The 10 Best Christmas Gifts For Dog Owners 2016

The 10 Best Christmas Gifts For Dog Owners 2016

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Ruffwear – Web Master Secure, Reflective, Multi-Use Harness for Dogs

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Escape proof harness that can fit a variety of different size dogs.

My boxer mix escaped from everything;harness, collar, etc. But with this he hasn’t. Only thing with him is he loosens the front when we aren’t watching and chews out one of the side straps for his chest. Dani

Dog Gone Smart Pet Products Zip and Dri Drier

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Ever started out giving your dog a bath, and ended up getting one yourself? Well, that is over.

I have 5 drop coated dogs so drying time was significant and this really sucks the water out of their coats. In addition, I leave them in the sack while I dry their heads so it cuts down on bobbing and weaving as well. – DocDVM

Petego Umbra Portable Pet House and Containment System

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Great for camping, visiting family and friends and much more.

I used the Petego for two long days this past weekend and it was awesome. My dog could stretch out and there was still room for her water bowl. It set up and broke down in a flash and it took up so little room in my vehicle. – Tammy Lenski

Sleepypod Yummy Travel Bowls Medium for dogs

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The only 3-in-1 food and water storage, transportation and serving system available today. It takes the work and mess out of traveling with your furry friends. There is a lot more to this system than meets the eye.

I was tired of the plastic dog travel bowls because; they are not make with healthy safe plastic, the tops kept cracking. I gave this a try and I am glad I did. Even though we have a lab mix dog, it holds enough water and food for car trips. –Ivy England

Leashboss City Handler, The Perfect Handle Leash for Large Dogs

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This leash is that all owners with large, strong breeds have on their wish list. It’s a full 1 inch nylon leash with a handle at the owners end that eliminates the pain and awkward positions your hands can end up in with normal leashes, not to mention superior control.

Great product. I have arthritis in the fingers of my left hand, and this leash is much more comfortable for me to use. It is also very well constructed. I liked it so much I bought three – one for home and two for the office since some of us go to the local shelter and walk dogs during our lunch time. Thank you for a great product. –Anna

OllyDog Grass OllyBottle Water Bottle. Great for day trips.

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It doesn’t matter if you are headed across town to the dog park or across the country. This handy water bottle and tray for your friend. Share water from the same bottle without sharing the slobber.

After previously trying several types of travel water bottles for my Miniature Schnauzer, I’ve found one that is perfect! It’s sturdy, attractive, and it doesn’t leak. Baron and I love it! –tealady

Hyper 4-ball Tennis Ball Launcher for Dogs

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This rig is nice and you can set the distance for the shots giving you plenty of flexibility to make it work in your play area.

Good news: Dog gets lots of exercise – just loves it! You can shoot grounders (plays to dog’s chasing instinct), close in lobs, Out 50+ ft… Uses up lots of dogs energy! Fun for human to try to hit where you aim to! –Carl J. Johnson

Shake Dog Potty Relief System Folds for Travel and Easy Cleaning

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Traveling and have limited space? Maybe in the hotel room or your apartment and don’t always have the chance to do a full walk? This may be your perfect solution.

Works great and takes all the mess out of cleaning. It closes and keeps all the pee inside, doesn’t make a mess. To clean, just pour it out of the spout and rinse with some cleaner. Highly recommend! – Heather

The One and Only Bone Pool!

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The perfect gift for the dog that loves water, but does not live close to a lake, river or creek. Now, your dog can take a dip anytime they need to cool off of just have some fun.

My dog is a heavy and strong chewer. He’s a 19 month old lab. So far he has eaten 4 of the $20 baby pools. This pool has held up to him for 2 months and going strong. I’ve even seen him digging in the corners and it is still holding up. A little expensive, but worth it and the drain makes cleaning and refilling easy. – Courtney Nolan

The Triton Retractable Dog Leash Is Virtually Indestructible and Rated for Dogs up to 156lbs.

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This leash is so flexible that you will enjoy walking your dog in a rain storm. It’s tough as nails and holds strong when you need it, all with great design and a touch of class.

