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Harnesses, Collars, and Leashes for After Dark

Good afternoon to all my friends, today I wanted to bring to you some harnesses, collars, and leashes for after dark walks or just to be able to see your little doggie out in the yard when they go to do their business.

Lighted Harnesses for Doggies

Doing some research because I wanted to get my own dog’s new lighted collars and leashes theirs are wearing out I came across these new harnesses for you doggie in some very nice colors and sizes. They are available from Amazon making them very convenient to get keeping you and your doggie safe while taking that nightly walk.

noxgear LightHound – Revolutionary Illuminated and Reflective Harness for Dogs

Changes between eight super bright solid colors including – Red, Yellow, Magenta, Blue, Purple, Pink, Green, and Cyan and six eye-catching multi-color flashing and slow fading color modes – Disco Dog, Rainbow, Cool Comet, Rescue, Independence Day, and Photon Burst.

The different modes are easily selectable at the press of a button, easy to access during a walk, run, or backyard fun. A quickly recharging, long-lasting battery, means up to 12 hours of illuminated playtime per charge.

Spring, Summer, Fall or Winter, the lightweight, breathable design allows your doggie to wear it year round. Made to be durable with military grade Cordura fabric and 3M reflective bias, this vest can withstand romping and rolling, plus it is waterproof for in the rain, or just general wear and tear. When it does get dirty, cleaning is easy, just throw it in the washing machine.

The newly re-designed harness with added leash attachment makes it easier than ever to clip-in and be out the door. The harness is easily unbuckled when you’re done too!

Comes in sizes medium, large, and extra large – the Size LARGE typically fits breeds of similar size to Labrador Retrievers or Border Collies. Visit Petmate.com

Leashes that Light up the Night

I prefer a 6-foot leash when walking my dogs but I am sure others prefer other sizes this one I recommend here is a 6-foot leash but due to the way it lights up for nighttime walking I feel it provides the most safety (also with fog).

Illumiseen LED Dog Leash

Available in six colors including – Bright Orange, Cotton Candy Pink, Neon Green, Royal Blue, Ruby Red, and Sunburst Yellow. You can change the light between steady mode, rapid flashing or slow flashing with just 1 click.

USB rechargeable battery (cable included) gives 5 hours of illumination per one-hour charge, a single charge that will last multiple walks. This is a well-constructed sturdily made leash that is waterproof for walks in the rain if needed. Visit Petmate.com

Lighted Collars for Doggies

True lighted collars have been out on the market for some time but they have improved with new technology and are made to last longer with brighter lights now.

The one below is from Amazon and the one that I am going to be getting my dogs for their nighttime outings making sure I can see them in the yard and that they do not wander too far.

Blazin’ Safety LED Dog Collar

This collar comes in 10 different colors one to make any doggie happy as well as the parents. Sizes are in X-Small, Small, Medium, and Large. Sizes run large but can resize 40% of total length. 1″ wide with 3 modes on, strobe, and blink.

With the visibility of 350 yards, they can be seen by traffic and out romping in the yard or at the campground after dark. Top technology offers the slimmest bulb strip and on/off box. USB Chargeable and runs for over 8 hours.

Waterproof safe for rainy days comes with a 100% LIFETIME GUARANTEE! If you are dissatisfied with our product you get your money back. NO RISK.

In Closing

These are just a few of the products of these kinds are the market today to keep our doggies safe after dark. With so much emotional attachment invested into our little fur babies do you not think that it is worth protecting them in the night?

Actually, this is not just about protecting them but also yourself when taking a walk late in the evening at dusk or after dark even if it happens to be foggy out these LED lights shine through.

Because I use the lighted collars and leashes for my doggies, I was just wondering how many of you use them for your own doggies big or small?

Please leave your replies in the space provided below I am sure the audience here would like to know what products you use to keep you and your pet safe on a nightly walk.

All comments, questions, and suggestions are greatly appreciated here at Delightful Doggies 4 U, please leave them in the space provided below.

Thanks so much for coming by today until next time,

Susan

 

 

 

Whelping Boxes – Recommendations

Welcome to all new and usual followers, today’s topic is going to be Whelping Boxes which most breeders are aware of and most of them have their favorites.

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What is a Whelping Box?

