It’s bucketing down rain here in Seattle, so I have water-repellant dog jackets on my mind (Chloe’s a pretty sturdy little dog, but a jacket helps her stay out longer). The trick is to find a jacket that works with Chloe’s Easy Walk harness, which sounded gimmicky when I bought it but turns out to do a good job of keeping her from pulling. It fastens in front, low under her regular collar, and a lot of jackets (and pretty … Read more
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I’m editing my master packing list today by adding “extra leash and harness” to it. On a recent road trip I misplaced Chloe’s leash, and although I eventually found it, the experience drove home the lesson that traveling with only one leash and harness is too risky. It would have been really difficult to get a leash-free Chloe safely to a pet store to buy a replacement — be warned!
You’ve seen it, of course: an adorable, small dog either standing on her owner’s lap while her owner drives or with her front paws on the passenger-side door panel, nose blissfully out the open window and ears flapping in the wind. She loves it! She’s in heaven! She’s also really, really unsafe!!
If I’m describing you and your dog, believe me, I know you’re a terrific driver. Hey, I am too. But remember all those crazy drivers … Read more
Half of my car’s back seat is occupied by Chloe’s Snoozer (medium) Lookout Model I, which she and I both like. It’s too bulky to travel with, however, and for trips where we plan to rent or travel in a car, I pack a safety harness for her. Finding one that worked, however, took some doing.
I first bought a CanineFriendly 3-in-1 vest harness, and while I liked the harness part (padded with fleece and sturdy but not weighty), it gave … Read more