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    25 Things On Amazon That May Be Practical, But Your Dog Will Love Using

    Get ready for your dog to wag their tail and bark with delight when they see these genius products arriving at the front door.

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    1. A lick mat you can attach to a shower wall to distract skittish dogs with yummy peanut butter while you give them a bath or groom them. We think you'll love this genius product as much as your dog does!

    golden retriever licking peanut butter off a lick pad while a human gives them a bath

    Promising review: "I used this to calm my hyper neurotic Schnauzer during grooming. Poor little guy was abused by a groomer when he was young, and has been VERY difficult to groom ever since. I’ve long been on the lookout for anything that will help calm him. Can’t take him to a groomer anymore, because he gets so stressed out. Grooming can take hours because he is so nervous. This tool was amazing. I was able to use the electric trimmer to do his belly, back and hind quarters quickly with no drama! Going to try it with my other schnauzer during his bath. My advice is to use just a little peanut butter or wet dog food at a time. Very thin layer. That way the dog really has to work for it and doesn’t fill up and get bored. This is the best grooming aid ever! It’s a wonderful, wonderful thing!" –Jeannie

    Price: $10.95+ (available in two sizes)

    2. A faux fur nest cushion bed from Fur Haven that will make your dog feel as cozy as possible as they burrow into it all night long. If your dog is prone to anxiety, this bed gives them the comfort and support they need to relax.,

    Promising review: "I ended up buying two of these beds because my dog loved it so much! She’s a 10-pound Brussels Griffon who loves to nest and spread out. I started with the medium bed and later got a small for travel. My dog is a HEAVY nester. She will dig and dig to make her bed comfy and we had no issues with this bed. It forms nicely and she sleeps so much better than before. I did remove some of the filling to make it more flexible for her. (Use a dryer sheet to remove the static charge if you want to do the same and the foam comes out easily.) The outer shell wipes down easily too. She chewed one of those nylabones on the bed and it left little hard spots. Just used a wet paper towel and it came right off the fake fur." –JLP

    Price: $29.99+ (available in nine sizes, 10 styles, and 42 colors)

    3. A dog raincoat just as functional as it is adorable. It'll keep your dog dry and warm thanks to the waterproof fabric, and with holes for a leash and reflective strips on the outside, it's the perfect walking-in-the-rain outfit.,

    Promising review: Love these raincoats. Ordered three altogether. They are tough, cute, and keep my dogs dry. I have purchased other flimsy raincoats that did not keep my dogs dry. I am extremely pleased with these. The little hoods are cute too. The purpose of the raincoats are so that I only have to dry off their feet when they return from their walk. These sturdy little coats are great. And my furry kids seem to like them and and they stay in place without slipping and sliding. Fantastic price for great product." –Barbara N.

    Price: $13.62+ (available in sizes XS-2XL)

    4. A ball launcher that tosses a ball way farther than your arm can, which means your dog's about to have the best game of fetch ever. Bonus: you'll never have to actually touch the slobbery ball!,

    Promising review: "She absolutely loves this and it makes play time so much easier. I’m recommending one to all of our friends with active dogs whose arms get tired of throwing! This is a must; no more wet soggy balls to pick up." –Kami Cowley

    Price: $7.95

    5. A car seat if your dog loves coming along for car rides, but you want to make sure they're safe and secure. It's extra padded to keep them comfortable even through sharp turns or sudden stops.

    Promising review: "Great quality and absolutely love it! Dog loves it too!! I had a very hard time choosing the large or small because none of the reviews were specific on the size they bought for their dog at their dog's weight. I have a French bulldog puppy who weighs 14.6 pounds who will most likely be 20 pounds at max, so I decided to go with the large just in case. It's perfect!!! Just looking at it out of the box I thought it was smaller than what I expected it to be so I was so happy I didn't get the small because I couldn't imagine him fitting in it. Once I put him in it I realized how spacious it was for him and cozy. At his full grown size he very much will still be cozy in it and I'm very pleased with this purchase. I couldn't picture a dog bigger than 12 pounds fitting into the small size now seeing the large. I would definitely recommend it." –Danielle Baltazar

    Price: $69.99+ (available in two sizes and three colors)

    6. An airline-approved travel bag to safely transport your pup whether you're going on vacation or just headed to the vet. It's lined with a sherpa lining that will keep your dog so safe and comfortable, they might just snooze inside it the entire time you're traveling.,

