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    23 Pet Training Products You Can Get On Amazon That Reviewers Truly Love

    Whether you want Sparky to shake or Sassy to stop destroying the sofa, these training products are here for you.

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    1. A comfortable no-pull harness that uses duel connection so your dog doesn't experience neck strain while learning to walk by your side, so you can let your pup explore while teaching him how to stay close.

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    The harness is also available in a variety of colors for sizes XS, S, and L.

    Promising review: "I was totally frustrated by my sweet, lovable dog who turned into a sled dog outdoors, pulling me in the direction of squirrels, birds, cats, rabbits, and geese! Trixie is half beagle/half Siberian husky. So her beagle nose leads her and her husky part pulls me along! Combining this halter with a European style leash solved all of the problems. I attached the leash to the front and top loops. From the front, I provide direction. But if she pulls, the top attachment makes the harness tighten around her. Surprisingly, as soon as I adjusted the halter and attached the leash, Trixie stopped pulling and walked the way I always hoped she would." —Curious in TN

    Get it from Amazon for $37.98 (for size Medium, available in 19 colors).

    2. A cat grass planter that'll encourage your green-thumbed feline to stop monchin' on (and puking up) your favorite ferns by directing her attention to a more palatable plant.

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    Promising review: "We had one already and bought two more. My cats love it so much that one gave up sleeping in our bed to stay beside the grass. This is so easy and clean to have indoors. I use to trim a little bit every other day so the cats smell the freshness of the grass." —Meggy

    Get it from Amazon for $13.50.

    3. A bitter apple spray to keep your dog from considering your suede shoes their favorite lunch staple.

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    This has over 1,500 five-star reviews. Chew on THAT.

    Promising review: "It works! I have an energetic terrier and I know this has saved me thousands in furniture. He initially tried chewing on everything! I got two bottles of this and literally sprayed everything at his level down. This put a pretty quick stop to his need to chew! I took my new puppy to the in-laws where my brother-in-law's dog had already wrecked a leg of a wooden chair a few months before. Sure enough, within an hour my puppy found that chair leg and started to go to town on it. I sprayed the chair leg down. The puppy made one more attempt to eat the chair leg, but quickly stopped and did not go for it again. This all took place about eight months ago. This initial spray down eliminated a lot of the hassle of having to train my dog that only his toys were okay to chew on. We were able to concentrate on other things, like potty training. My dog does not have a chewing problem even though we only used this product when we initially got him." —Ginja

    Get it from Amazon for $10.28+ (available in two sizes).

    4. A motion-activated pet repellant that'll spray your pet with air when they come too close and prevent them from creeping around where they shouldn't go — just put this in a doorway or on a counter and it'll soon teach them what places are off-limits.

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    Promising review: "As the recent adoptive parent of two young rescue kittens with a penchant for Christmas tree climbing, gift unwrapping, and other holiday destruction (or merriment, depending on your perspective), we set up three of these little gems to form a perimeter around the tree and gifts. We were truly blessed with a Christmas miracle in that the tree wasn't climbed on and gifts were not unwrapped by nosy felines before Christmas morning. This comes packed with two pieces that must be put together. The motion detector section, and the can of compressed air. The motion detector portion can take a few tries to put on, but once you get the hang of it by ensuring the ring of the motion detector is pulled down directly over on the spray can, it's a cinch. An unintended benefit is that it works equally well to deter nosy adults and children from shaking presents under the tree. Happy Holidays!" —TwinMom

    Get it from Amazon for $33.90.

    5. A barely-there adhesive guard so your furniture can seem unsatisfying to your cat's claws (even when you remove it) to help your sofa stay in one piece.

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    Promising review: "My jerk of a cat likes to claw at the furniture when she wants me to let her out because she KNOWS it boils my blood and I'll shove her out the door immediately (funny how they wind up training us). I purchased a new leather ottoman for my common room and bought a pack of these to prevent her from screwing up the leather. You have the option to either use pins (for sofas made of threaded material) or peel-and-stick (for leather-type material). The peel-and-stick method worked great! I recommend using a little sticker squeegee to apply since that'll help eliminate any bubbles. Do note that these are shiny, so they aren't totally invisible (would be great if they made a mat option) but they aren't so noticeable that it's a big turnoff." —The Overlord

    Get it from Amazon for $14.99.

