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5 Best Extra Extra Large Dog Pee Pads | Extra Large Reusable Pee Pads

What are the best extra large washable dog pee pads?

Taking into consideration durability, reliability, the sizes available, the design, and their overall ability to hold liquid. The best extra large washable dog pee pads on the market at the following:

  1.  Pet Parents Premium Pawtect Extra Large Washable Dog Pee Pads 48″ & 41″x41″
  2. newoer Upgraded Extra Large Dog Pee Pads 72″x72″
  3. PeePeeGo Non-Slip Extra Large Dog Pee Pads 65″x48″ – Waterproof & Washable
  4. SincoPet Reusable Large Dog Pee Pad – Machine Washable Dog Whelping Pad 72″x72″
  5. Gimars Extra Large Dog Pee Pads – Upgrade Heavy Absorbency Non-Slip 72″x72″

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Occupying the #5 spot are Gimars Extra Large Dog Pee Pads.

Never really heard of Gimars before ordering this product so I didn’t really know what to expect.

The size

That thing is huge. 72 inches by 72 inches.

I mean we couldn’t find a bigger one. And you can’t say we didn’t try.

You can fit 4 large dogs easily on that thing.

It can be used as a dog whelping pad, as a carpet saver, as a car seat protector, it can even be a puppy play pad.

The product

The overall result is quite satisfying.

We had it tested with one of my friend’s dogs which is old and sometimes incontinent.

We can firmly say that these dog pee pads are fast absorbing and dry fairly quickly.

It’s reusable, anti-tear, and has a no-slip  bottom.

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Coming in #4, SincoPet reusable extra large dog pee pads.

We love SincoPet. I have been using their products for ages.

The product is awesome. Once again, as ginormous as can be. The dog on the picture is clearly photoshopped but I can assure you, this thing can fit 4 to 5 large dogs all day.

It comes in a pack of 2 and comes in like 10 different shapes and sizes.

Furthermore, I have machine washed and tumble dried this thing for a few months now and the material is surprisingly holding up.

Also, it comes with a pretty printed paw design which is always nice when full of pee. Just kidding.

You won’t be disappointed if you decide to order this one. I wasn’t.

Features:

  • Washable and reusable
  • **Free Puppy Grooming Gloves**
  • Fast Absorbing
  • Machine Washable
  • Dog Whelping Pad
  • Waterproof

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Coming in 3rd, PeePeeGo Non-Slip Extra Large Dog Pee Pads.

Another sort of unknown company which only exist on Amazon. Not that there is anything wrong with that.

We tried the product and frankly, it is extremely good.

Honestly, there’s nothing wrong to say about this dog pee pad. It has all the features you would expect from a great washable and reusable dog pee pad.

Well, the only small thing I would have to say is that it’s 65″x68″ and not 72″x72″ like the others. However, you can still fit 4 large dogs on there.

It’s more of a rectangle shape and not a square shape like the previous models.

The design is one of the cutest we have seen if it’s something you take into consideration.

Key Features:

-Non slip

-Fast Absorbent

-Multi-Purpose:Whelping, housebreaking, playpen

-Wasterproof / Leakproof

-Dimension: 65″x68″

-Beautiful Design

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Second place, nweoer Upgraded Extra Large Dog Pee Pads.

I had no idea who this brand was. We were intrigued by the fact that they had a perfect score of 5 stars on Amazon, which is not easy to achieve.

Drum roll, we didn’t spoil their perfect score because we aren’t jerks. But mainly, because their dog pee pads are awesome.

Out of the 5, this one is the one who took the most liquid out of the bunch. High soaking and leakproof alright.

It’s made of a durable ecofriendly material. Also, it comes with the usual non-slip soft boom and the 4 layer technology.

Most importantly, it’s enormous as well. 72″x72″. The biggest on the market.

The picture is clearly fake but I can assure you that you can fit all these photoshoped cats and dogs on this pee pad if you wanted.

Key Features:

  • High Soaking
  • LeakProof
  • Durable
  • Eco-Friendly
  • Non-Slip Bottom
  • Dimension 72″x72″
  • Multi-Purpose: Whelping, crate, carpet, sofa, furniture

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Beaver's choice

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The Beaver has spoken!

Occupying the Beaver’s Choice #1 spot for the second year in a row. Pet Parents Premium Pawtect Extra Large Washable Dog Pee pads.

Firstly, I know what you’re thinking.

These aren’t even close to being as big as some of the other models I showed. You’re right you’re right.

