Bestselling Dog Products and Accessories
A look at the bestselling dog products for Shelties and small dog breeds in 2018, including grooming tools, leashes and dog beds.
If your Sheltie eats too fast, a regular dog food bowl is not the best way to feed him. Check out these genius slow feed dog bowls that make it physically impossible for Mr Gobble Guts to vacuum up the lot in 30 seconds. It'll relieve bloating and hiccups, while making him feel fuller and more satisfied after a meal.
Your Sheltie has a long-haired double coat which requires frequent grooming every 1-2 weeks. The undercoat especially can become a dense mass of tangles and dead fur that ends up distributed all around your house, furniture and clothes. We've found one of the best solutions is the Furminator deshedding tool, a patented brush that quickly strips away the undercoat without damaging the topcoat. Read our complete Furminator review and watch a video demo to see how effective it is.
What is the best dog food to give to your pet Sheltie? Is it safe enough to give him kibble only or should you be giving fresh foods as well? And what about dog food scams - should you be worried? This article examines the truth about cheap dog food and what essential nutrients you need to get into your Sheltie's diet for good health and longevity.
What is the best dog bed for small dogs? Do they need warmth? Comfort? Security? Ventilation? The ideal bed will have your Sheltie off the human bed and loving his own little bit of snuggly happiness.
What is the best leash for your dog: the standard leash, the retractable leash, or the halter leash? Take a look at the variables, including the level of training your dog already has and how much he pulls on the leash. This article includes some good tips on dog training and obedience too.
After spending more than $700 on vet bills during the first year of having two Shelties, I had to wonder: is pet insurance worth it? It certainly appears so at face value, but after digging a little deeper I found some surprising results. This article compares the pros and cons of pet insurance, plus the fictional case of Lucky the dog and the cost of a lifetime of vet bills.
How to Care for a Shetland Sheepdog Puppy
All puppies are adorable. That's a scientific fact! But the Shetland Sheepdog puppy - with his big floppy ears, beautiful almond eyes, and silky soft fur - knows how to be deliberately cute on demand. Interestingly, sable Sheltie puppies usually have lighter fur when they're young, which deepens and intensifies as they age. In fact, it can take up to two years for the full adult double coat to grow, which is what gives this breed their distinctive look.
How to Clicker Train Your Dog
Clicker training is a gentle training method that uses only positive reinforcement to teach your dog new behaviors. All you need is a good clicker and an understanding about what makes this dog training method work so well, especially with intelligent dogs like Shelties. I'm going to help you get an overview of clicker training here, plus everything you need to get started.
How To Photograph Your Dog
One of the reasons I made Sheltie Planet is because I have an abundance of Sheltie photos I wanted to share. I love taking pictures of Howard and Piper and being able to capture them in a way that frames that moment forever. Today I'd like to share some general pet photography tips based on what I've learnt using my digital point-and-shoot camera. I hope this helps you get the most out of your pet photography and creates some great images that you will treasure forever.
The Top 10 Most Intelligent Dog Breeds
Dogs can be smart in different ways: a breed with an acute and wellhoned ability to work will be quick to learn how to do its job. Other breeds may be so eager to please their people that they're attentive and highly trainable. But intelligence alone doesn't make a good pet. Owners need to be willing to put in the work to channel a dog's inherent intelligence - and a good owner will understand a dog's natural traits to bring out his natural smarts.