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The best medium harnesses for your dog

Medium dog harnesses are all about better managing a dog while in motion. Many feature a padded handle on the back of the harness to provide more control when it’s necessary, such as when your pet is being approached by another dog or is in crowded environments. To gain that heightened control, get one of these effective yet comfortable medium dog harnesses.

Medium dog harnesses typically are durable and yet comfortable and nonrestrictive, allowing a dog natural shoulder movements while walking or running. Some have a dual-clip attachment so you can connect a leash in the front for walking and hiking and in the rear for running and attaching to car restraints. These dependable medium dog harnesses offer similar helpful features.

Voyager Step-in Air Dog Harness

Most Breathable Harness

To prevent your dog from overheating while wearing a medium harness, get a very breathable one. The Voyager Step-in Air Dog Harness is just that. It’s made of soft, breathable air mesh, so it’s more lightweight and ideal for walks. The harness features two reflective bands on its sides to enhance visibility during early-morning and late-evening strolls. A hook and loop fastener, buckle and double D-rings provide more layers of safety and security.

PUPTECK No-Pull Dog Harness

Best Reflective Harness

For a combination of better control and better safety of your medium-size dog, you need a highly reflective dog harness. The PUPTECK No-Pull Dog Harness answers that call. The adjustable, basic nylon step-in harness sports very reflective material, heavy-duty stitching and an ID tag. Its straps are adjustable to provide maximum comfort and a more reliable fit.

Auroth Tactical Dog Harness

Best Tactical Harness

If you need an effective tactical dog harness for your medium-size dog, then take a look at the Auroth Tactical Dog Harness. It’s made of heavy-duty, military-standard nylon and sports sturdy stitching for higher durability. The harness features two metal leash attachment points: a front clip for no-pull control or dog training and a back clip for walking or jogging.

Gain more control of your medium-size dog when you need it — such as when walking or hiking — by using a good harness. These top-notch and top-performing harnesses can keep your dog more in tow without any discomfort.

6 ways to make your Super Bowl party dog-friendly this year
Snacks, safety, and other details to throw the best dog-friendly Super Bowl party
A poodle mix dog wearing a Green Bay Packers shirt and hat sits and looks into the camera

As football fans from across the country gear up for Super Bowl Sunday, you might find yourself getting swept up in the hype. We get it! The NFL championship game is a big deal, and it's fun to get together with loved ones to mark the occasion. While you're planning your football-themed menu and decor, we encourage you to consider inviting furry friends, too. At the very least, make sure your own dog is well prepared for a fun day, too.
2023 pet trends revealed that more and more owners treat their dogs like their children, so we wouldn't be surprised to see a rise in dog-friendly Super Bowl parties this year. That's why we've compiled six important ways anyone can accommodate pets at their Super Bowl party -- from finding the right snacks to finding the right space.

Don't forget to provide snacks for dogs, as well as people
There are two key components to a successful Super Bowl party -- watching the game and enjoying the food -- so once you've got your location decided, make sure to plan a menu that accommodates everyone you've invited. That means feeding the dogs, too!
Most owners will have their own plan for feeding their pup dinner, but when it comes to snacks, it doesn't hurt to be prepared. When in doubt, ask ahead about your canine guests' preferences and restrictions. That way, other pet parents can bring food for their pups -- and no one is excluded.
A classic homemade dog biscuit is always a safe snack to have on hand, and they last for a long time as leftovers, too. Since most recipes will have you making and baking dough, you can use a football-shaped cookie cutter or silicone mold to add to the day's festivities!

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5 dog outings to plan for your Valentine’s Day (with or without a human date)
Need a date for Valentine's Day? Take your dog for a special outing instead
A dog lies on the bed surrounded by roses for Valentine's Day

It can be a time to go on an important date or to stay at home with a bottle of your favorite Napa cab, but Valentine's Day also offers the opportunity to focus on the other important "people" in your life. This year, celebrate a different kind of love — the lasting bond between human and pup (no pricey chocolates included).
You don't have to have a human partner to observe Valentine's Day in style (though they can always tag along to your pet-themed activity). Here are a few things to do with your dog for a different kind of holiday experience.

Have a dinner date
Pick out a special dinner for you and Fido to enjoy together at your home or find a pet cafe or pet-friendly restaurant to dine out as a "couple." Most dogs can eat cooked meat in small quantities, so perhaps you want to share a chicken or steak on this special day. Of course, don't change up their diet if they have a sensitive tummy and cut only a piece that includes the same number of calories you'd ordinarily give them for dinner.
Go for a hike
OK, this isn't a classic Valentine's Day with your dog, but it's one your pup is sure to love. Enjoy the great outdoors together for exercise and scenic views, away from the noise of the day. Make it special by picking a unique destination and bringing some extra special snack.
Take your pooch on a date with their one true love
Does your pet have a best friend? Get them together on V-Day so your pup feels both human and canine love (bonus points if you and their owner also bring along your chosen beverage). A park day or pack walk will get everyone out of the house and feeling their best for this February 14th.
Watch romantic movies
All dogs love to snuggle on the couch with rom-coms. Find a couple of flicks that you've had on your list (or want to rewatch) and indulge in treats together in front of the TV. Your beloved pup won't judge if you tear up at the end when the couple finally gets together. Extra points if you pick out a dog- or cat-themed movie that might pique their interest with pet sounds.
Volunteer together
If your four-legged friend has the right temperament, consider training them to volunteer at a nursing home. It can be tricky to get approved for this; and only dogs that truly have a personality suited to the environment should try it. But if you can get them through the training, you'll both have a blast and brighten the days of everyone who gets to give you dog pats and biscuits.

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Rover is out: These were the most popular dog names in 2022 (plus how to pick the right one for your pup)
Find the perfect name for your dog by choosing from the AKC's 2022 top names list
Two puppies sit in a lawn with flowers

What's in a pup's name? More than you would think! The American Kennel Club has released its most popular dog names list from 2022, including plenty of beloved favorites and a few newcomers. While you might tilt your head at a few of the top dog names from last year, they actually have a number of key elements in common.
There's no such thing as a bad name in our opinion, but we do know that dogs respond to certain things better than others. If you're choosing a name for your pup, take a look at the list and follow the rules for picking something they'll understand.

What were the top names of 2022?
In first place, we have Luna for girls and Max for boys. Believe it or not, these two monikers have been popular for years. They're joined by Willow, Sadie, Milo, and Tucker (plus 12 more that you can see on the list by the American Kennel Club).

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