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Does My Dog Need a Harness?

Posted by Hot Dog Collars on 08/02/19 5:28 PM

Does My Dog Need a Harness?
Every dog needs something to attach their leash and tags to but it doesn’t necessarily have to be a collar. In fact, for some dogs, a collar can be dangerous, and a harness is a better choice. Though they come in many designs, shapes, and sizes, all dog harnesses are essentially the same in that they attach around the dog’s chest, leaving the neck free. Here are some reasons a harness might be better than a collar for your dog. Medical...
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Understanding Your Dog's Body Language

Posted by Hot Dog Collars on 01/10/18 4:55 PM

Understanding Your Dog's Body Language
Dogs can’t talk. That much should be obvious. But that doesn’t mean they can’t communicate. It just means that we, as pet owners, need to take a little more time to and effort to figure it out. Below are a few of the common body language hints dog use to convey their emotional states, and what you ought to do about each one. Let’s begin: I’m Relaxed. Come Say Hi. Do you know a relaxed dog when you see one? Typically, he will have his ear...
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Tips for Bringing Your Dog into the Office

Posted by Hot Dog Collars on 01/03/18 5:00 PM

Tips for Bringing Your Dog into the Office
Are you one of those lucky people who works for a dog-friendly office? The trend has gained steam in recent years as many companies have seen improvements in morale, employee retention and recruiting. Then again, there are challenges that come along with bringing your dog into the workplace. These include a distracted workforce, accidents in the office and overstimulation (for both pets and people). These aren’t criticisms, per se, but rathe...
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New Friends: Introducing Your Dog to a New Pet

Posted by Hot Dog Collars on 12/19/17 5:02 PM

New Friends: Introducing Your Dog to a New Pet
Looking to adopt a new cat, dog or other pet into your family? They say that first impressions last a lifetime, which is why it is so important that your new pet and familiar dog meet on amicable terms. An initial spat or fight could sour the relationship before it has a chance to flourish. Below are a handful of tips to help you introduce a new fur baby to your dog without all the drama. Face to Face Some pet owners like to tackle in...
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How to Introduce a Nervous Pup to Visitors

Posted by Hot Dog Collars on 11/30/17 5:02 PM

How to Introduce a Nervous Pup to Visitors
You and your dog are the classic odd couple. You are a vibrant socialite who loves nothing more than to invite friends and family to your house for potlucks and sporting events. But your doggy – well, she is shy around new people. She might even spend the evening hiding under coffee tables, whimpering and counting the seconds until your guests leave. Fortunately, it doesn’t have to be this way. By correcting a few behaviors and providing str...
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