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    29 Super Useful Products Every Dog Owner Probably Needs In Their Life

    Make your dog happier and your life easier.

    We hope you love the products we recommend! All of them were independently selected by our editors. Just so you know, BuzzFeed may collect a share of sales or other compensation from the links on this page if you decide to shop from them. Oh, and FYI — prices are accurate and items in stock as of time of publication.

    1. A portable shower head that'll screw right onto standard water bottles and allow you to give your dirty dog a bath whenever, wherever. Reviewers say it's great for camping and prefer using it to hoses and buckets of water.

    A person giving their muddy dog a shower with a water bottle
    Amazon / Via amazon.ca

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $17.80.

    2. An adhesive slidable tracker that'll remind you to feed your four-legged friend(s). It’s pretty much a must-have for anyone who shares dog duties with a partner or roommate.

    The slidable tracker next to a lightswitch
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    Get it on Amazon for $9.95. There's also a version for cats.

    3. A pet grooming brush that’ll give your four-legged friend a light trim and remove tough tangles, too. It has over 2,700 positive reviews and people say it leaves their pets feeling smoother and looking shinier than ever.

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    Get it on Amazon Canada for $26.97. Available in three colours.

    4. A set of tie-free shoe laces that'll transform your favourite pair of runners into slip-ons. They'll make putting on your shoes quicker and easier, so you don't have to fumble around with your laces when your dog really needs to go.

    A person walking down stairs while wearing running shoes with tie-free shoelaces
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    Get them on Amazon Canada for $11.99. Available in 12 colours.

    5. A rolling pet hair-removing brush that'll rid your furniture of stray fur in just a few swipes. It can be used on both hard and soft surfaces, so you can even use it to clean your floors.

    A person cleaning their sofa with the pet hair-removing brush
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    Unlike most lint rollers, it's reusable, so you won't have to toss it out after a few uses. Hair collects in the back of the device, so you don't need to clean it off after every roll.

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $22.99. Also available in red.

    6. A bottle of stain and odour eliminator that'll get rid of pet messes and smells in just a few spritzes, so your home stays fresh 'n' clean. It works on pee, poop, vomit, and pretty much every other gross thing your pet does.

    A bottle of odor destroyer being held up in front of a sleeping puppy
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    I've been fostering a puppy and this has really helped manage the messes she makes around the house. She's peed on the couch and carpeted stairs a few times and this stuff is a real and true lifesaver. It leaves everything smelling fresh and eliminates dark circles around accidents, too.

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $9.99. Available in three scents.

    7. A portable dog water bottle that'll keep your four-legged friend hydrated on long walks and outdoor adventures. Using it is simple: just press the button to fill the built-in bowl with water and let your canine companion get to sippin'.

    A dog drinking from the dog water bottle on a patch of grass
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    Get it on Amazon Canada for $19.99.

    8. Or a collapsible travel water bowl that'll fold up into a tiny square, making it easy to fit into smaller pockets. It's made of a fast-drying material, so you won't have to worry about it soaking the other stuff in your bag.

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    Get it on Amazon Canada for $7.99.

    9. A speech bubble pet food mat to save your floor from getting covered in kibble every time your four-legged friend dives into their dinner. It has raised edges that'll block any morsels from escaping.

    A French bulldog eating out of a bowl on the speech bubble mat
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    Get it on Amazon Canada for $10.43+. Available in three sizes, two styles, and in white.

    10. An unburstable soccer ball that won't pop, even when your dog goes to town on it. It's also green apple scented, so your house will smell like an orchard instead of dog slobber.

    A corgi under a blanket with the unburstable ball
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    Get it on Amazon Canada for $24.89+. Available in three colours, three sizes, and two-packs.

    11. This shower-friendly silicone treat mat that’ll keep your dog distracted while you shampoo them down. It has little fronds that make peanut butter harder to get to, so you can give them a full grooming session before they're done snacking.

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    If you want their sweet treat to last even longer, you can freeze peanut butter onto it.

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $15.02.

    12. A pack of lavender-scented dog poop bags made with recycled materials, because you don't need to create waste with waste. They're extra thick and strong, and won't split open when you're carrying a full load.

