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The Best Christmas Presents for Dogs in 2021

The holiday season is just around the corner, so we wanted to give you some cool dog gift ideas! We collected a list of practical, unique, innovative products, which could be a great surprise. No affiliate links here, just our unbiased recommendations with products that we actually tried and liked! ID Tags What can be better than a gift that's pretty but also helps get our pups back in case they get lost?

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Panting Freely vs. Fully in a Muzzle

Finally, our society moves away from muzzles that keep the dog's mouth closed. This is a great progress because for the longest time, no one was concerned about the risks of the dog's inability to pant while wearing these muzzles. At the same time, it feels that somehow we immediately ended up on the other end of the spectrum, with muzzles bigger than the dog's head being the ONLY acceptable sizing approach.

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Is it true that harnesses encourage/cause pulling?

This is a topic I have wanted to address for a long time because it's among the top 5 myths around dog gear. If there is a discussion around leash pulling on social media, it will pop up in the comments section sooner or later. It's time to look into where this is coming from, why it is not true, and stop the spread of misinformation. Why do people think a harness will cause a dog to pull?

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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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