If you are looking for something truly unique to immortalize your dog or give a STELLAR holiday gift to a loved one, check out these cool custom dog sculptures by BenMcFuzzyLungs at Etsy.com.

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Each sculpture is hand crafted to look exactly like your dog and takes up to two weeks to create and stands 3″ tall.  You get to be involved through the process and see images of the sculpture before it’s shipped to ensure it looks like YOUR dog. Truly and heirloom quality gift and a great deal at $42!

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If your dog is like most, he might be overly “talkative” when the door bell rings or when the UPS delivery person shows up to bring you holiday packages. You can attempt shaming your dog with pics on Instagram, but that really won’t cut the mustard.

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With the press of a button, you can safely and politely silence your pooch with the Bark Genie. This cool gadget is your  secret  dog silencer that you can  uses a high frequency sound that only dogs can hear which has been proven to stop barking.

Created by the famous safety company First Alert, the Bark Geni looks and feels like a remote control that you can keep in your purse, pocket or dangle around your wrist for quick corrections.

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This gadget will last far beyond the holiday and is really handy when on walks for fending off other barking dogs who might want to start a brawl with your fur baby. The Bark Genie is a great deal on-sale for $17.99!

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It’s holiday travel and party time.  Most of us are away from home more than usual and we want to be sure our fur babies are OK. Technology make this very simple and possible like never before!

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Do you wonder, if your dog is slacking off on the job, stealing the left over turkey from the trash, suffering from separation anxiety or has medical issues?

The  Motorola Wi-Fi Pet Video Camera is your solution. You can even watch your pet sitter come and go to be sure you are getting the services you paid for this holiday!!!

 

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The Motorola Wi-Fi Pet Video Camera Scout 66 allows you to  bark orders like “get off the couch” or “stop chewing my shoes” and even have fun annoying your kids with with a simple FREE Hubble App for remote viewing and two-way communication from your smart phone or tablet.

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The Motorola Pet Video Camera is compatible with both IOS and Android platforms and uses a  simple App which easily downloads from the App Store for Apple users or Google Play for Android.

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This was so easy to set-up it honestly shocked me. Printers and monitors cost me more set-up time, so no need to stress over technical complications with this product.

Some of cool features include two way communication, so you can hear and speak to your pet, motion detection & alert and night vision.  I haven’t found any problems using the app no matter where I am.  It’s very user friendly and honestly a TON OF FUN!!!! $99.99

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It’s said that it’s always better to stand out in a crowd then to just blend into it. So can’t the same thing be said for your dog? The answer is yes and your dog will for sure be the “dog” of the town while wearing a Holly & Lil handmade collar.

UnionRose All eyes will be on your pooch when they are strutting down the streets or in the dog park wearing this Union Rose Flower dog collar! Not only is it adorable and fashionable at the same time, but it is made of calf leather so its durability can allow your dog to just be a dog.

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I also can’t fail mention Holly & Lil’s handmade harnesses for dogs too! This particular harness is their UK Flag Leather harness which perfectly represents the home where Holly & Lil is located.  All harnesses come in sizes small, medium and large. Harnesses are perfect for taking a stroll with your beloved dog.

UKFlagharnessYou can find collars, harnesses and much more accessories for your pets athttp://www.hollyandlil.co.uk/

 

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American Eagle Outfitters discovered through their April Fool’s dog fashion campaign that dog fashion = increased brand awareness and SALES!

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Something we’ve been  preaching at PupStyle for 12 years and overjoyed to see the mass brands catching on.

AE created a funny April Fools ad campaign in conjunction with the ASPCA to raise funds for the charity and in doing so learned the power of our dog fashion community.

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The campaign was such a huge success that they decided to roll out a REAL collection of dog fashion apparel to coordinate with their human apparel line. You can dress your dog to complement your fav AE looks.  I LOOOOVE IT!  The hats are genius. Bravo American Eagle Outfitters!!

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Luxury women’s fashion designer Tory Burch recently launched her own line of luxury dog fashion featuring a PupStyle friend and model Nobu!!  Nobu is a former puppy mill rescue turned super-dog model and should be popping his collar with this beautiful coat!!  Ultra lux, soft,  felted wool idea for chilly fall and winter days.  $95 ToryBurch.com

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Every dog fashion look should be coordinated with a matching collar and leash and we LOVE Tory’s felted, wool, bow-tie collar to match.  It’s no secret that we are OBSESSED with bow-ties at PupStyle so we give Tory huge props for this beautiful, complete look. $65 ToryBurch.com

 

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Add a matching Tory Burch Leash and you have a classic, lux look to wear for years ahead $95 ToryBurch.com

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At PupStyle.com we get hundreds of product submissions a week from innovate and some not so innovative pet product companies from around the world.  I am often asked what is our criteria for reviewing a product?  It’s simple, I look for 3 key factors:

1. Stylish, stylish, stylish (must look like time and thought was put into the visual elements of the design).

2. Obsessively innovative (like Thomas Edison innovative)

3. Honest functionality (no gimmicky products-they MUST do what they claim and have high-design elements)

As an avid dog road tripper, I JUMPED at the opportunity when Highwave.com offered to send me 1 of only 10 samples of their newly invented AutoDogMug to put to the test!

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The design alone had me totally giddy  and I was also  impressed with their company back story.  This products is designed by the INVENTOR of the world’s first travel mug!   Check out the quick video demo which really shows how cool this is.

