We have been thinking about this idea for a few years. Every bathing of our dogs and subsequent cleaning of the messy bathroom moved us closer to its implementation. So did the visits to dog salons, from which we would leave feeling frustrated and our dogs terrified. And you, our customers, with the stories you were telling us in the stores, have been confirming to us that we were not alone in this. When the space next to our store in Vinohrady became available, we had a clear picture - we will open a self-wash spa!
With the arrival of the winter months, one of the most important questions for dog lovers arises: Should I get my dog winter clothes? While the answer may seem obvious, don't be fooled.
It is no longer true that New Year's resolutions are only about diets and new hobbies. On the contrary, it's high time to include four-legged friends in your resolutions. We bring you inspiration for a few resolutions that will make your 2022 a year of happy barking and dog fun.
We all know those rainy dreary days when none of us, usually including our four-legged friends, want to go for a walk longer than the most necessary walking. But what to do at home so that our dog doesn't get bored? Because as every master knows, a tired dog = a happy dog. We therefore bring you some tips to keep you and your buddies entertained at home.
Whether you have a border collie or a Yorkshire terrier at home, one thing is clear - you can't do without a brush and dog shampoo. And what should a proper long-haired pet care routine look like?
"These are dog fleas, they wouldn't attack humans," you must have heard this sentence by Grandpa Komárek from the Czech famous movie. And you may have found out, that it's not entirely true. The unwanted flea visitors that your dog has brought home completely unnoticed can make life unpleasant not only for him, but also for the whole family and other pets.
If you are a beginner dog keeper, then you may be confused about mandatory and optional vaccinations. That is why it is worth finding out which vaccinations are absolutely necessary for your dog. In addition, it is good to know at what age each vaccination should be given.
Vaccination of dogs
For our dogs, walking is much more than just an opportunity to run out into the fresh air and pee on the nearest pole. It is a time to stretch their paws and their whole body, to exercise their natural instincts and senses, and last but not least, it is time spent together with us. When we walk, we form a team and move through the space together. We can enhance this activity together - with simple games that encourage condition, obedience, or recall, keep your dog's head busy and keep us entertained together.
Dog owners often invest in training their dogs to correct problem behaviors. With the right training you can not only raise your dog to be a “perfect gentleman”, but a few key commands can save his life one day.
When two dog – strangers meet, accompanied by their masters, the situation can go all sorts of ways. Very often, however, the following sentence is heard in such a scenario: "They'll sort it out." For some dog lovers this is the most functional principle, while owners of reactive dogs usually run like hell. Should we leave dog communication up to the dogs alone, or would it help everyone involved if we intervene more in the situation?
Dogs have lived alongside us for thousands of years. They are our best friends. Yet sometimes we forget that they are a different species with different habits. And that they often have a holy patience with us. Each furry buddy is an original with his own unique personality. Despite this, however, we can detect a few things that most of our dog companions hate about us.
Puberty is a scourge that no family can avoid - not even a dog family. The cute, clumsy puppy suddenly becomes a barking little bastard who temporarily goes deaf every time he is commanded. How can we survive dog puberty together and not jeopardize our relationships?
Puppies are like sponges, especially in the first five months of life, when they soak up everything new, forming habits and their own personality. It is therefore a good idea to give them as much time as possible during this period and to teach them everything they need to grow into a confident, socialized life partner with good manners. Try these five socialisation games that will help your puppy fit in seamlessly with (not only) canine society.
Aging is a normal part of life, and all dogs will become seniors at some point. It is important to know that senior dogs have different care requirements than young dogs and to treat them while keeping this in mind.
Cats and dogs are often considered enemies and many people cannot imagine their coexistence. Yet there are many households where both pets live, and it certainly does not seem like a battlefield. When introducing a dog and a cat, just follow a few basic rules and they will not be far from becoming partners.
If you live in the city and have a four-legged friend, you have probably already picked out a few dog parks in your area. It is a great way to tire your dog out, socialize, and give him some freedom in a busy environment. Each park or playground has its own written and unwritten rules designed to keep dogs and their masters safe. So how should you behave so that you do not disturb other visitors and avoid unnecessary conflicts?
Every dog keeper knows that barking or whining is not the only way of dog communication. Other communication is, for example, calming signals by which the dog calms himself or us, shows his excitement or shows that the situation is not serious at all. The knowledge of such signals helps to read dog behavior better and avoid any potential problems.
