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The Best and Worst Countries for Dogs and Their Owners

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If you’re considering emigration and want to bring Fido along with you, it’s best to do a little research on just how dog-friendly a country is before you go and settled down. While some countries are known for their dog-loving culture and communities, others view dogs in a much different light.

It’s important to consider both the culture and the government laws with regards to animals. For example, while Saudi Arabia doesn’t have a big of a problem with animal cruelty like Japan does (where they legally kill animals every day), the country is simply not fond of either dogs or cats and you may not even be allowed to show them in public space (even on the streets).

For anyone looking to move to another country with their pets, here are the best and worst countries for dogs based on each country’s current laws, culture and statistics.

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The 6 Best Countries for Dogs

Austria Among The 6 Best Countries for Dogs

What Makes a Country “Best” for Dogs?

When compiling a list of the “best” countries for dogs and dog lovers to relocate to, we took a few factors into consideration. Firstly, we considered statistics from World Animal Protection International – these statistics provide information on which countries have the best standards of care for animals. We’ve also considered news articles, tourist guides, ex-pat accounts, and noted local practices with regards to animal care.

It’s important to note that while the countries listed below have a great reputation for the treatment of their dogs, this does not mean that all nationals from these countries exemplify these standards. If you are considering relocating to one of these countries with your dog, always do your due diligence. Research the particular area you will be traveling to, the accommodations that you are considering, and the individuals you will be entrusting with the care of your dog.

1. Austria

Austria is easily one of the top countries in the world when it comes to fighting animal cruelty, enacting laws that protect pets and it’s a gorgeous place to live as well. Before the rest of developed world started catching up, years ago Austria has already enacted very strict animal rights laws with violators facing huge fines and even jail time. They’ve also been on top of different animal related scams and banned online ads for selling pets.

In Austria it’s also illegal to sell animals in pet stores, forceful training methods are prohibited (that means shock collars and invisible fences are also out), and to top it all off, Austria welcomes dogs just about anywhere you can think to take them. For any dog lovers looking to emigrate, Austria is one of the best countries for dogs and owners.

2. Switzerland

In Switzerland, you must first demonstrate your ability to become a good dog owner before you’re allowed to bring a new pup home. Aspiring pet owners must first complete a course to exemplify their understanding of the skills needed to own a dog and what goes into proper care for a dog. Not only that, but they must also take a written and practical test before being permitted a dog!

When it comes to taking your dog out in public with you in Switzerland, it’s not a problem at all – you can even take your pooch on the bus with you. Switzerland also upholds strong laws against punitive training techniques and they require all dog owners to carry pet insurance.

3. Germany

Germany is very dog-friendly, but they do discriminate against certain breeds and have regulations banning these breeds. The law specifies three categories for how “dangerous” a dog is, with Category I listing most dangerous breeds such as Bully breeds, Mastiffs and other large dogs with a history of fighting. These dogs cannot be imported, sold or bred in Germany. So if you own or decide to adopt one of the more commonly banned breeds, apparently you’re just not welcome.

That said, Germany has an incredible level of hygiene and health standards for animal shelters where dogs receive ongoing care and training; euthanizing is avoided. The Germans care so much that they even placed a Christmas pet adoption ban to discourage adopting dogs for gifting. We also love that when in Germany, you’re free to take your pup with you just about anywhere because laws discourage pet owners from leaving their dogs at home alone for too long.

4. Hungary

Hungary may not be the first country you think of when you consider canine welfare, but actually, Hungarians view their dogs to be an important part of the family. Local cafes and restaurants allow dogs to enter and rules are even in place to ensure that every dog gets a minimum required amount of exercise every day.

They have recently made it illegal to keep dogs on chains in Hungary, and we also love that Hungary has programs in place to make sure that all families can afford to have their dogs spayed and neutered. Finally, what also makes Hungary one of the best countries for dogs is that microchipping is a must and tail and ear docking are strictly prohibited in this country.

5. France

France is one of the best places for relocating families with dogs. In addition to the gorgeous countryside homes that almost always have a dog napping on the porch, major French cities are also becoming well known for their canine-friendly atmosphere. Many local shops, cafes, and restaurants welcome dogs and have dogs of their own sitting behind the counter.

