Dogs, like people, have distinct personalities, so naturally what one
likes is not what they’re all going to like. That’s my only caveat before I
introduce the latest toy I discovered for my medium-sized shepherd mix entirely
I enjoy soft drinks as much as the next person, and I’ve always
purchased the kind that comes in a six pack of plastic bottles (I like being
able to reseal them for later, as opposed to cans. I always go for the sugar
free zero calorie kind, because the full flavored kind are so bad health wise,
and they taste all right considering what they are. A couple of times a week
I’ll drink them as a mid-day snack of sorts to sooth hunger pangs and cravings
with something sweet, filling and zero calories. Keep in mind I work at home,
so when I’m done I simply set it to the side on the floor behind my chair and
continue working at my desk. I do the same for dishware on days when I do have
On one such day my dog, having effectively obliterated all of her
current toys, decided to investigate. And promptly went nuts. Okay, so maybe
she discovered it, not me, but I still think I deserve a little credit for
setting up the circumstances for discovery, albeit unwittingly. From what I can
tell, though, we just may have stumbled on the perfect puppy toy imaginable.
For one thing, it is thus far completely indestructible. She’ll hold a
plastic bottle in her paws and try to gnaw it like one of her bones, but she
can’t get any purchase and the plastic is thick enough to where her teeth don’t
punch right through. This is the only reason why I say it’s a good …
Dog accessories are available in various shapes, shapes and
sizes and are used for various purposes. Some accessories make caring for your
pet easier, some help make it comfortable and others are made just for fun.
Whatever type of accessory you buy, it is important to prioritize safety. Here
are some tips for buying accessories for your dog that can help you make good
choices for your pet.
Collars, Leashes and
Collars and leashes are two items that help to keep your pet safe when
playing in the park or walking around the block. Look for lightweight, delicate
collars when buying for small breeds. Large bulky collars can make your pet
very uncomfortable and the weight can strain her neck muscles.
If your pet pulls and fights against the collar, you may want to
consider a harness instead. These will put less stress on your pet’s neck and
prevent him from hurting himself when he struggles. All collars and harnesses
need to fit snug but not too tight. You should be able to get two fingers between
the collar and your pet for a good fit.
Dog Carrier Bags and
Dog carrier bags and slings are fashionable and functional. They make it
easier for you to take your small dog with you everywhere you go but you do
need to consider your pet’s special needs when choosing one. For example, dog
slings usually work great for calm dogs but if she has a tendency of squirming
around and trying to jump out of your arms, you don’t want to put her in one of
A dog carrier bag would be a better choice. Your pet can see out and
look around but she can’t get out until you open the door for her, which will
keep her …
These days, a lot of people are
buying dog harnesses instead of collars. People love their dogs, and by buying
a harness they’re less likely to choke while being how do you decide which one to buy? After
all, you aren’t a dog so you don’t know what they might like.
There’s a few things to consider here:
1) What kind would work best for
your pooch? 2) How much money can you spend on a soft pooch harness?
Let’s jump right in to the first
What Kind do I Need?
Here’s a few questions to ask yourself to figure that out:
Is your dog male or female? You don’t want a
pink harness on a male dog, right?
Does your dog love to swim? If so, leather may
not be a good choice- go with nylon instead.
Will the harness be used on long walks? Does
your dog pull hard, or is it pretty calm and gentle while being walked?
Is their skin sensitive? What is their fur
Is this small dog harness to help strap your dog
into the car? If so, how long are the trips you’ll be making with it? You
definitely want your dog to be comfortable, right?
Will your dog get the harness dirty, so it has
to be machine washable?
The last thing to do is determine
if a harness will be big enough. Because most harnesses are measured by girth,
that is how you should measure your pooch. All you need to do this is a
flexible measuring tape.
If you don’t have one, just measure
it with a piece of string. Then measure the length of the string to a ruler or
meter stick. Start by measuring around the base of your dog’s neck. A lot of
the time, …