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Wednesday, 16 May 2012 09:11


harness image2Welcome to Xtra Dog the home of the original Xtra Dog fleece harness. These harnesses were designed by Tellington TTouch Instructor, 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 Dexas range of Popout bowls, along with other great products from America. 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.

We hope that you enjoy our site, do check out the Dogucation Zone and the Tellington TTouch section with useful dog training advice. If you have a new puppy check out Kerri Bee's puppy pack.

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Monday, 07 April 2014 09:12

Tellington TTouch with Xtra Dog

ttouch-logo-greensmOur next introduction to Tellington TTouch workshops will be June 13 and 14 in Totton, near Southampton, please go to our workshop page to book or to find out more information.

Xtra Dog offers Tellington TTouch training here at our base near Mansfield in Nottingahamshire and covers the East Midlands (Nottinghamshire, Derbyshire, Lincolnshire and Noth Leicestershire, along with Central London. We are also in easy travelling distance from South Yorkshire and have Tellington TTouch clients from Nottingham as we are only 40 minutes drive from the centre of Nottingham and 10 minutes from the centre of Mansfield. Our certified Tellington TTouch Practitioner (P1), Alex Wilson and works with clients on a one to one basis along with teaching one day hands-on workshops around the UK. Alex is also a puppy trainer having spend 6 years as class instructor at one on the UK's most respected puppy training schools. He also loves to help clients who have issues with dogs including those that pull on the lead, a specialist area of his interests. The Tellington TTouch leading techniques are a fantastic method to help stop pulling in a kind effective way. We are members of the Pet Professional Guild and opperate under a code of ethic which bans the use of any aversive equipment including choke chains, slip leads, pinch collars and electric collars. 

Tellington TTouch is a teaching method for animals that incorporates body work and ground exercises where appropriate, to help improve co-ordination, balance and athletic ability whilst deepening further communication and understanding between the animal and its owner/carer. TTouch is a very effective teaching method for dogs that pull, are noise sensitive, who are reactive, bad travellers to mention just a few things that it can help with. Tellington TTouch combines light pressure touch with slow groundwork exercised to help the dog's nervous system cope with situations that we take for granted.


Wednesday, 07 November 2012 10:39

Dexas Popware Raised Pet Bowls Launched in the UK

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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.






image-5The 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. 

Click here to read more about Tellington TTouch body wraps or to order.




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About Xtra Dog

Xtra Dog is devoted to the comfort and welfare of all dogs, everywhere.

We pride ourselves in offering a range of ethical products for dogs, their training and wellbeing. Our range includes our own design of fleece walking harness, Spiffy Dog Air Collars, the world's most comfortable dog collars, the Zima X-Back harness, the original X-Back as well as some of the best products available anywhere in the world.

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