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    30 Fun And Helpful Products That'll Make Your Dog's Tail Wag

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    1. Finding Nemo squeaky toys that come hidden in an anemo— an anemonemomenee. OK, never mind.

    dog plays with toy

    Your dog will have a fun time pulling these fish out of the anemone, but if that gets old (or if they remember fish are friends, not food), you can sneak in some treats to entice them. 

    Get it from Chewy for $19.98

    2. Or a haunted house hide-and-seek toy so your pal can get into the spooky season mood.

    dog plays with plush haunted house with cat, ghost, and skeleton toys

    Small animals like it too! Check out this review: 

    Promising review: "This little Halloween house is not only cute, but the perfect size to fit one adult pet rat. My guys love it. It's also durable and bounces back great from a tumble in the washing machine. Highly recommended for small rodents." —Arkanthis

    Get it from Chewy for $12.98.

    3. A tennis ball holder that hooks onto your leash so you never forget your pup's favorite toy ever again.

    plastic semi circle with tennis ball wedged in it on a keychain

    Get it from AberBox on Etsy for $4.95+ (available in seven colors).

    4. A Thundershirt to provide your nervous pup a little comfort when loud noises are upsetting them.

    tight shirt on dog

    Promising review: "I rarely write reviews, but felt compelled to do so after seeing how effective this shirt has been on our dog. We have a 30-pound rescue who's about 6 years old. She's the sweetest girl, and very 'dog-like' with my husband and I. However, whenever there's company (regardless of how many times she's met them before), she freezes up, gets tense, and hides out in a comfortable area. Long story short, we thought we'd give the Thundershirt a try. I really didn't have any expectations considering her level of anxiety. We brought her to my aunt's house for Christmas where there were 17 people (many of which were kids under 9). She was a new dog. She was walking up to people, letting them pet her, and tail up the entire time. Everyone was commenting on how social she was, and how tolerant she was of the five kids who were completely smothering her with love! I will be using this for all future social gatherings. I don't want my dog feeling anxiety, and this shirt clearly brought her significant comfort." —laurenmickelsen

    Get it from Amazon for $44.95+ (available in XS–2XL and four colors).

    5. A cute Flingles (!🥺!) squeaky toy. The lid can be pulled out to reveal a crinkly line of "chips" perfect for chewing on. In other words, once you pop, the fun don't stop.

    Target, Bek O'Connell / BuzzFeed

    My dog is truly obsessed with this toy. I fill the bottom of it with treats and then shove the chip part back into the "can." Digging the treats out is a fun challenge, but I find that he plays with it loooong after all the treats have been retrieved. The crinkling just really excites him, I guess!

    Get it from Target for $9.99.

    6. An immunity-boosting allergy supplement so your itchy dog can finally find some relief. These soft chews deliver a dose of probiotics and other nutrients to help improve immune function, aid digestion, and promote healthy skin. Bonus: They add a nice shine to your dog's coat.,

    Promising review: "Absolutely the best product. It saved my itchy goldendoodle! We tried changing food, Benadryl, medicated shampoo, fish oil, everything you can imagine...nothing worked long term. He was itching his face so badly he would make himself bleed. Had sores and scabs all over his face and neck. I bought these because they had good reviews and I was desperate. It changed his life! He no longer scratches AT ALL! His coat looks great and all of his sores are healed. He’s the happiest he’s been which makes me a very happy momma. He is also very picky and never eats treats...he eats these every time, so that’s an added bonus!" —Darcie Nation

    Get them from Amazon for $25.97.

    7. A trio of tennis balls that looks like Mars, Earth, and the Moon so you and your buddy can have a game of fetch that's out of this world.

    three tennis balls and a dog

    Get them from Target for $6.99.

    8. Protective leggings to ensure your couch-loving pooch is keeping their paws clean while walking outside in the mud and sludge.

    chihuahua with confetti leggings that cover legs and paws
    Walkee Paws

    Promising review: "Absolutely love these! I've had no trouble putting them on, they're so cute, and do the job. With all the salt everywhere, we don’t have to keep stopping to clean a paw." —Angela S.

