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Top 4 Dog Harnesses For Australian Shepherds

Australian Shepherds or Aussies are known for being highly intelligent and energetic. They love running, playing, and accompanying their humans on long walks or, better yet, hikes. Although their energy is inspiring, it can sometimes be a lot to manage on a leash. That's when a dog harness can be useful. In fact, one of the must-have pieces of equipment for dogs is a harness. In addition to providing safety and comfort during walks, a harness can be helpful for handling and travel. Harnesses are safer than collars, says The New York Times , citing dog experts. For one thing, a harness doesn’t put strain directly on your dog's neck. For another, it contains your dog more securely. However, finding the right dog harness for your Aussie isn't always a cinch. Selecting the wrong harness can affect your Aussie’s freedom of movement, reducing comfort during the dog’s activities. Most Aussie owners recommend a harness with adjustable straps to ensure a snug fit. To help you choose
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Top 4 High-Quality Dog Beds for Australian Shepherds

Your Australian Shepherd will benefit from having a high-quality dog bed. These smart and active dogs need a special spot that supports their active lifestyle. Whether your Australian Shepherd is an adult, a senior, or somewhere in between, there’s a dog bed to suit its needs.  With their active lifestyle, Australian Shepherds need beds with orthopedic support to help ease joint pain. Australian Shepherds may also have breed-specific preferences. For example, since they have thick, double coats, Aussies can easily overheat and may find cooling beds more comfortable. Furthermore, you need to consider the size and weight capacity suitable for your Australian Shepherd.  Aussies typically have a body length of 28-36 inches and weigh between 35 and 60 pounds, with males being heavier than females. Given their body length and weight, Aussies need a bed designed explicitly with larger breeds in mind. In other words, a bed featuring a higher weight capacity to support a fully-grown Australian

Top 4 Dog Crates For Australian Shepherds in The U.S.

Australian Shepherds are constantly hailed as one of the most intelligent dog breeds. Given its high intelligence, the breed is relatively easy to train. However, having certain tools can greatly enhance the training process. One of the most worthwhile investments for both you and your Australian Shepherd is a dog crate. A crate will provide your Australian Shepherd with a safe place to retreat when necessary. In addition, an Australian Shepherd that is crate-trained will help maintain your sanity. However, purchasing the wrong crate size can do the opposite. For an Australian Shepherd,  a 42-inch crate size is widely recommended . The Best Crate Size for an Australian Shepherd The right dog crate will offer your Australian Shepherd a comfortable den-like space where they can go to feel safe. It should also be simple to clean and allow easy access to your dog. Furthermore, a crate is invaluable for potty training if you own an Aussie puppy. That's because dogs instinctually avoid

Top 4 Dog Brushes For Australian Shepherds In The U.S.

One of the most popular and favored dog breeds in the United States is the Australian Shepherd, aka Aussie. This cute breed is popular in part because of its moderately long and wavy double coat that sheds year-round. In addition, Aussies have two heavy shedding seasons (spring and fall) during which you may have to spend more time cleaning up dog fur from the surfaces in your home and car. To cut down on the amount of dog hair in your house, you need to brush your Aussie's coat regularly.  In fact, one of the responsibilities that come with owning an Aussie is frequent brushing. To keep your Aussie's waterproof, double-layer coat looking its best, the AKC recommends weekly brushing sessions. However, more work will be required during shedding season. To remove the abundant dead hair, the AKC recommends an undercoat rake followed by a cleanup with a wire brush. 1. Sinko Undercoat Rake This undercoat rake is a de-matting and de-shedding tool designed to tackle undercoat sheddin

Top 5 Pet Carriers For United Airlines

Headquartered at the Willis Tower in Chicago, Illinois, United Airlines is one of the top ten most pet-friendly in the United States. United allows each customer to travel with up to two pets in the cabin. However, only dogs and cats are allowed to travel in the cabin and they must travel in either a hard-sided or soft-sided carrier. You are required to buy two seats on your flight if you’re traveling with two pets. Unlike other major airlines, United does not impose weight or breed restrictions on pets. However, you must transport your pet in a carrier that fits under the seat in front of you otherwise you cannot fly with your pet. Only service animals are allowed to fly on United Airlines planes without a pet carrier.  United Airlines accepts soft-sided pet carriers that are 18 inches long, 11 inches wide, and 11 inches high. Hard-sided carriers, on the other hand, must measure 17.5 inches in length, 12 inches in width, and 9 inches in height. With those dimensions in mind, I have c