Pet Parents are just that good. The truth is we love their dog pads so much that we are willing to buy three of them to make up for the lost space of buying two huge ones.

It does come in a pack of 2 so if you play your cards right, you could end up saving money in the end.

Extremely high-quality material. Easily washable in the machine and reusable. Perfect for when the dog has to be whelping.

No wonder The Beaver wen’t crazy when we tried this one.

Also make sure to visit Pet Parent’s Amazon Store. They are fire right now.

Key Features:

  • Anti-Tracking
  • No-Slip-Grip
  • Machine Washable
  • High Quality and Durability
  • Wasterproof & LeakProof
  • Dimension: 48″ or 41″x41″

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5 Signs Dog Crate Is Too Small | Dog Crate Size Guide

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The main 5 signs that the dog crate is too small

Did you notice a change in your dog’s behavior lately? Are you worried that the dog crate or kennel you bought recently might be too small for him? Are there dead give away signs when a dog crate is too small?

Asking yourself these questions is perfectly justified. After all, the health and safety of our beloved pets are one of the most important things there is.

Little that you know, your dog might be trying to send you signals that his new crate is too small.

Is it even possible to identify these signs and make the proper corrections to make sure my dog doesn’t develop future health issues? Let’s explore the main 5 signs the dog crate is too small.

You can also click here to see the crate size choosing guide.

1. Your dog can’t sit up straight

To begin, the first test you should always do to measure if there are signs dog crate is too small is the sitting up straight test.

Have your dog sit up straight inside the kennel and make sure it is not hitting its head in anyway way.

The dog should have enough room inside so he doesn’t have to be cramping or hunching in any circumstances.

If you are somewhat tall and you had to hunch your back for a few hours inside a car or a small room, you know the feeling. Make sure the dog passes that test.

Not too much room, just enough so it can sit as it would naturally.

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2. Your dog can’t turn around easily

Similar to the first test, this one is as quick and as easy and will quickly determine if there are signs dog crate is too small. Very simple, take a piece of treat, have the dog turn around a couple of times inside the crate.

The dog should be able to turn easily on itself without any hunching and the only thing touching the crate should be maybe its tail a little bit.

This is extremely important not to ignore this sign as it will increase the risk of health issues over time.

If the dog can’t turn around freely without feeling uncomfortable, he will also have trouble laying down on its side, which is our #3 sign.

3. Your dog is not able to lay down on it’s side with its paw stretched out.

Just like most of us, your dog loves to lay down and stretch.

Heck, some of us would love to lay down and stretch all day if we could.

Why would you want to take that away from him? Another quick and easy test is to have your dog lay down on its side with its paw stretched out as much as possible.

Again the dog should be able to do this without any restraint and should not be touching the small fence too much.

That is assuming he is sitting in the middle of the crate of course. Having your dog stretch in front of you is the best way to be certain that the size of the crate isn’t too small.

However, if you are having a problem having the dog lay down in the middle of the crate ad stretch on command, I will allow you to use a measuring tape for good measures.

Just make sure to ass 2-3 inches to whatever number you came up with.

4. Your dog looks visibly uncomfortable

This one should be pretty straight forward.

However, we sometimes get accustomed to unusual behavior and we tend to ignore minor problems which can end up being big problems over time.

Maybe you will realize that you were ignoring some of the signs your dog has been sending you.

Here is a shortlist of signs that your dog is uncomfortable:

-Growling

Growling is basically the first sign that the dog feels either threatened or at least that someone is in their space. This will usually happen if someone other than the owner gets close to the crate as the dog feels vulnerable in this position. This is all fine and you shouldn’t really punish the dog for this behavior too much. If, however, the dog is growling while being alone without anyone near it, this could be a sign that the crate is too small.

-Barking

The act of barking can also mean a variety of different things but in the context of a crate being too small, a sign would be a sudden increase in the amount of barking. I am talking here about more of a stressed kind of bark and not a bark you would typically hear when a dog is about to bite for example.

-Whining

Whining is generally considered to be an automatic response when the animal feels stressed out.

In other words, the dog can’t really control itself and will be whining if its level of stress hits a certain amount.

A little bit of whining at the beginning or within the few seconds of you putting the animal inside the crate is fine.

Excessive whining would be considered a sign that the crate is too small.

-Shivering or freezing

If ever there was a sign you didn’t want to ignore, it’s this one.

Shivering or freezing excessively usually follows barking and whining.

Is it a sign that your dog’s body can’t handle the current stress levels and that they might become unpredictable.