    6. A dog treat pouch with room for everything you need for behavioral training, fun tricks, and quick clean-ups when your day at the dog park ends up being literally all day.

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    Promising review: "I’ve never tried any other treat pouch but this one has it all with a main compartment for treats and a couple side compartments. It has a belt clip and a belt depending on how you want to wear it. The drawstring bag is surprisingly effective and treats won’t fall out. I accidentally left the bag out and my cats tried to pry it open and they couldn’t get to the treats. The poop bag dispenser is very useful and my favorite feature." —Ketty

    Get it from Amazon for $15.95.

    7. A static training mat to keep your shedding sweetheart off the furniture — keeping your seats fantastically free of fur.

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    This battery operated training mat is made with clear, flexible vinyl and can be used on any surface of your home. It uses a blinking indicator light to let you now how many times your critter tires to walk across it and has adjustable levels of static pulses that can be increased based on the size/temperament of your pet. And pet parents apparently love it, because this has over 3,500 five-star reviews!

    Promising review: "I bought two of these mats last month when I purchased new furniture for our home. Let me start off by saying my dogs DESTROYED my last couch by losing a chew toy on the cushion... sound familiar to anyone? We were extremely reluctant to spend good money on new furniture fearing that the same would happen to the new stuff... so I did my research and came across these. I am 110% satisfied with how these mats have worked so far!! This has been a great deterring device, as well as training device, to teach them not to get on my furniture. They did initially try to jump on my couch but quickly learned that is not their place. I hope my review will help some future buyers be completely confident in their purchase!" —Kayla

    Get it from Amazon for $44.95+ (available in five sizes).

    8. An obedience recall leash that'll teach your dog to run and return and help you feel secure while they're learning. This also works great if your dog likes to swim!

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    These leashes go up to 100 feet!

    Promising review: "Great product! Fast delivery, lead came as described, and I’m very happy with it. We use it for our 67-pound coonhound. It’s great for taking her to a lake — it floats well and allows her safe freedom in the water. I also use it for obedience recall. If this one ever wears out I will definitely buy another. I use the orange so it is easy to see on both land and water. I recommend spray lubricant on the clasp so it doesn’t stick with use in sand and water." —79Blizzard

    Get it from Amazon for $7.97+ (available in five colors and five lengths).

    9. Total Cat Mojo, a guide to life with your cat from everyone's favorite Animal Planet personality: Jackson Galaxy — read through this and attempting to communicate with your independant critter is sure to be far more manageable.

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    Promising review: "This is a superb book if you are interested in dealing with cats in a humane, effective manner. I took two cat behavior courses and the information in this book is more helpful and realistic. It also presents a better way to deal with a cat’s unwanted behaviors. I have been involved in cat rescue for five years, I learned more by reading this book." —Gabriella Valente

    Get it from Amazon for $12.73.

    10. A water fountain that'll keep your cat's water flowing and fresh. Cats are often dehydrated because they don't trust still water, but this can encourage your kitto to drink more *and* hopefully get them to stop begging you to turn the faucet on when they're parched.

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    And it looks like ferrets love this too.

    Promising review: "I can't believe how much water this fountain holds — it looks nice and compact, but after filling it up it lasts a very long time. It's really well made and extremely quiet. I was afraid that the cats wouldn't like a fountain because of the noise most of them make; even right next to it I can't hear anything. They were immediately curious and started drinking from it. The filter is perfect too, nice and big and lets the water flow really nice and clean. Overall I'm very happy with this cute little fountain." —Dion Burgoyne

    Get it from Amazon for $27.98 (available in three styles).

    11. A soothing sounds sleep toy with soft heartbeat sounds and a warm center to comfort your pup during crate training, preventing barking and whining when they go to sleep (this is also a calming tool to use when you bring a new puppy home or for any dogs who are stressed by the sounds of thunder or fireworks).

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    One of my BuzzFeed coworkers wrote about how much this helped her new pup sleep at night. And P.S. — this is machine washable, just use the gentle cycle.

    Promising review: "My pup was separated from her mother way too early and has crazy separation anxiety. I opened this as soon as I got it and she instantaneously passed out on top of it. Already know it was a good purchase." —ashmeg84

    Get it from Amazon for $29.99+ (available in six styles).