The issue of puppy mills is still a thorny topic and a big problem. If demand exists, the offer of puppies from puppy mills, where female dogs are suffering as they must give birth repeatedly, will coexist as well. Raising of public awareness is an effective weapon to combat puppy mills. A that is why a comic book was created – the story of Max showing people what can happen if they get a dog from the puppy mill. We interviewed Tomáš Kreml, the author of the comic.
As every year, also the last year you could contribute with us to the Dogpoint shelter in our stores at Újezd and Vinohrady by buying accessories with their or our logo. Although the attendance of the shops was lower than usual, we managed to collect an amazing amount of CZK 81,925. To this we add CZK 76,472 (sales for products without VAT) for the purchase of products from the e-shop. In total, we put together CZK 158,397, for which we together with Dogpoint, thank you very much!
You can’t teach an old dog new tricks. So, this is one of the common myths about dogs. But the truth is that even dog seniors will learn new commands. It just takes a lot more patience. Did you think dogs see in black and white? A mistake again! So, what about all the well-known statements? In today's article, we will try to disprove several myths about the dog world and explain them reasonably. Ok, let’s go.
Especially the urban terrain is not pleasing for dog paws in winter. Sidewalks are often wet, frozen, snowy, salted or gritted. It simply does not do much good to our barefoot fellows. Therefore, read some practical tips on how to care for dog paws in winter.
Many masters consider useless owning a dog first aid kit. The situation can always be handled somehow without having one, after all. But they change their opinion the moment they really need it. The doggie gets sick, injured, or eats something he should not. In many incidents, the first aid kit saves you a trip to the vet unless a visit is absolutely necessary. In this article, we will talk about what such first aid kit should look like to be practical.
Thank you for being with us in 2020. Have a wonderful and very merry Christmas.
Let the 2021 be full of happiness and joy for everyone.
Whether you are going on a vacation, for a visit, a stay in the spa or you just need to relax, sometimes there is simply a situation where you have to entrust your buddy to someone else. How to choose a reliable dog sitter to avoid unnecessary stress and fear, so that your dog could enjoy the time spent without you? We will advise you on what to focus on.
Off-Leash Etiquette. What to look out for, what to avoid and how to enjoy time together without a leash as best as you can
Probably every master wants to let his doggie run free while walking, so that he can enjoy the movement and explore the surroundings. However, such a walk is not possible with every doggie. Therefore, before you let your buddy out, make sure you have off-leash etiquette down to a fine art.
Take advantage of the walk with your dog not only to stretch your body, but also to relax your mind. Mindfulness or vigilant attention or attentiveness, helps to fight stress and promotes well-being and health. To immerse yourself in this technique, you don't have to sit on a meditation pillow and fumigate the living room with white sage. All you have to do is pay attention to this technique during normal activities - for example, when walking your dog.
We have prepared a great event with mulled wine, Christmas decorations making and a lot of fun for you and your pets. However currect situation doesn´t allow this.
Advice and tips on how we should strengthen our immunity are pouring in on us from all sides. In this respect, however, we should not forget our four-legged friends, who also need a strong immunity during autumn and winter. How can we help them?
Clothes for dogs seem to be useless to many masters. "It's an animal, it has fur, it can't be cold," many of them justify their attitude. But explain it to the dog, who is standing in front of the front door and refuses to expose his precious fur to the rain. No wonder that there is a saying: "You would not even send a dog out in weather like this." But we have tips for autumn clothes, thanks to which you can "send out" your pet in any time, because he will stay nice and dry.
When it pours down outside in such a way that you would not even send a dog out, we usually decide how to exhaust our furry darling even without a long walk. The good news is that the rainy weather provides ideal conditions for training the dog's head. A couple of dog puzzles and fun games can be exhausting just like running across a meadow.
The holiday time is approaching and all stubborn dog keepers take their pets with them, of course. But many of them do not know how to transport them properly in a car. In addition, the law deals with the issue only in general. It does not specify where the doggie should be placed or whether he should be fastened. You will only read there that "the transport of live animals must not jeopardize the safety of the driver, the persons or animals being transported or the safety of road traffic." So how can this be done to ensure the safety of all two- and four-legged passengers?
Hello summer, let’s go to nature! Are you also looking forward to setting up your tent again and enjoying an evening under the starry sky? If you have decided that your four-legged buddy will be assisting you this year, look through the following recommendations to help you save on worries on the go
Every master knows that without treats it simply would not be possible. Whether you teach your doggie only basic obedience, raise a dog athlete or you just want to pamper your pet a little - treats are simply needed. But choosing the right reward is not an easy task. So how to find your way around them?
