How to Choose the Best Dog Harness for Your Dachshund -

How to Choose the Best Dog Harness for Your Dachshund

January 18, 2023

Dachshunds are a small, stubborn, loyal, and adventurous dog breed. Mike and I (Steph) know from experience. We're the proud dog parents of Django, our 7-year old long-haired dachshund and adventure pup. Django has been all over the United States and Europe with us, and we even named our dog accessories and dog apparel business, DJANGO, after him!

Despite being one of the most popular small dog breeds, dachshunds are often difficult to outfit. It can be challenging to find a dog harness that comfortably and securely fits your wiener dog's broad chest, muscular build, and long frame.

In this DJANGO Dog Blog article, we discuss what to look for when choosing a walking harness for your sausage dog. We also examine how often you should exercise your dachshund.

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DJANGO Tumble Rugs Review #2 - Best Washable Rug Review - Read Before Buying -

Tumble Rugs Review #2 - Washable Rug Review - Read Before Buying

January 11, 2023 4 Comments

Tumble washable rugs review #2!

It's been over six months since we wrote our first review of Tumble rugs. Since then, our Tumble rugs have been through a lot. We have a rambunctious toddler who is almost 4 years old, a 10 month old baby who is learning he can throw spaghetti, and a low-riding long-haired dachshund who tracks in dirt, mud, and debris after every walk. Our Tumble rugs have seen milk and OJ spills, marker and crayon stains, dirt streaks, marinara splotches, endless dog name it.

We have 7 Tumble area rugs and runners throughout our home. Based on the location, each of our Tumble rug sees different levels of foot traffic, spills, dirt marks, and dog hair.

In this DJANGO Dog Blog article, we provide an updated overview and review of Tumble rugs based on our family's personal and extensive experience with the machine washable rugs.

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21 Best Puppy-Themed Baby Gifts for New Parents

January 04, 2023

Finding adorable and high quality puppy-themed baby gifts for you or a new parent isn't always easy. Are you a soon-to-be mom looking to spoil your newborn with cute clothes and/or design your little one's new nursery with dog-themed decor? Need to find a budget-friendly baby shower gift for a dog lover in your life.

Mike and I (Steph) have an adorable 9 month old boy and a rambunctious 3.5 year old toddler. We are also madly in love with our longhaired dachshund Django—our first child! We've bought and been gifted countless dog-themed baby gifts, toys, and accessories over the years.

In this DJANGO Dog Blog article, we round up our favorite 21 puppy-themed baby gifts that are sure to elicit 'oohs' and 'aahs' when unwrapped. Scroll down for dog-themed baby clothes and accessories, dog-themed toys for babies and toddlers, and dog-themed home and nursery decor.

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How to Find the Best Harness for Your French Bulldog

How to Find the Best Walking Harness for Your French Bulldog

December 14, 2022

Frenchies are bright, playful, and adaptable, so it is not surprising they are America's second favorite dog breed.

Despite the breed’s popularity, it is hard to find a dog harness that fits the French bulldog's unique shape. With a barrel chest, square-shaped head, large bat ears, and flat face, many dog harnesses are too tight around the neck or chest. Others are too loose and allow your Frenchie to slip free.

In this DJANGO Dog Blog article, we discuss how much exercise your French bulldog needs. We also examine what features to look for when buying a harness for your Frenchie.

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How to Find the Best Walking Harness for Your Senior Dog with Arthritis

December 07, 2022 2 Comments

Finding the best harness can help your arthritic dog cope with pain and mobility issues. It can also help your aging canine companion enjoy his golden years by allowing comfortable movement and exercise. With that in mind, we explore whether it is good to exercise a senior dog with arthritis and what features to consider when buying a harness for your arthritic pup.

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November 30, 2022

Need some holiday gift ideas for the dog parent in your life? Looking for the perfect present for a pandemic puppy or a frosty-faced senior dog

We have rounded up the best gifts for dog lovers and dogs this year, including luxury dog accessories, "pawesome" household accessories, drool-worthy dog food and dog treats, and epic monthly dog toy subscription boxes. Our present picks are based on our own bestsellers, consumer reports, customer reviews, and product testing.

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DJANGO Dog Blog: Are fermented foods good for my dog? A Q&A with Dr. Billinghurst and Rob Ryan, the founder of

Gussy's Gut Q&A: Are fermented foods good for my dog?

November 28, 2022

What is been missing from dog diets ever since we started feeding them processed pet foods? Naturally occurring probiotics from whole foods, says Dr. Ian Billinghurst, the father of biologically appropriate, ancestral nutrition for dogs. Thirty years ago, he taught us about the evolutionary diet for dogs with his book, Give Your Dog a Bone. He also famously coined the term “BARF” (Biologically Appropriate RAW Food).

In this DJANGO Dog Blog article, we host Dr. Billinghurst and Rob Ryan, the founder of for a conversation on good bacteria. Dr. Billinghurst and Rob Ryan also address why relying on probiotic supplements may not be the best long-term answer for our pups.

