Xtra Dog is delighted to have become a sponsor of the latest dog sport to come out of the USA, Dock Dogs. Dock Dogs is a fun sport where dogs run along a dock and leap into a swimming pool and the longest jump wins. Dogs comete around the country and around the world and many competitors follow the sport to different events around the UK. Winners of each competition in the UK wins a Spiffy Dog collar. These collars are ideal for the sport as they are quick-drying, lightweight and breathable and many of the UK's top jumpers wear Spiffy Dog, including Digger (seen right), Harry and Oscar. Xtra Dog has also sponsored Ann Newman (right), owner of Digger and Alice. Digger is known to be one of the UK's top jumpers and we are thrilled supporting such a fantastic star of the sport. Dock Dogs can be seen and anyone can have a go at the following events this year. All About Dogs, Dogs Unleashed and Bark in the Park.
Did you know any company can offer you any dog harness and tell you that it is suitable for the car and it does not need any specific safety testing? Would you buy a baby seat for a car that has not had proper car safety testing?
Beverley Cuddy, editor of Dogs Today was on Radio 5 Live talking about car harnesses, here is a transcript of what she said. Thank you Beverley for getting this message out there.
Talking about the laws surrounding restraining dogs...
"As the rest of Europe seems to be doing it automatically I think it is only a matter of time before we do too. If it's a clear rule I think people should know they should be doing it - We were all resistant to car safety belts for people, but when its the law you do it."
"I think the thing to notice here is at the moment when you are buying seat belts and car seats for babies there are standards you look for to make sure they are properly tested - there are not too many harnesses that are properly crash tested for dogs ....... At the moment anyone can sell you a harness and will not get done, they are not the same standards that you are getting for humans."
In the USA there is a V9DTPet Safety Durability test. The Bergan car harness conform to V9DT standards and has been fully safety tested using state of the art tensile testing machines. In Canada the Pet Friendly Car Harness is fully crash tested to human safety standards, they are both offered by Xtra Dog Click here to order yours.
The body wrap is a piece of equipment commonly used in Tellington TTouch. Generally we would use the American elasticated Ace wrap available from Xtra Dog. The wrap will change the posture of the dog due feedback received from the nervous system. It will help the nervous system be more effective. Many people use wraps to help improve the physical and mental balance of dogs and they can also help dogs with fear and phoebia issues like fireworks, thunder. They can also benefits dogs that are bad travellers.
Welcome to Xtra Dog the home of the original Xtra Dog fleece harness. These harnesses were designed by Tellington TTouch practitioner Marie Miller and used and recommended by many dog trainers and Tellington TTouch practitioners and instructors. They were also recently seen on TV on Bang Goes the Theory. This is the only fleece dog harness that was specifically designed for the Tellington TTouch training method and all our walking harnesses come with a front ring as standard. We pride ourselves in our design, the choice of sizes and colours, but should we not be able to fit one of our standard sizes then please ask us about our custom fitting service. If you have not tried the Xtra Dog harness have a read on this site about how they work to stop dogs pulling, these harnesses have been seen and recommended by Dog's Today magazine and are often copied but never bettered!
Xtra Dog is also the home of the award winning Spiffy Dog Air Collar, the award winning Pet Top drinking device and the Adanac range of sled dog products that we bring in for you from the USA, plus The Original Raised Pet Beds and much more. We constantly looking for good quality innovative products for our own dogs and if they like them we may well offer them to your dogs too.
Xtra Dog, Spiffy Dog and Devon Dogs are delighted to announce a very exciting partnership. An agreement has been reached for Lauren Langman and Devon Dogs to be sponsored by Xtra Dog harnesses
and Spiffy Dog collars, plus The Original HI K9 Raised Pet Bed.
Devon Dogs, one of the UK’s leading dog agility training centres led by senior instructors Lauren Langman and Mathew Rouse who both compete at championship level in the UK and internationally, alongside their team of dedicated instructors and clients. Over the past 6 years Devon Dogs has fielded a team for Olympia, UK Championship Finals, the UK’s most prestigious agility event plus they compete at the FCI World Championships and at the UKA Hand Finals.
“Devon Dogs, “ explain Lauren Langman “has been searching for the right equipment from a company that shares our ethos on dog welfare for a very long time and a partnership with Xtra Dog and Spiffy Dog is exactly what I have been looking for- Xtra Dog’s unique two point fleece lined colourful and effective harness (based on Tellington TTouch training techniques) is not only kind to the dog but easy for the handler to both use and operate. We are proud to have made this link and not only do we recommend these harnesses along with the Spiffy Dog collars to our customers but we are also pleased to be able to use them ourselves.
“Team Devon Dogs will proudly show you their harnesses logoed and made by Xtra Dog ‘s sewers and if you speak to me at any event I will also be happy to discuss the collars and training styles to suit you. These products are not just fit for purpose; they exceed our own expectations and allow our lives, and our dog’s lives to be more enriched. Thank you Team Xtra Dog.
New from Dallas Texas, Xtra Dog is thrilled to be offering the Dexas Popware range of raised pet feeders, and on the go drinking bowls. Utilising Dexas' silicone technolgy these are the best dog bowls on the market and the benefit of having your dog's bowl raised is that it can improve your dog's posture that will aid good digestion and have a positive influence on his behaviour.
We are also thrilled to have the Dexas range of transportable bowls that sit on the top of a regular water bottle on attach to you via a carabiner clip. Check out these products, I know that you will be as thrilled as our dogs Mischief and Arapahoe are.
Now you don't have to cross the Atlantic to buy these incredible products as they are available from Xtra Dog.