We all could learn something from this Sheltie…exercise is good for you!
Turn it up – your dogs might bark right along with him!
- Make sure your Sheltie is wearing a collar and ID tag, be sure it includes your current telephone number or the number of your vet.
- Have your Sheltie microchipped. Microchips provide a permanent, non-changeable or removable means of identification that will not be lost over time, as can occur with tags and tattoos. Owner information is immediately accessible, ensuring the rapid return of a lost dog. But be sure it is always kept current!
- Don’t leave your Sheltie unattended in public places. You may be away only moments but that’s all it takes for your dog to go missing. Dogs tied outside shops, left inside vehicles and at public events are easy targets.
- Ensure your garden is secure and be vigilant – sadly, it’s not rare for a dog to be stolen from it’s own back yard.
- When visitors stay, ensure they know to shut windows and doors.
- Keep an eye on your Sheltie if you let off leash-don’t let him/her run too far ahead and out of your sight, this is especially important if they do not always come back when you call.
- Keep several up to date color photographs of your Sheltie and note down any distinguishing marks, & microchip information so if you do lose them, you are ready to go with the details.
I don’t know about your Shelties, but mine can be hard on toys. Well, I take that back…until Toby came along, Trevor wasn’t hard on his toys. Like any sibling rivalry, they are always fighting over the same one. As a result, we have had many, many casualties.
One item that has stood the test has been the Hover Craft by Ruffwear. Technically not designed to be a tug toy, it does however stand up to some hard abuse while being easy on your dogs teeth and gums. Made from laminated ballistic nylon, it holds up to repeated high speed Sheltie catches…and it floats!
The Hover Craft is lightweight and easy to clean, but it is not designed to be chewed upon. A dog can remove pieces of the laminate if they are so inclined. In other words, if you dog likes to chew, this toy is best put on the shelf when not in use.
It comes in a 6″ or 9″ size and comes in two cool colors – an added bonus when trying to locate that “whoops” toss! The reflective trim is constructed from a heavy nylon webbing – making it easy for your pooch to grab & hang on.
(Trevor is shown with the 9″ older style that doesn’t have the neat new
features like the foam core, bright color & refective trim…but its still going strong!)
Trevor & Toby give the Hover Craft four paws up!