If this behavior appeared after you bought it, it might be a sign that the dog crate is too small.

-Pacing

Pacing abundantly could be another sign that the crate you bought is a little small. Turning around to find the right spot and then lay down is perfectly fine. If it lasts more than a few minutes, it might reason for concern.

All of those could be very important signs dog crate is too small.

5. Rashes, neck & back problems, and other health issues

Maybe you just acquired or adopted a new dog.

You are not exactly sure how their previous owners were treating him.

Whenever an animal such as a dog is left in a dog crate that is too small for its body for a long period of time, it will eventually develop health issues such as rashes, neck problems, back problems, etc.

The risk of developing mental health issues increases considerably as well.

Here is a list of many different disorders related to dogs left for an extended period of time in crates that were too small:

  • Aggression
  • Withdrawal
  • Hyperactivity
  • Depression
  • Eating disorders
  • Obsessive licking
  • Separation anxiety
  • Inability to bond with humans
  • Muscle atrophy

If your dog or any dog experience symptoms related to this kind of disorders, make sure to take an appointment with your veterinarian as these serious issues can be related to many other factors.

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What Dog Crate Do We Use?

Naturally, if you have been following us for a little while, you know we both a small chihuahua and a decent size labrador.

We currently own two different models. For the labrador, he is currently weighting around 50 lbs / 23 kg so we opted for an all in one kind of options. The crate comes with two dog bowls as well as pet bed. Here is an example below of how it looks. You can click to be taken to the amazon description.

However, the chihuahua is another story. It’s currently weighing around 14 lbs / 6.5 kg. I’ll put a link to the Amazon description and I’ll let you guess who bought this one.

Dog crate size by weight and breed

Crate SizeDog’s WeightDog’s Breed
18″ x 18″0 – 24 lbs / 0 – 11 kgChihuahua
18″ x 24″0 – 30 lbs / 0 – 14 kgChihuahua, Pomeranian
24″ x 18″0 – 30 lbs / 0 – 14 kgAffenpinscher, Cairn Terrier, Havanese, Japanese Chin, Maltese, Norfolk Terrier, Pekingese, Pomeranian, Scottish Terrier, Shih Tzu, Skye Terrier, Silky Terrier, Toy Poodle, Toy Fox Terrier, West Highland White Terrier, Yorkshire Terrier
24″ x 24″0 – 38 lbs / 0 – 17 kgAffenpinscher, Cairn Terrier, Havanese, Japanese Chin, Maltese, Norfolk Terrier, Pekingese, Pomeranian, Scottish Terrier, Shih Tzu, Skye Terrier, Silky Terrier, Toy Poodle, Toy Fox Terrier, West Highland White Terrier, Yorkshire Terrier
24″ x 30″20 – 40 lbs / 14 – 18 kgCocker Spaniel, Australian Terrier, Basset Hound, Bichon Frise, Boston Terrier, French Bulldog, Bull Terrier, Cardigan Welsh Corgi, Dachshund, Italian Greyhound, Jack Russell Terrier, Lhasa Apso, Poodle, Schnauzer, Parson Russell Terrier, Wirehaired Fox Terrier
24″ x 36″″20 – 40 lbs / 14 – 18 kgCocker Spaniel, Australian Terrier, Basset Hound, Bichon Frise, Boston Terrier, French Bulldog, Bull Terrier, Cardigan Welsh Corgi, Dachshund, Italian Greyhound, Jack Russell Terrier, Lhasa Apso, Poodle, Schnauzer, Parson Russell Terrier, Wirehaired Fox Terrier
30″ x 24″0-40 lbsAmerican Eskimo Dog, American Staffordshire Terrier, Basenji, Beagle, Brittany Spaniel, Chinese Sharpei, Chow Chow, German Pinscher, Irish Terrier, Keeshond, Kerry Blue Terrier
30″x30″ or 30″x36″40-50 lbsAmerican Eskimo Dog, American Staffordshire Terrier, Basenji, Beagle, Brittany Spaniel, Chinese Sharpei, Chow Chow, German Pinscher, Irish Terrier, Keeshond, Kerry Blue Terrier
30″x30″ or 30″x36″50-60 lbsAmerican Eskimo Dog, American Staffordshire Terrier, Basenji, Beagle, Brittany Spaniel, Chinese Sharpei, Chow Chow, German Pinscher, Irish Terrier, Keeshond, Kerry Blue Terrier
36″x24″ or40-60 lbsAmerican Pit Bull Terrier, Australian Cattle Dog, Border Collie, Bull Terrier, Dalmatian, Old English Sheepdog
36″x30″ or 36″x36″50-60 lbsAmerican Pit Bull Terrier, Australian Cattle Dog, Border Collie, Bull Terrier, Dalmatian, Old English Sheepdog
36″x30″ or 36″x36″60-80 lbsAmerican Pit Bull Terrier, Australian Cattle Dog, Border Collie, Bull Terrier, Dalmatian, Old English Sheepdog
42″x30″ or 42″x36″80-100 lbsAiredale Terrier, Alaskan Malamute, American Bulldog, Boxer, Briard, Malinois, Tervueren
42″x30″ or 42″x36″80-100 lbsAiredale Terrier, Alaskan Malamute, American Bulldog, Boxer, Briard, Malinois, Tervueren
80-90 lbsAiredale Terrier, Alaskan Malamute, Boxer, Briard, Dalmatian, Malinois, Tervueren
48″x24″ or 48″x30″80-100 lbsAiredale Terrier, Alaskan Malamute, Boxer, Briard, Dalmatian, Malinois, Tervueren
Up to 100 lbsAfghan, Akita, Bloodhound, Borzoi, Chinook, Doberman Pinscher, German Shepherd, Gordon Setter, Greyhound, Irish Setter, Leonberger, Neopolitan Mastiff, Newfoundland, Pointer, Rottweiler, Siberian Husky, Standard Poodle, Weimaraner
60″x36″ or 72″x36″100-150 lbsAkita, Anatolian Shepherd Dog, Bernese Mountain Dog, Bullmastiff, Great Dane, Great Pyrenees, Irish Wolfhound, Leonberger, Mastiff, Newfoundland, Scottish Deerhound, Siberian Husky
60″x36″ or 72″x36″150-180 lbsAkita, Anatolian Shepherd Dog, Bernese Mountain Dog, Bullmastiff, Great Dane, Great Pyrenees, Irish Wolfhound, Leonberger, Mastiff, Newfoundland, Scottish Deerhound, Siberian Husky

