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Best dog nail grinder reviews for PAWfect puppy pedicures

I always struggle with trimming my dogs nail, he hates it..!! Firstly trying to stay still long enough, especially when he sees the nail trimmers coming his way. Secondly trying to get his little nail into the trimmer and lastly that quick sharp ‘snap’ of the trimmer taking off a nail.If I can even get […]


Best dog leash for running hands-free

Do you want to take your dog running without compromising your training and running style? This comprehensive guide to the best dog leash for running and how to make training with your dog easier.Quick comparison of hand-free running leashes​ Leash Price Rating Tuff Mutt $$$ 4.8 Ruffwear Roamer $$ 4.2Mighty Paws$4.8What are the best breeds for […]


The Best Dog Collars On The Market 2017

Many of spend a lot of time finding the right dog collar for our best friend. Important factors may be the size, colour and material. A dog collar can be a statement of your own style, your dog’s size, breed or sex. For example s little princess pooch may have a diamante collar while a big tough […]


Help! I Need A Chew Proof Dog Bed

Are you fed up with buying your dog a new bed, time after time. Are you at the point of saying he can just sleep on the floor?All dogs need a comfy place to sleep, we just need to find the most appropriate bed for your dog.Quick comparison guide to chew proof dog bed​ Dog […]


11 Cool Tech Gadgets for Dog Lovers

We are surrounded by iPods,  iPhone, Go-Pro, drones and all kinds of automated tech gadgets and gizmos to keep us up with the latest advancements in technology, it is only natural that our pets are now coming along for the ride.There is now a huge selection of technology gadgets available for your pets from talking […]


Best Dog Beds For All Types Of Dogs

If you are thinking of getting a dog to join your family it is very important to know exactly what your dog needs and why. This will ensure your dog fits into the family, your lifestyle and will ensure your dog is happy and healthy. To ensure your dog settles in well here us some super […]


Top Tips to Mountain Bike With Dogs

Do you have an energetic dog that needs lots of exercise, or are looking for a way to spend more time.. and wear out… with your athletic dog.I might just have a solution for you. Mountain Biking… with your dog!!Mountain biking is the extremely popular sport these day. Mountain bikes are specially designed to enhance […]


Does a service dog have to wear a service dog vest?

A service dog or assistance dog is specially trained to help people who have disabilities. These disabilities may include visual impairment, hearing impairments, mental illnesses including post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), seizure disorder, mobility impairment, or diabetes.For a dog to be a service dog it generally requires a good temperament and health. Labrador Retrievers, German Shepherds, […]


7 Must Have Items To Groom Your Dog

Dog grooming is considered to be an art and it takes a lot of practice to master all the skills required to make a dog shine.  Sending your dog off to the groomer can be very expensive. So why not give it a try yourself at home . After some practice, you’ll have the results you […]


What is the best car seat cover for dogs

​At The Dog Effect, we love promoting way to get your dog out of house or back yard and go on adventures together.That may mean hiking or paddle boarding or taking your dog on holidays with you. Depending on where you live, you will undoubtedly need to drive to your destination much of the time.My […]


What is the best dog harness for small dogs

There is always a debate over whether to use a dog collar or a dog harness when walking your dog.  Sometimes this may be a personal choice but there are some good reasons behind choosing one over the other.A collar is a must for attaching identification. A well fitting comfortable collar should have your dog’s […]


How Can I Stop My Dog Eating So Fast

I recently posted on our Facebook page this photo by @ohmydoggies and was surprised at the amount of interest.  I have never had to worry about my dog, Tiger,  eating too fast or gulping down his food. Tiger is a grazer and can have biscuits in his bowl all day. He often comes down at […]


What Is The Best Car Harness For Your Dog?

Do you know that most dog harnesses will not keep your dog safe if you are in a car accident.  Find out which harnesses are tested to child safety standards and actually work.Manufacturers of many dog safety products are not required to test their products before going to market, this included dog safety travel products […]


Best dog GPS tracker to find your lost dog

I have recently become a little obsessed with Gobi, the incrediable little dog that followed an Australian ultra-marathon runner, Dion Leonard,  across the Gobi Desert.  Dion decided to adopt Gobi and take her to his new home in Scotland.Tragically while Dion was in Scotland waiting for Gobi to spend time in quarantine, Gobi ran away and was […]


Get the best gear for running with dogs

Do you have an active dog that needs lots of attention and exercise? Many working dog breeds, terriers and some younger dogs have bounds of energy. If you don’t give them an outlet to release their energy you may find that they become destructive and naughty. What better way to give you and your dog […]


Best dog ladder for boats that actually works

Finally, a unique and anatomically appropriate doggy ladder that really works.It is difficult for dogs to get out of the water and into boats or onto jettys and docks because, well let’s face it, they are dogs. They don’t walk on two feet, they don’t have hands to keep them stable and they don’t have opposable […]


12 Tips to boating safely with dogs

There is nothing better than being out on the water with a cool breeze blowing in your face and the smell of the fresh salt air. Whether you are boating in calm protected waters or sailing the wild open oceans, it’s a great way to spend time with friend and family.There’s one family member that […]


The best knitted dog sweaters for furry fashionistas

Firstly, let’s address those people who just don’t understand why dogs wear sweaters. There are those who like to dress up their dogs for photo opportunities and fun birthday​ costumes and, hey, why not! For me, it is more about protecting our little furry friends from the elements. Yes, our dogs have fur, but sometimes this […]


Best glow in the dark collar and leash for night walking

Taking our dogs out walking at night comes with all sorts of dangers.  There are many cases of dogs being hit by cars or bike as dogs can be extrmely hard to see at night, especially if yours is a black or dark coloured dog. That’s why it is so important to have the best glow […]


What is the best dog harness for large dogs

Are you looking for the best dog harness for large dogs?My friend recently asked which harness I thought was best for her dog.   She has an Old English Sheepdog which is ​a big softy and is definitely not aggressive or pushy. BUT if she get a chance to slip the harness, she will run and bounce around […]

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