We won‘t hear a word against this type of leash! The tracking leash will give our hairy buddy freedom, but we, the masters, do not have to worry. This long leash is easy to step on and thus prevent our hunter from getting lost among the trees. And it's great for example for training your dog to come when called or for dog sports.
Pet food related interesting facts and ideas to think about, discussed with dog nutritionist and Celtic Connection creator Linda M. Gould.
With a warm winter the time for applying tick and flea prevention products comes much sooner than we are used to. You can choose from many products available in pharmacies, drugstores, veterinarians or pet stores.
When choosing a product, keep in mind the possible health problems of your dog, the specifics of the environment in which your pet lives as well as the lifestyle of your pet.
If you have to shampoo and bath your pet daily for medical reasons, you will substantially reduce the effectiveness of spot-on products (pipettes that are applied behind the neck). If you have an active swimmer, you should avoid bathing outdoors for at least three (but preferably five) days after the spot-on has been applied, so that the product is absorbed sufficiently and the washout rate is reduced.
We realize that not every dog is lucky enough to have a loving owner. That is why we followed up with the collection for dogs from the shelter Dogpoint and thanks to you we are sending them an incredible amount of CZK 197,071 for the past year 2019!
We will be opened as much as possible, so your best furry friends can get their toys, treats and other gifts.
There is little to match the feeling when your family increases in number with a new member. And since we also consider four-legged pets as full family members, let's take a look at how to prepare a home where they will be happy.
A place where you and your PETS can feel great.
The construction works on a new dog shelter under construction Dogpoint are coming to an end. We have visited Malotice recently and walked a few tail-waggers.
Once in a while there are moments in a master’s life when he will wish for nothing else than to be his own dog. These are the moments when such idea most likely crosses your mind.
Have you been thinking about getting a dog from a dog shelter? Would you like to give him the most valuable thing – a good home? The adoption of a dog should not be underestimated, and therefore we have drafted some basic information for you.
We are really happy to inform you that a new branch has been opened in Florida recently. To our American HUNTER – Just Your Friend team we wish all the best and many happy HUNTER fans.
We have just received a new HUNTER collection – Winter 2015. Absolutely amazing stuff, thorough handwork, pleasant to the touch and smelling wonderfully. This is our TOP selection, take it as a Christmas inspiration.;)
Have you ever thought that also dogs have their “fingerprints“? Do you know where they have their sweat glands? Are they really colour blind? And which of them are the best swimmers? There are so many curiosities in the dog empire, let us present some of them.
We all have our own ritual or habit, without which the universe would stop, if we did not do it. Somebody would never leave the house without his mobile phone, another person has to unplug the TV when leaving the house. Why do we do this? Simply just because .. Even dogs certainly have their own rituals, they could not live without.
None of us likes those hot summer days when the temperature exceeds thirty degrees Celcius. We are tired, we do not feel like eating and we are sweating. Now, try to imagine you are wearing a fur coat. Take care of your dogs and be kind to them during a tropical heat wave.
It is very sad to see how mean people are able to treat live creatures. Cases of dog torture and reproduction abuse for profit are becoming more common and we just cannot accept the fact, that many dogs end up on the street due to the ruthless behaviour of their owners.
Close contact with a dog, proving the mutual love, is very important. However, bad smell from a dog’s mouth is not a pleasant experience at all.
By the right training you achieve the target and your dog will become a companion, who you can trust, and who will be accompanying your life with joy. We are bringing the basic rules to be observed during the training.
Who is Ludwig and why HUNTER dedicated the whole collection to him? See more in the article below.
Will he not sit still or is he completely tranquil while travelling in the car? It does not really matter. All dogs must have safety seat belts!
A bored dog can make a real inferno in your house. Chewed shoes, torn off wallpapers, strewed garbage can, that’s just a fragment of activities showing how a restless dog feeling lonely at home tries to entertain himself. Here are a few hints how to catch your dog’s attention to an object which is predetermined for destruction.
This year the winter is really weird; roads are freezing and snow is melting in turns, the outside temperature goes up and down. As a consequence of such unpredictable weather not only humans but also their pets may get sick very easily. Read about how to choose a jacket for your dog and protect him against an unpleasant chilling.
We have great customers, who deserve our high respect. Jointly, we suceeded to please quite a few abandoned dogs and cats. What were the results of our Christmas PetBook Campaign? You will learn more in the following article.