I have been downloading lots of dog apps for my iPhone lately to see what’s out there. I stumbled on this free Dog Squeaky Toy app and thought I’d check it out. Little did I know it would unleash the beasts!
My dogs are usually not fans of my phone. They know I mostly use it to take their picture (which they hate) so any time it is near them, they usually turn away. However, as soon as I shook my phone and it started making these crazy squeaky noises, my dogs lost it. They went nuts. I had never seen them so excited about being near my phone! It’s not really functional because there isn’t anything for the dogs to play with (unless you want them to chew on your phone), but it sure is funny!
Oh boy sometimes don’t you just want to give your dogs a “chill pill”? Well, now you can — er — figuratively. These Chill Pill plush and rope toys from Loopies crack me up. I wish they made a husband version, too.
Hyper Dog has some great play products for you and your dog at the park. The Hyper Dog Ball Launcher and 2 Ball Launcher is a totally different way to play fetch than using your hand or a Chuckit!. I bet I could tire my dogs out with half the ball throws using this. Even with a Chuckit!, I can’t get the ball to go all that far. The one drawback to this for me is that a lot of times Lulu chases the ball but doesn’t bring it back, so the farther the ball goes, the farther I have to walk to go get it!
I would love one of these Dog Tornado Interactive Dog Toys. Basically, it’s an intelligence-building puzzle game that challenges your dog to investigate the whereabouts of hidden treats. When your dog turns the bones, the treats are revealed. It has anti-slip feet – great for vinyl, hardwood or tile and you can throw it in the dishwasher (bonus!).
Designed by Nina Ottosson and available for purchase at The Company of Animals.
Neue Galerie presents a new brand, Neue Hund, a line of chic canine couture and luxe accessories inspired by the museum?s mascot, a chocolate miniature Schnauzer named Milly von Barksky (the model). The line was conceived by museum director Renée Price, who travels the world to assemble the finest accessories for dogs and their owners, made by some of the most talented designers. Every item incorporates the principles of Vienna 1900 design: a refined aesthetic, exquisite materials, and superior craftsmanship. In other words, these are for the most distinguished and discerning of doggies.
The Hund Travel Carrier is made from hand-sewn chocolate brown calf-skin with comfortable hand-stitched leather handles, detachable woven shoulder strap, and nickel-plated brass hardware. Suitable for pets up to 20 lbs. Produced by R. Horn?s Wien.
I have to give a shoutout to Kyjen. This big box of dog stuff arrived on my doorstep and when I opened it up, something squeaked and Beans’ ears went like this: ^-^.
If you don’t know Kyjen, they’re the makers of the Outward Hound line along with a boatload of other dog toys and accessories. I was hesitant to get any toys because my dogs are aggressive chewers and can eat their way through just about anything. They also disembowel just about every stuffed toy they get and kill the squeakers within 5 minutes. Kyle from Kyjen assured me that I might be surprised at how my dogs interact with their toys. I was intrigued so I agreed to give ‘em a shot. What did I have to lose?
The Wooferang is a boomerang-shaped dog toy that resembles two conjoined bones, distributed by Fred and designed by Atypyk. The catch here is that this boomerang only comes back to you if you have a retriever. If you have a Lulu, this boomerang has a one-way ticket.