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Did You Know That Not All Muzzles Are Bite-Proof?

Muzzles can be used for many reasons; the dog being a bite risk is just one of them. At the same time, one would expect a muzzle to be a safe choice if there is a chance the dog bites, but in many cases, they do not provide the protection we expect from them. Let's go through the different types of muzzles and discuss if they are a good option for a bite-risk dog.

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Do Dog Cooling Vests Actually Work?

We hear this question many times for a reason. Before starting testing cooling vests, we have also been questioning the effectiveness of cooling vests for dogs. Wouldn't the dog be damp and warm under it? Do the vest trap the heat under and do more harm than good? Do these actually work? So we went ahead and tested a few of them with the Seek Thermal Compact thermal imaging camera and with the Kizen LaserPro LP300 infrared thermometer.

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Why using a no-pull harness is not a magic solution?

It would be great if there would be magic tools out there that we can just buy, and they will solve all our dog training problems. Unfortunately, “No-pull” became the new buzzword that seems to be attached to many products even if they genuinely have nothing to do with stopping the dog from pulling. Still, people buy it because they desperately want it to be true. No-pull harnesses Let's start by discussing what a no-pull harness is.

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K9 Search and Rescue Gear Guide

The idea of this article came to me when I joined a Search and Rescue Team, and we started training with Mia. There are so many things to research and buy from clothing, through radios, GPS, etc., but while you can find excellent guides for most of these, it's very hard to figure out where to start with dog gear. Do I want a harness or a vest? Do I need anything extra for the dog?

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How to keep dogs cool in the summer heat

Are you wondering how to help your hotdog enjoy the summer months? Debating between a cooling mat, a cooling vest, a car shade or a cooling harness? Do these actually work? We tested different cooling products and are ready to introduce the pros and cons of each category! ;) Why would a dog need help cooling down? I hear from many owners that wolves or hunting/guarding/herding dogs never needed a colling vest or a cooling mat, and they were all fine, so all these products are just the result of the “dog mom culture.

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Differences in Leash Attachment Points on the Back of the Harness

The position of the leash attachment point on the back is mainly the question of personal preference based on what you use the harness for and how your dog walks on the leash. Still, there are a few important pros and cons that might help you choose. Pros and Cons of Leash Attachment Close to the Neck In general, having the leash attachment close to the neck will give you the best steering power.

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