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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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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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