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    30 Problem-Solving Products From Amazon Every New Dog Owner Should Check Out

    When a problem comes along, you must Whippet.

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    1. An ultrasonic pest repeller so you don't have to worry about ants or rodents getting to your pets' leftover food. This bad boy emits a disorienting pulse that won't disturb your dog but will make all the critters stay far away. We love a safe, poison-free way to keep pests out!

    A dog lounging on a pet bed next to a pest repellent plugged into the wall

    Promising review: "During the hot weather and with cats and dogs leaving their wet food out, we suffered from flies. we had tried fly paper but the flys didn’t seem to bother. so needed to leave the windows shut and boil in the house. After a week a so we saw a steady decline in flies." —Aiden Richardson

    Price: $31.99

    2. A door scratch shield to keep your dog from scratching your door into a mere toothpick because they want to go outside so badly. Honestly me, these past seven months.

    A dog standing next to a door with a scratch shield on the front door

    Promising review: "We have a 7-month-old Jack Russell who we adopted. In the past two months, he has destroyed two doors and ripped up a screened-in porch. We have tried countless products including sprays and other barriers that took up space and were obtrusive. All he made short work of! The Clawguard works great! He hates that thing! The texture really irritates him like nails on a chalkboard. Also, a great feature is that you just hang it on a doorknob." —Andrew Bennett

    Price: $29.95

    3. A dog toy with a silent squeaker that only your dog can hear. No more annoying squeaking in the background while you're watching New Girl for the 1675th time. I just need to hear Nick's angelic voice without squeaking, okay?

    A dog cuddling with an alligator dog plush toy

    Promising review: "You can hear the puff of air, but that's about it. Gordon (dog) does here it and reacts as if it is identical to his normal squeaker toys. We call it an approved 'Sunday Morning' toy because G will run around squeaking it to his heart's content, and we won't hear a thing (and our neighbors won't hate us). We reserve it for mornings we require sleep, and for travel (great for hotels!)." —Writeturnonred

    Price: $12.99

    4. A dog-grooming arm with a gentle clamp because we've had to get a bit creative with how we do things during these times, like grooming our pets! The arm is adjusted up to a 41-inch height so you can groom both small and big dogs with ease.

    A small dog is hoisted into a dog grooming arm

    Promising review: "Definitely recommend. It works really well for all three of my dogs. So much easier to groom and clip nails now. I wish I'd purchased this ages ago." —Nikki

    Price: $59.99

    5. A lawn protection spray that will actually prevent grass burn from your pup's urine and even cure it. It repairs grass spots by working in the soil, allowing lawns to grow thicker and greener for longer. Urine for some really green grass!

    Promising review: "This stuff really works! I doubted it, but after reading reviews I decided to try it. Our grass almost instantly started looking healthier and has kept up for about a month now."—Amazon customer

    Price: $29.99

    6. An LED dog leash so you can have peace of mind that others can see you and your pup walking at night. There are six colors so you can choose the one that really resonates with Bark Twain. It's also rechargeable via USB and if this isn't a sign of how cool technology is, I don't know what is. Toasters?

    Two dogs walking with light-up LED leashes

    Promising review: "So easy to use and have three settings. One with the lights on always, one where the lights flash slowly, and one where the lights flash fast. They're easy to charge too. I charge the leashes every eight to nine days. We have people almost daily asking from their porches or from across the street where we got these leashes! They are a fan favorite and we love them too. The handle has a little extra padding which makes it easy to hold and doesn't hurt your hand." —Amazon customer

    Price: $24.99 (available in six colors and two sizes)

    7. A lickable mat with a suction cup to keep your pup distracted while you're bathing them, grooming them, or even at the vet. Just smear it with peanut butter and they'll be so entranced by the irresistible peanut butter fumes to even notice you've been clipping their nails.

    A dog sitting in a bathtub after being groomed next to a clickable mat suctioned to the tub

    Promising review: "This is the PERFECT item to put peanut butter on while I groom my dog! She loves it!! She’s entertained while I get her groomed!" —Michael D. Landry

    Price: $15.95 (available in three colors)

    8. A bag of dental chews that not only reduce plaque and tartar, but also support their hips, joints, skin, coat, and overall health all while being a deliciously tasty treat for Harry Pawter. Did I mention it helps with their stinky poo breath? 'Cause it helps with their stinky poo breath.

