Puppies are more prone to motion sickness which can have to do with the parts of the inner ear involved in balance not being fully developed yet. For that reason it's always good to keep car rides short and successful while the dogs are getting used to them. However, sometimes we have a dog that's already scared and we need to work backwards, so this is how we went about it with Roxy.
Halloween is a fun and spooky time of year for kids and adults alike. However, it can be a stressful and unsettling experience for our furry friends. Read here why our dogs might not be happy about Halloween, how to set them up for success and download an awesome sign that you can pop on your door to ask trick or treaters kindly to move along.
Retractable dog leads have been popular among dog parents for their convenience, but they do come with their own set of pros and cons. In this article, we will explore the advantages and disadvantages of retractable leads and share some recommendations.
Yak Chews are a traditional hard cheese also known as Churpi/Durkha. It is consumed by the people of Himalayan regions of Nepal, who have known about the nutritional and dental benefits of yak/cow milk for centuries. It is produced in the mountains at more than 4500 metres, using the ancient recipes of the Himalayas and has become a favourite amongst dogs. Learn here about the production process of your dog's favourite chew!
It can be a daunting feeling to bring home the new family member! You want to make sure you set yourself and them up for success and that can feel like a 24/7 task, but the good news is: the better you are prepared the easier it will be, so let's look at the gear you want to acquire to be prepared!
Preliminary research has suggested that dogs might not actually be pulling any less on a head-collar than if they were on a harness, even though they cause discomfort due to pressure on the sensitive nose area and through their body. While the guardian's experience of the pulling may have lessened, let's look at more gentle alternatives.
While it used to be the case that people viewed muzzled dogs as an admission of a vicious dog, that attitude has been steadily changing, especially in the dog training world. Muzzle-training is becoming more and more commonplace, even in the absence of any perceived threat. Why is that?
We all know dogs; they love stinky and disgusting things and if they can roll in it – even better! Be sure to start training your dog to be okay with water, the bathroom, and washing before it's necessary to wash them when they get into something dirty. If they have never been exposed to it before this happens, it can be a very scary experience for them that they won’t want to participate in again anytime soon. Do yourself and your pup a favour by doing a little training now!
We’re often asked if front clips are okay for gaining more control of a dog during their walks if they are lead pullers or reactive. For anyone going out to get a ‘quick fix’ for their dog’s lead-pulling behaviour, that would be a strong ‘no’ from us. Under specific conditions however, we do feel that they can be useful. Let's discover when and how to use the setup.
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