Crate Size by Weight

0 – 24 lbs / 0 – 11 kg18″ x 18″
0 – 30 lbs / 0 – 14 kg18″ x 24″
0 – 30 lbs / 0 – 14 kg24″ x 18″
0 – 38 lbs / 0 – 17 kg24″ x 24″
20 – 40 lbs / 14 – 18 kg24″ x 30″
20 – 40 lbs / 14 – 18 kg24″ x 36″″
0-40 lbs30″ x 24″
40-50 lbs30″x30″ or 30″x36″
50-60 lbs30″x30″ or 30″x36″
40-60 lbs36″x24″ or
50-60 lbs36″x30″ or 36″x36″
60-80 lbs36″x30″ or 36″x36″
80-100 lbs42″x30″ or 42″x36″
80-100 lbs42″x30″ or 42″x36″
80-90 lbs
80-100 lbs48″x24″ or 48″x30″
Up to 100 lbs
100-150 lbs60″x36″ or 72″x36″
150-180 lbs60″x36″ or 72″x36″

Crate Size by Breed

18″ x 18″Chihuahua
18″ x 24″Chihuahua, Pomeranian
24″ x 18″

Affenpinscher, Cairn Terrier, Havanese, Japanese Chin, Maltese, Norfolk Terrier, Pekingese, Pomeranian, Scottish Terrier, Shih Tzu, Skye Terrier, Silky Terrier, Toy Poodle, Toy Fox Terrier, West Highland White Terrier, Yorkshire Terrier