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Gussy’s Gut: Fermented Superfood that Promotes Dog Gut Health - DJANGO Dog Blog

Gussy’s Gut: Promoting Dog Gut Health with Fermented Foods and the Superfood Topper

November 16, 2022

While interviewing Dr. Ian Billinghurst, the father of the raw dog food movement, we discovered he is the senior advisor to Gussy's Gut. Dr. Billinghurst came out of retirement to create the dog supplement company which produces a fermented and probiotic rich dog superfood topper called “Daily”.  He’s called the product “the single most important upgrade to canine nutrition in over 25 years.”

They source the highest quality and most responsibly-sourced organic ingredients. The supplement is made from 19  superfoods that come from biodynamic, grass-fed, organic, and regenerative farms.

Unlike raw vegetables, fermented foods like Gussy's Gut are easier for dogs to digest and their nutrients are more accessible to them. Studies show that dogs regularly given fermented foods often have fewer allergies, better blood sugar levels, and healthier stools.

If you are considering adding a high-quality dog food topper to your pup's diet, or if you simply want to better understand the canine health benefits of fermented foods, this DJANGO Dog Blog article is for you. Here is our comprehensive overview of Gussy's Gut, the freeze-dried, probiotic rich dog food topper. 

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Django Dog Blog - Interview: Gunnar’s Wheels, a Nonprofit That Donates Free Pet Wheelchairs To Paralyzed Dogs

Interview: Gunnar's Wheels, a Nonprofit that Donates Free Pet Wheelchairs to Paralyzed Dogs

November 09, 2022 16 Comments

If your dog has been paralyzed from a back injury, you will also want to acquire a dog wheelchair so your pup can move around freely and without difficulty. Dog wheelchairs are expensive—as much as $500—and may not be affordable to those who need them.

Enter Gunnar's Wheels. This wonderful Wisconsin-based nonprofit company donates dog wheelchairs and carts to disabled pets in need.

We caught up with Jason Parker, founder of Gunnar's Wheels, to talk about his beloved black labs, Gunnar and Bennie. We discussed why Gunnar’s Wheels was founded and what types of pet wheelchairs it provides. We also chatted about the paralyzed animals it has helped and how Gunnar’s Wheels stays afloat with donations from Facebook or GoFundMe.


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Kong Club: Unboxing and Review of the Monthly Dog Subscription Box and 1:1 Pet Care App -

KONG Club Unboxing and Review of the Monthly Dog Subscription Box and 1:1 Pet Care App

October 25, 2022

We have been getting our dachshund Django KONG products since we brought him home 7 years ago. KONG is one of the most popular dog toy and treat brands in the U.S, and we've been huge fans of this pet brand for years. Therefore, we were stoked to learn that KONG Box was upgraded to KONG Club in March 2022.

KONG Club is a monthly subscription pet box for dogs and cats. Django has received a few KONG Club dog boxes this year already, so we are excited to share our feedback on and experience with the new monthly subscription dog box.

After being customers of KONG for 7 years, what do we think of KONG Club? Is this members-only club worth it? What comes in a KONG Club box, and what is included with the subscription? How much is KONG Club, and is it worth it?

In this DJANGO Dog Blog article, we provide a comprehensive overview and review of KONG Club based on our experience getting KONG Club and using the KONG Club app for our dog Django.

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Django Dog Blog-7 Best Robot Vacuum Cleaners for Pet Hair, Hardwood Floors, and Carpet

7 Best Robot Vacuum Cleaners for Pet Hair, Hardwood Floors, and Carpet

October 12, 2022

If you are anything like us, you love a clean home but don't necessarily want to spend hours each week trying to keep it clean. Keeping a tidy house is especially challenging when dogs, cats, and kids are in the picture. Food gets thrown and pet hair gets everywhere.

So what is the secret to crumb- and hair-free floors and zero hours wasted dragging a manual vacuum around? Robotic vacuums!

For our family, robotic vacuums are a game changer. Our small and quiet automatic vacuum picks up our dog Django's fine hair and our toddler's endless food crumbs. It works quietly and effectively while we're working from home, playing with our children, and relaxing in the evening hours. Best of all, Mike and I no longer spend the little spare time we have vacuuming our floors ourselves.

In this DJANGO Dog Blog article, we rank the best robot vacuum cleaners for pet hair, bare floors, and carpets. Some of the robot vacuums on our list our premium and higher priced models, others are more budget-friendly, and all models are incredibly effective at cleaning and well-rated by customers.

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Django Dog Blog-23 Best Gift Ideas for People Who Just Really Love Beagles

23 Best Gift Ideas for People Who Just Really Love Beagles

October 05, 2022 1 Comment

Beagles are sometimes called “a nose with feet.” These scenthounds track down the things they like, and we are betting you do, too. Hunting for a meaningful beagle gift for your favorite beagle fan? 

We have rounded up 23 Beagle gift ideas guaranteed to make any beagle lover grin, even if that is you! We have included Beagle Gifts for Her, Beagle Gifts for Him, Beagle Gifts for Children, and Beagle Gifts for the Home.

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