Yes, the same man who changed the way we carry our coffee on the go, has created the most brilliant dog water travel mug I’ve ever seen.

This simple yet extremely handy product deserved a video to demo how it works.  They even included a velcro strap to you can attach the bottle to a back pack, or bicycle $20.

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This is a whole new twist on a Cone-tini! Love it!

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Halloween is by far one our favorite holidays at PupStyle.com.  In my family we have a yearly tradition of carving pumpkins.  Every year I like to change it up so this year,  I was inspired by my Chiweenie Sophie!

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I can’t resist her adorable face and hey why not put her face on a pumpkin? Here are the steps I took to create my Sophie Pumpkin!

Simply go to google and type in the breed of dog you have along with free pumpkin printable. For example I typed: weenie dog free pumpkin printable.

After looking into some different websites, I then found a printable weenie dog pumpkin carving that also came with directions! http://www.ilovedachshunds.org/free-dachshund-pumpkin-carving-stencil-pattern/

I then followed the directions and wala! My Sophie pumpkin is complete!

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Happy Halloween! CLICK below to Watch Dara Foster PupStyling rescue pups Halloween Fashion show on The Better Show!

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Where to snag these snazzy costumes and accessories??? Check out Petsmart for all the exclusive costumes and DoggieCoutureShop.com for the elegant beaded leashes and other fun Halloween goodies for your pet.

If you LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the green LED collar and Leash set featured as much as we do,  go to MhuGhu.com.

Special Thank you to all of our Celebri-Dog rescue models for joining in on the fun today!

We love you Oliver, Miyuki, Nobu and Princess Gracie and their wonderful mamas  for showing America how perfect rescue dogs can be!  Thank you for helping spread the message!

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The  National Retail Federation estimates that American’s will spend a whopping $350 million this year on pet Halloween costumes.  Finally the days are winding down when the neighbors call you the “crazy dog person” who dresses up their dog.

I am often asked this question “Dara, I can’t decide on what to dress my dog up as for Halloween. What is your advice?”

Tune into the Better Show October 28,2014 for my Halloween dog costume trends fashion show and tips for choosing the right costume. Check local listings for time, but in the mean time you can read my tips below to help you get started.

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1. Age–older dogs are less likely to chew on a costume unlike a teething puppy who might turn it chew toy and possibly choke on materials.

2. Size & Shape-think about the size and shape of your dog.  A large Yellow Lab or Bulldog might make a better Hamburger than a poodle.

 

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3. Measure your dog carefully-Take careful measurements of your dogs chest, length of his body from base of neck to base of tail, weight, neck and waist.  Be sure to compare your dogs measurements to the size chart on the costume. You would be surprised at how being one once off on your measurements and blow your entire costume idea.

4. Brush and groom your dog-Give your dog a through brushing before putting the costume on.  It will reduce loose pet hair on the costume and your pooch will look extra spiffy!

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OwlyStore on Etsy.com has created a collection of adorable, tiny dogs and their “scary Halloween Pug”  is simply brilliant!

Amigurumi  Scary Skull Pug Dog, Halloween crochet Pug. Scary Dog crochet plushie. Pug costume..

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These little art pieces make special gifts and also make very PupStylish Halloween decor for our home or office.  The designer will even custom make a personalized version of your own dog.  Think holiday gifst…LOOOVE! $23.00

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Dara Foster appear’s on The Better Show today featuring  Fall 2014  fashion trends!

3 Key Trends for dogs this coming Fall:

-Orange is the New Black: Couture feather gown and hat by Classy Doggie Designs by Linda Higgins
-Checks & Plaids: Plaid Tutu harness dress by KO Couture , Fabu Leash & Collar available at DoggieCoutureShop.com
-Need for Tweed: Tweed coat & Barking Babies hat available at DoggieCoutureShop.com, velvet crystal leash and collar by http://www.mhughu.com

-Better TV Co-Hose Mo is wearing  a trendy plaid  bow-tie collar by TheRoverBoutique.com  and top hat by Barking Babies from DoggieCoutureShop.com

CLICK HERE TO WATCH THE FASHION SHOW!

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While your fur baby may not be riding the bus to kindergarten, it’s always a fun time of year to play around with  Fall back-to-school fashion your pup as the leaves start to change and the smell of #2  pencils are in the air.

One of the hottest fashion trends in both the human and pet fashion world is plaids and checks.  I am trend-spotting plaids and checks on every thing from boy dog shirts, bow ties, dresses and even plaid accents mixed with tweeds.

      

 

Comfort and safety always come first, so while the weather is still too hot for full fashion, play around with a plaid bow-tie collar or plaid flower collar for the girlie dogs.  Stay tuned for more of my Fall Back-To-School pet fashion trends on PupStyle.com. Keep on PupStyling!!!

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If you are a design junkie like myself, you know that chevon prints are everywhere right now.  The high quality dog bed brand,  Jax & Bones is spot on with their trendy orange Chevron printed dog bed.

I  like to think of dog beds in the same light as throw pillows to re-fresh your space.  They are a beautiful home fashion accessory that can accent the color to your home decor.

Dara’s Pet Home Styling Tip: Match the colors of your dog bed to your sofa throw pillows, a bed spread, rug, throw blanket on your couch or even lamps.  Just tie in the color or prints…even mix with metallics!

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