24″ x 24″Affenpinscher, Cairn Terrier, Havanese, Japanese Chin, Maltese, Norfolk Terrier, Pekingese, Pomeranian, Scottish Terrier, Shih Tzu, Skye Terrier, Silky Terrier, Toy Poodle, Toy Fox Terrier, West Highland White Terrier, Yorkshire Terrier
24″ x 30″Cocker Spaniel, Australian Terrier, Basset Hound, Bichon Frise, Boston Terrier, French Bulldog, Bull Terrier, Cardigan Welsh Corgi, Dachshund, Italian Greyhound, Jack Russell Terrier, Lhasa Apso, Poodle, Schnauzer, Parson Russell Terrier, Wirehaired Fox Terrier
24″ x 36″″Cocker Spaniel, Australian Terrier, Basset Hound, Bichon Frise, Boston Terrier, French Bulldog, Bull Terrier, Cardigan Welsh Corgi, Dachshund, Italian Greyhound, Jack Russell Terrier, Lhasa Apso, Poodle, Schnauzer, Parson Russell Terrier, Wirehaired Fox Terrier
30″ x 24″American Eskimo Dog, American Staffordshire Terrier, Basenji, Beagle, Brittany Spaniel, Chinese Sharpei, Chow Chow, German Pinscher, Irish Terrier, Keeshond, Kerry Blue Terrier
30″x30″ or 30″x36″American Eskimo Dog, American Staffordshire Terrier, Basenji, Beagle, Brittany Spaniel, Chinese Sharpei, Chow Chow, German Pinscher, Irish Terrier, Keeshond, Kerry Blue Terrier
30″x30″ or 30″x36″American Eskimo Dog, American Staffordshire Terrier, Basenji, Beagle, Brittany Spaniel, Chinese Sharpei, Chow Chow, German Pinscher, Irish Terrier, Keeshond, Kerry Blue Terrier
36″x24″ orAmerican Pit Bull Terrier, Australian Cattle Dog, Border Collie, Bull Terrier, Dalmatian, Old English Sheepdog
36″x30″ or 36″x36″American Pit Bull Terrier, Australian Cattle Dog, Border Collie, Bull Terrier, Dalmatian, Old English Sheepdog
36″x30″ or 36″x36″American Pit Bull Terrier, Australian Cattle Dog, Border Collie, Bull Terrier, Dalmatian, Old English Sheepdog
42″x30″ or 42″x36″Airedale Terrier, Alaskan Malamute, American Bulldog, Boxer, Briard, Malinois, Tervueren
42″x30″ or 42″x36″Airedale Terrier, Alaskan Malamute, American Bulldog, Boxer, Briard, Malinois, Tervueren
Airedale Terrier, Alaskan Malamute, Boxer, Briard, Dalmatian, Malinois, Tervueren
48″x24″ or 48″x30″Airedale Terrier, Alaskan Malamute, Boxer, Briard, Dalmatian, Malinois, Tervueren
Afghan, Akita, Bloodhound, Borzoi, Chinook, Doberman Pinscher, German Shepherd, Gordon Setter, Greyhound, Irish Setter, Leonberger, Neopolitan Mastiff, Newfoundland, Pointer, Rottweiler, Siberian Husky, Standard Poodle, Weimaraner
60″x36″ or 72″x36″Akita, Anatolian Shepherd Dog, Bernese Mountain Dog, Bullmastiff, Great Dane, Great Pyrenees, Irish Wolfhound, Leonberger, Mastiff, Newfoundland, Scottish Deerhound, Siberian Husky
60″x36″ or 72″x36″Akita, Anatolian Shepherd Dog, Bernese Mountain Dog, Bullmastiff, Great Dane, Great Pyrenees, Irish Wolfhound, Leonberger, Mastiff, Newfoundland, Scottish Deerhound, Siberian Husky

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Are Dog Shock Collars Effective? Behavioral & Physiological Study

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"...there are still behavioral differences that are consistent with a more negative experience for dogs trained with e-collars, although there was no evidence of physiological disturbance."
Public Librairy of Science
2014

Are Dog Shock Collars Effective?

The use of dog shock collars to correct bad behavior has been present for a few decades now. But the real question is: Are dog shock collars effective?

Although the most recent studies show that positive reinforcement can be as good if not a better approach, proper training using a tool such as a dog shock collar can be extremely effective.

As a general feature, most dog shock collars will vibrate and generate a sound as a warning before an actual shock is delivered to the animal.

Consequently, this clever system will often be all it takes for the behavior to be corrected over time.

However, a study published in 2014 by the PLoS (Public library of Science) concluded that contrary to what collar manufacturers claim, the use of a shock collar as far as behavioral differences a more negative experience for dogs trained with e-collars, although there was no evidence of physiological disturbance.

How effective are dog shock collars ?

To begin, we have to define what exactly we mean by effective. If by effective you mean it’s going to stop the dog from barking, then yes it is very effective.

We’ll get into that in just a minute.

However, owner satisfaction isn’t the only factor to consider. We also have to consider the physiological aspect during and after training. After all, why make your dog go thru all of this if it’s only going to end up generating bigger problems in the future right?

To properly measure its effectiveness, let’s see what the study had to say about it…

What science has to say about it:

Sample Population:

3 Groups, Group A B and C

The majority of dogs (51 dogs / 81%) had worrying or chasing as their owners’ primary concern. They were equally distributed amongst the three groups.