    A dog chewing a dental treat on a rug

    Promising review: "After a few weeks, I can see that her teeth are cleaner. I was happy to see whiter teeth and fewer things stuck to her teeth. Her breath is also better — she eats questionable things so this is a major plus! What I was surprised to see what that her coat indeed got softer and shinier. We even got a few nice comments from co-workers asking what I was doing to get her coat so soft." —Amazon customer

    Price: $18.99 (or Subscribe & Save for $17.09/month, available in three sizes)

    9. A pack of three dog toys with no stuffing so you don't have to worry about coming home and finding stuffing in every random crevice of your apartment. *Flashback to that time you found 8-month-old stuffing under the couch from their old favorite alligator toy*

    A dog is sleeping on top of a dog toy shaped like a fox

    Promising review: "She loves squeaky toys and tears them apart within minutes. I love that these had no stuffing so when she did eventually rip out the squeakers there was no mess for me to clean up. I know my dog is destructive with toys, but I was honestly surprised they lasted as long as they did, which was about a week for each toy and that is a huge improvement compared to previous toys that were more expensive that were lucky to last five minutes." —Telee

    Price: $15.99

    10. A bully stick holder that secures the stick tightly in place so you don't have to worry about them hurting themselves — and they can chew till their heart's content.

    A dog is chewing on a bully stick attached to a blue bully stick holder

    Promising review: "It's worked amazingly for my dog. This thing gives me peace of mind knowing that he can chew on his beloved bully sticks and I don't have to worry about him swallowing the little end piece that's left behind. He has only managed to get the stick out of the holder once and that was my fault for not tightening it enough. Out of the 10+ other times, it stayed right in place and was easy to use." —Payton

    Price: $23.95+ (available in sizes XS-XXL)

    11. A pet hair removing extendable broom to make your jaw drop when you see just how much hair Jabba the Pup has been shedding into the grasps of your carpet's fibers. There is a rake side and a squeegee side which both effectively do the deed.

    A pile of fur on a carpet next to a pet hair removing broom

    Promising review: "Much easier to stroke than other brooms of this type, slim, curved shape hugs baseboards and easily gets right where you want it. This broom is bananas! What’s really amazing is I didn’t even know there was hair matted into my rug. I thought it just got dirty really fast. And the hair just keeps coming. Added bonus, my wood floors have never felt so smooth." —GirlinSF

    Price: $12.98

    12. A tub drain protector that is guaranteed to catch every single strand of fur from wherever you wash your pup. Whether it's in a bathtub or a kitchen sink, you won't have to deal with the pesky duty (hehe) or snaking that wet fur out with your hands.

    Promising review: "Wow. I am IMPRESSED. So I just used this for the first time to bathe my collie. Collie = TONS OF PET HAIR. The water drained pretty well, and when the bath was over, so much hair was left. Gross. I was able to easily scoop up the hair from the tub, and removal from the shroom was SUPER easy, less than a minute. Then I put the shroom back in the drain, and quick sprayed down the tub to collect the rest of the hair in the shroom. I had no trouble removing the hair wet. Total hair removal time? >2 min." —Lauren Hernandez

    Price: $19.95 (available in five colors)

    13. A set of furniture repair kit markers to cover up any scratches or nibbles done by your rambunctious pup. Or those scratches you did when you were moving your furniture and now ~blame~ your rambunctious pup for the damages. I see you. Sir Wigglesworth sees you.

    Promising review: "This kit has several different colors for touch-ups. Comes with markers and little crayons. The best part is you can match anything just by blending the colors together. We have lots of different wood in the house. Lastly, this touches up cabinets, laminate, tables, frames, cabinets, bookshelves, name it." —Vee Clark

    Price: $15.99

    14. A microchip pet feeder that only opens up to your pet with the assigned pet microchip ID. This is a great solution for that greedy pup who just doesn't agree that their portion is enough. "Please sir, could I have some more? No, that entire bowl wasn't enough." —Me, to my fiancé, and definitely your dog to you.

