Is Littermate Syndrome real? YES! Most experts strongly advise against raising sibling puppies — because they may become difficult to handle as they mature due to Littermate Syndrome. What Is Littermate Syndrome? Littermate Syndrome (sometimes called Sibling Puppy Syndrome) refers to issues that are more likely to arise when puppies from the same litter (or […]
Dog Gear & Necessities
Dog owners and experts share their favorite dog products, helpful dog gear, cool new dog gadgets, and all of the basic necessities that every dog needs. Before you buy something for yourself, your dog, or as a gift for a fellow dog owner... check here first for our reviews of: dog collars & leashes, dog brushes & combs, dog proof trash cans, dog toys dog toothbrushes and teeth brushing toys, dog food & water bowls, dog houses, dog beds, dog clothing, dog memorabilia, dog seat protectors and other dog accessories for car rides. Plus, must-have cleaning necessities when you have dogs. And clever ways to organize and store all of your dog’s gear, toys, games, and supplies!
Here are my photos of dogs riding motorcycles… at fast speeds on highways! I never thought I’d see this in person… but I did. If you’re considering riding with your dog on the motorcycle, please also consider a dog motorcycle carrier of some sort, dog goggles, and a dog helmet. Or a motorcycle dog trailer — like my friend uses when motorcycling with her two large dogs! (See pictures here.)
Here’s proof that a basic dog collar (and even your dog’s ID tags) can be dangerous, causing your dog to get entangled — even strangled! It happened to me twice with 2 different types of dog collars. See which types of collars they were — and which types of dog collars are safe to use.
When I’m stuck at home and experiencing cabin fever for whatever reason AND my dogs are there with me, I find myself searching for ways to do these 2 things: save money and get organized! Specifically, I’m always on the hunt to find new ways to save money on stuff for the dog (dog treats, dog food, dog toys, dog beds, dog grooming items, etc). And I’m also looking for clever ways to re-organize all of the dog’s gear and supplies (like I way I organized all of the dog treats and dog food in our house). Today I’m going to share with you some fun ways to do BOTH of those things while spending good quality time with your dog at the same time!
Looking for Furminator reviews? Or the best dog brush for shedding? I’ve found a pet brush that blows all the others away. The Furminator deShedding tool is my all-time favorite dog brush. I’ve been using the Furminator for dogs since 2008… and it still looks and works like new! Here’s my review of the Furminator dog brush.
Looking for the best dog gifts for yourself or a fellow dog lover? Here are 30+ clever gifts for dog owners. Helpful dog Christmas gifts they’ll really use! I know, because I’ve had dogs all my life, and I actually use every single one of these items and my dogs like ’em too.
It can be difficult to outwit a smart dog that is determined to get into the garbage one way or another. These are the best dog proof trash cans (including DIY dog proof garbage cans!) and tips for keeping your dog out of the trash once and for all!
We have 3 dogs and 2 vehicles. I use the 3-in-1 iBuddy dog cargo cover / dog car hammock to protect the inside of our SUV from dog fur, dog drool, and dog toenail marks. See how I also use this dog seat protector as a cargo kennel — and why I love it!
Have a dog (or multiple dogs), but don’t have a fenced-in yard for them to run and play in? Then you’ll enjoy these DIY dog tie-out ideas. See the overhead dog trolley system that worked for our 2 dogs.
The Bristly dog toothbrush is a special chew toy that functions as a toothbrush for dogs. Who doesn’t need a little help brushing their dog’s teeth??? If there’s an easier way to do it… I’m all in! Dog teeth brushing is one thing that is not all that easy to do. I still do it with all 3 of my dogs — but it’s not what I’d call fun. The Bristly dog toothbrush toy is a FUN way to brush my dog’s teeth! The best part: he does all the work, not me. Here’s my review, including the 10 things I like best and 3 things I’m not so crazy about. But the bottom line is my dogs LOVE it!
Got a new puppy? Then you’ll need the right dog training equipment — like a puppy training collar (or dog harness) and a dog lead — to start teaching your dog how to walk on a leash. Here’s how to choose the best dog training collar and dog training leads for leash walking.
My best dog food storage ideas for the kitchen or whatever happens to be the most central location in your house. See how I store dog food and dog treats…
With 3 dogs over the past 20+ years, I’ve been through a lot of dog bowls! But now I want something more stylish and modern, if not decorative. Something that will look nice in our large, modern bathroom. I found ’em!…
Whether you buy a dog house or build a dog house, there are lots of types, sizes & styles to choose from. Dog house ideas from practical, to fun, to fancy!