Nine dogs (14%) were chosen for general problems other than chasing and worrying.

Three dogs (5%) were referred to concerning aggressive behavior.

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Gravity of the problem

Thereafter, the owners were asked to rate the problems they had with their dog from 1 to 3. One is that the problem is always displayed, while three being that the problem is only displayed occasionally.

Here are the results:

-Always displayed: 31 dogs 49%

-Frequently displayed: 24 dogs 38%

-Occasionally displayed: 6 dogs 13%

Behavioral measures and observations

“There were no day effects on dog activity, panting, behavioral state, or tail carriage over the five training days.”

There were small differences between groups as far as the time they spent walking compared to the time they would spend sitting down for example.

The study also mentioned differences in “sniffing times” and environmental interactions between the group as well as a difference between the number of commands given.

Dogs in Groups A & B appeared to receive about twice as many commands per training session than their counterparts in Group C.

Group A did appear to be panting twice as much as the other group according to the study. However, this was not considered a significant effect.

“There was no evidence of a difference in the percentage of scans in the behavioral states relaxed, ambiguous, or excited between the three Groups.”

Physiological measures and observations

As far as training goes, the study showed that “Overall there were no consistent differences between sampling periods in salivary cortisol, and no evidence of interaction between sampling period and Group.”

Similarly,  there was no significant difference in urinary cortisol to creatinine ratios between groups before or after training.

There were also no changes in concentration ratios over the five days of training for any Group.

In other words, you can say there were no measurable effects related to collar settings on any physiological measures.

Owner Perception of Efficacy

In conclusion, the owners were largely satisfied with the training programs. They were asked questions such as:

How effective was the training method in improving the dog’s behavior?

Were you satisfied with the training methods used with your dog?

Will you continue to use the training methods for your dog’s referred behavior?

Here is what the results revealed:

  • 88.5% of owners reported improvement in their dog’s general behavior
  • 91.8%  improvement in the obedience problem
  • There were no significant differences between the responses from the other owners from each group.
  • 90.2% of the owners were satisfied with the training advice they received along the way
  • 88.5% indicated that they would keep using the trainer’s advice from now on

 There was no evidence of differences between the three training Groups in these measures of satisfaction.

Furthermore, the study mentioned that a high percentage of the owners were confident that they could continue to apply the training techniques.

Additionally, there the results were insignificant in proving that the owners who experienced dog shock collar training were less confident in applying the training approaches seen.

Conclusions

The data is pretty clear, “there was no evidence of physiological disturbance.”

However, it has been shown that the effects of training with an e-collar give rise to behavioral signs of distress in pet dogs, especially when used at high settings.

Furthermore, even though dog shock collar manufacturers tend to take the behavioral and physiological indicators less seriously, the study shows signs which are more consistent with a negative experience for dogs training with the dog shock collar compared to the ones trained without it.

That’s taking into consideration the fact that there was no hard evidence of physiological disturbances.

Unfortunately, even though the owners were largely happy with the results, the dog shock collar training did not result in a substantially superior response to training in comparison to similarly experienced trainers using other methods.

They went as far as saying that chances to affect the well being of your pet dog is at risk when using such a device by the best practices suggested by the manufacturers.

The risks are expected to increase in cases where the owners would not use the dog shock collar properly.

My opinion and two product suggestions

Firstly, I have to say that I learned a lot by doing the research for this article.

In the end, it all comes down to personal choices.

To be perfectly honest, I have used these kinds of devices many times in the past and still use them.

I find that if used at the lower settings with the vibration and beeping warning on, the negative effects are reduced considerably.

Above are the two models we have been using with both our Labrador and our Chihuahua.

We had the chance to test quite a few models in the past year so when I say they are the best, you can take my word for it.

We used it mainly to prevent barking and chasing. The first one is from Petrainer and the second one is from SportDOG.

If you wan’t to check out the specifications, you can click on the pictures to be taken to the Amazon description.

Both models come with key features such as:

-Beeping and vibration warning

-Rechargeable collar

-Multiple training modes

-Rainproof / Waterproof

-Long Range Remote

You might also want to check out our Top 10 Waterproof Dog Shock Collar With Remote by clicking here.

I took price into consideration when making the Top 10 so you will find cheaper options over there.

This article would not have been possible without these sources:

PLoS: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4153538/

WebMD: https://www.webmd.com/

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10 Dog Carrier For Motorcycles | Bike Pet Carrier Bag

What is the best dog carrier for motorcycles?