Because the French were previously the least likely to clean up after their dogs, the problem got out of hand and now France is becoming one of the most proactive countries in terms of keeping their streets clean by providing tons of free pickup stations all over the country with poop bags for dog owners to clean up those untimely accidents.

6. United Kingdom

It’s no surprise that the United Kingdom makes the list of countries that are best for dog lovers to relocate to. With a reputation as one of the largest dog loving communities culturally (even the Queen has dogs), much of the country permits dogs to enter local parks, stores, hotels, and museums. The government is looking to ban shock collars, and make animal cruelty sentences more severe for perpetrators, giving up to five years in prison for anyone abusing animals.

Dog parents in the U.K. are allowed to take their dogs on the London Underground with them provided the pets are well behaved. There are few housing regulations that prohibit dogs from living in certain communities and so long as dogs are kept leashed, they are generally welcome.

The 6 Worst Countries for Dogs

Japan is Among The 6 Worst Countries for Dogs

What Makes a Country “Worst” for Dogs?

When considering which countries are the worst for dogs and dog lovers to reside in, we took a few things into consideration. Primarily, as with above, we considered animal welfare statistics from the World Animal Protection International database. These statistics consider what types of animal protection and welfare laws are in place and how protective those laws are. We also considered trending headlines and local news articles reporting on current events and cultural practices in each country.

It’s important to note that while the “worst” countries listed below have a general reputation for poor treatment of their dogs or a lack of animal rights and protection laws, this does not mean that all nationals from these countries have similarly held beliefs. In fact, many of these countries now have active animal welfare movements underway in an attempt to improve the treatment of pets, and homeless or stray animals.

1. Japan

One of the worst things about Japan is the accepted mass execution of dogs and cats. Statistics show that Japanese nationals legally kill approximately 500 dogs and cats every day, and about 300,000 pets in total are cruelly killed each year using means such as suffocation or poisoning.

In Japan, it is not uncommon for dogs to be disposed of with no regard for their sentience and many dogs find an unpleasant end in local rivers and lakes. There are some areas where dogs are considered as members of the family and very well treated; however, on the whole, animal welfare for dogs and cats in Japan is seriously lacking.

2. China

One country you’ve probably expected to see on the “worst” list is China, and you’re not wrong. You’ve likely seen the many stories about the poor treatment of dogs in China and so we won’t focus on the details of that treatment, but suffice it to say, with no animal welfare laws existing in China, dogs simply do not fair well there and there’s a serious animal cruelty problem in the country.

Although recent movements by a select group of animal welfare proponents have prompted the beginnings of change, the fact remains that many dogs in China are severely mistreated, neglected, and abused. On the bright side, new generations make it a priority to treat animals better and China might soon see an improvement in this area.

3. Egypt

Similarly to China, Egypt is a country that is well-known for its mistreatment of animals and their overall animal cruelty regulations are extremely poor. Very few laws exist against causing animal suffering. It’s not uncommon in Egypt to keep animals in captivity, and companion animals and wild animals alike are all very poorly protected and provided for by the government.

Egypt also regularly uses animals for scientific research and local communities often see torturous treatment of stray animals by both adults and children. Unlike with China, there doesn’t seem to be any improvements on the horizon and Egypt has one of the longest ways to go for fixing the animal cruelty problems.

4. Greece

Greece has an overwhelming problem with stray dogs and it is a daily occurrence to read about them being poisoned in an attempt to simply “get rid” of them. Some years ago, the government decided to poison thousands of dogs before the Olympics to clean up the streets. It is also not uncommon to see Greek dogs being kept on chains and refused food or medical care leading to a very slow and painful death.

You’d expect to see some improvements in this regard given the track record of other countries, but the situation has actually only worsened in recent years as the country continues to suffer a recession that has no end in sight. Authorities said there were over one million stray dogs on the streets of Greece in 2015 with more being abandoned every day.

5. Saudi Arabia

Unfortunately for those dog lovers considering relocating to Saudi Arabia, canines are viewed to be quite “unclean” animals by the locals – a generally accepted Muslim belief. As such, dogs are just not widely welcomed in the area. The small percentage of dogs that are kept as pets in Saudi Arabia must be “working dogs” in order to be legally kept as pets.

