TIPS FROM Chelsea AT Ultimate Canines
We all want a dog that we can take places, let off the leash where it’s allowable, and not have to worry
about him disappearing off after the first thing he sees!
There are a few tips you can try, to help build a better bond with your dog.
Firstly, don’t encourage him to socialize with every other dog that you pass. A quick hello, with
the occasional dog, will suffice, and will also stop your dog thinking that every time he sees
another dog, it’s time to have a party! When you do not want to your dog to say Hi, ask him to
‘Leave it’ and carry on past the distraction at a good pace. Make sure you praise him once you
have passed the distraction, and he is focused back on you.
Play Hide and Seek often, around the house and the yard, and where it’s safe to do so, at parks
and the outdoors. Hide as soon as your dog gets distracted, remain quiet until he finds you, and
then praise him up once he relocated you! If your dog enjoys spending time you at home and is
focused, he is much more likely to be focused on you when you go out different places.
You can also use different value treats to help teach him that you are the best thing to be near –
toss a low value treat such as a piece of his regular dinner kibble, wait for him to find it, and
then call him back to you and reward him with something much tastier, such as chicken or
You can also do some ‘restrained recalls’ where someone holds your dog by the collar, while you
run off, then they release your dog once you’ve called him (keep running once you have!) and
then reward him with treats or his favourite toy, once he’s caught up to you.
Make him work for his meals at home sometimes – divide them into say 8 or 10 little portions,
and he has to do a basic behaviour (Sit or down etc) or a trick, for a portion. This reminds him
that is really is worthwhile working for you, and sometimes meals aren’t just handed out for
Also take any opportunity to praise your dog when he has chosen to focus on you, over
potential distractions. A lot of us are guilty of taking our dog to dog park, letting him off and
then just letting him do his thing, without rewarding the good behaviours, and reminding him of
what’s not acceptable. It’s more management on our behalf, but you will end up with a much
more enjoyable, focused dog in the long run!
The latest (and possibly greatest, to date) piece of engineering from Julius K9® is the IDC® Longwalk Harness.
Specially designed to reduce micro vibrations for both you and your dog, with every anchor point being elasticated, to make for maximum comfort whilst out walking.
Completely adjustable and with a Y shaped front, so there is no movement restriction whatsoever - this harness fits like a glove and the dogs don’t even notice they are wearing it.
The clip up closure design means your dog’s legs don’t need to be lifted up to get him kitted out, and a handle incorporated onto the top of the harness is super handy for the times you need a bit of extra control, or to be able to keep your dog close by, easily.
Reflective elements in the harness make it visibly stand out at night, or in low light situations. The hard wearing materials that the IDC® Longwalk harness is made from, are easy to clean, yet tough enough to withstand years of adventure.
And of course the Julius K9® trademark space to put a customised patch on, to personalise your harness however you like. Nothing has been left out in this design – we love it!
IT'S BEEN A LONG WAIT BUT NOW YOU CAN GET YOUR LONGWALK ONLINE!
The IDC®LONGWALK dog harness is the first joint-friendly Y-harness, designed as the ideal accessory for longer walks and leisurely excursions with your pet.
“We wanted to develop a real leisure harness for dogs, so that when you go out for a long walk or outing, as well as putting on hiking boots for your own health and comfort, you can also provide a similar type of care for your dog’s health and comfort ...”
Scientific research has shown that when walking a dog on a leash, the dog’s body, as well as the body of the person walking the dog, can be subjected to thousands of vibrations through the harness and the leash. Over time, these micro-vibrations can have a detrimental effect on the joints of both the dog and the owner.
The Duo-Flex® micro-vibration absorbing system incorporated into the IDC®LONGWALK dog harness has been designed to dampen these vibrations, tugs and jolts, lessening their impact on the dog and on the person. The Duo-Flex® system protects the joints when the leash tightens, and at other times of stress, such as when you release your dog to run off the leash.
