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5 Things to Get Before Bringing Your Dachshund Home

Dachshunds are some of the most popular and beloved dog breeds in the world. They are loyal,
loving, and incredibly friendly. However, before you bring home your new dachshund, there are
a few things you need to have for you and your pup to be happy and healthy.
So, are you bringing home a new and adorable dachshund? Here’s what you need:

  1. Harnesses
    Having the proper equipment is essential for a happy, healthy dachshund. To support their
    energetic personality, it’s important to have a harness that will prevent strain on their back and
    neck. A harness is more secure than a collar, so your pup won’t be able to squirm away. It’s
    best to get your dachshund used to wearing a harness early to prevent potential issues as they
    age.
  • Adjustable Harness - Nice But Nervous
    Adjustable Harness – Nice But Nervous
    £23.50
  • french bull dog harness, love harlso, light grey, adjustable dog harness
    Adjustable Harness – Excuse My French
    £23.50
  • love harlso musical dog harness starstruck blue
    Adjustable Harness – Starstruck
    £23.50

2. Stain and Odor Solutions
Bringing a puppy home can be exciting, but it also means that there is a risk of accidents. And,
by accidents, we mean the staining and smelly ones! Using a product that eliminates odors and
stains can help ensure that your house stays clean and that your puppy will not repeat their
mistakes in the same spot. Of course, you should also be potty training your dachshund in the
meantime, but at the moment, a stain and odor-eliminating solution will make your life easier
and help keep your house clean.

3. Healthy Snacks and Food
If your dachshund could speak, they’d likely tell you that food is their number one priority in life.
To stay healthy and strong, they’ll need consistent and nutritious meals. We highly recommend
dog foods that are specifically formulated for dachshunds and take into account their unique
dietary needs. Additionally, it’s best to provide treats that have already been broken into small
pieces. Since dachshunds are prone to gaining weight, these bite-sized snacks will help you
avoid overfeeding them while still rewarding their good behavior.

4. A Chew Toy
Getting toys for your dachshund can be overwhelming with all the cute choices, but you don’t
need many. Providing a few chew toys will help keep them from destroying your couch or
shoes. Look for durable toys that won’t break easily, and avoid ones with synthetic materials
that could be swallowed.

5. A Cosy Bed
Dachshunds love to have a safe and comfortable place for them to sleep and relax. When
looking for a bed, you want a machine-washable cover and a non-slip bottom. This will allow for
an easy clean-up and keep the bed from moving while they are getting in and out. Also, look to get beds that look like a cave or burrow, which offers them a sense of security. Putting the bed
in a crate can also help with housetraining and creating a space that is all their own.

Conclusion
Dachshunds are a fun and active breed, but you’ll need to treat them the right way, even on the
day you bring them home! So, to ensure your pup is comfortable and happy, you’ll need to
provide them with the right supplies. A collar and leash, food and water dishes, toys, and a cosy
bed are essential items for your dachshund. With the right products, your pup will have
everything they need to live its best life.
Love Harlso offers stylish dog harnesses and other accessories to give dog owners what they
need to treat their furry friends the right way. If you are looking for Dachshund pet supplies, check
out what we offer!

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The Significance of Picking the Right Harness for Your Dog

Dog harnesses are a type of pet gear that is used to restrain or manage our four-legged friends. They come in a wide variety of materials, shapes, and sizes; therefore, it’s important to choose the best one for your pet.

This is a great alternative for you if you own a dog and want more control over it. Below are some of the instances where a dog harness would prove to be useful.

1. It Provides Extra Control

A harness can help you keep control of your dog, even if they are a leash puller. The leash can be attached to the back of your Love Harlso harness for easier control of your dog’s movement. This comes in very handy when navigating congested sidewalks or streets.

2. It Can Help Prevent Injuries

When walking, dogs that tug on the leash put a lot of pressure on their necks. Their trachea may collapse as a result of this, causing a life-threatening emergency. In short, you may protect your dog’s neck from being strained by the leash by using a harness.

3. It Helps Your Dog Feel More at Ease

A harness can provide additional comfort for your dog as an alternative to a collar. This is especially evident with pugs and bulldogs, which have short snouts. A harness helps alleviate potential pain or irritation to their delicate necks.

How Do I Determine My Dog’s Harness Size?

There are a few factors to think about when determining the proper harness size for your dog. We have a handy sizing chart available at www.harlso.com/sizing. Get your dog’s chest size first. The widest part of your dog’s chest is right behind their front legs if your dog cannot tolerate being measured with a tape measure, try using a piece of string and measure the string. 

You should also measure, around the neck where your dogs collar would naturally sit, make sure to leave a slight gap. You should be able to slip two fingers between the measuring the tape, this will ensure the correct size for a comfortable fit for your dog. 

Now that you know your dog’s exact dimensions, you can go out and get a harness that fits properly. At Love Harlso we have lots of different sizes and styles available to suit you and your dogs personality. 

What Are the Main Considerations When Buying a Dog Harness?

