The Hurtta Article Library: Dog talk
By layering, the benefits of three products can be achieved with only two. It’s good for your furry family member and it saves valuable closet space at home. And not buying a new coat for every type of weather is clearly better for the environment.
Warm up to winter training
While we do move our lives more indoors when winter arrives, dog training is one activity that you can enjoy with your dog year round.
Keeping dogs safe while driving
Whatever gets you and your dog out on the road, it’s important to learn how to keep your dog safe and happy during transit. If your dog is safe and happy on the road, the journey to your destination will be that much more enjoyable.
Enjoy the outdoors longer
When fall and winter arrive most of us think about breaking out our warm clothing. But winter brings more than cold weather, it also ushers in shorter days and longer nights. If you’re a dog owner, especially one who lives in an urban area, the changing season should be a reminder that you also need to break out the safety lights and reflectors.
Hitting the trail together
Hiking and traveling with your dog is a great way to spend quality time together. Short day trips don’t require much preparation, but longer hikes should be planned. Spending a little time up front will help you avoid unnecessary surprises.
Can all dogs swim?
Many dogs love to swim. Others like to wade and play games near the water but don’t necessarily like to swim. And that's fine because there is still plenty of fun to be had whether you and your dog are in the water swimming, on the water boating or canoeing, or simply playing games lakeside or on the beach.
When the new puppy comes home.
Introducing a puppy to a new family is an exciting time for the family and the puppy. Especially if it’s the family’s first dog. And like a young couple with their first newborn baby, along with the excitement comes many questions. Even if you already have experience with dogs, puppy time is about getting to know your new friend and learning or re-learning the basics.
Thinking of getting a dog?
Many people dream of getting a dog for years and have a particular dog breed in mind. Others are more impulsive and become instantly enamored with a cute face. But even if you’ve been considering a certain dog breed for a while, the choice should be looked at from a few more angles for both your and the dog’s benefit. Expanding your family with a dog is a wonderful thing so we have put together some helpful tips that will help you in your decision.
How to choose a harness for your dog
Y-Harness, H-harness or No-Pull Harness, don’t let the fact that there are different types of dog harnesses keep you from the benefits that they offer you and your dog. We’ll walk you through some of the features of the main types and help you find the ideal harness for your dog.
Active dog muscle care made easy
Dogs are inherently active and many love to try new things. Of course, some breeds are more active than others and some are specially suited for activities like running or hunting. You may even have a dog athlete in your family. That’s why it’s important to think beyond the usual daily walks and explore new activities that your dog, and you, may love.
Everyday dependability with a planet friendly twist.
Made with strong recycled materials, the Casual ECO Collection is a more sustainable version of one of our most popular, hardworking harness, collars and leashes that you can reply on every day.
How to find the right hobby for your dog
A new hobby that you and your dog can enjoy together will deepen your bond and help you to stay more active. Your communication and collaboration will improve too when you learn, solve problems, and experience successes together.
Find the right leash for your dog
A safe leash is vital gear for every dog. For outdoor activities, a good leash will help things go more smoothly and allow you and your dog to enjoy special moments together. But different leashes are suitable for different situations. That's why it's worth spending some time choosing a leash that suits you and your dog.
Rainy day heroes
A rainy day and rainy season can be a real downer for some people. Gray skies, wet sidewalks and trails, and soaked clothes can easily make anyone feel gloomy. Even some dogs. But it doesn't have to be that way. Rain clothes for dogs have come a long way and they are the perfect solution to keep your dog dry and still have fun in wet weather.
ZHERO Collection - made of 100% surplus materials
One of our key sustainability efforts is to make better use of our surplus or leftover manufacturing materials that are generally considered waste. That's the idea behind our new ZHERO collection. We're starting with fun and useful promotional products and each is made from 100% surplus materials. Best of all, our ZHERO collection actively supports our goal of becoming a zero-waste company.
Mix & Match
We designed the Hurtta Color Combo so that products from our different collections can be used together; Details such as prints, ribbons, padding, and metal parts are all in the same color.
Why do dogs need clothes?
The ultimate purpose of dog clothes is to improve a dog’s quality of life, enable an active life outdoors with the dog owner, and to make sure that the dog is safe and comfortable in every season’s weather.
Clever ways to repurpose Hurtta products
Hurtta products are built tough to last for many adventures. If your dog outgrows a product, we encourage you to pass it on to another dog. Or try to find some other creative use for it or its materials, such as in a craft project. The more use and fun you get out of a Hurtta product, the better its impact on the environment.