Whelping Boxes are used for birthing puppies and keeping them contained in an area of safety once they are born. This provides the mother with being able to leave the newborn puppies to eat and relieve herself.

whelping boxA whelping box can be used from the time the puppies are born until they are ready to leave the mother depending on the size of the liter and how many puppies she has had a long of course with the size of the box.

They come in different styles and are made from various materials so doing some research prior to purchasing one or if you are super handy building your own is a great idea.

Size of the breed is a determining factor for how large of a whelping box you are going to require so this is another thing to take into consideration from small toy breeds to extra large breeds your can purchase or build a box to suit your needs.

Comfort is one of the main objectives of the box providing the mother a safe haven in which she feels the most comfortable to deliver her puppies. 

Using a Whelping Box

If you are planning to use a whelping box for delivery of the liter then might I suggest you get this prepared ahead of time so that the mother has time to use it to sleep in and become familiar with making her more comfortable and at ease with it.

whelping box another styleWhen you do this it will help her to know where she is expected to go when the delivery time has come and not hide somewhere inside or outside the house and have her liter.

Placing her bed inside the box prior to delivery time will make her know this is her own space and help her know what is expected when the time comes.

Providing food and water inside the box can also add to helping her know what is expected of her. Spending time inside the box with her keeping her comfortable with encouragement can be a good idea as well.

What to do if she does happen to start to deliver someplace else – move her and the new puppy as soon as you can into the whelping box and get her comfortable soothing her the whole time.

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Materials for the Whelping Box

Yes, they do come made from different materials so selecting what is best for the dog and puppies is most important to most people.

Most do it yourselfer’s make them from heavy plywood and normally this is just a box big enough for the mother and the puppies but remember puppies love to chew and the tiny claws are sharp so this can be a danger to the puppies.

Looking online I did find one at Amazon called the MagnaBox Whelping Box the perfect solution for professional dog breeders and careful home occasional breeders (otherwise known as backyard breeders).

Its textured surface, gray-colored, offers a pitiless resistance to damage and dirt and to top it up, it is chew-proof! Made of FDA approved HDPe plastic it is easy to clean with no cracks or crevices for bacteria or contamination.

No tools required for assembly and it measures 54″ L x 54″ W x 24″ H!

This box does not have a bottom in it so I would also recommend getting the Drymate Whelping Box Liner Mat which is made of a soft absorbent fabric with a non-slip waterproof backing preventing soak through.

Provides a sanitary whelping area where odors and stains wash right out it is washable, durable, and reusable. It can be cut to fit the edges won’t unravel or fray. Having a sure-footed surface for puppies giving them an insulated surface to walk on.

Durable and long-lasting, machine washable, and made in the USA.

Making your own Whelping Box

Finding plans to make your own whelping box can be found in so many places on the internet including on your tube with instructions and videos.

What I do not like about them is the fact they are made from wood and can be chewed or scratched by the new puppies nails with small slivers coming off and possible harm coming to the puppies.

Should you want to do this might I suggest once built your line the box with a solid piece of linoleum to protect the puppies from possible harm from the wood this will also make the box much easier to keep clean and sanitary for them.

This is probably not the best solution but at least thinking ahead will give you an idea of possibly something to line the box with making it much safer for the liter as well as the mother.

Even making your own might I recommend getting the Drymate Whelping Box Liner Mat to place in the bottom this mat is one of the best values to invest in for the puppies and the mother due to the warmth it can provide them.

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In Closing

Whelping Boxes what a great idea for our wonderful doggies giving them their own space when it is time to deliver those new arrivals.

What are your thoughts on whelping boxes? Are your expecting a liter in the near future is this information valuable for you?

Leave your answers to the questions below I would love to hear them. If you have any questions for us here at Delightful Doggies 4 U ask them as well, leave any comments or suggestions too.

Thanks for joining us today have a great day where ever you are,

Susan

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Dog Bowls Stand / Feed and Water Bowl Stands

Good to see you, Thinking of getting a Dog Bowls Stand for your doggie for their food and water bowls this can be a great idea to help them with digestion and to eat properly.

Dog Bowls Stand

boxer with metal food and water bowl standThese have been out on the market for some years now and people have found that they serve many benefits for their doggie making it much easier for them to eat and digest their food.