Light weight, but durable. Love the anti-grip slip handle. Fits the hand perfectly. – Connie Schwerdt

The 9 Best Christmas Gifts For Dogs 2016

The 9 Best Christmas Gifts For Dogs 2016

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West Paw Design Bumper Bed Stuffed Dog Bed

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The only dog bed I’ve ever seen with replaceable slip covers for easy washing. Well worth it!

Have been using this bed for 3 years and they still look great. My dogs aren’t chewers but they like to “dig” into the bed when getting comfy. The area where they scratch has worn through on other beds but not this brand. I ordered an extra set of covers and change them when I change my own bed sheets. I’ll always buy beds from this company, I’m really happy. Other beds I bought at the pet store just don’t compare to this brand–you get what you pay for. – Dot

West Paw Design Hurley Chew Toy

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If you’ve got a heavy chewer, this is just the toy you’re looking for. It is 100% guaranteed against dog damage by the manufacturer!

We have a 75 pound boxer that destroys toys that are described as ” indestructible” usually within 30 minutes. I bought her this bone for Christmas last year. It became her favorite toy. 11 months later is when she finally chewed one end. This is definitely on her Santa wish list this year.aaron

Outward Hound Hide-A-Squirrel Dog Toy

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This is a great toy for dogs that love to play hide and seek, whether it’s with toys or treats. The great thing about this is that you can buy replacement plush squirrels for it here! BTW, we’re pretty sure these are actually chipmunks, not squirrels, but hey… your pooch won’t notice!

Love this. I’m saving it for Christmas for my pup. Its very small, so get one size bigger than you think your dog will want. – T. Bin

Our Pets Smarter IQ Treat Ball Dog Toy

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This is a great toy to get for medium and large sized dogs that love figuring out how to get their treats.

My two Greyhounds love, love, love these, they exhaust themselves chasing them around the house, only took a couple of days for them to figure it out, but it still isn’t too easy. – JeanieLe

EXPAWLORER Puppy Dog Rope Toys For Dogs

 

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This great tug-o-war toy is 16 inches long with a knot in the middle that is 4 inches in diameter. Even better if you have multiple dogs that like to play at once!

This toy is really great. With the multiple “legs” it makes a game of tug even more fun for the dogs…they each try to get as many legs as possible to keep from the other dog. It’s always entertaining to watch them play with this. And, being a rope toy, it’s also helping to clean their teeth while playing. Win-win!Pibble Momma

Supreme Bully Sticks By Best Bully Sticks

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These are 100% naturally free-range, grass-fed beef and are completely digestible, unlike rawhide and other types of chews. No added hormones or chemicals! As good and healthy as dog chews get.

My pups love these bully sticks. They are not too thin – each stick offers hours of chewing, which keeps both them and us happy. The smell isn’t bad either – they are stinky, but the smell doesn’t carry throughout the room when the pups are chewing. It’s a good product that I would recommend. – cricketd666

PAW5 Rock ‘N Bowl Puzzle Feeder Dog Bowl

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This bowl holds a surprising 4 cups of dry food and is made of durable BPA and phthalate-free plastic. Your pup will love foraging around for his food with this puzzle feeder!

I love that can I fill it. It will hold as much as any of our other dog bowls. It is not a novelty, it can be used as a regular feeding bowl, with an added bonus.
It is SO easy to clean. Take it apart and it is top rack dishwasher safe!! ( I confess, there is nothing I like more than dishwasher safe. ) – Bloilvl

Nite Ize GlowStreak LED Dog Ball

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Great for playing fetch at night or even in the water. If you play with your dog at all hours, this is the perfect toy to do it with.

It works as good as it says, my dog goes through toys but this is holding up well, been left in the rain and works fine, has some bounce to it also. Not a bad toy for what it cost. I get home late from work and my dog is full of energy and as soon as he found out this lit ball won’t hurt him he loves it. – justin billing

Max Launcher Dog Ball Launcher

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A fun contraption you won’t mind using to play with Fido. Save your shoulder and play fetch with one of these instead.

After a long day of throwing a regular old ball for my dog roscoe my shoulder and arm just couldn’t take it. After some research I discovered the max launcher and realized what I had been missing. It is very well made and really throws the ball a great distance. – Brent

What’s The Best Interactive Dog Toy That Is Safe And Fun?