Top 4 Pet Carriers For Frontier Airlines

Frontier Airlines is ranked by Forbes as the fourth most pet-friendly airline in the United States. Headquartered in Denver, Colorado, Frontier Airlines operates flights to over a hundred destinations throughout the U.S. and 31 international destinations. As one of the most pet-friendly airlines in the country, Frontier  allows dogs, cats, rabbits, guinea pigs, hamsters, and household birds to travel in the cabin. On all domestic Frontier flights, pets are accepted in the cabin. Frontier also allows pets in the cabin on international flights to/from the Dominican Republic and Mexico. However, there are a few things you need to know about flying with your pet in the cabin with Frontier Airlines. For starters, dogs and cats must be at least 8 weeks old to travel. In addition, Frontier recommends a soft-sided pet carrier that is 18 inches long x 14 inches wide x 8 inches high . Furthermore, throughout the flight, your pet must stay in its carrier, which will go underneath the seat in fro

Top 4 Pet Carriers For Delta Air Lines

Delta Air Lines is the third-best airline in the United States for traveling with a pet, according to Nerdwallet . The most pet-friendly airline in the country is Alaska Airlines followed by American Airlines. I have written articles on the top 6 pet carriers for Alaska Airlines flights and the top 6 pet carriers for American Airlines .  Today, I'm going to make a meticulous list of the top pet carriers that Delta Air Lines accepts. Delta accepts cats, household birds, and small dogs to travel in the cabin for a one-way fee. The airline accepts soft-sided ventilated pet carriers in which your pet must be able to fit. Additionally, the carrier must fit underneath the seat directly in front of you. For carry-on pets, Delta recommends a soft-sided pet carrier with a maximum dimensions of 18 x 11 x 11 inches (Length x Width x Height). Pet carriers of these dimensions fit most aircraft types. If your pet is not small enough to travel as a carry-on, you may be able to ship it with Delt

Top 6 Pet Carriers For American Airlines

In my previous blog post, I compiled a meticulous list of the top six pet carriers for Alaska Airlines . Today, I'm going to list the top pet carriers for American Airlines, the second most pet-friendly airline in the U.S., according to Forbes . As such, American Airlines accepts most domesticated animals to travel as a carry-on or be transported through American Airlines Cargo.  Carry-on pets are limited to cats and dogs that meet American Airlines' size, age, and destination requirements. For carry-on pets , American Airlines recommends a soft-sided pet carrier that is slightly larger and can fit under the seat in front of you. In addition, American requires that your soft-sided pet carrier: Be secure Be padded BE made of water-repellent material Have mesh ventilation on 3 or more sides Furthermore, the second most pet-friendly airline requires that your soft-sided pet carrier be 18 inches long x 11 inches wide x 11 inches high. Remember, American only accepts one pet carrier

Top 6 Pet Carriers For Alaska Airlines Flights

The idea of leaving a pet at home while traveling gives many Americans separation anxiety. As a result, they often choose to bring their pets with them. Luckily, most airlines in the United States allow small dogs and cats to fly with their owners in the cabin, subject to space availability onboard. One of those pet-friendly airlines in the country is Alaska Airlines.  Ranked by Forbes and Nerd Wallet as the most pet-friendly airline in the U.S., Alaska Airlines accepts most domesticated pets to travel in the passenger cabin and their climate-controlled baggage and cargo compartments. Pets that are allowed to travel in the passenger cabin include small dogs, house cats, domesticated rabbits, and household birds. In the  baggage compartment , the following pets are accepted by Alaska Airlines: Cats Dogs Ferrets Guinea pigs Hamsters Household birds Non-poisonous reptiles Pot-bellied pigs Rabbits Tropical fish However, to fly with your pet with Alaska Airlines, you need a pet carrier,

Top 7 Dog Breeds That Smile the Most

A smiling dog is an alluring sight. In the vast and diverse world of canines, some dogs look intimidating but are harmless, while others look like they are always smiling. Dog breeds known for their "smiling" faces possess a cheerful demeanor that not only makes their owners smile but lifts spirits and spreads joy wherever they go. Consequently, dog breeds with a perpetual smile are often used as therapy dogs. They are often seen spreading joy in hospitals, nursing homes, and schools. Of course, a dog with an adorable smile on its face is hard not to smile back at. So, I put together a "smiley" list of the top seven dog breeds that have a propensity to smile. 1. Australian Shepherd The beautiful Australian Shepherd. This breed seems to have it all; a uniquely gorgeous coat, striking eye colors, intelligence, high energy, and a strong drive to work. The Aussie is easily the coolest-looking dog breed around, to say the least. They are naturally happy, joyful dogs. How