October 23, 2022
What is a Coyote Vest? How does it protect a dog? Why would a dog need a coyote vest? We have another article going into all these topics, but I wanted to have a summary here as well. Coyotes typically stay away from people and dogs, but our town has a serious problem with coyotes who were born in the town and are not afraid of cars, people, or even big dogs.
October 22, 2022
While many think dog and human treadmills are the same, and companies are just trying to make more money by repacking them into seemingly dog-specific products, there are actually a few significant differences. Five reasons why dogs shouldn’t use a human treadmill Some dogs can run on a human treadmill, but regularly exercising the dog on a treadmill is not great for either the dog or the treadmill. Here are a few reasons why.
October 20, 2022
What is a dog treadmill? How does it work? Treadmills provide a way to exercise the dog when the weather doesn’t allow it to do that safely outdoors. There are motorized and non-motorized dog treadmills. The motorized ones are similar to the human treadmills, with a few crucial differences that we address in a separate article. The non-motorized versions work by the dog powering them and pushing back the “carpet/belt” or slats in case of a slatmill.
October 12, 2022
What is canicross? Canicross is a sport where people and dogs run together. Sometimes the dog runs by their person, but most of the time, they run up front, pulling on a bungee leash while taking verbal cues for direction. What do I need to start running with my dog? You don’t need specific equipment if your dog jogs next to you without pulling on the leash, but you want to invest in proper, well-fitting gear if your dog pulls you.
October 5, 2022
Have you heard about the new Non-Stop Dogwear Freemotion 5.0 harness? We loved the original Freemotion harness, and we were excited to test the new one! The photo below shows the original version that we reviewed in 2019. The most obvious difference is that the original harness only came in black, while the 5.0 has bright orange sections. They also added a small reflective loop to the top (above the shoulders), an existing feature of the Nansen nome harness 5.
September 1, 2022
Coyotes vs. Dogs Typically coyotes are shy and avoid people whenever possible, so most people don’t need to worry about them. Unfortunately, we are having severe coyote problems in our town. These coyotes were born in town; they are not afraid of people, cars, or sounds. They attacked on-leash dogs and even killed and took dogs from a leash over the summer. They are mixed with wolves and dogs in our area, so most of them are Mia’s size.