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Using a dog harness with a front clip for the leash was ideal for my big guy that barked and lunged when excited on the walk.  It allowed me to have more control of his body and I was able to control his direction thanks to the front clip hookup. I think the reason the front clip harness works best – especially for bigger dogs is because you are leading with their center of gravity which is their chest. When you lead with their chest you have more control. 

Of all the harnesses I have tried the PetSafe Easy Walk Harness has been the most effective. The PetSafe Easy Walk harness is easy to use and adjusts to size.  And it is reasonably priced.  Amazon also offers the PetSafe Deluxe Easy Walk Harness with padded straps. 

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The PetSafe 3 in 1 Harness with Two Point Control Leash- No Pull Harness controls pulling with a front martingale loop without choking or discomfort for your dog.  The handle on the top can be used for added control. 

The 2 point control leash can attach to the front and back hookups for complete control of your dog-perfect for training or a hard to control dog.  Reflective nylon for safety and padded straps for comfort.  Adjustable to custom fit your doggos.

You can put your seat belt buckle through the top handle of the harness or use the car strap to keep your dog safe in your vehicle. 

The Embark Dog DNA Test – Breed Identification and Health Screening Kit

This kit will test you dog’s DNA for breed identification and also includes a genetic health screen. The Embark Dog DNA Test – Breed Identification and Health Screening Kit tests over 230,000 genetic markers and screens for 350+ dog breeds making Embark the most precise and advanced test available. Embark tests 210+ health issues that could put you dog’s health at risk. Embark is the most trusted and highest rated dog DNA test available.

This test also includes the canine relative finder and genetic data on 35+ physical traits. This also includes a report of results that can be shared with your veterinarian. If you have questions about your Embark Dog DNA Test – Breed Identification and Health Screening Kit results -you can contact one of their veterinarians or geneticists. Results within 2-4 weeks.

The Embark Dog DNA Test – Breed Identification and Health Screening Kit can be purchased through Amazon for $189.00.

The Embark Dog DNA Test – Breed Identification Kit

What breed of dog is that?  Embark Dog DNA Test Breed Identification Kit screens for over 350 dog breeds giving you the most accurate breed breakdown on the market checking over 200,000 genetic markers.  Also includes Doggy DNA Relative Finder.  Easy cheek swab and your results are online in 2-4 weeks.

Knowing your dog’s breed helps with training, exercise and nutrition needs.  The Embark Dog DNA Test – Breed Identification Kit can be purchased through Amazon for $125.00. 

My suggestion for a dog bed is the Milliard Quilted Padded Orthopedic Dog Bed.  This is a quality product that provides support and comfort for your dog with 4 inch thick orthopedic foam.  The Milliard Quilted Padded Orthopedic Dog Bed is easy to clean by simply removing the cover and machine wash.  It comes in different sizes, in a neutral color and at a reasonable cost.

For a dog ball I suggest the Chuckit! Ultra Ball in the 2 pack.  The Chuckit! Ultra Ball has a good bounce and is very durable for aggressive chewers.  I have purchased them for our dogs in the past and they are the most durable at a reasonable cost.

I use Benebone Wishbone Durable Dog Chew for aggressive chewers – also good for keeping teeth clean.  It comes in real flavors- bacon, chicken and peanut – allergy aware.  This  favorite chew comes in different sizes suitable for your dog.

I also suggest having some yummy treats on hand reserved only for training and good behavior.  I use Beggin’ Strips Dog Treats.  The dogs love them and I can break each strip into 4 pieces so I am not filling the dogs up with treats and the bag lasts longer. Remember whenever you give your dog a treat always say her name.  This will help with her recall.

For an elderly dog with joint paint I suggest Best Paw Unflavored Glucosamine Joint Supplement.  This supplement will provide vitamins and minerals and it also has an anti-inflammatory and pain reliever with no side effects.  No fussing in trying to give your dog a tablet and the liquid is better absorbed in the body.  Please check the list of ingredients for allergy info and give the recommended dose.