We searched Amazon for the very best products for your dog with an eye on the pricing, 5 star reviews and popularity. 3 dog products really stood out, here are the very best.
Kong Classic Dog Toy $9.87
The invention of the "Kong" is maybe one of my favorites (second to air conditioning) and I know my dog agrees. I have a greyhound who suffered a slight bout of separation anxiety after I adopted him from the track. I needed something to keep him busy and get him excited about my departure to work. The Kong is the answer. I'm sure this sounds weird, but I bought 5 of them - one for each day of the week I have to work. Every Sunday I make a combination of oatmeal, non-fat plain yogurt (good for their tummies) and peanut butter. I heat up the oatmeal and add the yogurt and peanut butter while the oatmeal is hot - it creates a really nice combination of delicious things to fill the Kong with ease. I take the Kong, put some kibbles of his dog food in first, then I pour the mixture of items into a large, durable ziplock baggy and cut a hole in the corner. I squeeze a good amount of the oatmeal, yogurt, and PB into each Kong, leaving a bit of space for a milk bone to stick out of the big hole on the end of the Kong. I put all 5 in the freezer and give my greyhound one each day. He gets SO excited when he sees a Kong come out of the freezer, that he runs full speed into his kennel and waits for me. The Kong has kept him occupied for HOURS and because it's frozen, it lasts even longer and he spends forever licking and biting at the Kong to get the goodies out. Dogs need something to do with their mouths. They use their muzzles like we use our hands. A stuffed Kong can prevent so many behavioral issues like destructive chewing or excessive vocalization from boredom or anxiety. Also, Kongs are without a doubt the most durable toy on the market. They last ages and ages. I recommend them to everybody with a dog.
Coolaroo Elevated Pet Bed with Knitted Fabric $26.99
We saw the CoolaRoo at a local pet store being used by some dogs. They seemed SO comfortable. We went home and found it at Amazon.com. Our beloved Boxer Deuce was diagnosed with terminal cancer the day after I ordered it. He was uncomfortable and not resting. The CoolaRoo came in and i set it up for him. He instantly climbed up on it and looked relaxed for the first time since he got sick. He slept on the CoolaRoo EVERY night for 3 weeks till he passed away. Thanks CoolARoo for making his last few weeks better.
101 Dog Tricks: Step by Step Activities to Engage, Challenge, and Bond with Your Dog $11.20
I received this book as a Mother's Day gift from my sons. I train my dog for competition obedience and they thought I might like to have some "fun" things to train. The book is fantastic! There are lots of pictures and easy, step by step instructions for every trick! I love the way the tricks are categorized as being easy, intermediate, advanced and expert, there are tricks for dogs at every skill level. Also, for each trick the prerequisites are listed, some troubleshooting questions and answers and a small section called 'Build On It' that explains how you can build on, or improve, the featured trick! This book is a wonderful addition to my training library! You'll love it!