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Is a Collar or Harness Better for My Dog? (UPDATED 2022) - Walking and Dog Tie Out Stakes

There are a number of suggestions across the board for whether a collar or harness is better for dogs.  Some trainers and websites advise that a certain type of collar is best and others say that a harness is best... So, now what do you do? Let's look into this further and help you figure out if a collar or harness is best for your dog.   Are you walking your dog on a leash; or will your dog be using a dog tie out? Using a Harness or Collar when Walking Your Dog: Using a a harness for walking has become general practice, but not all dogs need a harness .  For example, if your dog is trained and walks like a champ, you don't need a harness, a collar will do just fine. However, if your dog needs to get used to walking on a leash, then a harness may be better when on walks through the park.  This will eliminate your dog from basically gagging itself and hacking down the trail through the park.  Training your dog to use a collar should be your ultimate goal.  A harness is great

Best Ways to Care for Your Dog When it is Realllllly Hot Out!

Summer is here and the temperatures are rising!  Many of us like to enjoy the outdoors and taking our  puppy pals with us on trips.  However, we all need to make sure we look out for man's best friend especially on those hot days. Here are some tips for the summer heat: Don't leave any pet unattended in vehicles.   Yes, we all should know this already- animals left unattended in vehicles for long periods of time in the summer heat is just...... dumb.  I really don't get how you can be that dumb and careless to keep anything living in a car.  Did you know on a 75 degree day, the car can get up to 115 degrees! Puppy paws are sensitive- so keep them cool. Yes, we all think- its a dog, they are made for all types of climate and their paws are made of steel!  Not true at all- in fact, walking on hot surfaces such as asphalt can be way too hot for dogs to walk on.  Take this into consideration-- if it is too hot for you, it is too hot for your dog.  Put some of th