Dog flowers are not just cute, they are also a conversation starter! You can make your own dog flowers out of real flowers or artificial flowers — it doesn’t matter. Here’s a video that shows how to make dog flowerpots.
These luxury dog beds are very unique. You can get a car bed to match your child’s bed. Maybe you are looking for something a little less expensive you can look at making a no-sew pillow for your dog.
There are a bunch of great products available to make summertime even enjoyable for our furry friends. Some of these are just for fun, while others will help your dog stay more comfortable during the high temperatures.
My current method of pet hair retrieval from furniture is to use the same type of lint brushes you would typically use on clothes. This is the same concept used with the Pledge Fabric Sweeper for Pet Hair. So, here are the pros & cons of the Pledge Pet Sweeper, as I see it…
Our dogs lend us an ear, protect us from harm, and are loyal companions that love us unconditionally. Be sure to give your canine companion a gift that he’ll enjoy. Here are some unique ideas to get you started…
Got a dog? Then you need to find some dog waste bags and a dog poop bag holder or dispenser that you like. The bags… I’m not so particular about. That’s the easy part. But finding a dog poop bag holder that you like… now that’s a whole different story. I found it!
If your dog eats too fast or gulps food quickly, this partitioned dog food bowl by DogPause might be the solution you’re looking for. It’s a fun way to get your food gulper to eat slowly!
Show some love to your favorite four-legged friend… your dog will surely enjoy one of these plush, heart-shaped dog beds!
Check out the following pictures of dog flowers. Some are made with REAL flowers. Others were created by placing a real dog behind a painted picture of a flower.Both are fun!
Check out this collection of the best football dog toys, football jerseys and other gear… just for dogs.
For the pampered puppy in your life — or your girlfriend’s life — nothing beats this plush dog bed that’s shaped like a big red rose petal!
I purchased a raised dog food feeder for our dogs. Here’s why I did… and why I recommend that you do, too.
This Barbie doll and her dog Tanner make the perfect play toy — or collector’s item — for dog lovers of all ages. Barbie’s dog, Tanner, looks and acts just like a real dog! Check it out!…
Just like ‘real’ dogs, these toy dogs love to be at your side and they get more and more ‘excited’ the more you play with them. To top it all off… This dog likes to give wet kisses! And, when puppy gets excited — whenever you pet its head or belly — its tail wags faster and it barks louder. Plus, the Love ‘n Licks dog kicks its hind leg!
Treat yourself to a digital painting that looks like real hand-painted art — at only a fraction of the cost. All you need is a digital photo of your dog!
Looking for a fun board game for dog lovers? Whether for yourself or as a gift for someone else, Dog-opoly is your answer! Here’s where you can get Dogopoly, modeled after the classic Monopoly game…
This remote control paw activates the Pet Chime wireless doorbell for dogs. Dogs can be taught to press the paw-shaped transmitter to signal whenever they want to go outside or come inside. Simply place a Paw near the door — indoors or outdoors — or on the floor. When mounted at dog’s-eye-level, your dog can press the Paw with its nose or its paw to activate the Pet Chime doorbell.
If picking up your dog’s waste every time makes you queasy, then Poop Freeze is for you! This revolutionary spray freezes the dog poop in 10 seconds, making clean-up a breeze. Here’s more…
Soft Claws nail caps are vinyl nail tips that you place over your dog’s toenails to prevent scratching — hardwood floors, your dog’s own skin, other people. They are completely safe, painless and humane. They do not hurt the dog in any way. Here’s why Soft Claws are great for dogs!
Now you can ride your bike AND walk your dog at the same time! SPRINGER enables you to bicycle without having to hold on to your dog’s leash!
Any dog — or dog lover — will enjoy these completely personalized doggie gift baskets. You say exactly what you what in it, and that special someone — and their dog — will thank you for such a thoughtful gift!
Is your dog ‘mad’ about basketball?… Help him show his team spirit this basketball season by dressing him up in a doggie basketball uniform from his favorite team… or consider a new toy like these basketballs that come in all shapes and sizes.
These fleece-lined boots have the added warmth and comfort of a fleece lining. Perfect for cold temperatures and snow. But I like them best for muddy days in the backyard. No more muddy paw prints on hardwood floors and carpets!
Is your dog a sports fan?… An NHL hockey fan?… If so, he’ll love these hockey jerseys, sweatshirts, t-shirts and other gear for dogs who love hockey!
One of the BEST things we ever bought for our dogs was a doggie chin rest called a ‘Comfort Cruiser’. It’s soft and squishy, and reminds me of those ‘noodles’ kids play with in swimming pools, yet softer. Here’s why the Comfort Cruiser is so great when you’re riding in the car with your dog.