What’s The Best Interactive Dog Toy That Is Safe And Fun?

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Exercise Keeps Your Dog Healthy

People are increasingly aware of the impact their choices have on their pets. Our dogs are friends, cuddle buddies, sleeping companions, working and service animals, and members of the family. There is a campaign to increase awareness of the damage secondhand smoke does to pets. It’s clear that you want to give your dog the best life that you can. This is especially true to those of us that have rescue dogs. After yanking them out of life in a kennel or an abusive home, we want to give them as much joy as we can.

Play is crucial to your dogs happiness. It burns energy, provides a bonding opportunity, lessens destructive behavior, and it’s just plain fun. There are a few barriers that dog owners face when it comes to creating opportunities for play. The first is safety. We want our dogs and children to have safe toys and a safe place to play. The second is energy. Dogs often have energy levels that far exceed their owners, and you can easily wear yourself out throwing a ball or tugging on a rope with man’s best friend.

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Why Pick A Toy That Isn't Safe?

When addressing safety, you have to look at the material the toys is made of, the sturdiness of the toy, and the play environment. It sounds like a lot until you pick up the wrong toy and you have either a choking hazard or your dog knocks over your 52” flat screen chasing the toy!

Our favorite safe toy is the Tether Tug. While they are made by a smaller company, they embody all our standards for safe and fun dog play. The Tether Tug is made of sturdy, safe materials in the United States. Tether Tug has a stationary base, which provides a safe play environment. Lastly, while you can help your dog play with Tether Tug, you don’t have to. It provides a source of independent play!

... Or One That Isn't Made In The USA?

A lot of commercially available dog toys, like many of the products you find, are made in China. While this isn’t a problem on the surface, Chinese regulations are different than the ones in the United States and Europe. A recent test showed higher than normal levels of plasticizers (phthalates) in half of toys from China. This came after a Chinese organization warned parents not to let children put toys into their mouths. Children, as you know, are prone to chewing on their toys, especially toddlers. So we’re talking about toys so unregulated that children must be directly supervised when playing with them or risk health problems!

Both dog toys and toys for your child made in China have this problem. You can’t very well tell your dog not to chew on their toys! Also consider that if you have small children, and your dog’s toys are on the floor, they could end up in a quick toddler’s mouth. Do you really want to take that risk with an imported dog toy made of dangerous materials?

Tether Tug bypasses this problem by not having their manufacturing done overseas. All Tether Tug models are manufactured in the United States. The company itself is located in Missouri, the heart of middle America.

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Cost can often be a driving factor in our purchase decisions. We balance that with quality. Most dog owners buy new toys over and over again because they end up punctured, shredded, or completely destroyed. I’ve had my Tether Tug hooked up for quite some time, and my dog can’t manage to break it!

Getting your dog the right amount of exercise is crucial. Play lowers instances of destructive behavior, burns nervous energy, and makes your dog happier. Unfortunately, most dogs can easily out-play their owners. That boundless energy can make it hard to do enough with your dog.

It's Easy To Install

Tether Tug is set on a base, so that your dog can pull, twist, and spin with the toy independently. This means no more wearing out your arms and shoulders playing tug-of-war! It also means your dog can play for as long as they like, whenever they like!

The indoor version of Tether Tug gives your dog something acceptable and allowable to chew on, providing a positive alternative to chewing on your shoes and throw pillows.

And Each One Is Handmade

Each one of these toys is handmade, and they come in different sizes. There are options for indoors and outdoors as well as sizes for small, medium, large, extra-large, and uber size dogs.

Those with Mastiffs and Rottweilers know the trouble that can come from trying to find sturdy toys for a dog that is roughly the size of a small horse with the strength of a tow truck!

Tether tug was inspired by a rescue dog with only three legs and her boundless love of play. Her new owners needed a break and were driven to creativity. A fishing pole and a few prototypes later and the Tether Tug was born.

If you’re looking to keep your pets and your children safe as well as provide your dog with healthy and fun play time, I’d suggest checking out a Tether Tug.