You would not think much about it helping with digestion but with them not having to bend over and grab the food up with the jaw this tends to let me them chew their food properly helping with digestion.

One other nice thing about the dog bowls stands is you have less of a chance of your doggie chocking on the food because they are not gulping it up out of the bowl in the first place.

Stands come in many different sizes designs and colors so choosing on to fit in with any decor in your home is not going to be a difficult one.

homemade dog bowl and water stand of woodI have even seen some that people have made themselves and they turn out very cute and functional. So if you are a do it yourself person making these are just finding a pattern or having the know how to make.

 

 

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Benefits of Dog Bowls Stands

Raised feeders provide ease of access to food and water which can help keep your doggie from chasing the food bowl all around the floor while trying to eat.

golden retriever with plastic food bowl and water standConsuming food from elevated dog bowls places less strain on the dog’s neck, hips, shoulders, and joints, which promotes better posture and less pain to older dogs that have arthritis.

Having a messy eater this can sometimes help them clean up their act when eating but is not a guarantee this will happen some dogs just are messy eaters no matter what.

Dogs that suffer from old age or arthritis can benefit the most from dog bowls stands to make it much easier on the joints when they are no longer required to bend over to eat.

These can also be beneficial to older people who love their doggies and find bending over to the floor more difficult as time goes on because they also suffer from arthritis.

Dangers of Dog Bowls Stand

With large breed dogs, people were told these types of stands would help the dogs from contracting “bloat” which is seriously fatal to the large breed dog.

dog with bloatBloat occurs within an hour after eating so if your large breed dog has arthritis and it is more comfortable for them to eat this way then we must recommend you watch them closely during the time they eat and an hour after.

Large breed dogs have a tendency to eat faster when they are at the comfortable level of eating from these types of feeders and because they gobble up the food this allows more air to accumulate in the stomach causing the “bloat”.

Finding this information was shocking to me because I always thought that providing your doggie with comfort was the best possible thing for them.

Should your large breed have arthritis or other medical problems then using dog bowls stand is not a problem just keeping an eye on them is important to make sure they are taking their time to eat the food.

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Small Breed Dogs

minature dog eating from food bowl and water standSmall breed dogs do not suffer from contracting “bloat” from eating and therefore it is very acceptable to feed them from the dog bowls stand.

Just as human systems are all different the same applies to breeds of dogs and the size of the animal so please use the best judgment when it comes to your doggie.

When you have more than one small breed doggie having their own dog bowls stand gives them a feeling of importance but can also make them territorial so training is important when deciding to use these.

In Closing

I was seriously shocked to find the information about dog bowls stands that I did when these first came out people promoted them as really great for all sizes of doggies especially the large breeds.

Finding this information has made me see that sometimes things are not as good as they sound on a product when it first hits the market – even tho I have medium breed dogs mine still eat from the floor.

What are your feelings about dog bowls stands? Do you think that they are a good thing?

Do you use a dog bowls stand for your doggie? If so, what breed do you have?

Love hearing from everyone on these and if you have any questions, comments, or suggestions please leave them in the space provided below.

Thanks for stopping by until next time,

Susan

 

 

 

How to find the Runaway Doggie

Good day to all,

Today I wanted to discuss GPS Tracking for Dogs and are these products a good idea for keeping track of your four-legged friend.

How to Pick A GPS

gps tracking deviceDepending on what size doggie you have this is going to probably delegate what type of GPS Tracking device you are going to want to get for him/her.

Some of the devices are fairly large and bulky so placing them on a toy or small breed dog is not going to work so well for them making moving around very awkward indeed.

For the medium and large breeds, most any of the devices are suitable depending on location and what you and your doggie love doing for fun.

Now if you have a runaway doggie like I do a GPS Tracking device for him/her is advisable for your peace of mind knowing should they get out and run you have a way of finding them.

 Tracking Devices

Mini GPS Tracker

Price: $48.98 FREE Shipping.

Widely used: This Handheld GPS Unit is especially useful if your pet has been lost or stolen. It can be also be attached with the voice receiver for your pet to hear you calling them.

Real-time tracking with viewing (supports Android / IOS App, web / WAP). The device weighs in at 5 ounces so it is light enough for the small breed dogs to wear and not bother them.