Saudi Arabia’s religious police have gone as far as completely ban pets in several cities, calling it a “bad Western influence.” Although trends of dog ownership, in general, are very slowly changing in the country, there is still not wide acceptance of dogs as part of the family. While we should note that very few dogs are treated poorly – perhaps through avoidance rather than confrontation – Saudi Arabia is simply “not into pets.”

6. India

India is another country with a significant problem with stray dogs. It’s approximated that the country has about 30 million stray dogs. This problem has led to most of the country’s population of dogs being “street dogs”. Many of these street dogs have learned to live off the people, but there is a prevalence of rabies and dog bites from once-domesticated dogs that are trying to survive as wild animals. Statistics show that India accounted for 35% of deaths from rabies, the highest number of any country in the world.

There is, however, a growing movement for improved care of stray dogs in India which includes spaying and neutering street dogs before releasing them back into the streets. Local veterinarians have also been working to educate the public about rabies and dog bites to reduce the number of incidences annually. That said, while things improve minimally, India is still not a country we recommend relocating to with a healthy, happy family dog.

What Else to Consider When Emigrating with Your Dog

Researching your destination country is a great first step when it comes to emigrating, but there are also other factors to consider before making your final decision. One of the most important considerations, of course, is whether the destination country is somewhere that you would be happy to move to. Another consideration is the actual emigration process.

What will it take for you and your dog to move? It isn’t too difficult to find out the requirements for humans who are relocating but be sure to look into any quarantine requirements for your dog. Check USDA’s list for International Animal Export Regulations before moving. For example, some countries require your dog to spend six months or more in quarantine before they can officially move in with you once you emigrate.

The animal quarantine period is to ensure that your dog does not transmit any diseases that are not native to your country of relocation. Know what type of quarantine, if any, you are facing, whether this is something you think your dog could go through and if there is any way to avoid it. It’s not pleasant to be move to another country with a dog only to later find out that your dog has to stay somewhere for half a year. In short, always take the time to make a decision that is best for you and your dog based on thorough research.

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20 Dog Breeds Worst at Swimming

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While most dogs enjoy water and they are natural swimmers, some breeds are just not built for swimming or they simply dislike water. Owners of these breeds who are worst at swimming should always have a life vest on hand if you want to hang around the water with them.

While there are exceptions and individual cases where you’ll have a dog of below mentioned breed that loves to swim, or vice versa – dogs known as swimmers being afraid of water – generally, a canine’s ability and desire to swim is related to the breed. It’s genetic in a large majority of cases. This typically has to do with the dog’s physiology and anatomy. And even if they can made paddling movements to get out of water, there’s still danger of the dog drowning.

Two other factors may determine whether the dog is a swimmer or not: head shape and size, and the muzzle. Canines with disproportionately large heads such as English Bulldog will be unable to swim well because the weight of the head will make them tip forward. Dogs with very short muzzles (Brachycephalic breeds) are unable to keep their nose above the water without tilting the head way up, thereby going into a vertical position and sinking. There are, of course, exceptions to these case.

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If you’re an owner of the of the breeds that are bad at swimming and are more likely to drawn, you can still have your pet with you when near the water, and even take them into water with some safety equipment such as life jacket or pool floats. In general, it’s best to start your dog in a more safe and controlled environment, such as your pool. And if you simply want to help your pup cool down in summer, get them a doggy pool.

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Pug dogs are some of the worst swimmers

Pug

As mentioned above, like all brachycephalic dogs (breeds with a short nose and a flat head), pugs are not the best swimmers. In fact, their short snout often comes with health problems, most notably shortness of breath. That can hinder their ability to swim for almost any time period, in addition to making it hard for them to keep their nose above water, often resulting in a sinking body.

Basset Hound dogs are some of the worst swimmers

Basset Hound

Not even the Dumbo-like ears can help this breed stay afloat (nor fly!) Basset Hounds are not built for swimming because they have short legs and a disproportionately large head, as well as a very dense bone structure. In addition to their poor swimming ability, their lengthy ears are susceptible to waterborne infections, so keep them out of the water at all times.

