Month: December 2016

Teaching Fido To Walk Nicely With The Right Collar

Pulling on the leash is one of the most annoying traits that a dog can have.

Don’t believe for one second that your dog pulls because he wants to be the leader of the pack or that he thinks he is above you in the pecking order or that he has some control over you (OK, those big brown eyes will melt even the stoniest of hearts, but be strong).

Fido pulls because he is a dog.

He gets SO excited to be outdoors, for him everything is amazing, every smell is wonderful and MUST be sniffed and so you get dragged along behind.

If you have a chihuahua at least he is kind of manageable, but when your fur-baby weighs as much as you do, you will seriously start to hate taking him for a walk.

But don’t despair and certainly don’t think that he is destined for the dog pound, a dog that pulls CAN be trained to walk nicely, you just need some perseverance and determination.

There are so many options out there that can help you:

  • your local puppy school will have walking to heel classes or obedience classes.
  • you can pick up ‘harnesses’ from your local pet store (harnesses have been designed with a metal loop on the chest strap to clip the leash on to so that when Fido pulls, the harness swings his body around towards you preventing him from moving forward).
  • a collar.

I’m not talking about a flat collar with a loop that you attach the dog’s ID disk to, if your dog pulls and this is all he has on you are in real danger of causing serious damage to his windpipe.

I’m talking about a head collar.

It is humane, it doesn’t press on the dog’s windpipe, it doesn’t stop him panting nor should it cause him any discomfort.

Like all new things though you will have to get Fido used to wearing one, but it will make your life much easier (they are especially great for very strong dogs, dogs who have a tendency to lunge and dogs with aggression issues).

Read on to discover the best collars for dogs that pull.

Halti head collar (available online and in all good pet stores)

This collar works by gently steering your dog by his head rather than his body and distracting him from whatever it is he is after.

It has been created to fit all breeds regardless of how long or short their muzzles are and it can even help with lunging and jumping up (the second most annoying dog trait).

They are comfortable yet durable and they ARE NOT a muzzle, so your dog can still fetch the ball, eat a treat or pant.

Control ease dog head collar (available online)

This one is similar to the halti, but it fits like a normal collar whilst gently guiding the head through applying soft pressure to the dog’s muzzle.

Again it is has been created to fit all breeds irrespective of their muzzle size.

Gentle Leader

Finally, this collar has two loops, one that goes around the dog’s neck and can be used as a collar during transition and the other sits on the muzzle just underneath their eyes, you control where your dog goes by where his head goes.

Ostrich Beach Chair for Versatility and Reliability

When it comes to choosing a beach chair, you want to look for one that is versatile, reliable, comfortable, and easy to transport.

The Ostrich beach chair offers all of these features, as well as being backed by one of the best manufacturers in the business.

They are one of the most innovative companies in the beach furniture business and are continually improving their existing product line, as well as inventing new items to make your beach experience the best that it can be.

For reading on the beach, or perhaps watching the water, the Mist! Chaise lounge is perfect.

It is made from lightweight aluminum, but is also sturdy enough for the average person.

If you prefer, this model comes with a zone controlled mister.

With this feature, you hook up your garden hose and enjoy the gentle cool mist while you relax.

It has an open and close face cavity in case you want to lie face down.

It is made from quick-dry breathable mesh.

It weighs only 13 ½ pounds, that can hold a weight capacity of up to 250 pounds.

It comes with a carrying strap and is available in royal blue.

If you want an Ostrich beach chair that is perfect for ladies, the Ostrich ladies comfort lounger may be just the perfect fit.

This chair was designed by women for women.

It has an innovative breast cavity that expands and contracts to support and accommodate various sized women while lying in the prone position.

This provides the maximum comfort.

It has a 12-inch seat height that makes it simple to get in and out of easily.

Like all Ostrich beach chair models, it has the open and close face cavity, as well as arm cutouts for those times when you want to read while lying face down.

This model comes in either pink or blue.

It folds flat for storage and weighs only 10.2 pounds.

Its oversized frame can hold up to 250 pounds of weight.
Another popular Ostrich beach chair model is the Ostrich spring lake lounger.

This lounger is a simple model that is made with everyone in mind.

Like all of their models, it has the option of facedown lounging with an open and close face cavity.

It also offers a lightweight aluminum frame and also offers the same durable quick-dry breathable mesh fabric as their other models.

All ostrich products have a 90-day limited warranty.

If you are looking for the perfect chair for the beach, you will be sure to find an Ostrich beach chair that is perfect for you.

They go beyond the standard beach chair design and make models for everyone’s specific needs.

They are lightweight, but still sturdy.

They are easy to transport, as well as to set up.

You simply to fold the chair out and it is ready to go.

An Ostrich beach chair will make your day at the beach a relaxing experience without the hassle of a heavy chair that is hard to set up, or one that is unstable.

All that is left for you to do is to bring a book and relax.