Must-Have Doggy Items for You and Your Pooch

Must-Have Doggy Items

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“Do you want a treat?” This simple question is probably asked quite often of your pooch, but what if you could give them something more. What if you could treat the two of you to something you could both use and enjoy?

As a pet owner, I’m always on the prowl for a way to spoil my fur baby. Unfortunately, there are only so many treats I can reasonably buy. If, like me, you are looking for something different to get that tail wagging a little faster, the suggestions below are definitely a paw in the right direction.

Dog-monitoring Cameras

There are many reasons why a dog owner might consider getting a dog-monitoring camera. In addition to securing your pet’s safety by allowing you to keep an eye on things when you’re not around, you can also see what your pet is up to while you’re at work. For some people, this might be an excuse to watch adorable videos of their puppy during a lunch break. For others, it could mean making sure your dog is chewing on his or her chew toy rather than your favorite pair of shoes.

Of course, there are other reasons for pet surveillance, too. For instance, if you have an aging or ill dog, you might want to check on how they’re doing throughout the day. This can be especially handy if your pet is recovering from surgery or has just been spayed or neutered.

Dog Trackers

In recent years, dog tracking devices have gained popularity among many dog owners. These devices use bluetooth and GPS to track your dog’s movements and activities. This can be a fun way to keep tabs on your dog’s daily adventures.

From a health standpoint, it’s also a great way to monitor your dog to ensure he or she is getting enough activity and movement throughout the day. When it comes to dog trackers, there are many different types (and price ranges) available these days. Many of them also allow you to compare your dog’s statistics with similar numbers from other dogs of the same breed. This can be a cool gadget for any high-tech dog owner.

Trustworthy Pet Sitter

Dog owners everywhere will tell you that one of the hardest things about being a doggy parent is having to leave their furry companion behind. When you will be away from your home for an extended period of time, knowing your pooch is with someone who will give them the same amount of love and attention that you do will give you peace of mind. Find a dog sitter in your area, and perhaps even give it a trial run to see if all three of you get along. Having a trustworthy pet sitter on speed dial is the treat that keeps on giving.

Dog Beds

Every dog needs a comfy bed, and as all dog owners know, sometimes no amount of washing gets the odor out. That’s why this is one of the best purchases for any dog owner, not to mention your pooch will think he is being spoiled. Dog beds for large and small breeds are readily available both in-stores and online, and can accomodate your dog’s needs such as an elevated bed for an older, arthritic dog.

SUP Lessons

If you enjoy outdoor activities such as dog-friendly Stand-Up Paddleboarding (SUP), this could be the perfect gift. As you could probably guess, bringing your dog along with you while paddleboarding can help form a trusting bond between your dog and yourself. Don’t worry if you’ve never attempted paddle boarding before–SUP organizations such as Salty Dog Paddle have volunteers that offer guided tours, excursions, and lessons, or you can have a board dropped off at your location for some individual time with just you and your furry companion.

If you’re reading this, you’re probably the type of pet owner who would do anything to ensure your dog is healthy and happy. The dog-related gifts listed above may not be able to guarantee your dog’s health or happiness, but they’ll certainly put you on the right track. Here’s to you and your four-legged companion making many more tail-wagging memories together, and spoiling each other along the way.

Article by Cindy Aldridge