Your Dog’s Dream Destination May Be In Someone’s Backyard!

This 2 Traveling Dogs Editorial is sponsored by Sniffspot! Enable your pup to get the exercise they need in the safety of a private area. It’s like an AirBnb for dogs! Learn more, find a Sniffspot near you and see out how you can earn money by hosting a Sniffspot in your yard or property too at www.sniffspot.com 

Where is YOUR dog’s dream destination? Some joke that it’s the couch, or in the kitchen.

But what value does exercise and freedom to sniff and enjoy our world hold for a dog? So much value.

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As dogs grow, confidence is key. Staying inside for long periods of time without mental stimulation is detrimental. For older dogs, keeping the mind active is so important. For our Digby, the vet recommended that we still travel safely despite his health problems to keep his mind happy and healthy.

As dog parents, we can only hope the quality of life for dogs keeps improving as more options for exercise are available to us. Recognizing our dogs are individuals and that they need mental and physical stimulation is so vital. Simply having a dog to be an accessory or afterthought in our life is not acceptable. We have to make our dogs a priority like we would any member of our family. It’s up to us. If one way doesn’t work, find another way to get this job done.

But what about dogs that don’t have the social skills or physical stamina for dog parks or long hikes? What about those of us without our own yards? There is an alternative.

Yes. Sniffspot is our new, go to recommendation for dog parents everywhere. And we don’t want it to remain a secret any longer.

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You might just find your dog’s happy place and dream destination in someone’s back yard or private space.

We want more happy dogs and happy dog parents. We want dogs to be able to run if they want to. To explore if they want to. To get the opportunity to be a dog! So think about it. Where would your dog like to go today? Will Sniffspot work for you? Brickle and Digby want you to think about it.

According to their website, Sniffspot is “designed for safe exercise and training for reactive dogs.” Sniffspot “enables your pup to get the exercise they need in the safety of a private area.”

Simply put, you can go to www.sniffspot.com or the Sniffspot app and search for private spaces near you. Some Sniffspots are yards, some are large spaces, some are fenced and some are not fenced. Each Sniffspot is unique and described in the listing. Some hosts will offer that their dog play with your dog, or give you that option. All Sniffspots are rented by the hour with a set price. You book online, wait for the confirmation and you’re set. Is it safe to visit a Sniffspot? Their website explains the process.

  1. Search and discovery: take advantage of our map, host profile and sniff spot profile. Make sure to read all about the sniff spot before booking.
  2. Read reviews: if a sniff spot has reviews, read them to understand what other guests have thought of the sniff spot. However, new sniff spots may not have reviews and you can message the host to learn more.
  3. Get your questions answered: you can message a host to understand more about their listing or ask questions about their policies prior to booking.
  4. Always communicate and pay through Sniffspot: keep yourself, your personal information and your payment safe by communicating and booking through Sniffspot. If you are ever requested to communicate or pay off platform, please report it to us immediately.
  5. Do a safety check: when you get to a sniff spot, look around to understand if there are any hazards for you or your pup, always walk the perimeter of any fenced enclosure to ensure it is secure before letting your dog off leash, and understand how to exit the sniff spot.

As we travel the country for the remainder of the year, we will not only be visiting parks and attractions with Brickle and Digby. But we will be looking for Sniffspots along the way! If you would like to sign up to be a host to help out other dogs and their parents and earn extra money, use code 2TD and get an extra $15 after your first review. You never know…maybe we will be coming to your backyard!

We have to give our dogs the chance to be the best they can be. Where can they be their best? Find their dream destination!

Sniffspot is Airbnb for dog off leash areas! Designed for safe exercise and training for reactive dogs, Sniffspot enables your pup to get the exercise they need in the safety of a private area. With Sniffspot, you can book a private space for safe play and training, socialize your pup in a controlled environment, and provide enrichment through exploring new areas and smells! You can also host your space & earn money to share your yard with doggie guests.

Sign up today! www.sniffspot.com

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Rachael Johnson

Co-Founder, 2 Traveling Dogs and Your Dog’s Diner

Although this post is sponsored and we received compensation, all opinions are our own. 

How Thick Are Your Walls?

This is Sheriff Peanut Butter Brickle. When we travel, we learn. That’s one of the great things about traveling together. We all get to go places that we may have normally not known about. It’s not like all places worth visiting are on tourists maps, or even recommended by others. Sometimes, when you think you see something interesting, stop. Even if it’s just a marker on the side of the road.

Boy Person said that when he was a kid, his family used to stop at many roadside attractions when they traveled in their RV.

These places were good spots for lunch and to have a sandwich. At least that’s what Boy Person’s dad, Wild Bill thought. And as we started traveling, Boy Person said he imagined us stopping at many places like that too with a sandwich. I’m always up…or down…for a sandwich! Who isn’t?

So yesterday, we went out to explore the area of St. Marys, Georgia. We saw a sign for something to do with history and I wasn’t that excited because it wasn’t a peanut butter museum. But Digby was excited because it had to do with sugar! It was a very old sugar mill where they used sugarcane to make syrup. It had been there a very long time.

Girl Person explained that long ago, the walls were built very thick with a material called tabby.

We read about tabby and how its made. The persons said tabby is a type of concrete made by burning oyster shells to create lime, then mixing it with water, sand, ash and broken oyster shells. Tabby was used by early Spanish settlers in present-day North Carolina and Florida, then by English colonists primarily in coastal South Carolina and Georgia. Like here at the sugar mill plantation.

The walls were built very thick in order to keep the heat in to make the syrup better and easier out of the sugarcane. Many people had to make the tabby buildings. Many of these people were not treated fairly or nicely. Many did not come there by choice. And this made us sad. History has a way of doing that too. That’s maybe why some people don’t want to learn. Because you see, if we learn, that makes us more aware and gives us a responsibility to change things and acknowledge things. But we have to. It’s not right to just appreciate the beauty of things left behind and not appreciate the people who were there too.

This building may be in ruins, but the beauty is still so obvious. The care and skill it took to make it lasted all this time. But are all walls good? What about the ones persons put around them?

Maybe they are trying to keep things or others out to protect themselves or because it’s just easier. Maybe they have walls about the past. Maybe they want to keep things in. Maybe they think that if they don’t deal with something, it’s not there.

That’s another thing about travel. It makes those walls come down. You realize that even roadside stops like the tabby ruins can teach us about ourselves and respect for others.

Just like Boy Person’s family who stopped for the little places along the way, stop and think how you can learn about others, and therefore learn about yourself.

We are here in this Georgia place until Monday! Where will we go next? Will the Big Blue Treat Wagon cooperate? Stay tuned!

Sheriff Peanut Butter Brickle