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Have owned Schnauzers of one size or another for over 30 years; have lived in Miami, Florida; Palm Beach, Florida; Lake Worth, Florida; Rochester, New York; Ft. Collins, Colorado; Canadice, New York; and Bristol, Illinois.
Even those of us who don't get to RV very often, choose to have 'mobile' internet.
This book is an excellent source of information about staying connected while on the road -- including connection by phone and internet.
It spells out facts I have not found elsewhere, about which national carriers provide how much of what. It indicates what you should watch out for, and share how to determine if you really are getting 4G. Plus, it shares how to increase your signal, via boosters and aerials. Lots more in the book, than just this, however.
Really a must-have if you have an RV, like to be mobile, and want the internet connection.
I bought this device at Walmart, and attempted to set it up at home. In order to get internet service, you need to provide the "telephone number" of the device, when asked, by the Verizon Customer Service line. If you don't provide the telephone number, the customer service line can't assist you. The customer service line THEN tells you to go on the INTERNET, to set up the device.
There IS NO telephone number, for the unit, in the instructions provided in the package I received.
So, if I BOUGHT the Verizon Mi Fi, so that I could get ON the internet, and I can NOT get on the internet because I don't have a PHONE number for the device -- how can I go to the INTERNET to activate the device -- as the customer line suggested ?!?!? I bundled the device up, took it back to Walmart, and got a full refund. Then bought myself an ATT unit, which appears to work fine. Is this what American CEO's get bundles of money in their bonuses for -- packaging instructions and service like this???
Wow. Where to begin.
First, with an 80 pound Giant Schnauzer in the back seat, I have always used a dog safety harness of one kind or another.
Even though I am not an engineer, many of these so-called safety harnesses would make you wonder whether they did the job or not, or if plastic buckles would let go, whether or not centrifical force would still shove/pull the dog forward and break the harness or choke the dog, decapitate you, etc., etc.
But operating on the philosophy that something is better than nothing, and hopefully ethics would guide the harness manufacturer into being honest about the harnesses capability, I always strapped our dog in.
But I never really knew whether or not the harnesses would work as advertised, until I found the video through Google. The test was done with a dog using the harness I was currently using on our dog, and it failed the test! The dog shot forward.
Now, if I were in a real accident, and the dog had that harness on, either the dog would break his own neck, or HE WOULD BREAK MY neck.
On the Clickit Utility harness, staps with metal hooks attached to each side of the harness, and tether the dog harness to the rear-baby-seat anchors, down at the seat/back level,
These metal attachments are NOT simple "D" rings, which might come open if enough force is applied.
Once I got the tether straps hooked onto the baby-seat tethers in the back seat, I decided to leave them there, and just unhook the dog at the harness level when releasing him to get out of the car.
There is a tether strap on EACH side of the harness, so in an accident the straps apply equal pressure on either side of the harness, maintaining the fit of the harness on the dog, and keeping the dog DOWN on the seat, and in place against the BACK of the seat.
Then, when the seat belt is pulled through the attachment on the back of the harness, the end result appears to be the dog is NOT ONLY held DOWN by the straps attached on either side of harness going to baby-seat tethers -- BUT the dog is also held BACK on the seat by using the car seat-belt system.
The fabric/belting material used in the harness itself and in the tethering straps, appears to be identical to the strap material used in our Subaru seat-belts on the car itself.
This harness is worth the money; and it is worth using -- because if I don't use it and I am in an accident -- it is MY NECK, or the DOG's -- or maybe both.
First, I did not buy these at Amazon. But, I am coming to amazon for a second pair.
This past fall, while race-walking, I injured my feet (in my old athletic shoes -- 10 years old). It felt like I pulled something right where the toes meet the main body of the foot.
Over the past couple weeks, it had gotten to the point where whenever I got up from a chair, with the first strike of my heel -- and through the roll to the front of my foot -- I was in pain. The entire foot was giving me problems, and altering the way I walk.
I decided I would try a pair of these shoes, made by the master problem-solver for foot problems, Dr. Scholl.
Wow! What a difference when I put these on -- the pain goes away, completely. They fit like a glove. And I walk normal again. And I'm wearing my first pair out, by wearing them all over.
So, need to buy more through Amazon, which has a better selection that the local stores.
I use treats to control and positively reinforce my dog, throughout the day. To do that, I prefer to wear a treat bag around my neck or conveniently over my shoulder. Usually the treats fall right out of the treat bag -- but NOT with this one. Although this one is not designed to be worn around the neck, I bought a 42-inch long, 3/4-inch wide pair of shoe laces. There are two belt loops (plus a belt clip) on the back of this bag. I tied each end of one shoe lace, to one of the belt loops. Now the unit hangs nicely around my neck.