    12. A treat puzzle that'll train your cats to play, instead of overeat, when they're bored *and* be an engaging activity indoor cats will definitely adore.

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    Promising review: "This is the perfect answer to a cat that is prone to eating just because she happened to walk past food or just one who is so energetic that everything in life must be a game (either could describe our cat). Our cat enjoys hunting her food, which means attacking the bowl and then eating the scattered kibbles. It becomes a big mess fast. This really helped. She loves to pull out a paw full of kibbles and eat it from her paw. Most of what she doesn't catch lands on the white portion which is sloped to catch it like a little bowl. She either eats it from there or if it is a large amount I put it back in the cups at some point. The cups each come out for easy washing." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $14.99.

    13. And a feeding mat to aid in your dog's digestion by convincing them to slow down at dinnertime while simultaneously stimulating their senses in an entertaining way.

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    Promising review: "My picky puppy often will refuse to eat his high-quality foods, despite the tough-love approach. This is the only way he shows any interest in kibble, which we use to supplement. I mix kibble and hide a few treats to spark his interest, and he happily snacks away. It fosters his need to dig and paw. I chose this version over the fleece ones on Etsy due to the neutral color, sturdier fabric, and upcycled materials." —Ss

    Get it from Amazon for $39.95.

    14. An agility course – it's gonna fill your backyard with fun and help you and your best friend bond if you have a clever K9 who knows learning new tricks really is just fun and games.

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    This set includes an adjustable high jump, weave poles, square pause box, round open tunnel, with ground stakes and ropes to secure each piece in place.

    Promising review: "Very happy with this set! I needed something not too expensive to have a try at agility training so we can keep up with our boxer's energy. She loves it and has a lot of fun! She fits through the tunnel without a problem. I like that the set has bags to store the tunnel and poles and protectors for the sharp ends of the poles. Very easy to set up, break down and put away." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $59.95.

    15. A Furbo so you can give your dog voice commands, throw them treats, and keep training going even when you aren't at home.

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    This camera is a joy for working pet-parents everywhere, and it has over 2,000 five-star reviews to prove it.

    Promising review: "As the owner of a new puppy I couldn't imagine how anxious I would be able leaving the puppy for the day. I made the leap into what I thought was crazy-pet-parent territory and bought a camera. Best. Purchase. Ever. It works like a dream. I was worried that it might not pick up because our Wi-Fi isn't the strongest or the fastest, no problem. The app (mine is on an iPhone) is very easy to use. The quality of the image, both regular and night vision, is excellent. We use her kibble as treats and it fires several at a time, which doesn't bother me. We angled it so it shoots into her kennel. It is such a huge relief to see her whine for just a few minutes and then settle in to sleep for hours. I even talked to the dog walker through the camera when he arrived." —Teresa

    Get it from Amazon for $188.

    16. A cup of catnip that'll teach your cat the best places to lay around and the appropriate spots to dig their claws into — toss this onto rugs, scratching posts, and cat beds and your cat'll soon learn the very best spots to hang out.

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    Promising review: "This is definitely the real stuff. I got some of those toy mice that claim to be stuffed with catnip but my cat only sniffed it and ignored it after. As soon as I cracked open this lid you could see the cat's eyes go wide like dinner plates. I put one of those stupid toy mice in it to get the scent and now she's playing with the toy she's been ignoring forever. I then put it on the scratching post and now she's using it. Definitely works for training." —Happy Fuzzy Ferret

    Get it from Amazon for $9.97.

    17. A puppy potty trainer to make your li'l doggo think they're peeing on actual grass. Use this in your home and they're sure to be a potty-trained pro in no time!

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    Promising review: "We bought two, one medium size and one small size for our Pomeranian puppy. Our puppy is always so picky when it comes to the grass quality, but he loves this product. But it does have some grass come off easily, so make sure you slightly shake it before you give it to your baby. So far, so good." –David

    Get it from Amazon for $23.50+ (available in two sizes).

    18. A lure stick for enticing your snack-loving pup to follow just about any direction you give them, as long as that direction keeps their favorite food in front of them.

