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As consumer spending on pet supplies continues its upward trend to more than $15 billion each year, the shelves of pet stores are becoming increasingly crowded with new items.


While many of these products make training easier for you, some can be detrimental to your dog's physical and behavioral health. To help you navigate a confusing marketplace, this recommendation guide helps point you toward the best product for your dog at the lowest price and ease of use for you.


Most of the products in this guide can be found in your local pet store or delivered to your door via Amazon. Please remember to monitor your dogs for safety when using any pet product, and always consult with a veterinarian before using something that can affect your dog's physical health.



For Training

From high value treats to safety tools and the latest in technology, these products can jump-start training and prevent nuisance behaviors.


  • Plato Real Strips

  • Stella & Chewy's Meal Mixers

  • Vital Essentials Freeze Dried Dog Food

  • Bixbi Pocket Trainers and Bark Pops


  • PetSafe Treat Pouch Sport

  • Doggone Good Rapid Rewards

  • Paw Lifestyles Pouch

Safety and Management

  • Crate

  • Baskerville Muzzle

  • Home-monitoring Camera


  • Treat & Train

  • Pet Tutor

  • PupPod Wobbler


For Walking

Take your loose-leash walking skills to the next level with these products that facilitate tension free strolls around the block.

Harnesses and Halters

  1. Ruffwear's Front Range Harness 

  2. Clean Run's Perfect Fit Modular Harness

  3. Halti 

  4. Gentle Leader 

  5. Freedom's No Pull Harness 


  1. Standard 6-foot 

  2. Long Line 

  3. Blue-9 Multifunction Leash 


For Fun

From work-to-eat puzzles to games like tug and fetch, these products give dogs an appropriate mental and physical outlet for behaviors which are normal to their species.

Food Dispensing

Left to right: Planet Dog Orbee and Snoop; Spunky Pup Treat Holding Play Toy

Chew Toys

Left to right: Himalayan Chews, Bully Sticks, Antlers

Play Toys

Left to right: Chuckit! Launcher, Tug Rope, Flirt Pole

Mental Enrichment

Left to right: Snuffle Mat, Nina Ottoson Puzzles



Last but certainly not least, a collection of our honorable mention products.

1. Clicker

2. Thundershirt

3. Aquapaw Bathing Tool and

Wall-Mounted Treat Licker

4. FITbone and FitPAWS paw pods


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