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Dog harnesses vs dog collars?

There always seems to be a question of which tool is best for walking, training, etc. As a dog owner, you may be wondering whether the dog collar or dog harness is best. They both have benefits, but which one is the superior of the two?

There are several factors when deciding which of these is better. A dog harness and collar can be used in similar ways to compare the two. However, they are also very different so the best of the two really depends on the goal you are trying to achieve.

Dog collars are best to hang identification tags. They also are the best for teaching your dog commands. They are very helpful for training.

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Kelly Perry

Halloween dog costumes

Your pet dog is an integral part of your family and as Halloween is knocking at the door, you can make your dog feel special by dressing him up on this occasion. You can either make a full costume or just the headpiece of the costume as your pet might not be too keen in wearing the complete costume. Given are some ideas on Halloween dog costumes that you can start preparing from today in order to make your dog look best for the upcoming event.

The very first of all dog costumes in our list is the 'hot dog' costume. In order to prepare this Halloween costume for your pet, the following things will be needed- tan colored lightweight foam for the hot dog buns, glues, scissors, felts for adding on the ketchup and mustard and at last but not the least, a dog harness for helping your dog manage this costume. The first step requires you to cut out buns from the foam.

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Joseph Smith

My dog bed adventure

When I got my first dog, I thought getting all his gear would be simple and straight forward; dog bed, grooming kit, food, lead, collar, you know, the usual stuff. But unfortunately it didn't turn out this way. In fact, it was much more complicated. I guess like everything these days, there's a choice to be made. The same goes when buying bits for your pet dog, which until recently, I didn't realise.

Let's take the bedding for example. I just wanted a dog bed, something that was sensibly priced that was going to provide my new four legged friend a comfortable and warm place to get some sleep. I pretty much had a good idea in my head of what I was going to go for; something with soft sides, but deep walled. He's an Alsatian so it had to be reasonably big too. But apart from that I also wanted something that was going to last a while, quality at a reasonable price is what I wanted.

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Patrick Bailey

How Dogs Help With Our Mental Healing

Although considered as man's best friend, they can also be a man's great healer. How can dogs help in our mental well-being? Read to find out more. 

Ever notice how people's faces brighten up when an adorable pup passes by? Or how videos of funny dogs catch our attention and brighten our day? It turns out that this isn't mere observation and experience--there are scientific studies that show how dogs can actually help relieve stress, anxiety, and other mental health concerns in humans.

Aside from their seemingly obvious cute faces and funny antics, how do dogs actually help us in our mental healing?

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Emma Hannah Lawson

Take Your Dog on an Australian Adventure

Australia is a magnificent country. It is rich in stunning landscapes, pristine beaches, rainforest, and diverse wildlife. There is something for everyone in the land down under. And it is well known that travelling with your family means happiness, great memories, and bonding. Of course, our dogs are our family, too. It should go without saying. So, let’s see how and where you could take your pooch on an Australian adventure!

 

Prepare well

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Search and rescue dogs do their jobs despite travel stress

URBANA, Ill. – When disaster strikes, you want the very best tools, functioning at their peak. In the case of catastrophic earthquakes, tornadoes, or even bombings in war zones, those tools are search and rescue dogs. But researchers have found that getting dogs to disaster sites can add to the animals’ stress.

“We’ve spent $16 billion in this country trying to come up with a machine that can sniff better than dogs, and we haven’t done it yet. Search and rescue animals can save lives, protect our soldiers in the field, and locate survivors after a disaster. We want to know how we can manage them so we can protect their performance, because their performance impacts human lives. That’s the reason behind what we do,” says Erin Perry, an assistant professor in the Department of Animal Science, Food and Nutrition at Southern Illinois University.

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Molly

Picture your pet in this fantastic custom made frame!

If it isn't obvious this is a pet website and of course we really love our pets here!  We really encourage LOTS of pictures and stories about how you play and live with your pet (remember "Live in the moment!").  Today we are going to show you how to make a wonderful picture frame that's perfect for all those photos you have of your "best friend"!

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