Corgi dogs are some of the worst swimmers

Corgi

Although Corgis do have a long enough snout to breathe properly while swimming, their short legs prevent them from doing it well. They also have a very dense body. On the other hand, this breed loves water, so let your pooch enjoy a bath in a kiddy pool or splash around in shallow waters. You can even go boating with a Corgi, but put a life vest on him.

Shih Tzu dogs are some of the worst swimmers

Shih Tzu

This is another small breed with short legs and short muzzle that just isn’t made for swimming. Another problem for Shih Tzu is the full coat that easily becomes too heavy if it gets waterlogged, in addition to covering his face to make breathing in water even harder. Tiny dogs often have fear of water and become nervous easily, so stay away from water if you have a Shih Tzu.

Staffordshire Bull Terrier dogs are some of the worst swimmers

Staffordshire Bull Terrier

Even though this active breed is well-known for their stamina and love for exercise, due to their dense muscle mass and their weight they are not fit for swimming. They also have a big head that is disproportionate to their body, which can make it hard for them to keep their head above the water.

Bull Terrier dogs are some of the worst swimmers

Bull Terrier

Like their Staffordshire cousins, Bull Terriers are average swimmers, albeit for other reasons. The culprits here are their short-ish legs in addition to their heavy body. However, this breed actually loves water, so keep an eye on them if you are near it and let them enjoy the shallow ends with a life jacket on.

Chow Chow dogs are some of the worst swimmers

Chow Chow

While larger dogs are generally good swimmers, Chow Chow is an exception because he has short legs and deep chest. Another problem for the Chow Chow dog is his flat muzzle that leads to shortness of breath, as well as his thick and heavy coat which can weigh him down when it becomes soaked.

Boxer dogs are some of the worst swimmers

Boxer

Boxers are freakishly athletic, and they have long legs, which is the most important feature of great swimmers among dogs. However, Boxers are also a brachycephalic breed and that is a problem that’s hard to overcome when it comes to swimming skills. This breed enjoys water, so feel free to let your pooch run on the shore or play in a kiddy pool. Put a life vest on your dog if you go near a larger body of water.

Maltese dogs are some of the worst swimmers

Maltese

This breed is actually well equipped for swimming when it comes to small breeds because it has smaller chest and a full muzzle. Another good thing is being lightweight. However, Maltese can often experience different problems related to water, like rheumatism, arthritis and chills. For these reasons, it is better to stick to the land if you have a Maltese.

Dachshund dogs are some of the worst swimmers

Dachshund

This is another light-weight breed with a longer muzzle, but that is not enough for Dachshunds to be considered good swimmers because they also have short legs. Even in shallow waters you should always keep an eye on your Dachshund because he can drown if he gets tuckered out.

English Bulldog dogs are some of the worst swimmers

English Bulldog

English Bulldog is probably one of the worst swimmers of all dog breeds. He has a short muzzle, big head, barrel chest and short legs – almost every feature of a bad swimmer. Bulldogs are such bad swimmers that you should keep your swimming pool fenced to prevent any accidents.

French Bulldog dogs are some of the worst swimmers

French Bulldog

Frenchies are not far away from their English cousins. They are a bit better equipped for water, but they are still extremely bad swimmers. Their head shape and size is once again a problem here. Always keep an eye on your dog if you are near water and make sure that your Frenchie has a life vest on in such instances.

Alaskan Malamute dogs are some of the worst swimmers

Alaskan Malamute

Malamutes are not water lovers but you might find a rare one who likes to get wet. Of course, they love snow but for some reason they just don’t like water. They are not the worst swimmers, especially compared to many other dogs on this list, although their weight and thick coat can weigh them down.

Greyhound dogs are some of the worst swimmers

Greyhound

While Greyhounds seem built for swimming with their light weight, long legs and perfectly round head, yet they seem to have a really strong aversion to water. Even a regular shower can become a struggle if you have a Greyhound. Again, they’re not the worst of swimmers on this list, but they’re not great at it either.

Doberman Pinscher dogs are some of the worst swimmers

Doberman Pinscher

There are many debates online about the swimming abilities of Dobermans. Whether they are bad swimmers or not is not that important since many of them just don’t seem to enjoy water very much. If you have a Doberman, don’t try to force him into water, let him take to it on its own if he is up to it.