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    Promising review: "This really helped me train my miniature Schnauzer to walk on a leash. I had to find the right treat so it could hold it, but once I did, it worked beautifully. I used Zuke's natural peanut butter and oats treats. You could use pieces of cheese too. My dog grabs the treat easily when it's time. If anyone knows Schnauzers, you know that they can be stubborn. He's walking with ease now. He'll follow the lure stick anywhere! And I don't have to walk bent over to get the treat in front of his nose. It is adjustable. It slides close to fit in your pocket and opens up like a telescope rod to extend it to the needed length." —cleeg

    Get it from Amazon for $8.45.

    19. A seriously genius doggie doorbell to give your pup a convenient way to communicate when they need to go outside and when they want to come back inside, saving your door from scratch marks.

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    Promising review: "Our potty-bell prankster loves this! She learned how to use it in about two days, now no more accidents. We use it as a way for our Rott to tell us when she needs to go out. She sometimes uses it to play; pushing the button running out and in a circle like a crazy pup and then runs full speed back in. LoL. We find our potty-bell prankster hilarious so it works for us, and as long as you have a sense of humor with your pup, this is very worth it. We have a happy puppy and we're happy she's no longer pottying indoors." —Nikkie

    Get it from Amazon for $30 or get a similar one for $19.97.

    20. A mounted cat scratcher for anyone who isn't ~kitten~ around when it comes to keeping their cat happy. You love them, but you also love your leather loveseat. Throw this up on a wall near places your cat loves to scratch for a more satisfying alternative.

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    This is one of my favorite pet purchases. It takes up no space, looks surprisingly nice in the apartment, and my cats love it! I got this after my cat Blair (upper right photo) was scratching our ottoman to death. After I threw this up she would jump on the ottoman specifically to scratch the post. She hasn't touched the furniture since.

    Promising review: "This is a great quality wall-mounted scratching post. It came with just a slight odor that kept the cats away the first day. A little bit of cat nip solved that problem and now all the cats love it. The best thing about wall mounting these scratchers is the ability to mount them anywhere you see fit. I have some lower and some higher so even our biggest cat can scratch and be fully stretched out. A bonus for this scratcher is when it starts to get worn out, I can loosen the top and bottom screws and rotate the post or even flip it over to expose a newer side." —Casey McCabe

    Get it from Amazon for $24.99.

    21. A window perch you can put in a much more appealing place than the sun-soaked (and fur covered) sofa your cat is currently clawing on top of.

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    Promising review: "Our cat LOVES her kitty cot. We have moved it from window to window depending on the sun and she finds it wherever it is. Our kitty is a very LARGE Maine Coon mix and we have had almost no issues with the cot staying up on the window. If the window is at all dirty or the suction cups are dirty (even with a little dust) it will not stick. So follow the directions on cleaning off your window first. We bought this for our fluffy friend because we have no place to comfortably put a cat tree. This is such a great solution that I think I'll buy another one." —Tanya Howe

    Get it from Amazon for $39.95+ (available in five sizes).

    22. A bag of freeze-dried treats to use to reward treat-focused pets in the most satisfying (and healthy!) way possible.

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    Promising review: "Both my dogs LOVE these treats. As a new dog dad I struggled a bit to find something that really excited my dogs, especially something that would help keep their attention on me during training. Stella & Chewy's seems to be a great, healthy option for treats. I have two chihuahua mixes (10 and 13 pounds) and they can easily eat a full treat but are also perfectly happy if I break one in half while helps the wallet since these are a bit expensive considering how fast I can go through them at times. Since the treats are freeze dried they are easy to carry around on walks or out in the yard to play. They don't smell horrible and they don't fall apart into a crumbling mess if they're in your treat bag or even a pocket. Definitely our go to treat for my pups!" —Josh

    Get them from Amazon for $9.99 (available in beef, turkey, chicken, and duck).

    23. And finally, a traditional pet training clicker — the simplest way to let your pet know when they're understanding your instructions. These are easier for pets to understand than voice commands and a real snap to use!

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    Promising review: "This clicker is a great little gadget. It consists of a sturdy plastic clicker that makes a robust sound attached to a base clip that can be slid over a belt or securely clipped to anything on your gear. It also includes a cloth handle that can be used instead of the base clip. This clicker is very handy and easy to use for training while out on a walk." —Terri A.

    Get it from Amazon for $7.99.

    When your cat finally uses the scratching post you got him instead of your sofa:

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