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The Best Christmas Presents for Dogs in 2020

The holiday season is just around the corner! We wanted to give you some ideas for your dog or if you are looking for cool ideas for someone who has a dog ;) We collected a list of useful, unique, innovative products, which could be a great surprise! No affiliate links here, just our unbiased recommendations ;) Smart Collars There is no better gift than one that gives peace of mind.

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What if my muzzled dog will not be able to defend herself?

When we talk about muzzling, many people with reactive/aggressive dogs say they would never muzzle their dog because they have to defend themselves in a fight. After many conversations, it seems that this is a primary concern of many; therefore, we would like to talk about it in length. For the sake of this article, we talk about dog-reactive and dog-aggressive dogs while we know there are plenty of other reasons to muzzle a dog.

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Let's talk about Textil/Grooming Muzzles

What are these soft muzzles good for? This type of muzzle is also called a grooming/ textil/ fabric/ nylon muzzle. This style is fine to use for a few minutes long vet check, nail trim, or similar procedure where you are afraid your dog might nip. They are also great to bring with you for emergencies because they don't take up any space in your backpack and come in handy if your dog gets injured.

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Are all these dog products necessary?

We see many people joining dog hiking groups and asking what their dog needs to start hiking safely. While getting information about different products is a great idea when you start a new hobby or activity with your dog, the suggestions can get overwhelming quickly. When someone starts looking through previous posts in a hiking group, they will see that their dog probably needs a harness. Then see a post about a cut paw, and they decide that they need boots as well.

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Does my dog need boots for summer hikes?

Different reasons to use boots Many owners think using boots is stupid, while many believe it is necessary gear for dogs. Well, like with every other gear, the answer is: it depends. Different boots can be used for various reasons like to protect the paws on hot or cold pavement or to prevent the paws from drying out while walking on salted roads over the winter. Many also use them on icy snow when the dog's paws would get cuts.

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Are the harnesses going across the dog's shoulders restricting the movement?

This is probably one of the most debated topics in the dog gear world, and people on both sides tend to have strong feelings about it. Unfortunately, companies and even vets are trying to artificially create more arguments around it by posting photos or videos of dogs in Norwegian harnesses that are adjusted inappropriately. They post pictures of harnesses that are clearly restricting the shoulders and are concluding about a line of products based on a misfitting harness, which is misleading.

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