April 29, 2021
In this article, we will tackle the topic of muzzles and why they’re not a good choice for stopping a dog from barking. Muzzle awareness and their lack of Using a muzzle safely on a dog needs more explanation and understanding in our society. Most dog owners don’t know much about muzzles until they need one for their pet. The problem is that there aren’t many easy-to-find articles that explain how to use them properly.
April 20, 2021
Not all Y-harnesses are created equal There is such a strong pushback about using collars or harnesses going across the shoulders, while no one seems to talk about the risks of using a poorly fitted/sized Y-harness. Many seem to think that any Y-harness is safe for their dog, which is not true. The unpopular truth is that a poorly fitting Y (or H) harness can cause the same health problems or injuries as a dog pulling in a collar or while wearing a cross-shoulder harness.
March 30, 2021
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!
February 15, 2021
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!
January 12, 2021
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! ;) Should all dogs have winter boots? There are many different reasons 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.
December 15, 2020
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.