Archives for Dog Equipment

7 of the Best ‘Old School’ Games for Dogs

Games for dogs and their owners have been around for a long, long time. Play is normal for dogs, just like running and eating and rolling in anything that can make them smell interesting.   There’s a reason these ‘old school’ games have stood the test of time. They work, and they don’t require much equipment, if any. There’s great fun and convenience to be had with High Tech Dog Games and Dog Puzzle Games but let’s revisit some of the original games and
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What Dog Owners Forget When Planning a DIY Dog Crate

A DIY Dog crate (and dog cage) can be used in so many practical ways. Training your dog to use a crate as their special place can be a life saver if you need to move your dog. A dog crate can also be very helpful in eliminating unwanted dog behavior. You may be surprised to learn that humans and dogs do not see or associate a dog crate in the same way. Do you see crates for dogs or a dog cage as
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Time Saving Guide to Crates For Dogs

Crates for dogs can be confusing; like walking through a maze. There seem to be so many available that can serve different purposes and meet different needs – for both the dog and dog owner. We will give you the low-down on dog crates and dog cages so you can quickly and easily get to the fundamentals of each type. For more information about how dog owners are using dog crates read our recent articles on Dog Crate Training and DIY
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What They Don’t Want You To Know About The Dog Bark Collar

The Bark Collar. Hmmm. If you’re a fan of these dog punishment devices, get ready to disagree. As far as we’re concerned, they are only for those who bully and for people who don’t know any better.   The more we researched, the more annoyed we became about dog bark collars of any description. You can call them electric dog collars, shock collars, anti-barking collars, or those other words designed to make them seem friendly like ‘dog training collar’. Call them
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Dog Whistle Essentials – What You Need to Know

Do you need a dog whistle? What’s the best dog whistle for you and your dog? The answers are not quite as simple as you think.   Let’s start with the first question first. Do You Need a Dog Whistle? The key feature of any dog whistle is that the sound carries further and more clearly than your voice. You can communicate with your dog at a distance and when out of sight. Hunters and herders use whistles to communicate with
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Lost Dog Alert. What Would You Do First?

A lost dog is every dog owners nightmare. The American Humane Association estimates that over 10 million dogs and cats will be lost or stolen in the U.S. EVERY year. 1 in 3 pets will become lost at some point during their life.
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How a Dog Seat Belt Can Save Your Dogs Life

  A Dog Seat Belt Is Not A Mere Accessory!   The THREE critical safety benefits for your dog in a moving car are met simply and inexpensively with a dog seat belt. So why do 98% of dog owners ignore the safety of their dog? Is it as simple as spelling it out? We hope so because currently unrestrained dogs in cars cause over 30,000 car accidents in the U.S.   Dog Car Seats and Accessories Most of these come in a range of sizes
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The Best Dog Food Will Help Your Dog Thrive

tbest dog food How do you make the decision of what is the best dog food for your dog? The sheer amount of food choices available leave most dog owners confused and more than a little frustrated. Many dog owners use one or more of these sources in their decision-making. Do you? Dog food marketing ads. Your budget and what you can afford. Internet forums. Your personal beliefs and philosophies. A friend’s advice. Your dog’s preference. Availability. The internet. Your
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The Busy Dog Owners Way to Quickly Selecting the Best Dog Beds

Our research on the 3 Biggest Mistakes people make with Dog Beds revealed the importance of a dog bed’s size, style and machine washability. We were shocked when we researched how most dog beds were made.   Did You Know? Many dog beds contain materials that can actually be hazardous to dogs. Dog beds are often unhygienic – and yet they sit within the family home. Very few dog beds are made of fabric that is suitable for dogs. Zippers used in
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