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Some of the present ideas we came across are not only great fun for your furry buddy, they keep him well, active and occupied, dealing with some common everyday problems for dogs including loneliness, separation anxiety and boredom / lack of stimulation.
The main categories we've covered are:
- Toys & Things / Interactive Dog Toys
- Dog Beds
- Travel Blankets
- Customizable Pet Carrier
- Interactive Ball Launchers
- Remote Cameras / Treat Dispensers
- Rocking Chair (Spoiler: great design but not available on market yet)
Toys & Things / Interactive Dog Toys
Starbarks Squeaky Frenchie Roast Toy with Straw from Haute Diggity Dog
Soft plush toy with a squeaker inside. Price: $16.00.
Available in two sizes: Mini (4 inches) and Regular (7 inches).
Dog Peek Pet Fence Window
Dogs are curious creatures. They want to see what's going on in the world. Give them their own point of view with this special window for the fence.
The PetPeek™ window is a durable, clear, hard acrylic dome 9.5 inches in diameter, with a black trim-ring and all necessary hardware for easy do-it-yourself installation into your wooden or vinyl fence. Price: $35.
Does your dog love bubbles? He will love the Bubbletastic bubble machine. The machine blows automatic bubble, saving you hours of breath, but providing plenty of fun for your pup. Best of all the bubbles are bacon scented, so your dog is sure to go crazy for the fun.
Price including shipping within USA $24.95.
SnuffleMats are a great way to stimulate your dog's foraging instincts, encouraging and developing their natural skills, help with boredom, and slow down fast eaters. They come in different sizes, with a large mat capable of holding a full kibble meal.
Unfortunately, they are also very popular and some of the main suppliers we looked at said they could not deliver before Christmas (Snufflemutt.com seems to be still able to ship for Christmas).
Nothing's better than kicking back a few with your buds, and why shouldn't dogs be allowed in on the fun? These beers are completely non-alcoholic and contain USDA beef or chicken and natural ingredients. Price: $19.99.
K9 Connectables Interactive Dog Toys
These colorful toys are designed to utilize your dog’s natural instincts to hunt and work for food, challenging them to unlock the high-value treats placed inside.
The combination of shapes and sizes available means that you can increase the difficulty level as your dog gets better at the game by connecting more and different toys together.
Nina Ottosson Wooden Dog Puzzle
These puzzles are perfect for challenging and interacting with your dog. Made from composite board, they offer hours of stimulating fun. Dogs learn from moving pegs on the boards and retrieving treats. Great for dogs that need to focus and calm.
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Charley Chau Snuggle beds
These beds come in Small, Medium and Large sizes, 4 colors, and with an optional waterproof bed liner. "Fully removable outer cover and machine washable everything."
Small - approx. 60x60cm: A good size for Chihuahuas, small Mini Dachshunds and very tiny Jack Russells
Medium - approx. 80x60cm: A good size for Boston Terriers, French Bulldogs, Pugs, most Jack Russells, Mini Dachshunds and Italian Greyhounds
Large - approx. 100x80cm: A good size for Whippets, Working Cocker Spaniels, Standard Dachshunds, small Lurchers & Hungarian Vizslas.
Tepee Dog Bed
- Two sizes: Medium (29.92'' L x 29.92'' W), Large (39.96'' L x 39.96'' W).
- Price: $71.99 (medium) + $9 (Large).
- Made of Eucalyptus hard wood, complete with cotton canvas & 2-flap front opening.
Sleepypod Mobile Pet Bed
For pets up to 15 pounds. Available in 7 colors. $189.99.
- Sleepypod Air’s innovative design enables it to contract in size to fit in the space below a range of airline seats during the restricted times of takeoff and landing; once the plane is in the air, Sleepypod Air can be expanded to allow a pet the largest possible space below an airline seat.
- For added versatility, seatbelt straps on two sides transform Sleepypod Air into a safe car seat.
- Removable and machine-washable Ultra Plush bedding ensures a comfy pet bed away from home.
- Price: $169.99.
