Martingales Helpful type of collar for dogs with more petite heads that are almost the same circumference as their necks. Borzoi, Greyhounds, Whippets, French Bulldogs and English Bulldogs are great candidates for a martingale. They are adjustable and will not slip over the dog’s head or ears if the dog blocks, pulls ahead or tries... continue reading.
If your dog has behavioral issues, it is best not to utilize a leash that is more than four or five feet long or a retractable leash. This can allow dogs to get too far away from you and will enable them to believe that they are leading you, which in fact they are. Retractable... continue reading.
Every dog should have a collar with an ID tag and a GPS tracking device. A GPS tracking device is NOT the same as a microchip. Microchips are wonderful to prove ownership if your dog is lucky enough to find his way to a shelter, vet or other location with a microchip reader. However, a... continue reading.
If you live in a location with extreme weather conditions, consider protecting your dog’s sensitive feet with some type of a foot covering such as booties or rubberized pet sleeves. These will provide your dog with a rubberized waterproof bottom surface and a soft yet clingy upper surface. They vary and range in strength,... continue reading.
Swimming pools can provide hours of family fun but make sure that if you’re going to have your dog join you that he can swim and knows how to access the steps to get in and out of the pool. This will also help if he should fall in while unattended and needs to get... continue reading.
Certain short coated breeds such as Chinese Crested, Short Coat Chihuahuas, Mini Pins and some larger breeds like Rhodesian Ridgebacks or Boxers may benefit from a coat, jacket or sweater in the winter. Rhodesian Ridgeback would be in South Africa where it is always warm and a Chihuahua would be in Mexico. So when... continue reading.
There are many different types of bowls. Remember that other countries have different manufacturing standards for products used by humans, but few actually have standards for products that are used by dogs and other animals. This means that a ceramic bowl made in China may contain lead, toxins and possibly carcinogenic contents. When your dog... continue reading.
There are primarily three types of crates and each one serves a different purpose Airline crate Made of heavy impact resistant plastic Can be more expensive Larger as the FAA requires that a dog must be able to stand, turn around and lift its head without hitting the top of the crate Can get very... continue reading.