    Get it from Walkee Paws for $36.99 (available in sizes XS–L and seven patterns).

    9. A carrot you can stuff with treats to keep your bored pup entertained for a while. If you fill it with something gooey, the process of licking can calm the nerves.

    carrot with ridges and three holes for treats

    Promising review: "Our German shepherd has loved this toy from day one. We have used it exclusively to hold bully sticks and it has held up perfectly. We use each evening for about 10 minutes while we all get settled in for bed. We can easily hold the bully and chew happily. My favorite part is this means she never gets the bully stick to a size where it becomes a choking hazard. Once she chews all the way down the carrot we just pop the too-small piece out and throw it away." —GSDMamma

    Get it from Chewy for $7.25

    10. Chicken and sweet potato treats that your dog will love so much, you'll never have to argue with them again. What would you do for a Klondike Bar? More like what would your dog do for these tasty snacks!

    french bulldog begs for rectangular treat

    My dog is possibly the pickiest creature alive, but even he loves these things. They're pretty big, so I usually break them into chunks and hide them in his activity mat or use them as incentives on walks. If your dog is also a treat snob, give these a try, because my dog is truly obsessed!

    Get them from Target for $9.99

    11. Biodegradable Pooch Paper sheets to help plastic-haters lift up dog poop with ease. They have a grease-resistant coating made from corn to ensure your hands stay clean.

    hand picks up poop with paper

    Promising review: "I have always hated using plastic bags, especially picking up in the yard with two large dogs. FINALLY, a solution! I saw them on a preview of Shark Tank (had to pause to see the name) and ordered some...loved them. Then quickly ordered more because I knew they'd be hard to find after the show aired. I was a little scared because of the yuck factor, but it was worth a try. And I'm so happy I did. Dry waste? No problem. Fresh waste? No problem. Twisting the corners after pickup WORKS! (I was skeptical). LOVE THESE! That said, I'm not sure about using these for walks...sometimes it's a long time before finding a trash bin. We'll see. But for the yard, it's perfect!" —SimpleTasks

    Get a pack of 50 from Chewy for $12.99.

    12. A silicone dog tag that doesn't jingle or clang into food bowls, making it the ideal choice for nervous pups or humans who enjoy peace and quiet.

    blue bone shaped tag

    This tags glows in the dark and comes with up to six lines of text.

    Promising review: "I am pleased with the Silidog ID tag that I ordered for my dog. The tag is a good size and the information is easy to read. The tag is sturdy and I expect it to last for quite a while. Shipping was surprisingly fast for a personalized item. The company provided excellent customer service." —DogID

    Get it from Chewy for $18.07.

    13. Or a unique pet tag to show off how cool you and your dog are.


    Kissamo is a Vancouver-based small business that makes high-quality, personalized tags that don't jingle, fade, or weigh down your pet's collar.

    Get it from Kissamo or on Etsy for $33.83+ (available in many shapes).

    14. The beloved Wild One cushioned harness. There's a reason why every other dog in NYC is wearing this number — it's easy to secure, lightweight, and comes in a variety of stylish colors.

    Wild One

    Promising review: "My dog has sensitive skin, and other harnesses will create rashes. We LOVE this one. It’s soft in the under arms and neckline. It’s also adjustable, and super easy to put on." —Rosemary P.

    Get it from Wild One for $48 (available in sizes XS–L and nine colors).

    15. A Magic Link leash that can be worn in a whole array of different configurations. The adjustable slide can let you wear the leash on your wrist, as a bandolier, or as a belt, meaning you can go hands free while picking up poop or opening doors. It can also work as a slip-on collar!

    dog leash around owner's torso

    This leash is such a lifesaver. My dog is very anxious and has a tendency to bolt. I'm talking 0 to 100, dead sprint. I was so scared that he would catch me off guard and the leash would fly out of my hands. Being able to loop this over my head (I wear it cross-body) has given me total peace of mind. Best of all, I can have both hands free while navigating various walking obstacles. The ease of being able to dig around in your bag while keeping your dog attached to your hip is truly priceless. Bonus: It comes in colors your dog can actually see. 