Mastiff dogs are some of the worst swimmers

Mastiff

All Mastiffs are brachycephalic and they weight a lot, so they are not really a great fit for water. Even bigger problem is pulling them to safety if they start to sink because they are so heavy. They are also pretty lazy, so it’s hard to even imagine having a Mastiff that is eager to go for a swim anyway.

Chihuahua dogs are some of the worst swimmers

Chihuahua

This small breed is overall one of the worst swimmers out there. Their tiny legs are not built for swimming but the even bigger problem is their fearful nature. Chihuahuas are so easily scared that they might get a panic attack and drown in a matter of seconds, so just avoid getting them in the water at all.

Chinese Shar Pei dogs are some of the worst swimmers

Chinese Shar Pei

Another flat-faced breed, Chinese Shar Pei also has wrinkly skin that is hard to dry when it gets soaked. This breed is also well-known for being stubborn, so it might be difficult to keep him close if you get him in water. The risk of swimming away will always be present, so it might be better to stick to pools and shallow waters with this breed.

Pekingese dogs are some of the worst swimmers

Pekingese

This breed is equipped with brachycephalic facial structure in addition to having short legs. That is more than enough to make Pekingese bad at swimming. Another reason to avoid water if you have a Pekingese comes from the lack of athleticism and the fact that this breed is quick to tire.

Pomeranian dogs are some of the worst swimmers

Pomeranian

Pomeranians are well-known for their agility and stamina, but they don’t like to show off these abilities in water. They also have a very thick coat that weighs them down when it becomes soaked. Keep your Pomeranian away from water or put a life vest on him if you go near it.

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We never like to out one of our dogs or owners under any stress , and we always look for better ways of doing things so that we can provide the very best care. 

One of our colleagues provides great tips on training your new puppy or even your older dog so they can be washed without getting stressed , hurting themselves, and being happy to see the Dog Groomer next time?

Then check out this blogs tips here – Our Dream Dog  They Work !

20 Dog Breeds Worst at Swimming

Need a way to keep your dog clean then please keep reading below as they have some great tips and tricks to keeping your dog clean and looking smart . 

Of course if you need a professional dog groomer in Sydney then you can reach out and contact us as well and we will put you in touch with a mobile dog wash or grooming service

While most dogs enjoy water and they are natural swimmers, some breeds are just not built for swimming or they simply dislike water. Owners of these breeds who are worst at swimming should always have a life vest on hand if you want to hang around the water with them.

While there are exceptions and individual cases where you’ll have a dog of below mentioned breed that loves to swim, or vice versa – dogs known as swimmers being afraid of water – generally, a canine’s ability and desire to swim is related to the breed. It’s genetic in a large majority of cases. This typically has to do with the dog’s physiology and anatomy. And even if they can made paddling movements to get out of water, there’s still danger of the dog drowning.

Two other factors may determine whether the dog is a swimmer or not: head shape and size, and the muzzle. Canines with disproportionately large heads such as English Bulldog will be unable to swim well because the weight of the head will make them tip forward. Dogs with very short muzzles (Brachycephalic breeds) are unable to keep their nose above the water without tilting the head way up, thereby going into a vertical position and sinking. There are, of course, exceptions to these case.

THE OPPOSITE: 20 Best Swimming Dog Breeds

If you’re an owner of the of the breeds that are bad at swimming and are more likely to drawn, you can still have your pet with you when near the water, and even take them into water with some safety equipment such as life jacket or pool floats. In general, it’s best to start your dog in a more safe and controlled environment, such as your pool. And if you simply want to help your pup cool down in summer, get them a doggy pool.

20 Dog Breeds Who Can’t Swim

Pug dogs are some of the worst swimmers

Pug

As mentioned above, like all brachycephalic dogs (breeds with a short nose and a flat head), pugs are not the best swimmers. In fact, their short snout often comes with health problems, most notably shortness of breath. That can hinder their ability to swim for almost any time period, in addition to making it hard for them to keep their nose above water, often resulting in a sinking body.