HaoYiShang TK600 Fashion Mini Collars GPS Tracker

Multi-functional GPS pet tracker with powerful location monitoring and an extremely high technical specification – follow the footprints of your beloved doggie where ever he/she may roam.

Free online tracking can be used with computers, mobile client, IOS / Android APP. Comes with a wall charger: 110-220V input 5V output and a chargeable changeable 3.7V 1000mAh Li-ion battery.

Findster Duo+


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This product has an app that connects to your smart telephone to track your best friend – and two modules one attaches to you and the other to your dog – using MAZE technology they can communicate 3 miles apart. (for reference, the current range record is 10 miles!)

This enables you to check your pet’s location in real time without the need for cell coverage or any monthly fees. Works anywhere – so whether you’re taking your pet on a quick walk or exploring no man’s land, it’s your buddy’s ideal companion!

Whistle 3


Whistle 3 GPS Pet Tracker

The smarter way to keep tabs on your pet’s location and activity levels when they’re living it up, at home, in the park or on the run. This tracker also has other features to program into the telephone to monitor activity and track progress.

Whistle 3 combines cellular and GPS technology to give you the fastest and most accurate tracking nationwide. Unlike Bluetooth-only trackers which have a range of 50 feet, Whistle 3 will locate your pet down the street or 3,000 miles away!*

Get the peace of mind with our 90-day money back guarantee on Whistle 3 Pet Tracker. If you or your pet don’t love it, we’ll take it back and give you a full refund on the purchase price.

Link AKC Smart Dog Collar

Very sturdy leather collar with GPS Tracking and activity monitor for your dog. This does require an additional service plan charge to use the tracking device.

And replacement HDP Coastal EZ change ID clips are available at Amazon as well.

Compared to the above two this is a very pricey exchange for using just the collar attachments, however, the tracking device being inside the collar makes this a better choice if you are in the wilds with your best friend.

Garmin Alpha 100 TT

This is the top of the line tracking device for dogs as in multiple dogs because you can use it for training hunters out in the wild and track up to 20 dogs at one time.

The range for this particular device is 9 miles and you can include your hunting buddies along with your dogs knowing where they are can keep people as well as the dogs safe.

With this device, you can even measure your dog’s speed as well as set boundaries knowing that you will be alerted should they cross over the lines you have set.

Because Alpha 100 comes preloaded with TOPO U.S. 100K maps, you’ll always know your surroundings.

Recommendations

poster of lost doggieHere at delightful doggies 4 u, we would recommend using any of the above tracking devices that would fit your needs keeping your doggies safe from being lost is the main objective for having this type of device.

The ranges of different types that are shown above covers from the small breeds to the large breeds and anything in between plus there are many other products that are on the market today for keeping your doggie safe and secure.

One recommendation that I would love to make is having your doggie microchipped at the veterinarian office this is one way to make sure if anything does happen you have the proof that your doggie belongs to you.

In Closing

Fact is all doggies have the ability to run away getting lost the feeling you have as their best friend causes people to lose sleep at night worrying and stressing over their well-being.

Depending on where you live and what your circumstances are using modern technology to keep our doggies safe only makes common sense.

Please leave any questions, comments, or suggestions below we love hearing from you.

Until we meet again,

Susan 🙂

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Crates Kennels for Inside and Outside

Hello everyone, Today’s topic is going to be doggie crates and kennels for inside and outside. Outside kennels can also be large enough to include a run for your furry friend so let’s get into these, shall we.

Small breed dog crate plastic and metal
Small Breed Dogs – Crate
Metal Kennel - Medium to Extra Large Breeds
Metal Kennel – Medium to Extra Large Breeds

Crates and Kennels

Crates and Kennels can be so useful when you have a doggie or a puppy for many reasons. I would like to take this opportunity to give you some of my opinions on these.

teacup doggieCrates are for smaller breed dogs such as teacup sizes, toys, and miniatures and can be used in many different ways.

With the smaller breed dogs, they are wonderful to have for transporting them to the vet’s office for an appointment but they can also serve as a safe haven at home.

If you want to use a crate for your fur baby whether transporting them or whatever the best thing to do is start using it immediately upon bringing your new fur friend home.

