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Are retractable leashes bad? Are long leads better?

Manfred Bogdahn invented the Flexi leash in 1972. He was looking for a solution for providing more freedom to dogs while still having some control over them. It was used happily by thousands of people worldwide for decades, but over the last 5(ish) years, there is a strong push back in online communities, saying it is not a responsible way to walk the dog. Let's look into both sides a little more!

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Checking Dog Coats with a Thermal Camera

Where did this idea came from? We are testing dog coats for a few years now - by the end of this season, we will have 18 coat reviews on our website! When reviewing, we usually pay attention to quality, material, durability, waterproofness, and freedom of movement, but the most important aspect, warmth, is hard to evaluate. Since Mia can't tell us if her back or chest is still cold while wearing the coat, we got a thermal camera to check them out!

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Does my dog need winter boots? How to choose one?

We wrote an article before about the pros and cons of using boots for summer hikes, but we felt it’s time to talk about winter! ;) Does all dogs should have winter boots? There are many different reasons why it could be beneficial to get boots for your dog for the winter, but not all dogs and all trips require one. If your dog is not cold and has no trouble getting cuts on the icy trail, they are probably fine without them.

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Why would a dog need goggles?

Did you know that most dogs end up with some eye problems by the time they are eight years old? And did you know many of these could be prevented by using goggles?⁠ Our story Let me start by telling you a story from three years ago. We went to an off-leash park/forest with puppy Mia. I wouldn’t even call it a hike; it was just a 2-hour stroll through the woods on wide trails.

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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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