Basset Hound dogs are some of the worst swimmers

Basset Hound

Not even the Dumbo-like ears can help this breed stay afloat (nor fly!) Basset Hounds are not built for swimming because they have short legs and a disproportionately large head, as well as a very dense bone structure. In addition to their poor swimming ability, their lengthy ears are susceptible to waterborne infections, so keep them out of the water at all times.

Corgi dogs are some of the worst swimmers

Corgi

Although Corgis do have a long enough snout to breathe properly while swimming, their short legs prevent them from doing it well. They also have a very dense body. On the other hand, this breed loves water, so let your pooch enjoy a bath in a kiddy pool or splash around in shallow waters. You can even go boating with a Corgi, but put a life vest on him.

Shih Tzu dogs are some of the worst swimmers

Shih Tzu

This is another small breed with short legs and short muzzle that just isn’t made for swimming. Another problem for Shih Tzu is the full coat that easily becomes too heavy if it gets waterlogged, in addition to covering his face to make breathing in water even harder. Tiny dogs often have fear of water and become nervous easily, so stay away from water if you have a Shih Tzu.

Staffordshire Bull Terrier dogs are some of the worst swimmers

Staffordshire Bull Terrier

Even though this active breed is well-known for their stamina and love for exercise, due to their dense muscle mass and their weight they are not fit for swimming. They also have a big head that is disproportionate to their body, which can make it hard for them to keep their head above the water.

Bull Terrier dogs are some of the worst swimmers

Bull Terrier

Like their Staffordshire cousins, Bull Terriers are average swimmers, albeit for other reasons. The culprits here are their short-ish legs in addition to their heavy body. However, this breed actually loves water, so keep an eye on them if you are near it and let them enjoy the shallow ends with a life jacket on.

Chow Chow dogs are some of the worst swimmers

Chow Chow

While larger dogs are generally good swimmers, Chow Chow is an exception because he has short legs and deep chest. Another problem for the Chow Chow dog is his flat muzzle that leads to shortness of breath, as well as his thick and heavy coat which can weigh him down when it becomes soaked.

Boxer dogs are some of the worst swimmers

Boxer

Boxers are freakishly athletic, and they have long legs, which is the most important feature of great swimmers among dogs. However, Boxers are also a brachycephalic breed and that is a problem that’s hard to overcome when it comes to swimming skills. This breed enjoys water, so feel free to let your pooch run on the shore or play in a kiddy pool. Put a life vest on your dog if you go near a larger body of water.

Maltese dogs are some of the worst swimmers

Maltese

This breed is actually well equipped for swimming when it comes to small breeds because it has smaller chest and a full muzzle. Another good thing is being lightweight. However, Maltese can often experience different problems related to water, like rheumatism, arthritis and chills. For these reasons, it is better to stick to the land if you have a Maltese.

Dachshund dogs are some of the worst swimmers

Dachshund

This is another light-weight breed with a longer muzzle, but that is not enough for Dachshunds to be considered good swimmers because they also have short legs. Even in shallow waters you should always keep an eye on your Dachshund because he can drown if he gets tuckered out.

English Bulldog dogs are some of the worst swimmers

English Bulldog

English Bulldog is probably one of the worst swimmers of all dog breeds. He has a short muzzle, big head, barrel chest and short legs – almost every feature of a bad swimmer. Bulldogs are such bad swimmers that you should keep your swimming pool fenced to prevent any accidents.

French Bulldog dogs are some of the worst swimmers

French Bulldog

Frenchies are not far away from their English cousins. They are a bit better equipped for water, but they are still extremely bad swimmers. Their head shape and size is once again a problem here. Always keep an eye on your dog if you are near water and make sure that your Frenchie has a life vest on in such instances.

Alaskan Malamute dogs are some of the worst swimmers

Alaskan Malamute

Malamutes are not water lovers but you might find a rare one who likes to get wet. Of course, they love snow but for some reason they just don’t like water. They are not the worst swimmers, especially compared to many other dogs on this list, although their weight and thick coat can weigh them down.

Greyhound dogs are some of the worst swimmers

Greyhound

While Greyhounds seem built for swimming with their light weight, long legs and perfectly round head, yet they seem to have a really strong aversion to water. Even a regular shower can become a struggle if you have a Greyhound. Again, they’re not the worst of swimmers on this list, but they’re not great at it either.

