Dog News, Events & Dog Care Advice
22 Oct 2020
How To Keep Your Dog Safe & Warm On Winter Walks
With the temperature dropping and the weather worsening, you need to be sure your furry friend is comfortable, safe, and stays warm when you take them out for walks. Below we outline the gear you need and how to keep your pet happy in the cold outdoors.
How to tell if your dog is cold
Some breeds cope better than others in winter and it’s very important to make sure your dog doesn’t get too cold. Smaller breeds like Pugs and Chihuahuas will struggle to keep warm at cooler temperatures, but even larger breeds used to cold climates, like Siberian Husky’s and Saint Bernard’s, you should still be aware of the signs that they are getting too cold.
15 Oct 2020
For any pet lover the sight of a dog in a muzzle can be heartbreaking but muzzles should be used whenever there is any risk of a bite happening. They are vital in teaching more aggressive dogs bite control or if a dog has had an incident of biting.
Below we outline the basics of getting your dog used to wearing a muzzle.
Introducing your dog to the muzzle
Like any new accessory your dog will wear, it’s very important to take the time and introduce your dog properly to the muzzle. This will get them familiar with it before trying to put it on the first time.
Sight & Smell
First, let your dog sniff the muzzle. This let them get used to its smell and you should reinforce their interest in it by using treats and giving them lots of praise.
Second, you should get your dog used to the feel of the muzzle. Avoid forcing it over your dog’s snout and
Having your dog meet other dogs or people they are unfamiliar with can be stressful – for you and your pet. But finding your dog a new playmate and getting them comfortable around different people is an important part of their behavioural development and a discipline they should know.
24 Sep 2020
It’s always worrying when your dog acts out of character. Maybe they become more vocal, maybe they hide, maybe they whimper, maybe they become aggressive. There can be many reasons why your dog starts acting strangely but often we can pinpoint the cause. However, if your dog is stressed it can be a lot harder to find the exact reason or it may be difficult to even figure out if they are anxious or stressed in the first place.
In this article we outline the common signs of dog stress, how to spot the symptoms, and how to relieve their anxieties.
17 Sep 2020
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20 Aug 2020
Going for a run with your dog has many benefits. It provides your dog with a high level of exercise, mixes up their routine, provides added motivation for yourself, and is also a great opportunity to bond.
However, you shouldn’t just simply slip on your running shoes and grab the dog when you’re going out the door. It is important to have a basic understanding of how to jog with your dog safely and responsibly.
22 Jul 2020
Making sure you have the perfect harness for your pet can take some time to research. So once you’ve decided on a suitable harness for your dog it’s important to make sure it’s the right size and is adjusted correctly.
An incorrectly fitted harness can do a lot more harm than good, and getting it fitted properly will help keep your dog safe, comfortable, and under control.
Whatever harness you have bought, reputable manufacturers will include printed illustrations with guidelines instructing how best to successfully fit and adjust their harnesses. However, sometimes these instructions can confuse owners.
In this article we will hopefully make it clearer to what exactly you should and shouldn’t do when fitting a harness.
01 Jul 2020
Information misleading customers, disguised as expert opinion, is circulating on the Internet about certain dog harness types being unhealthy, while other harnesses are not.
The publishers of this misinformation have based their arguments simply on the movement of a dog’s shoulders without any actual studying or having any real knowledge of dog harnesses and their effects. Due to this lack of research, they have concluded that any harness straps resting above the dog’s shoulder and touching the neckline must interfere with shoulder movement and are therefore “unhealthy”. They go on to claim that any harness that only surrounds the dog’s chest are the “healthy” option.
In these videos and articles, the leading representatives of this opinion recommend specific chest harness brands and attempt to support these claims by amateur footage and untraceable scientific references.
No long-term studies
The fact is that there is no scientific test that would pr
30 Jun 2020
Besides our active involvement in animal protection and welfare, Julius-K9® has been developing dog harnesses for over 20 years. As a result, we have been able to create harnesses of unquestionable quality and in iconic designs. It’s possible that some of our competitors may have been annoyed by that, especially if they can’t make or let alone develop harnesses themselves and they are only interested in dealing with imported harnesses they can sell at a huge profit.
Categories: Julius-K9 NewsHere at JULIUS-K9® we are dedicated to developing only the very best dog harnesses and equipment. That’s why we strongly believe in thorough research and objective scientific testing to help guide our product development.