Specialized equipment and other products help dogs learn to feel calm and confident in our world. A win-win for them and us!
Harnesses provide many benefits. We recommend them for all puppies and adult dogs.
Most importantly, harnesses remove pressure from the dog's neck. This avoids potential damage to vital organs of the neck including the spinal cord, thyroid and trachea from pulling on the leash trachea. It also decreases the dog's arousal, thus improving their ability to think and learn.
Harnesses are a great tool for teaching dogs to walk on a relaxed, loose leash.
Please contact us for brands, colors and prices. Prices begin at $34.00
Whether one lives in the city or the country, all dogs must be on leash at some point.
We have a variety available that will work for the smallest dog to the largest. Some have comfy fleece handles. Others adjust in length. All have a clip on both ends that greatly aids the use of a harness/leash combination to teach a dog to walk in physical balance. We'll help you learn to use them too!
Please call to discuss what will work best and most comfortably for you and your dog. Price varies by material, width and color, beginning at $24.00
Comfort-enhancing Thundershirts come in grey, and a striped blue or pink pattern. For some dogs, Thundershirts have a remarkable calming effect when they're anxious or scared.
All sizes and colors: $39.00
Very loosely fitted elastic "wraps" are used to bring awareness to the dog's body. They're available in widths from 1" to 3" in beige and other colors. Prices $5-$10/wrap depending on width and color.
Dogs' find sniffing enormously rewarding. It is usually calming, too. Snuffle mats provide a great opportunity for sniffing -- right in the comfort of your home. Simply place some kibble and a few treats on, or in between, the fleece pieces and observe what your dog does. Machine washable on gentle cycle; no dryer.
$25 for Small, $39 for Medium (shown here)