Specially designed features of the Duo-Flex® system ensure that, depending on the load, the elastic elements come into operation gradually and in a coordinated manner. The elastic elements of the IDC®LONGWALK dog harness continually react to every step that the dog takes, protecting the joints in every situation.
• Duo-Flex® micro-vibration absorbing system
• Adjustable and openable straps - the harness can be put on and taken off without the need to pull it over the dog’s legs.
• Chest pad openable by hook and loop fastener - the harness can be precisely adjusted to the body structure and size of the dog
• Neoprene lining and special inner stiffener combine to make the harness perfectly formfitting and to ensure that it keeps its shape
• Bag and flashlight attachment options
• Reflective and phosphorescent elements to enhance visibility
• Super-grip handle ensuring a secure grip
• Interchangeable custom labels
• Red Dot Award-winning design and colour scheme
IN THE PERFECT PINK!
Our custom labels are a must for saying what's on your mind! Not only can they provide a bit of fun with some cheekiness, or important information to keep your pooch safe, or simply have your pooch's name on it. You can also use them to show solidarity and unite together in these crazy times.
And now they've got even better! We've swapped out the hot pink for a new fuchsia shade that perfectly matches our pink harnesses!
PS. We're back to business as usual, now that we're at Level 2.
The Julius K9 Team has temporarily suspended accepting new orders while we operate under the guidelines provided by the NZ Government for COVID-19 Alert Level 4. Any outstanding orders will be shipped at the end of the Level 4 lockdown, or when we receive confirmation from the NZ Government that we're authorised to do so. Customers with unshipped orders where payment has already been received will be offered a full refund.
We're very sorry for the disruption! Please make sure to stay safe and look after your family, friends, and community at this challenging time. We look forward to getting back up and running as soon as we can!
WE ARE LOCKING DOWN WITH YOU, NZ!
While the Julius K9 NZ team has been given the go ahead to continue shipping orders, we feel it is our duty to lockdown along with the rest of the nation.
We will still take your orders but we will only ship them once the threat is clear. This is a fluid situation and if things change we will keep you updated.
To say thank you for continuing to support our business throughout this time, and for your patience while you wait for your orders to be shipped, we'll be giving a free set of custom labels with every harness sale.
We've got all your pet's back to school needs covered!
The holidays are almost over and it's back to school time! Check out these Back to School essential accessories for your pooch to start 2020 off the right way!
2019 hAS BEEN QUITE A YEAR...
As we come close to closing of another great year the Julius-K9 NZ team would like to take this moment to thank each and everyone of you for all of your support this year. We could not continue our passion without you.
We'd like to share some of our highlights from 2019:
Julius-K9 NZ will be closed on the statutory days and open again for normal operations on the 6th January, 2020. But please do keep in contact with us and do your pooches shopping as normal, it may just take a little longer for us to get back to you.
We wish you and your furbabies a happy and safe Christmas, and a pawsome New Year. We look forward to another great year with you in 2020!
We all love the custom labels and now there's more to love! You can personalise your labels with symbols now too! Choose from the heart, star, suns, flowers, thunder bolt, flames tree, crown, butterfly, snowflake, snowman, penguin, gingerbread man and flourish. Let your furbabies personality shine!
Order yours by Friday, December 13th to have them under the tree for Christmas!
With the weather heating up here in New Zealand, it's time to talk Summer Safety for our pooches. As fur baby parents we love to have fun in the sun with them, but how to we do that without risking their health? Here's some tips to help keep your pet comfortable, safe and carefree this summer.
Just like us, our pets love the sun, but too much time in the sun can overheat them, particularly those pooches with shorter noses like Pugs, Boston Terriers and Bulldogs. Not to mention if our pets are overweight or have thicker darker coats, they too are at greater risk. Our pets tend to enjoy themselves a little too much and don't take the time to cool down in the shade or re-hydrate. So how do we safely cool, and keep them cool as well as hydrated?