    Get it from Fable for $65 (available in two sizes and six colors).

    16. Pet House Candle completely eliminates odors from your beloved — but stinky — furry friends, leaving you with a refreshing smell like bamboo watermint or evergreen forest.

    dog poses with glass candle

    Read our review of this candle here.

    Promising review: "I have multiple dogs in the house and am always concerned that it smells like that to visitors, even cleaning every day. I have used other candles and melts that add a pleasant smell to the underlying odor, but this candle is the best. I have been able to leave the house for hours and when I first open the door, on my return, I don't smell dog. We recently had a house full of people (many of them pet parents) over for Christmas dinner and one person actually commented, 'Your house smells really nice. How do you keep the dog smell out?' I laughed and told them I was just wondering if the candles were working. I guess I got the best answer." —LLL Texas

    Get it from Amazon for $21.95 (available in eight scents).

    17. A wall suction that you can fill with peanut butter so your dog will have something to distract themselves with from the unimaginable horror of bath time.

    dog licks bristled device covered in peanut butter that's stuck to shower wall while being washed with a bristled hose that fits on hand

    Freeze before use so it takes Fido longer to lick up all the peanuty goodness. And get the cool hand-washer shown in the picture here!

    Promising review: "Tried this with our Lab puppy when I needed to sweep and vacuum the floors. This kept her busy for a while so I could clean in peace! I filled it with peanut butter and placed it on the refrigerator door. She loves it! Also used this when we had company to keep her busy so she wouldn't be such a pest." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $10.95.

    18. An LED collar to keep your dog safe on night walks and to give yourself a free light show.

    crina / Via, Amazon

    Also pair with a light-up leash!

    Get it from Amazon for $21.99+ (available in sizes XS–L and seven colors).

    19. A luxurious wooden home because doesn't Fido deserve a palace to luxuriate in?

    wooden dog house with doors and a bed

    Promising review: "This is the most beautiful dog house I’ve ever seen, I’m so happy with my purchase! Shipping was super fast considering it came all the way from Turkey. Amazing quality, very sturdy, beautiful materials used. I got the XL for my 65-pound husky and it’s the perfect size — she has a lot of room to toss and turn, so she loves it! Thank you so much!" —Jasmine 

    Get it from WLOWood on Etsy for $163+ (available in four sizes). 

    20. A snout soother to help moisturize your dog's crusty nose. You hate chapped lips, so your dog definitely hates having a chapped nose., Amazon

    Promising review: "Well, I have never before been so shocked at the effectiveness of a product. Our 5-year-old Frenchie, Carol, had a nose that was so crusty it was sprouting these long strands of more crust. There was literally crust on crust on crust. The nose had strings of crust. This nose was so crusty and repulsive it was almost beautiful. Her nose might have resembled the rarest, most exotic geode to be mined from the rarest mine in Guatemala. A friend recommended Snout Soother for Carol's repulsive nose. I was worried she would just lick it all off and it wouldn't work. We never imagined she could have a regular, soft, moist nose again. Honestly this product is some black-magic stuff! Unbelievable results in three to five days. No one paid me to write this." —Brittany

    Get it from Amazon for $5.95.

    21. A Casper pet bed so your dog can enjoy the same luxurious sleep that you do! Like a human mattress, it comes with memory and support foam for the ultimate comfort. The cover can be removed and thrown in the washer.

    foam bed that looks a little like an inflatable bed

    Promising review: "The Casper dog bed is phenomenal; our dog, Jeff, will choose to sleep in it instead of sleeping with us in our king-size bed." —Barbara

    Get it from Casper for $116.10+ (available in three sizes and three colors).

    22. Raised dog bowls so your small friend can chow down without worrying about neck strain.

    white bowls in black wire stand

    Promising review: "My dog's vet suggested a raised feeder to keep stress off of her neck. This is the perfect height so that she doesn't have to bend over so far. It has made feeding so much easier. And the color is beautiful." —Cassondra

    Get it from Chewy for $17.52 (available in five sizes and seven colors). 

