Q&A Dog Training Bark Talk With Fitzy
Dawn, Calgary: I just got a new puppy, who is tiny now but going to grow up to be a big girl. I want to crate train her but I don’t know what size of crate to buy. Help please!
Congrats on your new puppy! Among other things, crate training can be a very effective way to housetrain your puppy. Firstly, figure out how big your dog is going to be when she is full grown because you want a crate that will fit her as an adult dog. A crate should be big enough for your adult dog to be able to stand up and turn around comfortably. If you are still unsure, staff at Bark & Fitz will help you find the appropriate size crate.
As a puppy, you will need to block off the excess space, give your puppy only as much room as they absolutely need. You want the crate to feel safe, secure and like a “den” to your puppy. Crates in Bark & Fitz come from with dividers, so your dogs crate can be adjusted to fit her perfectly as she grows. Good luck!
Eric, Toronto:My Shih-tzu is a very, very picky eater, he does not even like the cookies I give him! Do you have any treat suggestions?
Do we have the treats for you! Bark & Fitz Sizzlin’ Liver fillets is a dog favorite and our best selling treat. We have seen even the pickiest dogs go crazy for them right in the store! What’s even better is they are 100% beef liver, pure and natural – no additives, no fillers, no colouring. Your dog will thank you for it!
Keith, Vancouver: My dog is a chewer and I don’t agree with giving him rawhide as I know it’s not good for dogs. Do you carry a rawhide alternative that would satisfy him?
Absolutely! We carry many different consumable treats for any size dog. A couple of dog favorites are the beef sticks, 100% natural chews made from beef muscle, and the denta twists, the same as a beef stick but shaped to help get all those hard to reach places in a dog’s mouth and clean their teeth as they chew!
A couple of others that our dogs go wild for are the knucklers, the beef bark and the marrow bones. All are digestible, healthy options for your dog. Happy Shopping!
Ashley, Ottawa: I am having trouble deciding – harness or collar? Everyone is telling me different things!
This is a very common question, you are not alone. We suggest for all small dogs to be walked on a harness to prevent the risk of neck, spine, and throat injuries, especially if you have a dog that pulls. If you are looking for a harness but cannot seem to find that fits your perfectly, check out the variety of harnesses in our stores which seems to fit any size and breed wonderfully. For medium to large dogs, it’s personal preference. Some people feel they have more control over their dog – big and small – when walking them on a harness some owners like not putting pressure on their dog’s neck when they have to correct them. Come into Bark & Fitz, put one on your dog and walk around the store to see how you like it!