Doberman Pinscher dogs are some of the worst swimmers

Doberman Pinscher

There are many debates online about the swimming abilities of Dobermans. Whether they are bad swimmers or not is not that important since many of them just don’t seem to enjoy water very much. If you have a Doberman, don’t try to force him into water, let him take to it on its own if he is up to it.

Mastiff dogs are some of the worst swimmers

Mastiff

All Mastiffs are brachycephalic and they weight a lot, so they are not really a great fit for water. Even bigger problem is pulling them to safety if they start to sink because they are so heavy. They are also pretty lazy, so it’s hard to even imagine having a Mastiff that is eager to go for a swim anyway.

Chihuahua dogs are some of the worst swimmers

Chihuahua

This small breed is overall one of the worst swimmers out there. Their tiny legs are not built for swimming but the even bigger problem is their fearful nature. Chihuahuas are so easily scared that they might get a panic attack and drown in a matter of seconds, so just avoid getting them in the water at all.

Chinese Shar Pei dogs are some of the worst swimmers

Chinese Shar Pei

Another flat-faced breed, Chinese Shar Pei also has wrinkly skin that is hard to dry when it gets soaked. This breed is also well-known for being stubborn, so it might be difficult to keep him close if you get him in water. The risk of swimming away will always be present, so it might be better to stick to pools and shallow waters with this breed.

Pekingese dogs are some of the worst swimmers

Pekingese

This breed is equipped with brachycephalic facial structure in addition to having short legs. That is more than enough to make Pekingese bad at swimming. Another reason to avoid water if you have a Pekingese comes from the lack of athleticism and the fact that this breed is quick to tire.

Pomeranian dogs are some of the worst swimmers

Pomeranian

Pomeranians are well-known for their agility and stamina, but they don’t like to show off these abilities in water. They also have a very thick coat that weighs them down when it becomes soaked. Keep your Pomeranian away from water or put a life vest on him if you go near it.

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Review: Paws2Go Dog Potty Training Assistant

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Does your dog scratch or bark when he wants to go outside? Is he ruining your front door or just driving you crazy? The Paws2Go Dog Potty Training Assistant connects to your smartphone via a free app and notifies you when Fido needs a bathroom break.

A lot of dogs learn to scratch at the door when they want to be let out, but this does destruction to the door as well as the wall and frame around it. There are some house training aids available to help avoid this situation. Dog Doorbells, also known as potty bells, are one of the most common.

Paws2Go Dog Potty Training AssistantPotty bells can be helpful to alert you to your dog’s needs. But, what if you don’t hear the bells? Your dog may scratch on the door in an effort to get outside. He may also have an accident on the floor while he’s waiting for you.

Paws2Go Dog Potty Training Assistant is a device that reduces the likelihood of you being unable to hear your dog’s beckon for help. They are using technology to help dogs communicate with their owners, and I was excited to try their device with my dogs.

Paws2Go Dog Potty Training Assistant Review

Paws2Go Dog Potty Training AssistantAs I mentioned, the Paws2Go device connects to your smartphone via an app that is free to download on Android or iOS systems. You can connect to the device on your smartphone, tablet or even an Apple Watch.

Basically, you place the device on the floor near your door or attach it to the wall. Then, you’ll need to train your dog to touch the surface of the Paws2Go Dog Potty Training Assistant whenever he wants to go outside.

Paws2Go Dog Potty Training AssistantThe entire top surface of the device is a touch sensor. It’s pretty easy to get your dog to use it, as long as he is food motivated. As I demonstrate in my video review, I just place a small treat on top of the sensor. When my dog comes over to eat, she activates the device.

Once activated, the face of the Paws2Go lights up to give your dog a visual cue that you are on your way. You can also record up to 10 seconds of audio to give Fido an audible cue that you are on your way.

One thing I don’t like about this product is that there is no ‘off’ switch. You’ll notice this in my video review. It’s not a big deal, because you’re probably not going to handle the device very often. But, whenever you do, your recorded audio will play.