The best dog carrier for motorcycles on the market at this time is the Kuryakyn 5288 Grand Pet Palace.  However, that is after taking into consideration important aspects such as dog safety, overall comfort, product cost, fashion & style, etc. 

Besides the fact that it can carry larger pets than its competition, the Kuryakyn 5288 Grand Pet Palace is the most reliable, most durable, and has the best reviews its close competition and of the other models we tried.

In the end, this is considered the high end of the pet carrier world. Fortunately, don’t you worry, there are cheaper options out there for people who still want to have a safe bike ride with their dogs without having to break the bank.

10. Milwaukee Performance MP8103 - Heavy Duty Pet Carrier

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Firstly, right off the bat, here is one awesome and somewhat affordable product. It doesn’t look like much from the picture but don’t let that fool you.

Also, It comes with everything you would expect from a good quality pet motorcycle or bike carrier. It is made from heavy-duty (almost indestructible) yet quite breathable fabric.

In conclusion, Milwaukee Leather has been in the pet carrier industry for a while and more than half the price of the Kuryakyn, it wouldn’t be a bad idea to consider the MP8103 heavy-duty pet carrier as a viable option.

Key features

  • Durable PVC Material
  • Three Outside Bonus Storage Pockets
  • Universal Adjustable Strap & Clips for Easy Mounting
  • Heavy Duty Mesh Breathable Panels
  • Extra Zipper Top Loader Opening

Pros:

Cons:

9. LEMON PET Dog Motorcycle Carrier - Legs out Backpack

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Coming in 9th place is one of my wife Jessica’s favorite pet carrier, the Lemon Pet legs out backpack carrier.

I have to say that I had (and still have) doubts about the safety of this one.

Also, The hooks, zippers, and overall quality of the product seem fine but I wouldn’t feel safe riding at high speed with such small protection.

For example, we did take a ride with our chihuahua at low to medium speed and our little one seemed to enjoy herself anyhow.

Moreover, this model comes in 4 different sizes and 7 assorted patterns and colors.

Wonderfully, It is machine washable, durable, comfortable, and pretty cheap.

It would also make for a nice option for hiking, biking, travel, etc.

Key features

Pet Carrier Backpack Nice for walks, bike rides and other outdoor activities, never leave your puppy alone when you you’re out on an adventure!

Small size fit for 0-2.5kg Dog; Medium Size fit 2.5kg-3.5kg; Larger Size fit for 3.5kg-6.5kg; XL size fit for 6.5kg-9.5kg

Safe design: Hook and loop, zipper and elastic openings allow you to fit your dog inside comfortably. Release Buckles on the end of straps ensure quick installation with just one hand.

Material: made of high quality Canvas and Breathable Mesh, fully Machine washable, durable and comfortable. Two mesh side panels allow maximum air circulation.

Our SIZE CHART is in the 2nd Photo, please measure your pet before your purchase, backpack Suitable for puppy, small, medium dogs and cats

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Our appreciation

For this particular model, we didn’t initially intend to review it.

In other words, It was suggested to us by one of our good friends in the pet industry.

Here are the key features:

  • Quick-disconnect mounting straps and sissy bar sleeve allow the bag to be removed from your motorcycle in seconds
  • Sissy bar straps, multiple D-rings, and adjustable straps offer easy, secure mounting options; Features side-mounted carrying handles and a removable shoulder strap for easy portability off the bike
  • Spacious pet compartment Includes a removable and washable bottom tray and resting pad for your pet’s comfort; Includes food and water trays that stow neatly in their own compartment
  • Easy-clean removable foam cushion offers a comfortable ride for your pet; Amenities include an internal adjustable leash, 2 dishes, and removable stash pouch
  • The best way to carry your small pet on your motorcycle in comfort, plus this carrier doubles as an effective cargo bag

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  • The best way to carry your small pet on your motorcycle in comfort, plus this carrier doubles as an effective cargo bag
  • Multiple vents and access flaps let you vent fresh air to your pet while providing easy access to your pet or cargo
  • Sissy bar straps, multiple D-rings, and adjustable straps offer easy, secure mounting options; Features side-mounted carrying handles and a removable shoulder strap for easy portability off the bike
  • Similarly, Easy-clean removable foam cushion offers a comfortable ride for your pet; Amenities include an internal adjustable leash, 2 dishes, and removable stash pouch
  • Measures 20″ L x 13″ W x 15″ H, Recommended pet weight capacity is up-to 20 pounds

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Take your favorite four-legged family member on road, go the distance and discover the wide-open world.