    A box of poop bags on a leaf-patterned background
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    You can grab a leash dispenser, too, if you don't want to fill your pockets with poop bags.

    Get a pack of 120 on Amazon Canada for $7.99. An unscented option is also available.

    13. A cordless nail-grinding tool that'll help you give your dog a mani-pedi without any complaints (or nips). It has over 10,000 positive reviews and people say that it's great for dogs who hate traditional clippers.

    A person filing their dog's nails with the tool
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    It comes with a charging base and five sanding wheels.

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $52.97.

    14. A handy silicone paw cleaner that’ll scrub away dirt and grime from your pet's pads in mere moments. Just pop your dog’s paw in, twist the mouth, and let the silicone scrubbers work their magic.

    A person cleaning a dog's paw with the paw cleaner
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    Get it on Amazon Canada for $17.99+. Available in three colours and three sizes.

    15. A dog seat belt that'll keep your dog from springing into the front seat while you're trying to drive. Reviewers love that it gives their dog enough leash to look out the window, but keeps them from jumping all over the place.

    A dog strapped into the backseat of a car with the dog seat belt
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    It has an adjustable strap, which can be extended from 16 to 25 inches, so your dog can sit and lie down comfortably.

    Get a two-pack on Amazon Canada for $12.99.

    16. A genius dog doorbell, so that your canine companion can let you know when they want to be let back in the house, without scratching your door to pieces. Reviewers say that it's great for using inside, too (so you may want to add another to your cart).

    A dog ringing the dog doorbell with their nose
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    Get it on Amazon Canada for $42.38.

    17. A dog DNA test, if you adopted a mutt and want to know your dog's unique cocktail of breeds. The company also runs tests on medical background, so you'll learn more about your dog's health (and maybe save some money on vet bills in the future).

    Farrah Penn / Via BuzzFeed

    "Embark gives you a whole page of information about their breeds, so it was fun getting to know why my dog might do certain things. For example, it told me Chinese Crested dogs 'enjoy sitting in high places, the back of a couch or the arm of a chair' — which is ABSOLUTELY true for him — and, 'their activity level is medium to high, but they enjoy quiet times with their family and adjust well to apartment living.' Also true!!!! The only thing flagged on Gizmo's health report was one copy of a mutation in the ADAMTS17 gene, which means he is at some risk for developing Primary Lens Luxation. Without getting too technical, PLL is a hereditary disorder where the lens of the eye dislocates. Once I read more on Embark, I learned pets that have one copy of the mutation have minimal risk of developing PLL than those who have two copies. This put me at ease. It's definitely something I plan on letting my vet know — just because it's knowledge I now have." —Farrah Penn (read their full review of the Embark dog DNA test)

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $229.99.

    18. An LED light-up collar that’ll keep your dog visible at all times, so you can let them off-leash at night and not worry about them going MIA. It’s also 100% waterproof, so you don’t have to stress if they get a little wet.

    A dog standing on a rock with the collar on
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    This one's USB rechargeable, so you don’t have to worry about buying batteries.

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $24.99+. Available in seven colours and five sizes.

    19. A calming Snuggle Puppy that'll lull your four-legged friend to sleep and help reduce their anxiety by mimicking the heartbeat and heat of an actual dog. It's machine washable, so you don't have to worry if your canine companion has any accidents in their crate.

    A puppy snuggling with the stuffed Snuggle Puppy
    Sam Wieder / Via BuzzFeed

    "So, I JUST got a new puppy a few days ago — an adorable eight-week-old Havanese named Bailey. We're crate-training Bailey and the first two days were a bit rough for him. He would almost constantly whine/cry when in his crate, to the point that we were only getting about an hour of sleep. I had heard really great things about the Snuggle Puppy, so in a desperate attempt to ease Bailey's separation anxiety and make crate-training easier, as well as to save our sanity, we bought this stuffed toy, and let me tell you, it's made ALL THE DIFFERENCE! He loves being close to it when he rests in his crate (he also loves chewing it). Best of all, he slept the entire night and has just been so much calmer and happier in his crate. I truly cannot say enough good things about this." —Sam Wieder

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $54.99. Available in five styles.