When shopping for a dog harness, it’s important to think about more than just its size. When shopping for one, the first question to ask is what kind will work best. There are many various harnesses available; therefore, it is vital to shop around for the one that is most suited for your pet. At Love Harlso we stock Y-shaped dog harnesses. We believe that these are the most comfortable and safest harnesses for your dog. 

The harness’s fabric should be your second priority. Different materials are used to create harnesses, and you should select one that your dog is most at ease wearing. At Love Harlso our harnesses are made from Neoprene, we chose this material because it is comfortable, easy to clean and very durable. Your dog can be both comfortable and stylish in our dog harnesses. 

Conclusion

When you go for walks or indulge in other activities with your dog, a dog harness can be an excellent accessory to have for ensuring the dog’s comfort and safety. You just need to do a little bit of research in order to get the ideal dog harness for your four-legged pal.

Feel free to follow our tips above, and you will never have to worry about picking the wrong one for your dog.

If you are looking for a great source of high-quality dog harnesses in Northern Ireland, look no further than our selections here at Love Harlso. We offer a wide range of harnesses and dog accessories that are sure to provide your four-legged friends with the comfort and mobility that they need. Feel free to check out our ‘Dog Harnesses and Accessories’ section for more of our harness variants and their prices.

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Charity Partner Announcement – Play for Strays

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We are proud to announce PlayforStrays as the official charity partner of Love Harlso!

PlayforStrays is a registered charity. Founded in September 2016 by David Foster in Northern Ireland they donate toys and other items to no-kill animal shelters worldwide! PlayforStrays also work alongside other charitable groups, including the homeless community. They provide toys, food, and other items to those in need of them for their beloved animals. During the coronavirus pandemic PlayforStrays provided a lifeline to many shelters and those who were struggling financially to provide for their animals.

When choosing our charity partner it was important that we could work closely with them. We want to see first hand how donations will be spent. We also want to volunteer to help where we can. You may remember that Harlso has supported PlayforStrays in the past. Their values echo ours. In the video below you can see a £1000 toy drop Harlso was involved in. The donation was raised though the generosity of Harlso’s fans, and topped up by a local business.

Founder of PlayforStrays David Foster said, ‘We are delighted to be chosen, officially, as the charity partner of Love Harlso. Harlso is quite the talent and we think it is wonderful that he is generously supporting charity through his own line of dog accessories!’

PlayforStrays mission is a simple one. Animal rescue charities often cannot afford to purchase toys. These are deemed as luxury over food, electricity and veterinary care. However, it is scientifically recognised that toys bring positive enrichment, mental stimulation and joy to animals within these shelters.

From April 2021, Love Harlso is committing £1 from every order to PlayforStrays! We will provide regular updates on donations. David will also share updates on how the donations are being used. Click here for their website and more information on how you can support them. They do amazing work!

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Dog harness models? Meet our global brand ambassadors!

Welcome to the Love Harlso blog! This space on our website is to bring you up to date with what we are doing behind the scenes of the brand. We are incredibly proud of our dog harness range and feel humbled by the support we have received since our launch in November!

We plan to add to this range over time and want to bring high quality products at affordable prices. From November through to December we done 30 days of giveaways and gave away £1000’s of merchandise to Harlso fans around the world to celebrate the launch of the brand. Thank you for supporting our new venture!

We love seeing the photos of dogs in our accessories! Throughout February we ran a brand ambassador search and we are pleased to announce that we have selected 5 ambassadors to represent Love Harlso. I’d encourage you to follow them on Instagram! Their accounts are AMAZING!

  1. Firstly, meet Cookie, she is a Brussels Griffon from Montreal, Canada. Her siblings, Moony and Hunter are also part of the team. They love the sun, sleeping (a lot), food and kisses!

2. Next we have Frankie a 4 year old, smooth haired miniature dachshund from Scotland. She also loves food and sunbathing (typical dachshund behaviour)! Her human loves taking photographs of Frankie running outside and we love to see her action shots! Frankie is pictured wearing the Pinata Party reversible dog harness.

3. Thirdly, meet Lola and Bear they are two long haired mini dachshunds from New Zealand! They love exploring the great outdoors and spending time with their mum who adores them. Bear is wearing our Love Harlso harness in size small!

4. Meet Ellie and Wendy! These adorable fashionistas are French Bulldogs from Italy. They are crazy for cuddles, walks on the beach and making friends! Pictured on a beautiful beach during sunset wearing our Ooh La Llama adjustable dog harness!

5. Phoebe and Howie the Shichons (Shih tzu x Bichon) are from the USA. Phoebe is 1 year old and Howie celebrated his first birthday earlier this week. Their favourite snacks are pears and snap peas! Phoebe loves to cuddle and Howie loves to play. Pictured is Phoebe wearing our Rainbows and Unicorn reversible harness!

Follow Love Harlso on Instagram and keep an eye on our posts! We may be looking for more brand ambassadors in the future!