23 2016 May


Duragate 12.5 inch extensionMany dog owners may purchase a gate that works fine for their current dog.  However should they add a new canine household member it’s possible that their requirements for a dog gate could change, especially if the new dog is larger or a breed that tends to jump.  If this is the case there are a varied assortment or gate extensions available for different models of gates.

The extensions mostly come in two different sizes which increases the likelihood that there will be an extension available for your particular choice of gate.  Extensions are available for many of the gates and for all types of material, aluminum, steel and wood.  The extension shown in the image is a twelve and one-half inch extension for the Duragate model of gate, however there are plenty of other models and styles of dog gates that do have extensions available.

If you find that your dog has found a way to get over the fence and into mischief or worse inside the home or outdoors, then it is imperative that something be done to remedy this situation.  Gate extensions are the most economical and aesthetically pleasing option as opposed to rigging up some ugly looking mess that your dog will probably figure out how to escape from anyway.  Some dogs are escape artists and it is great to have such a healthy and physically able dog his safety still comes first and hopefully a different outlet for his physical abilities can be found such as dog agility.


22 2016 May

Time to Take out the Dog Clippers

2 dog clippers 5-10My dog’s hair has been getting pretty shaggy. And since the warm months are finally here, it’s my job as his owner to make sure he’s not roasting in this heat. I think I’ll be sure to get the clippers out after work today so my dog doesn’t have to have so much fur when it’s so sunny out. I don’t want him to overheat, and I want his fur to be a bit more manageable.

The dog clippers I use are really user friendly, though. When I use them, the fur just comes right off. There’s no danger to me or my dog, and I think my dog even finds it therapeutic. He sits patiently as I shave the fluff off of him. I can tell he really trusts me as his owner. I also bet he knows how much cooler he’ll feel once he has less fur on him, too.

So when I get home, I’ll be sure to find my dog and trim him up. Finding him is usually really easy, though, since he always rushes for the door when I open it. My dog always greets me with a smile and his tongue hanging out like a silly puppy. I never get enough of it.

16 2016 May

Auto Lock Pressure Gate

Auto Lock pressure gate

As much as you love your furry companion there may be times when her movement about the home and the yard will need to be contained. An auto lock pressure gate is a great solution particularly for areas in the home or yard that have a lot of traffic in and out of the confinement area and there is a danger to your dog or your home if the gate is left open. This type of gate wll close and lock automatically once someone goes through it.  This particular gate may be used indoors and outdoors.

There are a wide variety of pet gates available and, depending upon your need you should be able to find a perfect solution for your home and yard.   If this is not the type of gate you need other suggestions include

10 2016 May

A Dog Nail Grinder Is Accurate and Precise

1 happy dog 5-10There are lots of different ways to groom your dog. People usually have a hair brush and nail clippers ready along with some shampoo, but I like swapping out the nail clippers with something that really gets the job done. There are nail grinders that are perfect for a dog’s nails, because they’re very accurate and precise tools.

The thing is, I enter my dog into contests sometimes. So when I do, I want my dog to be prepped and clean for it. Using a dog nail grinder gets my dog’s nails perfectly trimmed and polished. I have to be a perfectionist if I want to win first prize in a contest, after all. And with this tool, I can make sure everything is level and smooth.

What’s great is my dog doesn’t mind the nail grinder, either. I can tell it’s just viewed as a tool, just like a brush or a comb. It makes it easy for me to grind down the nails to perfection. And when I go to the fair for a contest, my dog is always ready and raring to go. I can’t wait for the next contest coming up, because right now I’m filled with anticipation!