    A dog is staring at another dog eating their food

    Promising review: "I bought this to help stop my Shih Tzu from stealing food from my Pomeranian who is half her size. My Pomeranian doesn’t like to eat all of his food at once or sometimes he takes food away from the bowl to eat on the carpet which gives my Shih Tzu the opportunity to nab his leftovers. Needless to say, she isn’t happy that she can no longer steal food from him and has been trying to get into the bowl for the last ~15hrs."—Karen J. Singleton

    Price: $149.99

    15. A Kong toy because honestly, it's just a right of passage as a new dog owner to buy your pup a beloved Kong. These babies will keep your dog busy for an easy 60 minutes as they try to lick all of the peanut butter out of it. Just enough time for you to take pics of them for their new Instagram account you created. #PetInfluencer

    A dog is licking peanut butter out of a purple Kong

    Promising review: "My dog loves the KONG toy! I bought this Kong because I usually stuff with peanut butter and the rubber is softer so he has more leverage to get the peanut butter out of it. It's an easier way to feed my dog something messy/pasty, like peanut butter, and it keeps him busy for at least an hour so I can do chores without him following me around constantly." —Microbiologist Mommy

    Price: $6.99+ (available in three sizes)

    16. A dog door that will save you the time and energy of having to get up every time your pup wants to go outside. Spoiler alert: it's a lot.

    A black puppy is walking through a dog door

    Promising review: "I love it, my dogs love it and my heating bill loves it. AND big enough for my great Pyrenees and low enough for my Pug." —Patricia Cunningham

    Price: $27.48+ (available in four sizes)

    17. A pooper scooper so you never have to bend down to pick up your dog's poo with your hands. I mean, not bare hands. Don't ever do that.

    Person is holding a green pooper scooper above grass

    Promising review: "It does what it says. It picks up your dog's messes. No more plastic bags or bending over. It feels sturdy enough and is sort of nonstick so clean is as simple as a quick rinse with a hose. I like that the springs can be easily replaced when needed." —Boris

    Price: $12.99 (available in two colors)

    18. A dog bed that doesn't look like those typical dog beds you can buy for your pup (that they'll probably never use). This one looks like a chic piece of furniture for your home, while also being a cozy cloud Count Sniffabottom will definitely want to doze off in. A win-win!

    Promising review: "Wonderful rug! This version is much less expensive than others and just as nice. The dogs love it and it blends in with decor." —Sean Williamson

    Price: $69.99 (available in four sizes)

    19. A glow in the dark ball so you can play fetch with your pup at any time of day! Expose it to some light and watch it glow at night.

    A dog is laying next to a glowing yellow ball

    Promising review: "This balls are seriously great for dog fetching. The best part is that it glows in the dark so you don't trip over it or kick it even though it's plastic. If you have a dog who loves fetching these balls, go go go go get it! It's a great dog toy!" —Lucy

    Price: $5.99

    20. A pair of dog goggles (DOGGLES. HOW CUTE IS THAT?) that will protect your pup's eyes from the strong wind when they stick their heads out the car window to feel the breeze between their cheek flaps. You know the look.

    A white dog wearing goggles is sitting between two people in a convertible

    Promising review: "Our little girl loves riding in the convertible. Her hair blows in her eyes so we bought these doggie goggles for her. She just looks all around and acted like she is all that. And she is all that. I love the way the straps go under her neck and behind her ears to hold them on. We love them." —Zoe Delk

    Price: $8.99 (available in six colors)

    21. A set of four dog shoes to keep them safe in every type of weather. These shoes are waterproof and anti-slip so they work great for rainy days or even winter weather. Bonus: they'll protect your dog's paws from the salt people use on sidewalks to melt snow.

    A dog is wearing black dog shoes

    Promising review: "Purchased for my 3-year-old 40-lb Australian cattle dog, who needs a LOT of exercise and not wanting to be skipping our very long walks on days it is way too hot for paws or vigorously cleaning her feet MANY times a day when the yard is damp, let alone wet. Now there is no more mud residue in my house, in her toes, or hot days without walks. These will be FANTASTIC in the winter snow!" —K9k8

    Price: $28.99 (available in seven sizes)

    22. An elevated pet bed for that pup who just gets way too hot, too quickly. Having the mesh bed elevated allows for air to flow through it, leaving your fur baby cool and relaxed. An aesthetic we all strive for.

    Two dogs cuddle on a grey elevated pet bed

    Promising review: "I bought this bed for my growing puppy. She is a lab/shepherd mix and weighs 65 pounds now. It was very easy to assemble (less than 10 minutes, by myself). She is still getting used to it but seems to enjoy it a lot better than the old pillow bed on the floor. The actual bed mesh seems to be of high quality." —RMM

    Price: $23.99 (available in sizes XS-XL and in two colors)

    23. A stain-and-odor eliminator spray because every dog owner (or just pet owner in general!) should have this in their arsenal of cleaning products. Are you a pee stain? Cause urine trouble.

