I’ve always wanted to teach my dogs (well, Mingus – Dottie’s not smart enough) to fetch me a beer from the fridge. I mean, really, how much would that trick kill at parties — plus just be generally useful in daily life? I think the Doggle, designed by Tommaso Ceschi for United Pets, might be a crucial tool in my mission.

Doggle is essentially a rubber bottle shape with a rope attached, following what I’ve found to be a truism with dog-toy design: simpler is always better. Doggle’s bottle shape and rope handle make it great for tossing, fetching, chewing… and maybe, just maybe, teaching Mingus to fetch me a cold brewski.

United Pets is a European company, but their products are available at selected stores in the United States.