The new Rubber Collection from Harry Barker features classic, well-designed, colorful toys that I’m excited to try. The toys are inspired by 18th-century French design (if your pup’s fancy like that) and are made from recyclable, non-toxic rubber. There’s a tassel toss toy that can be stuffed with treats, a tossing ball, a chewy tug ring, and a classic, bouncy ball. Toss, treat, tug, ball, chew… those are some of my dogs’ very favorite words.
So… these might be the most adorable dog bowls ever! Brazilian designer Julia Muller Dias recently designed a whole collection of playful pet products for Sanremo. While they’re currently only available in Brazil, these bowls and toys were too cute not to share (paws crossed they come to U.S. retailers soon)! Check ‘em out below!
If you’ve been around dogs for long enough you probably know all about the Hol-ee Roller as well as two of my very favorite dog toys, Good Cuz and Bad Cuz (all from JW Pet). Well, have you ever wondered what happens when Hol-ee Roller and Cuz love each other very, very much? Why, you get a Hol-ee Cuz, of course! A ball, chewy, and squeaky toy all in one, it’s made of tough, flexible, 100% natural nontoxic rubber with a soft, squeaky ball inside… and those fun Cuz feet, of course. Brilliant.
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!
Remember I told you that I went to that Boston Meetup? Well, when I was there someone had recommended Orbee-Tuff® toys by Planet Dog to me when I explained that my dogs pretty much eat their toys like treats rather than play with them. I talked about the eco-friendly bone a few weeks back, and wondered whether my dogs would be able to destroy it. Many of the toys are over $10, so before I splurge can anyone weigh in as to whether these toys live up to the rumors? The Amazon reviews are not very informative.
On Saturday we went to a Boston Terrier Meetup and Beans found a new favorite toy. He spent most of the hour playing with it instead of the other dogs. He’s definitely a people-dog — he could care less about other dogs, he’d much rather be petted and chase after balls.