What is so nice about this bag is: (1) it is black, and therefore less conspicuous -- I wear this bag all the time, and it heads right into restaurants with me since I often forget to take it off; (2) it closes via a magnetic snap -- so my treats don't fall all over the floor when I bend over to put the dog's car harness on; (3) there is a little pull-tab on the front, which makes opening this bag (once the dog has hopped into the back seat) to pull out a treat -- quick and easy. Once the treat is out, a slight push, snaps it back to the magnetic catch; (4) the bag has options in how it can be worn. I adjusted it to wear around my neck -- you can clip it to your pocket or waist, or you can use the waist belt provided with it, loop it through the belt loops, and wear it at your waist.
The bag has a small pocket on the back closed by a 4-inch zipper, and that could be used for keys, or perhaps one or two cleanup bags neatly folded over.
The workmanship on the bag is definitely quality. Not just the fabric, but the design, and the idea behind the design. I would be very surprised if this one was made in China !!
Lastly, the shape of the bag -- someone put some thought into designing this one. All other small treat bags I've found, are round -- they 'hang out' from the body. That is a nuisance - you can't put on a sweatshirt and conceal your treats. This treat bag is in the shape of a half-moon, so it tends to lie nearly flat against the shirt front or waist.
I'd really recommend this one for anyone wanting to wear the treat bag around their neck.
The product description says this toy is SEVEN inches tall.
The toy I received was NO MORE than THREE inches tall.
The FIRST order was sent back; I ordered from another vendor -- and had to send that order back also.
What is the matter with the order fillers at these places? Don't they READ the product description to make sure what was ordered, matches what they pick, pack and send?
Having used this product for over 20 years, I know I can rely on it to clean up either fresh, or old (in some cases years old) dog urine, poop, vomit and smells from carpet or upholstered furniture.
In fact, when we travel with our dog, and stay in a hotel or motel -- a can of this is IN our luggage, along with a roll of paper towels.
Even if the vomit or poop is so watery, that you can't clean it up with a paper towel initially, this stuff will remove the stain, the odor -- even if it is hours, or years old.
Love it. Just bought another 4 - pack.
I use these leads for park walks.
The dog gets treated to most of the walk on the flexi lead. Then at the end, we practice obedience. THIS lead I am able to wear cross body, like a purse, and the snap for the collar, snaps back onto the third ring on the leash so there are no loose ends. Then when I want to do close-in obedience work, I un-snap the portion which will go to the collar, and clip it on the collar, while the main portion of the leash remains cross-body on me. It keeps the dog close to me, keeps my hands free except for any brief corrections needed, and becomes a longer walk-leash if I need it.
It is hard to find the type of workmanship and quality, weight of leather, snaps, etc., that I found in this lead. This is a professional's product.
In this life, you really do get what you pay for. For the serious dog-training professional, the quality of this lead won't disappoint you. It is money well spent.
My previous flexi is from the 1980's, and it has a short belt, then a long cord which allowed my dog to 'free roam' in parks, all while he was clipped to the flexi.
I still have that flexi, and I still use it. But I saw this newer version, with all-belt lead, and thought I'd try it. Wow -- does that do a nice job of retracting smoothly and silently ! You could slightly hear the older model retracting, if you were close enough -- but this newer model is completely silent.
I love the ease with which the belt does retract onto the reel in the lead-casing. And the belt never tangles -- which surprised me. I was expecting, from one review I saw here, that I might have problems with that. But not one problem with tangles to be had on a two-mile walk this morning, with the dog actively moving in close then running far off.
This new lead is now our "new best friend", and its time to order another as a spare for the car.
I love this lead style!
Although I walk my dog in the park on a flexi-lead, we always practice obedience for about ten minutes prior to his 'free' walk on the flexi.
For that obedience work, I use this lead. I am able to wear it over my shoulder, cross-body, like a purse, with one end snapped on the chain collar. The 'over-the-shoulder' capability allows me to have hands free, for treats, etc. When we are done with obedience, I take the portion snapped to the dog collar, and snap it back on the lead, which still rides cross-body on me.
This lead is a perfect length for not only just plain walking, but obedience work. It is more substantial than what it appears to be above in the picture.
With this lead, which I can drape cross-body over my shoulder, I am able to take two leads on our walks -- this lead for obedience practice, plus the flexi - which must be held, for field work.
With the 'hands free' option, this leash allows me to browse through farmers markets, outdoor markets, and garage sales, etc., all while the dog is on a heel or sit. I have not tried riding my bike, with the dog on this leash, heeling beside -- but that is certainly possible with a lead of this length.
This multiple lead is the one I reach for every time I take the dog walking on a 'short' leash.