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Using Your Double Dog Run In the Winter Months - Dog Tie Outs for the Winter

Winter Care for Your Double Dog Run System Snow, Wind, Freezing Temperatures!.... Here are some tips for keeping your Double Dog Run in good working order this winter: #1:  Check your leashes for cracks or kinks.    The cold weather can make almost anything brittle enough to crack;  that includes any vinyl coated leashes.  Additionally, the cold weather can lead to kinking in the lines if it gets caught around a small branch that fell in the yard from the last storm.  It is important to keep your leashes crack-free and kink-free. Need new leashes for your system?   Get new ones here! #2:  Ensure the swivels on the leashes are working properly.   Corrosion and many other things can cause the clasps or clips on the leases to become hard to use.  Ensure that the clasps are working properly and closing completely before letting your dog go off to play.  Using WD-40 or any other type of lubricant can loosen the swivels and clasps up; as well as maintain them throughout the

Traditional Fence Vs. Electric Fence for Dogs - Price Comparisons and Things to Consider

Compare Cost of Fencing VS. Electric Fencing In this article we will focus on cost, maintenance and more when it comes to Fences Vs. Electric Fences. To make it easy we created these tables to compare the cost to build and maintain a traditional fence; electric fence; versus  getting a dog tie out .  We also broke it down into types of fencing to make it easy.    Fencing Vs. Electric Fence Fencing options may vary in material used to build a traditional fence, or there could be additional on going expenses to consider when installing an electric fence. Lets compare Fencing and Electric Fence options for dogs. Things to First Consider When Building a Traditional Fence With fences, there is the installation time it takes, maintenance.  Additionally, there are many who cannot install a fence due to home owners' association rules, building / apartment rules, zoning rules.  All this should be researched before beginning to build anything. Another thing to consider is

Cold Weather Tips for Dogs

Baby, it's cold outside!! The cold weather can get to anyone and your pet.   Lets review some great tips for taking care of your dog during the winter weather.   #1:  The cold weather can cause dry, itchy skin when your dog is constantly coming from the cold to the warm inside.  The reason for this is the change in moisture and humidity.  Be sure to wipe your dog down if he/she is wet from any snow, be sure to get those paws nice and dry.  If your dog already has some itchy and irritated skin, running a humidifier in the home can add some moisture to there sensitive skin. #2:  It is completely acceptable to pass on those baths.  Washing your dog too often, especially during the winter months will remove the oils from their skin that is needed to keep them from getting dry and irritated. #3: If you shave your dog- don't shave them all they way down to their skin.  The extra fur is needed to do what mother nature intended it to, keep them warm.  This will a