    Promising review: "Well, my dog has decided to pee on my bed three to four times in the last week while I’m away at work! Awesome, right? I put the spray directly on the stains and they immediately started to lose the yellow color. Left it on for maybe 20 minutes then started to scrub it. Sprayed again..because why not? And then scrubbed. I’m super pleased so far." —Lyndsey

    Price: $19.97 (or Subscribe & Save for $18.97/two months)

    24. A Thundershirt anxiety jacket so your nervous pup can feel some relief from their fears by adding a gentle compression to their body, similar to humans using a weighted blanket. As someone who uses weighted blankets for anxiety, I bet this jacket feels absolutely amazing for nervous Nellies.

    A dog is sleeping on a blanket with a Thundershirt anxiety jacket on

    Promising review: "Let me tell you what happened to Ronan. I applied the ThunderShirt and he just stared at me but smiled. He then laid down and slept soundly. What? No way? Are you kidding me? I then applied Thundershirt again one hour before a predicted storm and he laid down again and slept in a coma!!!! Again, I wish I could give this product 20 stars, I'm so happy." —Tracy Garcia

    Price: $39.95+ (available in sizes XXS-XXL)

    25. An all-season pet paw wax to protect their little paw pads against sand, heat, and snow. Now they can run around gracefully in any weather without a care in the world!

    Person is holding a dog's paw with half the pad moisturized with the paw wax and the other side not.

    Promising review: "My pup has had issues with rock salt getting stuck in between her paws during the winter months. Her paws can get sensitive from the cold and Icy ground as well as in the summer when the pavement becomes really hot during the afternoon. The balm is quite dense and moisturizing. After returning from our walks I make sure to clean her feet with a warm wet cloth." —Lo Perez

    Price: $14.99

    26. A two-pack of balls that whistle when you throw them, which is a perfect way to get your dog's attention when playing fetch. This will promote more exercise for Mr. Tootaton...we all know he needs it.

    A dog is chewing on an orange ball

    Promising review: "Chuck-it makes the best balls for retrievers. They are very durable. Far better than tennis balls. Good value as these last for years, not days or weeks. The whistle balls are great for dogs who retrieve by sight AND sound. The whistling gives them better feedback in case they miss seeing the ball launch." —Dutton Armstrong

    Price: $8.95

    27. A collapsible dog bowl so your pup can have easy access to water wherever you take them. These are perfect for hikes or long walks on hot summer days.,

    Promising review: "I was happy with how deep the bowls are. Also with how nice they collapsed, making them easier to take on a walk or keep in the car. Two bowls make it easy to feed and water my dog, top if needed. I like the carabiner included with the bowls. I can clip the bowl to my water bottle. Nice and easy." —Amo

    Price: $4.88 (available in two colors)

    28. A microfiber pet towel that makes drying your pet that much faster and easier. Maybe you'll even catch them before they do that dog shaking thing where the water sprays everywhere ~à-la Beethoven~.

    Two dogs sitting in a bathtub with towels on them

    Promising review: "When Maggie returns from her trip outside, she goes straight for her beautiful red towel where she gets completely dry while leaving the towel barely damp from just absorbing it. The size is comparable to a regular bath towel and works far better! We now carry a pink one in our cars and happy that our Maggie, is no longer cold and wet. The towel is lightweight even with moisture!" —Mamie

    Price: $9.99 (available in 12 colors)

    29. A waterproof pet food mat so you don't have to deal with any messes on your brand new kitchen floor. Trust me, I know how much that wood floor cost. I watch HGTV.

    A dog sits next to their bowl of water on top of a waterproof mat

    Promising review: "The mats do not move at all when the dogs walk on them or push their bowls around while eating. They are very easy to clean and do not seem to show water or drool stains easily. The mats save my floor from all the drool and dripped water." —Amazon customer

    Price: $19.95 (available in three sizes and three colors)

    30. A shower spray attachment for your garden hose (or shower!), so you can wash your dog with ease after a fun (and messy!) day at the dog park. Did they need to roll around in the one pile of mud in the whole park? Yes, yes they did.

    A dog is licking their nose while getting sprayed with a shower attachment in a tub

    Promising review: "Best thing ever!! It's so much easier to get all of the soap off of my dog. Even using a normal shower head that detaches this one is so much easier. All of the shampoo and water just slides right off and it's so simple to get under her neck, around her face, and underneath her body! She is so much cleaner." —Roger Smith

    Price: $32.99

    Your dog, leaving the dog park knowing they ~don't~ have 99 problems. Only solutions.


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