How to Be a Responsible Pet Owner

At Susan Lanci Designs, we believe your pet deserves the best of the best. After all, they’re a special part of your family and bring you an overwhelming amount of fun, joy, and happiness. That’s why we decided to compile this blog post full of tips and tricks on how to be a responsible pet owner. So, without further ado, here’s how to keep your pup (or other pet) happy, healthy, and loved day in and day out.

Make Their Safety a Top Priority 

As a pet owner, it’s your job to keep your pet safe and sound inside and outside of your home. To do so, keep away any toxic foods, chemicals, plants, or other substances that may endanger them. Also, teach your pet basic obedience and commands.

Invest in accessories that will keep them safe. Below are some Susan Lanci Designs products designed with your pup's safety in mind.

  • Step In Harness: This is known as the best no-choke harness for small dogs. It’s made of plant-based materials, fastens by a quick-release buckle above the dog’s shoulder, and evenly distributes any tension, allowing for optimal safety. 
  • Tinkie Harness: Outfitted with a sturdy D-ring for leash attachment, the Tinkie Harness keeps your dog secure and helps limit pulling across the shoulders. It’s the no-choke dog harness you need! 
  • Leash: Our thoughtfully designed leash has a unique 360-degree rotating clasp to prevent twisting and tangles. It gives your dog some freedom while still ensuring you’re in complete control. 
  • Collar: Made from Ultrasuede® soft premium fabric, our dog collar with tag ring is machine washable, resistant to stains and discoloration, and ½” wide, ensuring a comfortable, safe fit around your pup’s neck.

Feed Them Well

A healthy, well-balanced diet is crucial to providing your pet with the very best care. Of course, the type of pet you have as well as their age, allergies, and health condition will affect the type of food you should feed them. Consult your vet on the ideal type of food for your particular pet.

Our friends at Lord Jameson have one of the best treats you could ever give your dog. All their treats are USDA-certified organic. No preservatives, artificial colors, or artificial flavors. Nothing but treats for the best dogs!

Keep Them Healthy

Take your pet to an experienced, highly rated vet for routine checkups and vaccinations. You can count on your vet to provide you with tips related to your pet’s hygiene and grooming. They can also help you tackle fleas, ticks, worms, and other seasonal issues. 

Ensure They’re Well Groomed

While grooming can help your pet look like a million bucks, it offers countless other benefits. Grooming your pet on a regular basis can allow you to detect skin and health issues early on before they become serious. It may also reduce their risk of ear infections, poor posture, and bone deformations. We recommend grooming your pet every 4 to 6 weeks.

Engage Them in Exercise

Just like humans, pets need to stay in tip-top shape. By exercising on a regular basis, your pet can strengthen their muscles, heart, and immune system. Exercise can also reduce behavioral issues like excessive barking, licking, and digging. 

You can walk or jog your dog around the neighborhood, take them for a hike or a dip in the pool or beach, play a game of fetch or hide and seek, and encourage them to climb the stairs. Get creative! 


Visit Susan Lanci Designs for More Safety Accessories! Pick out an accessory (or two, or three, or however many you’d like) from Susan Lanci Designs. No matter what you decide on, your pup is sure to enjoy the timeless elegance and safety of our handcrafted pieces. Shop our collections for luxury no-choke harnessescollars, beds, blankets, carriers, and more.

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