    23. A car seat cover so rides with your furry friend doesn't lead to a furry car.

    dog sits in the back of the car on top of black seat cover that sits over all three seats

    Promising review: "I've had it for a few months now and it's working great. It pretty much stays in place, I don't have to mess with moving it around or ever fixing it (sometimes the lower flaps might pop up a little bit when my dog is sitting on it but that's it). I love the gray with the blue piping. The only thing is that my dog slips on it a little bit since it is a slick waterproof material. I have to have the waterproof (that's why I wanted a cover) because he gets in the car after swimming, so we'll live with that. He'll have to learn to be more careful and keep his butt planted. But just something to consider if you don't need waterproof." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $45.95.

    24. Bark Bright dental sticks that come with a groove ready to be filled with an included edible toothpaste. If your dog hates getting their teeth brushed, this might be the next best thing!

    dental chew sticks next to dog toothpaste

    Promising review: "I was worried my picky dachshund, who turns his nose up to anything other than a bully stick, would do the same with these. I was wrong — he LOVES them. He’s getting a treat and it’s cleaning his teeth, he has always refused to let me brush his teeth and I’ve tried everything. I was planning to take him in to his vet to have a cleaning done but I saw an ad on Instagram so I decided to try these and see if we could avoid that, I’m happy to say I’m just ONE week his teeth are looking so much better. Needless to say these will now be on repeat delivery." —TPrice11

    Get it from Bark Box for $1+/a day or Petco for $32.99.

    25. A durable, foldable splash pad for dogs so your pup can jump and play to their heart's content.

    A reviewer photo of a dog playing with the splash pad

    Promising review: "We're already hitting triple digits in Arizona and I wish I'd found this wonderful splash pad years ago. Both of our dogs were thrilled when I set this up. They had a fantastic playtime with both the fountain effect and just tromping around inside the pool. Great way for them to cool off and get some exercise when it's just too hot for their normal trail runs. Reasonably priced with easy setup right out of the box — basically just set it down and hook up the hose. It held up very well against their rough play. Seems very durable. Looking forward to an entire summer of cool playtime in the desert heat! Highly recommend if your dogs love water, and this would be fun for small children as well!" —Kayce

    Get it from Amazon for $28.04+ (available in two sizes).

    26. A step-in harness with two loops, adjustable straps, and strong buckle to make walks so much easier.

    pink straps
    Just Fred

    This is a great harness! The walk-in feature makes it easy to get it on and off the dog. The straps are nice and soft, and I love that it's machine washable. 

    Get it from Just Fred for $35 (available in sizes XS–L and five colors). 

    27. A plush taco that unfolds to reveal a snuffle mat! Fill it up with treats and let your dog brush off their natural scavenging instincts.

    dog sniffs felt taco

    Get it from Dognmat on Etsy for $29.50.

    28. A container of oatmeal paw butter that'll soothe and relieve your dog's cracked, dry paws. Its eco-friendly formula is pH balanced so it's safe for cats, even if licked or swallowed. *seriously considers licking it myself to see if it really tastes like oatmeal*

    A dog with one paw dry and cracked and the other smooth

    Promising review: "I've tried everything on my Australian shepherd's paws. He licks his paws when they get dry which makes them drier. The vet told me to use coconut oil; he just licked that off. I don't think he liked the taste of the paw butter so he left it on and by the next morning, I saw a significant improvement." —C. Castro

    Get it from Amazon for $7.59.

    29. Flavored bubbles your pup will be thrilled to attack and pop. I'm telling you, *everyone* loves bubbles.

    dog looks at bubble wand

    Get it from sniffingtons on Etsy for $8 (available in 14 scents). 

    30. A subscription to Dog TV, aka Netflix for pups. It has streaming content specifically designed to keep dogs relaxed, calm, and entertained while you're gone or too busy to play.

    Dog sitting on bed and looking at laptop

    Dog TV is available to stream on popular streaming devices like Apple TV, Fire TV, and Roku, so you won't even have to buy any new equipment! 

    Get a monthly subscription from DogTV for $9.99 (also available as a yearly subscription for $84.99).

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