    Promising review: "After extensive research on flying dogs in a carrier, I found the perfect carrier. I was nervous that this would be too big to take my dog on as a carry on. I flew from Kansas City, Missouri to New York, New York (a three-hour flight) with my corgi who had never flown before. The bag made it through security just fine (Southwest Airlines). When testing different dog carriers at the pet store, my little guy would cry every time we put him in one. He actually did well on this flight and didn't whine too much. Had to train him before hand of course. We knew he would be using this carrier for more than just flights since we moved to NYC. He does well with it now and rides on the train in it all the time. The carrier is sturdy and built with quality. Highly recommend it." –Emily Ngo

    Price: $34.99+ (available in three sizes and seven colors)

    7. A collapsible dog pool that's the perfect size for your four-legged friend to splash around in on a hot summer day. Fair warning: your dog might love this so much, he might never want to come back inside!,

    Promising review: "I really liked the thickness and quality of this pool.. my dog was already scratching at the sides and this thing is TOUGH!!! Love the drain plug as you can connect a hose to it. I bought the XXL for my husky!! She dunks her head under water all day! Great product!" –K

    Price: $28.59+ (available in four sizes and four colors)

    8. A memory foam dog bed made for dogs with pesky joint problems. It can accommodate a dog up to 125 pounds, so even the largest of breeds can fit comfortably on this bed.

    a brown lab mix resting on a memory foam dog bed with bolsters

    Promising review: "My 85-lb Labrador mix is comfy as can be on the Jumbo size. I was pleasantly surprised at how big this bed actually is, bigger than the XL beds I have seen elsewhere. She can spread out on this one. She's an old dog and seems to find this bed very easy on her old bones. I don't know yet what the longevity will be, but have bought more expensive beds that didn't last long, So if I get a year out of this one I will be happy." –Leslie K

    Price: $27.99+ (available in six sizes and 21 colors)

    9. A set of waterproof dog booties to keep your dog's paws from getting damaged due to rough surfaces, hot pavement, or sharp thorns. With these on, your dog can confidently roam free and you can relax knowing your dog is protected.,

    Promising review: "Awesome booties. These babies stay on. She runs, jumps and does everything she normally does except, she can't scratch if needed. (Just gonna have to wait, that's all.) Bought a size 6 for my 50-lb. girl Pitty. She's small but solid. Live in NW 'burbs of Chicago. We walk a couple of miles a day. Our neighborhood has no side walks. When it sleets or snows, road salt is an issue. As most dogs do, she likes to off road it, so it's in the snow, on the street, repeat. These keep her paws from getting packed up with snow and salt. Initially, it's kind of a hassle getting them on, but it gets easier. If you buy them, put them on your dog in the house and let figure them out. And strap 'em down good." –earshplitten

    Price: $28.99 (available in seven sizes and four colors)

    10. A dog treat dispensing toy that'll mentally stimulate any dog who loves both playtime and treats. Even the most rambunctious dogs will slow down to try and get a treat out of this.

    dog pawing at a treat dispensing toy while on a tiled surface

    Promising review: "My dogs love this! It's perfectly challenging for hours of fun. They get so excited playing with it and I'm happy that it worked out. The 3-inch ball is great for toy/small breeds. The kibble and treats for this sized dog are the perfect size for this toy. The toy also comes with a guide and tells you which size treat/kibble to use." –DrMelMashup

    Price: $9.95+ (available in two sizes)

    11. A pet grooming glove with 255 silicone grooming tips that dogs love feeling on their skin. The loose hair sticks to the glove, and you can easily peel the hair off the glove to throw it away.

    a pair of blue deshedding gloves with a layer of fur being peeled off of it

    Promising review: "I have a 4-month-ol Husky pup (Sasha) who just started shedding. These grooming gloves are the perfect solution! My puppy would sit and let you scratch her all day if you had the time! I can sit and wipe her down and 'scratch/pet' her with the gloves on and she can't get enough of it! It is a win-win scenario. The gloves are super easy to clean too. I initially made the mistake of trying to pull all of the hair off, which doesn't work well since it is obviously meant to hold on to the hair. Instead, rub the gloves together like you are trying to warm your hands and the hair will quickly ball up and fall off into the trashcan!" –IT Guy

    Price: $13.99 (available in two colors)

    12. A slow feeder dog bowl to keep your fast-eating pup from gobbling down all their food in five seconds flat. Dogs who eat fast can experience unwanted bloating, gas, and vomiting, so this smart bowl will make feeding time much more pleasant.

