the rescue.
Or so I thought.
Yesterday, I told you that Atka is the weirdest dog ever. Well, turns out he and Mauja are both weird. My giant guard dogs are chickens.
When we received the Cool Pet Pad, I eagerly ripped open the box and placed the pad on the floor. I put my hands on the pad and immediately felt the cool sensation. I called Mauja and Atka over to check it out and they were terrified. Absolutely terrified. Mauja even barked at the pet pad intruder.
Thus began the desensitization process. I knew the pad would be pyrfect if I could just get them to relax on it. I used a form of shaping (more on this soon) and over the course of a few weeks, they were now choosing to sleep on the pad without the reinforcement of a treat. Hooray!
The Cool Pet Pad from The Green Pet Shop is an amazing product. A cooling sensation is activated when your dog lies down on the pad through a non-toxic gel. The pad absorbs body heat from your dog in order to keep him cool for up to four hours. I absolutely love that electricity is not required for the pad to work. This makes it far more portable (and better for a dog that likes to chew cords!). After a period of non-use, the pad then cools itself down. For a supercharged cooling effect, you can put the pad in a fridge for a cooler and longer lasting bed!
The Cool Pet Pad is extremely versatile. It fits wonderfully in a crate, on your dog’s bed, in the car, or in your dog’s favorite napping spot. If it gets a bit dirty, some mild soap and water will do the trick. The pad is very well constructed and durable; I can see it lasting for many years to come.
With summer upon us, don’t you think your dog needs a Cool Pet Pad?
* Atka is on the extra large Cool Pet Pad which measures 45 x 27.5. It is a little too small for him, but he doesn’t seem to mind!
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