Paws2Go Dog Potty Training AssistantI just place the device on the floor, but you can also mount the Paws2Go on the wall. In my video review I show you the mount attached to the back of the device (which you can also see in the photo on the left). You can screw that to the wall and attach the device if you choose. It measures 5.8″W x 5.8″L x .8″H.

The Paws2Go Dog Potty Training Assistant runs on 3 AAA batteries. It is NOT rechargeable. It comes with 3 batteries to get you started. You can purchase the device for $39.99 on Amazon right now.

Keep in mind that this product is for indoor use only. You may be able to get away with using it outside if you have a covered porch and the temperature stays fairly consistent.

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New Furtastic Salon Location

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Furtastic Salon Has Moved!

BY NICOLE IPSON | November 30, 2018

 

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Furtastic Salon has finally found it’s new home one exit up off of Indiana. Unfortunately, during our busy season, we had to relocate our business. That being said, we are happy to announce that we now have a new salon location that we feel our customers can be proud of. We appreciate everyone’s patience with the location that our Furtastic Salon was previously at off of 6th and Simms. We understand and agree that the location was just not acceptable for the groomers working inside or the customers that trust us with their pets.

November 24th was the start to our official move. Now the previous location is empty and our new location is set up, clean and operating beautifully! We invite everyone to come out and see the new Furtastic Salon located right next door to Bono’s Italian Restaurant! Although the location has moved, the amazing groomers that were located inside of our previous location are still with us at our new location!

salonWe would also like to take a moment to thank all of the groomers for their patience in getting the new salon ready. They turned lemons into lemonade while turning out beautiful pets, and keeping customers happy. They have done an amazing job and we are so completely proud of them! They have also put a great amount of time into setting up the new salon along with Owner Melissa Tuffield. We have a strong team and family driving the force of our new Furtastic Salon and we look forward to improving even more in the future.

So with all of that in mind, again we would like to say thank you all for sticking with us. Without our hard-working groomers and our loyal and patient customers, none of this would be possible! Call us today or come on over to the new Furtastic Salon and say hi! We would love to show you the new shop that we are all extremely proud of. You can find us located at 14799 W 6th Ave Frontage Rd, Golden, CO 80401.  

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New Furtastic Salon Location

Need a way to keep your dog clean then please keep reading below as they have some great tips and tricks to keeping your dog clean and looking smart . 

Of course if you need a professional dog groomer in Sydney then you can reach out and contact us as well and we will put you in touch with a mobile dog wash or grooming service

Furtastic Salon Has Moved!

BY NICOLE IPSON | November 30, 2018

 

salon

 

Furtastic Salon has finally found it’s new home one exit up off of Indiana. Unfortunately, during our busy season, we had to relocate our business. That being said, we are happy to announce that we now have a new salon location that we feel our customers can be proud of. We appreciate everyone’s patience with the location that our Furtastic Salon was previously at off of 6th and Simms. We understand and agree that the location was just not acceptable for the groomers working inside or the customers that trust us with their pets.

November 24th was the start to our official move. Now the previous location is empty and our new location is set up, clean and operating beautifully! We invite everyone to come out and see the new Furtastic Salon located right next door to Bono’s Italian Restaurant! Although the location has moved, the amazing groomers that were located inside of our previous location are still with us at our new location!

salonWe would also like to take a moment to thank all of the groomers for their patience in getting the new salon ready. They turned lemons into lemonade while turning out beautiful pets, and keeping customers happy. They have done an amazing job and we are so completely proud of them! They have also put a great amount of time into setting up the new salon along with Owner Melissa Tuffield. We have a strong team and family driving the force of our new Furtastic Salon and we look forward to improving even more in the future.

So with all of that in mind, again we would like to say thank you all for sticking with us. Without our hard-working groomers and our loyal and patient customers, none of this would be possible! Call us today or come on over to the new Furtastic Salon and say hi! We would love to show you the new shop that we are all extremely proud of. You can find us located at 14799 W 6th Ave Frontage Rd, Golden, CO 80401.  

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We never like to out one of our dogs or owners under any stress , and we always look for better ways of doing things so that we can provide the very best care. 

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Then check out this blogs tips here – Our Dream Dog  They Work !