    Promising review: "Our puggle Ike has been gulping his food down since he was 8 weeks old. It used to take Ike maybe 30 seconds to gulp down 3/4 cups of food out of a regular bowl and then he'd go back and repeatedly lick out that empty bowl two or three more times. I guess he needed to make sure he truly didn't miss any of his kibble, LOL? Well, with these Slow Feeder Bowls, Ike now takes about eight minutes to eat his food and he doesn't go back for second and third empty bowl licks either! Initially our puggle didn't like the bowls, but he's accepted them now and he's not gulping too much air when he eats, which means he also doesn't burp or pass as much gas either! And most importantly, he hasn't thrown up at all since we've been feeding him out of the slow feeder bowls." –Kryptonarie

    Price: $8.97+ (available in three sizes and six designs)

    13. An elevated dog bed that promotes better airflow and keeps your dog comfortable as they snooze the day away. If your dog loves spending time outside, keep this in your backyard for them to rest on.,

    Promising review: "We bought one for our patio so that the pups can lay on it on a hot summer day and be cool off the ground. It ended up being inside, with a pillow on it because our pups thought that was a better solution. Now we have two of these in the house with their pillows on top. The pups love it and enjoy lounging on these beds all the time. We’ve even tested it by putting it next to one of their beds which was on the floor and leaving it there for a few days - they haven’t even looked at the bed on the floor! Also this makes it very comfortable for me to clean the house. I can easily get under the bed with a vacuum or a mop to clean without disturbing the pups." –Elena Panchenko

    Price: $19.99+ (available in five sizes and two colors)

    14. A waterproof, windproof dog vest to keep your four-legged friend warm on even the most blustery of days. Bonus: each vest is reversible, so your dog can change up their look for their daily walks!,

    Promising review: "This well-made jacket looks just like the photos and my dog loves wearing it! It's well-designed for cold weather, as it covers my dog's neck and chest (just the right amount). The buttonhole is just at the right spot so that the collar hardware comes through and the leash attaches well. The velcro holds the coat on securely, even when my dog decides to shake and roll around on the ground! The sizing is a little snug so while this will wash well, I will air dry it to ensure that it doesn't shrink. Very good value and I'm glad I ordered it." –Amazon Customer

    Price: $17.99+ (available in seven sizes and seven colors)

    15. A set of foldable stairs if your dog is always jumping on and off the bed and hurting their delicate hips. This way, they can come join you in bed without all the drama.

    white dog standing next to dog stairs leading to the bed

    Promising review: "I have three dogs, a 10-lb. Havanese, 10-lb. Chihuahua mix, and a 20-lb. French Bulldog. They have three sets of these steps. This is the ONLY type they will use. I bought another type and they refuse to use it they act afraid of it. I think the reason is these have sides to each step and prevent mishaps and stepping off sideways causing a fall. The sides protect their feet and keep them on target going up and down rapidly or in the night getting on and off my bed." –Lynn C. Overcash

    Price: $39.95+ (available in two sizes and two colors)

    16. An interactive water dispenser your dog can step on to control the flow of water. You might enjoy watching your dogs go crazy over the spurting water as much as your dogs enjoy drinking it!

    Promising review: "This is the best thing I've bought for my dogs in a very long time! One of them caught on after about 10 min. The other one loves drinking and making his bro do all the work! It comes out not too hard and not too soft. Very well made and seems to be very durable. This is going to be much needed this summer!" –Lodisa G.

    Price: $39.98

    17. A set of squeaky plush toys that come in cute woodland animal designs and have three squeakers in each toy for your pup to enjoy. Even if they get a bit rough with it, it doesn't contain any stuffing, so you don't have to worry about fluff exploding all over your house.,

    Promising review: "My dog is only an aggressive chewer when it comes to treats. With her toys, she tends to be more of a medium chewer. This is my second purchase of these. The original purchase lasted my dog about six months. These are her favorite toys and she plays with them nearly every day. She eventually tries to get the squeakers out when she's in a chewing mood. I love that these toys have three squeakers in each of them as that gives her more use out of each toy. These seem durable enough... I don't have anything else to compare them to." –Constance Owens

    Price: $10.99

    18. A behavioral aid toy with a heat pack and a "heartbeat" inside, which soothes puppies and helps them transition to their new home. Even as they grow older, they'll love having this comfy plush toy to keep them company.,

    Promising review: "I am convinced that this adorable toy helped my puppy sleep through the night from her very first night home! Additionally, it makes her crate feel like a home, where she feels so cozy and it has really helped her love her crate and look forward to sleeping in it. AND, it’s her favorite toy! When she’s awake and alert, she loves pulling out her little snuggle puppy and carrying it around the house. This little snuggle puppy has made my transition – and that of my puppy – so wonderful in ways I did not even expect!! Highly recommend this as one of the best things you can do for your puppy." –Smart Researcher

    Price: $39.93+ (available in five colors)

    19. A tug-of-war toy that is flexible and durable, even as your dog digs their chompers into it and pulls as hard as they can! If you have a super active dog, this will help them burn through their energy, tire them out, and sleep better at night.,