Sleepypod Cloudpuff Blankie
- Ultra soft polyester shearling on one side, microfiber suede on the other side
- Use as a blanket, carrier liner, car seat cover, or couch cover
- Large size and weight: 30 x 21 inches, 201 g
- Medium size and weight 18.5 x 14.5 inches, 95 g
- Available in Champagne and Chestnut color
- Machine-wash in cold water.
- Cost: $29.99 (Medium), +$10 extra for Large.
Canvas Tote Pet Carrier (Customizable)
- Water resistant base and trim
- Safety-minded inside hook attaches to the dog’s collar
- Handles long enough to slip over your shoulder
- Fits dogs 11" tall and up to 20 lbs
- 100% cotton canvas (exclusive of 100% polyester). Spot clean. Imported.
- 16½"Wx8"Dx12½"H; bottom 14½"W; 14" handle drop
- Firm, fleece-covered bottom for easy standing (rip-grip tape keeps it steady, and the fleece removes for washing).
- Price: $49.95.
Interactive Ball Launchers
The iFetch Interactive Ball Launcher comes in three versions, catering for all sizes of dogs, with prices ranging from $39.95 to $199.99 plus shipping.
- Uses miniature tennis balls 1.6″ (40 mm) in diameter.
- AC Adapter or battery-operated.
- Three distance settings, 10, 20 or 30 feet.
- Uses miniature tennis balls 1.6″ (40 mm) in diameter.
- Gravity-operated, doesn’t require batteries / power.
- Balls roll out of the base in a random direction.
- For small dogs & small spaces.
- Rechargeable battery that lasts up to about 300 throws.
- Four distance settings (10, 25, or 40 feet, or random).
- Normal or large tennis balls or Chuck-it balls.
PetSafe Automatic Ball Launcher
- Uses D-Cell batteries or AC power.
- 9 distance settings from 8 – 30 feet, and 6 angle settings (up to 45 degrees).
- Uses standard sized tennis balls.
- Automatic sleep mode to make sure dog gets rest.
- Price: $159.99.
Remote Cameras or Monitors / Treat Dispensers
As a standard, these seem to allow 2-way audio to talk to and hear your pets. Some also dispense treats, while some also include a subscription element (in some cases optional).
Petcube Interactive Pet Camera
There are two versions, one that also dispenses treats. There is also an optional subscription add-on (see below).
- All-in-one pet camera that “flings” treats. See and talk to your pet in 1080p HD.
- All-in-one WiFi pet camera & built-in treat dispenser, lets you treat your pet remotely.
- See, talk & treat from your phone.
- Price: $169.
- Pet Camera for Monitoring and Play.
- Interactive pet camera that lets you see, talk, and play with your pet on-the-go.
- Price: $149.
All Petcube devices come with a free 7-day trial of Petcube Care providing On-the-Go Pet Care & Home Security, allowing you to record what happens 24/7. https://petcube.com/care
- Optional Monthly Subscription
- 10 days video history: one device: $10/month, each additional device: $5/month.
- 30 days video history: one device: $30/month, each additional device: 15/month.
- Wide-angle camera with night vision.
- High quality audio and video.
- Allows you to speak to your pet.
- Treat dispenser: any dry, crunchy treat smaller than 1 inch.
- Cost: *Est. $169.99
Interactive Pet-Cam Lets You Video Chat With Your Pet When You Are Away
Two-way video chats, treats, games, aromatherapy, and DOGTV.
- Start each chat in Silent Mode.
- Press the Chat Button and prepare to smile.
- Your pet can see your smiling face on a full-color LED display.
- Click Treat Button when your dog or cat needs a reward.
- Record & Share each high-quality chat to share or enjoy later.
- Press End Chat Button when it’s time to say “goodbye.”
- You can always call them back in 5 minutes.
Starter bundle includes PetChatz HD and PawCall®, PLUS 10% off all PetChatz Scentz®, PetChatz Treatz®, and PetChatz Accessories! All with FREE SHIPPING!
and last, but definitely by no means least......
Unfortunately this is not on the market yet but may be soon....we will keep you posted when it does become available.
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