NYmag “The Strategist” Feature


I am pleased to share some exciting news. I was recently featured in not just one but two articles in NYMag’s renowned column, “The Strategist.” These articles, “10 Best Chew Toys and Treats for Teething Puppies” and “11 Best Dog Harnesses,” have allowed me to share some of my favorite tips with a wider audience. Contributing to these guides was so much fun, and I hope that my suggestions will help many dog guardians make smart decisions when it comes to the health and well-being of their canine companions.

Best Dog Harnesses Article

In the “11 Best Dog Harnesses” article, I was able to share my love for Haqihana harnesses. These harnesses are fantastic because they provide comfort, durability, and safety for our canine companions. With their ergonomic design, Haqihana harnesses ensure that your dog can move safely but completely freely without any restrictions.

Elisabeth Weiss, a dog trainer and the owner of Dog Relations NYC, prefers the Y-shaped harnesses from Italian brand Haqihana for long-backed dogs like whippets, dachshunds, and German shepherds, noting that it’s also ideal for breeds that are long-backed as well as deep-chested, like Great Danes.

Best Chew Toys and Treats for Teething Puppies Article

In the “10 Best Chew Toys and Treats for Teething Puppies” piece, I got to discuss the benefits of Icelandic lamb horns. These natural keratin chews are perfect for teething puppies, as they help alleviate discomfort, keep them engaged, and prevent them from chewing inappropriate objects.

Elisabeth Weiss, a dog trainer and the owner of Dog Relations NYC, prefers Icelandic lamb horns to other edible chews because they contain keratin, a structural protein that supports healthy nail, skin, and hair growth in dogs. Keratin won’t splinter as a puppy gnaws, Weiss says — instead, the horn gradually breaks down, ensuring that heavy chewers won’t crack their teeth.

Thanks to NYMag “The Strategist” and, in particular, Brenley Goertzen for interviewing me and allowing me to share my expertise. 

My goal has always been to contribute as much as possible to the welfare of all dogs, and that includes seeking the best possible ideas and practices. Dogs enrich our lives in so many ways. We, humans, owe them the best health practices, safekeeping, and understanding of their inherent needs. Be sure to check out the articles “10 Best Chew Toys and Treats for Teething Puppies” and “11 Best Dog Harnesses” to discover more great tips and product recommendations. Together, let’s continue to build a future filled with wagging tails, wet noses, and endless love!

Elisabeth Weiss is a highly certified, experienced dog trainer in Manhattan, NYC. To learn more about dog training services, contact us by phone at (917) 783-1473 or our contact form.

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