XS adventures for XS pups!

XS adventures for XS pups!

“Even the tiniest Poodle or a Chihuahua is still a wolf at heart” - Dorothy Hinshaw 

When it comes to adventures, size truly doesn't matter – especially not for our extra-small (XS) furry friends! In this blog, we're diving into the world of XS pups and exploring how these tiny titans can enjoy massive adventures just like their larger counterparts. From cityscapes to country trails, every day can be a big adventure with your little companion. Plus, we'll introduce you to the must-have gear that ensures your pup's adventures are safe, comfortable, and stylish. So buckle up (with our new XS harness, of course!), as we take you through the ultimate guide to adventuring with your XS pup.

Here are some tips on how you can make big adventures with your xs pups!

  1. Training for the Great Outdoors

Training is essential for any dog, but for XS pups, it helps them navigate the challenges of the outdoor world more confidently. Basic commands like "stay," "come," and "leave it" are crucial for outdoor safety. Also, socialize your pup with various environments to minimize anxiety during new adventures. 

Not all small dogs are born ready to conquer peaks. Start with simple walks around your neighborhood or a nearby park, gradually introducing more challenging environments. Reward your pup for confidence and good behavior, using treats or praise. Remember, the goal is to build their endurance and confidence at their pace, celebrating small victories along the way.

Teaching your dog to come when called is essential, especially for XS dogs that might be at risk from predators. Start this training from day one, rewarding them for acknowledging their name and gradually increasing the complexity of recall scenarios. Consistency and occasional reinforcement of this command can be a lifesaver.


  1. Gear Up with the Right Equipment

Before setting out on any adventure, it's crucial to have the right gear. Our new XS harness line is designed specifically for tiny breeds, ensuring a snug and secure fit. The innovative features, such as the newer handle and reflective trim, enhance safety and visibility during your escapades. A properly fit dog harness is a game-changer—it provides better control over your pup during walks and reduces strain on their tiny necks.

New XS harness Coming Soon!


  1. Choose Pup-Approved Destinations

Not all adventure spots are suited for XS pups. When planning your outing, look for locations that are friendly to small breeds. Avoid areas with rough or dangerous terrain that could pose risks to your little one. Parks with designated small dog areas or trails that are not too rocky or steep are perfect for keeping the adventure fun and safe. 

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  1. Health Checks and Preparations

Before embarking on any adventure, ensure your XS pup is in good health. A quick visit to the vet for a check-up can provide peace of mind. Pack essentials like water, a collapsible bowl, snacks, and a first aid kit tailored for dogs. Remember to keep your adventures weather appropriate, XS pups can be sensitive to extreme temperatures.

All the Gear You Need for XS Pups on Extra Big Adventures!

No adventure setup is complete without the right gear. While our XS harness is a staple, here are some other essential items:

  • Harnesses and Leashes: Opt for harnesses that offer full body support. A handle can be a lifesaver for quickly lifting your pup over obstacles or out of water.

 Check out our collections suitable for every adventure, ensuring your furry friend's safety and comfort! 

  • Protective Clothing: XS dogs can chill easily. Invest in quality coats for cold weather. Embark Pets Country Wax Jacket offers excellent options that balance warmth and mobility, while our Adventure Rain Jacket provides added protection from light to medium rain, ensuring your tiny companion stays dry and comfortable during any outdoor escapade. 
  • Life Jackets: If water adventures like paddleboarding are on your agenda, a well-fitted life jacket is crucial. Look for options that are flexible yet offer full belly coverage.
  • Footwear: Protect those tiny paws with booties designed for various terrains, especially if you’re tackling harsh conditions or hot surfaces.

Underestimating an XS pup is a big mistake—they are capable of joining in on just about any adventure from hiking to kayaking. It's about more than just physical readiness; it's about fostering a joyful spirit of adventure in your furry friend. Equip them with our XS harness and suitable gear to ensure every outing is safe and enjoyable!

Now, we’d love to hear from you! Share your own XS pup adventures in the comments below or any additional tips and gear recommendations you have for fellow tiny dog adventurers. Let’s celebrate the big spirits of our small pups together!

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