There are two mounting straps on the back of the pet bag. In addition to the four mounting straps around, you can also use the mounting straps to fix the bag on the back of the back seat. This makes the pet bag more stable during driving and lets you travel with pets safer.

  • Fitment – For Touring Trike Models Street Glide Road King Electra Glide Trike Glide with Passenger Seat Sissy Bar or Luggage Rack
  • Large Space – 21.6″ L x 15.7″ W x 14.9″ H, 83 liters by volume; weight capacity is up to 40 pounds. A comfortable big motorcycle dog bag also allows stow food and water trays.
  • Breathable Design & Frame Keep Shape – moto pet carrier with 4 Mesh Breathable Panels and access flaps let your lovely guys enjoy the fresh air and riding trip in a safe pet palace. The internal metal frame and a nice rigid base can protect your buddy well and make a good look on your bike at the same.
  • Detachable Cushion & Enough Storage – Easy-clean removable foam cushion ensure comfort and cleaning. 3 storage pocket is for buddy’s stuff like food, water, toys, and harness.
  • Package – includes 5 Adjustable Straps, 2 Dishes, a Rain Cover, and Removable Stash Pouch. Install instruction is included. If there is any question with the product, please email us via amazon.

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This is obviously another backpack design.

On the other hand it is the most popular dog carrier backpack on amazon. It has thousands of reviews and countless pictures of people wearing it.

For many years, this backpack has been extremely popular amongst dogs and dog owners.

Moreover, this particular medium size one is good to hold up to 30lbs / 13 kg without any problem.

In addition to the small, medium and large model, The X-Large model can support up to 80 pounds. That’s around 36 kg. Will your back be able to sustain the whole way though? Challenge accepted I suppose.

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The Nelson-Rigg Route 1 Rover Pet Carrier has been on a few people’s Instagram in the past year.

Similarly to the most expensive brands, it also has a beautiful and clean design which might have something to do with it.

Made from industry-leading UltraMax fabric, the main compartment can hold pets up to 20lbs / 9KG.

The coolest feature of all, it’s water-resistant, which means you don’t have to stop as soon as it starts raining a little bit.

It has straps for both a sissy bar as well as the lower straps.

Dimension:

LENGTH 17″
HEIGHT 15″
WIDTH 12″

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Coming in #3 is the amazing mcgrady1xm adjustable pet backpack.

Testing this one for a few weeks, I find that it’s the more versatile carrier we found so far.

Obviously, it’s the backpack kind of carrier bag. After using it for a while, I find that it is more comfortable than some of the other models.

That is for the dog as well as the dog owner.

If you are looking for a cheaper option which you can also use for hiking, walking, etc.

At the low end of the price spectrum, It might be worth considering.

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Behold, the almighty Saddlemen 3515-0131 Pet Voyager.

This one came very close to grabbing the number one spot. However, availability, shipping, and handling time combined with personal preferences were the main reasons we felt Saddlemen should be second best.

Other than the usual items you would expect from a high-end pet motorcycle carrier, here are some of the features which differentiate them from the competition and makes them one of the best dog carriers for the motorcycle you can find.

-Multiple vents and flaps

-Spacious pet compartment

-Removable and washable bottom tray

-Adjustable sissy bar

-Quick-disconnect mounting straps and sissy bar sleeve

In the end, the Saddlemen ends up being one of the best option at this time of writing this article.

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Beaver's choice

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The Beaver has spoken!

Occupying the Beaver’s Choice #1 spot for the second year in a row. The Kuryakyn 5288 Grand Pet Palace.

Indeed once again the competition was extremely fierce this year but the results were boringly almost identical.

It’s been two years so you would assume I’d be able to pronounce the name of the company right. Well, you would be wrong about that assumption.

About the product itself, as mentioned in the beginning, this is the top of the line when it comes to motorcycle and bike carriers for dogs.

However, it is far more durable, more reliable, better quality, this one is simply in a league of its own.

Although a bit more pricy than its competition but this is the kind of carrier you only buy once in your life and then you are set.

Above all, It’s easy to adjust, comes with extra straps, has an easy to clean removable foam cushion, and is weather-resistant.

For all these reasons and many more, the Kuryakyn 5288 is the ultimate top dog amonst the dog carrier for motorcycles and bike.

We ordered this one with the intent of returning it but we ended up keeping it as well.

You win again amazon, you win again…

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