This will help them get used to being in the crate and not just reference being put in it to go to the vet’s office causing not only you aggravation in trying to get them into the crate but them anxiety every time you get the crate out.

I suggest you get them a nice comfy bed and put it in the crate for them then put the crate in a nice out-of-the-way location so they have a safe haven to hide in. Your little fur friend will appreciate this when company comes to call.

rottieWith medium to large or extra large breed dogs then you are looking at a kennel usually made from metal not so attractive as the small crate ones.

These are usually used for helping to train your new fur friend along with giving them their own safe place to make it welcoming for them. Using pet beds and comforters for they to lay on can always entice them into the kennel.

People who work and need crates or kennels for their animals while away find that making them much more comfortable for their dogs come home to happy fur babies.

Some will use the kennel or crate to punish their dogs, please do not do this then your poor baby will equate the crate or kennel with punishment and not find it pleasant to be in.

All dogs need their own space and it is up to you to provide them with a safe haven of their own.


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Inside Outside Kennels

I am not a person to keep my doggies outside at all whether in a nice kennel or not they were not brought into my care as outside animals.

outside kennel/run with tarp roof metal

Inside kennels are what I have and use when needed, but my dogs use them as they want to take naps or just get away from the commotion that might be going on.

Outside Kennels are nice if you live in town so that your dog or puppy has a safe place to go outside and play or just lay in the sunshine on a nice day.  ( Make sure there is shade for them to get out of the sun too much is not good for them )

These can also be constructed to give your fur friend plenty of space for exercise with toys to chase around and play with similar to having their own small yard.

wooden outside kennel with shelter and roofOutside Kennels can also have runs built out from them making it nice for your dog to have an inside/outside experience the inside is usually typically somewhat of a dog type house with a narrow but long fenced in area attached and they can come in and out as they please.

Outside Kennels are more expensive than a smaller inside kennel but well worth the investment keeping your pet safe from harm with traffic, other animals, even other people who can intend to do them harm.

You can build yourself some very nice outside kennels depending on what you want and your abilities for building all the materials you would need could be found at home improvement stores. Plans for them can be found online and I have listed a few places for you

http://www.thedogkennelcollection.com/commercial-custom-dog-kennels

http://www.ktbarns.com/dog-kennels.html

https://www.horizonstructures.com/dog-kennels-dog-houses-dog-pens

Why Use Crates / Kennels

Some people would find this cruel to crate or put your pet in a kennel but you are not doing this just for you but your animal’s needs are important they need a place to call theirs just like humans need a place to call home their crate/kennel is their house/home.

double wall crate/coffee table small medium dogs

Funny I put this in here when I am going out and put mine in their kennels I tell them to go to in their house mom is going to the store and will be back shortly and they go running in.

Like I said do not use them for punishment if you do your fur baby is just going to resent being in their own space so you ended up creating this welcome spot for nothing.

Crates/Kennels keep your fur baby safe while your not at home particularly if they like getting into things they should not be into that could harm them. (Like possibly chewing electrical cords.)

For safety reasons and others, there are plenty of reasons to use crates/kennels for your pets just not punishment.

Custom Crates/Kennels

Today people can find so many options in crates and kennels for pets including building some themselves so why not look around and do some research before investing in one of the usual typical ones you can buy either online or in a store.

end table small dog crateJust, for instance, I have seen some custom-built kennels that are end tables for in the living room of your home that are so nice but very functional for your smaller dog breeds to have a cute safe haven bed all their own.

 

Others for the larger breed dogs are similar to buffet tables one can use in their dining rooms with the kennel built underneath with plenty of room and space. These usually open from one end or the other so you would need to have access to the end, but not always so check some out.

Wall table crate for inside wood

Old-fashioned television consoles are being used to create sweet space for small breed dogs and people have gone as far as decorating them with hanging pictures on the walls for their pets.


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In Closing

So that is just some of my findings for crates and kennels for inside your home or outside, what are some of your ideas and thoughts for uses in building your own design?

I sure would appreciate hearing from all of you if you have built one or are planning to build your very own design. Leave them for me in the space provided below.

Welcome, all questions, comments, and suggestions here and if you would like to see a topic listed please just leave it below as well.

Thanks for stopping in today hope you will be back very soon,

Susan

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