    Promising review: "LOVE this toy. Our puppy loooooooves to play tug so I was looking for something that had 'reach.' This has been awesome. She loves to play tug with it and she's always careful to grab wherever we're not holding it (if we're holding it on both ends she'll go for the middle). Can even play standing up. She's 12.5 lbs and she hasn't destroyed it yet after a couple of weeks. Her current favorite toy. Highly recommended." –Debbie Wilreker
    Price: $13.89+ (available in two sizes and three colors)

    20. Collapsible travel dog bowls to take along on long road trips or camping trips so your pup can stay hydrated and stay on their feeding schedule. They barely take up any space, they're easy to clean, and you can even attach it to a leash or a backpack.,

    Promising review: "Great product for the price. Premium quality bowl. Holds up to every day use. We always have it clipped onto our dogs leash and also keep one in the car. Both bowls come with a matching color clip. Collapses down with little to no effort but stands up great for food and water. Would recommend!" –Kyle

    Price: $5.99+ for a pack of two (available in two sizes and four color combinations)

    21. A step-in harness that comes in seven different sizes to ensure it fits your dog perfectly during walks. If your dog tends to tug and choke themselves using traditional leashes, this will keep them comfortable and breathing easy.

    a dachshund wearing a teal step in harness

    Oh, and it has over 6,000 5-star reviews, so we know the humans are bound to love it, too!

    Promising review: "I get lots of compliments for how cute my dachshunds look and the fit is perfect. Not a single rash or chaffing on either of my pups, even after miles long hikes. My little girl pup has sensitive skin with some dilute alopecia in her armpits (hairless patches), and she has never shown any signs of irritation from this harness. It fits loosely enough to wear over a sweater in the winter while still being breathable in the summer, but still snug and secure – no wiggle room to escape." –MotherOfDachshunds

    Price: $13.33+ (available in sizes XXXS–XL and 27 colors)

    22. A smart pet camera so you can keep an eye on your pup during long days at work when you can't check in on them in person. Bonus: the camera can dispense treats to your dog, which they will go crazy over!

    wopet pet camera on a side table

    Promising review: "This thing is hysterical. My dog has now become accustomed to the sound it makes and will come running from upstairs the second she hears it. She sits in front and waits for the cookies to shoot out. We call ours the cookie cannon! Definitely a fun toy to play with your dogs when your not at home." –Robert DeNuto

    Price: $86.48

    23. An elevated dog feeder with two bowls so your dog doesn't have to bend down so far to get some food and water. It'll help relieve stress on your pup's shoulders and neck.,

    Promising review: "Very satisfied with all aspects of this product. I love that you can adjust it to what you want (tilted or level) and how easy it was to put together. It's very sturdy and sleek looking. The bamboo is smooth and everything fits together perfectly. The bowls are generous with their sizing and it's super cute. Would definitely recommend as an affordable tilted pet station!" –Klizer

    Price: $24.99+ (available in four heights)

    24. A microfiber shammy towel that's super absorbent and dries your dog eight times faster than normal towels. That means you'll spend less time drying them off and your dog can spend more time playing!,

    Promising review: "Wow! This shammy is MAGIC! Seriously it's so convenient to have pockets for your hands to wrap around each leg & paw and wipe the snow/ice/rainwater off. It makes a huge difference. It's the perfect size - not too small and not TOO big to keep by the door for clean up! It's super soft and absorbent - it really is incredible how much water it soaks up compared to a normal towel and still doesn't FEEL wet. The quality is excellent. It's super thick, sturdy, very well made." –Kendra O'Neill

    Price: $19.41+ (available in three colors)

    25. And a bag of Milk-Bone pill pouches to wrap around your dog's pills to make medicine time so much easier (and yummier!). Yes, your dog is adorable, but they're also so easy to trick!


    Promising review: "I have been using pill pockets and peanut butter to give my dog pills for the last few years. He has to take 1/2 pill, two times a day, for the rest of his life. Greenies pill pockets are handy, but expensive. Peanut butter was cheap, but messy. These milk bone pill treats are the perfect replacement! They're affordable, and make pilling my dog a breeze. He loves them so much; he practically inhales them! They are a good size (would be great for larger capsules), but I end up cutting them in half (since we are just giving 1/2 pill each time). Product was well packaged and arrived on time. I would definitely recommend these!" –Samantha

    Price: $17.45+ for five pouches or Subscribe & Save for $16.58/month (available in two flavors)

    While you wait for these products to arrive at your front door, you and your pup can get back to what's important: cuddling!


    Some reviews have been edited for length and/or clarity.

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