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Welcome to Xtra Dog the home of the original Xtra Dog fleece harness. These harnesses were designed by Tellington TTouch Instructor, Marie Miller and used and recommended by many dog trainers and Tellington TTouch practitioners and instructors. They were also seen on TV on Bang Goes the Theory. This is the only fleece dog harness that was specifically designed for the Tellington TTouch training method and all our walking harnesses come with a front ring as standard. We pride ourselves in our design, the choice of sizes and colours, but should we not be able to fit one of our standard sizes then please ask us about our custom fitting service. If you have not tried the Xtra Dog harness have a read on this site about how they work to stop dogs pulling, these harnesses have been seen and recommended by Dog's Today magazine and are often copied but never bettered!

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Our next Introduction to Tellington TTouch Workshops are in Ipswich over Easter, click here for details or to book.


Xtra Dog offers Tellington TTouch and dog training here at our base near Mansfield in Nottingahamshire, (as well as home visits) and we cover the East Midlands,South Yorkshire as well as Central London.We also teach one-day hands-on workshops around the UK. We can also provide puppy training and general one to one training. The Tellington TTouch method is great for dogs with issues and for dogs that struggle to walk well on the lead . As members of the Pet Professional Guild we opperate under a code of ethics which bans the use of any aversive equipment including choke chains, slip leads, pinch collars and electric collars. We actively promote positive training.

Tellington TTouch is a teaching method for animals that incorporates body work and ground exercises, where appropriate, to help improve co-ordination, balance and athletic ability whilst deepening further communication and understanding between the animal and its owner/carer. TTouch is a very effective teaching method for dogs that pull, are noise sensitive, who are reactive, bad travellers to mention just a few things that it can help with. Tellington TTouch combines light pressure touch with slow groundwork exercised to help the dog's nervous system cope with situations that we take for granted.


Thursday, 13 August 2015 14:28

American Dog Products in the UK


Xtra Dog sources some of the very best dog products from the USA. We are thrilled and excited to offer you the multi-award winning Spiffy Dog range of dog collars. The stylish hand-made woven dog collars from A Tail We Could Wag were featured in Tatler magazine and are one of the most stunning collars and lead combinations available in the UK. For summer don't forget that your dog feels the heat too so why not buy them an evaporating cooling coat that will keep them cool for up to 10 hours. Seeing your dog at night is always a challenge and PupLight have the answer with a head torch for dogs ... See your dog off-lead from up to a mile away. This product is used by the US Secret Service dogs protecting the US president. We now have some really exciting toys from Go Dog in the USA, along with fun flinging toys Longshots, have a look around our site and hopefully you will find something different from what is on the high street.  Click below to see our full range of products.

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Thursday, 13 August 2015 15:06

How Safe Is Your Car Harness?


Did you know that there is no requirement for car harnesses to be crash or safety tested? Did you also know that most car harnesses in the UK are either not crash-tested or have failed testing? Even if you do not value dog life as we do here at Xtra Dog a dog in an accident can become a projectile in an accident and can kill or injure those travlling in a vehicle. We buckle up so why should our best friend not buckle up too?

Here at Xtra Dog we proudly bring you the America crash tested car harness from Easy Rider. This harness has been crash-tested at Kettering University in Michigan and has PASSED crash-testing.


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About Xtra Dog

Xtra Dog is devoted to the comfort and welfare of all dogs, everywhere.

We pride ourselves in offering a range of ethical products for dogs, their training and wellbeing. Our range includes our own design of fleece walking harness, Spiffy Dog Air Collars, the world's most comfortable dog collars, the Zima X-Back harness, the original X-Back as well as some of the best products available anywhere in the world.

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