    20. A bottle of natural dog ear cleaner that'll help get rid of itches, smells, and built-up gunk within days. It's a heck of a lot cheaper than perscription medication, and will banish the most common invaders.

    A bottle of pet ear cleaner on a table next to a leash
    Amazon / Via amazon.ca

    It has no pharmaceuticals, synthetic chemicals, hydrocortisone (steroids), or antibiotics.

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $29.95.

    21. A reversible crossbody dog pouch, so that you can tote around your chien when they're too pooped to walk home. It can support up to 12 pounds of weight, making it perfect for petite pups and tiny terriers.

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    It's also great for senior dogs who don't have as much pep in their step as the youths.

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $28.99.

    22. A bag of Greenies pill pockets that'll disguise their medications as treats, so they'll take them without fussing around. They're made with natural ingredients, so you don't have to worry about giving your dog any weird chemicals.

    A person holding a pill pocket in front of their dog
    Amazon / Via amazon.ca

    Get a pack of 30 treats on Amazon Canada for $9.99. Available in four flavours and in larger packs.

    23. A non-slip slanted pet bowl that'll help your messy four-legged friend clean up their act. Reviewers say it makes food easier for little teeth to grab and that the removeable metal bowl is a cinch to clean.

    Several dogs and cats eating out of slanted bowls
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    Get it on Amazon Canada for $17.94+. Available in eight colours and four sizes.

    24. A treat-tossing Furbo camera that lets you stalk your dog when you're not at home (and feed them snacks, too). It has a barking sensor and will send you notifications when your dog is acting up — you can even use the two-way audio to tell them to cut it out!

    A dog catching a treat from the Furbo
    Amazon / Via amazon.ca

    It has over 9,000 positive reviews and people love that it keeps their pets calmer, quieter, and stress free when they're not around to comfort them.

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $299.19.

    25. A splash-free water bowl that’ll give your dog the exact amount of H2O they need, without getting it all over the place. It has anti-slip feet, so it won't slide around while they're sipping, either.

    A got with the bowl in the backseat of a car
    Amazon / Via amazon.ca

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $18.99.

    26. A pair of pet grooming gloves that’ll trick your four-legged friend into thinking they're getting a massage, when you’re actually de-shedding them. If you want to give your dog a real spa experience, throw them on while you’re giving them a bath.

    The grooming glove full of pet hair held in front of a dog
    AnaMaria Glavan / BuzzFeed

    "I had seen this pet grooming glove all over the internet, so I figured I’d give it a try. And boy oh good boy, it genuinely works. The glove is super comfortable and using it couldn’t be more foolproof: just put it on and run your hands through your pet’s fur. That’s it! The silicone grooves pick up so much fur with ease. Like, my dog looks close to hairless. HOW is he shedding so much!?!? After a few runs, I found that I would have to remove fur from the glove before continuing (you can pick up the fur with your other hand or run the glove under some water — either works) but it’s no biggie. The silicone actually makes it really easy to keep this clean." —AnaMaria Glavan

    Get it from Amazon Canada for $15.99+. Also available in red.

    27. A puzzle dog food bowl with a groovy, textured design that'll encourage your pet eat slower. If your four-legged friend is a bit of a speed gobbler, this may save them from a stomach ache (or puking on your carpet).

    A dog eating from the puzzle bowl
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    Get it on Amazon Canada for $12.18+. Available in seven styles and four sizes.

    28. A padded car seat cover that’ll keep the backseat of your car (or your trunk) free of dog hair. It’ll also make it a bit cushier, which, let’s be honest, your dog deserves.

    The backseat of a car with the car seat-cover on it
    Amazon / Via amazon.ca

    It’s easy to install and you can throw it right in the laundry machine when it needs a wash.

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $36.98+. Also available in a hammock version.

    29. And finally, a treat-dispensing game that'll keep your dog entertained, so that you can get some actual work done. Reviewers say it's great for keeping pups intellectually stimulated when they can't go on long walks.

    A dog playing with the toy on a bed
    Amazon / Via amazon.ca

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $27.99.

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