On and Off Lead - Part 2
On and Off Lead - Part 1
Dog Equipment can be a confusing world to enter into. The market is saturated with a plethora of equipment, all promising to magically fix your dog’s behaviour all by itself. What’s more, much of this equipment is of questionable quality and often with unethical work practices.
So first of all, what kind of lead and collar or harness should you buy?
Getting A New Dog - Adopt or Shop?
Exercise is one of the most important things in a dog’s life. It promotes not only physical wellbeing, but mental and emotional wellbeing - it’s not like they can take themselves out for a self-care day trip after all!
There are of course two ways that a dog can be exercised - on a lead, and off of a lead. Okay, this sounds pretty obvious, but both have pros and cons and both require different kinds of training and handling to get the most out of them, and to engage in them safely, for you and your dog.
The Pointy End Of Dog Safety
Getting a new dog - whether it’s your first dog, an addition to the family pack, or filling the gap of a lost family member, is a big decision that many people have strong opinions on whether they will “adopt” or “shop” for their new family member - especially around the silly season when the idea of surprising your family with a puppy on Christmas morning becomes almost too tempting for some!
With their soft, wet noses, their adoring eyes and their soft fluffy bodies we often forget that the adorable furry flatmate in their home descended from an apex predator, and while thousands of years of domestications has certainly bred out most of the predatory drive from Fido, he still has the teeth and bite strength roughly two-thirds that of a wolf!