Pet Products I Love

Below you’ll find a list of products that I actually use in my own home with my own dogs. We don’t list any products that we don’t actually use. Each product has been thoroughly tested and loved by our family before sharing for yours.

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I get a lot of questions on products we use, to make it easier to reply to those I sat down and made a list of our favorite items for our top asked-about categories.

I’m very picky about what I give my dogs; after lots of research and discussions with their care team of vets, we make sure they eat healthy, have treats they gobble up and love (even picky Maggie), and toys they love and last in our household of guest dogs too.

Some of the companies (like their favorite toys from Pet P.L.A.Y, the CBD Maggie takes, Skouts Honor, Ziwi, and Diggs has been kind enough to provide discounts and coupon codes we can pass down to you!

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If you’re looking for recommendations on services such as veterinary and photography please check out our post here.


Toys


We can never have enough toys in our house. I love to hide some toys and keep rotating them, that keeps them exciting and fun! Tough chewer? We have a blog post just for you!

Pet play toys

Fluff & tuff

Hear Doggie (silent squaker)

newspaper (roll and hide your treats)


Mental Enrichment Toys


Planet Dog Orbee-Tuff Lil' Snoop - SMALL Planet Dog Orbee-Tuff Lil' Snoop - SMALL
$9.99

This is the size my dogs use and are obsessed with!!

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KONG KONG
$11.99
Pros:
  • Durable Natural Rubber
  • Various sizes and colors available
  • Made in USA
  • Fun to Chew
  • Chase and Fetch
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iDig Stay Digging Toy for Dogs iDig Stay Digging Toy for Dogs
$99.99

Endless fun, lets let the diggers dig. This my dogs all the time favorite toy. You can fit at least 6 digging panels inside it. These are not chew resistant, althoguh ours have had quite the beating. I do not recommend leaving this product out without supervision to make those flaps last even longer.

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Puppy Toys


Puppies love to chew on things, it’s important we give them toys to help stimulate good behavior on items we want them to chew on, toys instead of our nice couch.

kong puppy

Ballistic Hide n Treat

KONG Puppy tire

petsatages antler chew

Petstages chew toy rings

Jax&Bones puppy rope toy


Crate Training Shopping List


Diggs Revol Dog Crate Diggs Revol Dog Crate
4.7
$374.99

Diggs Revol crate (and the Evolv) are the crates I use with my own dogs, I use it in our home, for guest's dogs that are over for training and it’s the crate I always bring to set with me. 

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Plastic Petmate Dog Kennel Plastic Petmate Dog Kennel
3.2
$101.99 $89.58

Plastic dog crates aren’t an awful option. Before Diggs these are what I used inside my home.

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Calmeroos Puppy Heartbeat Toy Calmeroos Puppy Heartbeat Toy
$37.99

Sleep Aid with 2 Long-Lasting Heat Packs, last 36 Hours Each.

Puppy All Breeds Anxiety Relief Soother

Dog Cuddle Calming Behavioral Aid for Pets

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Treats


I use treats daily from training, rewarding behaviors and for mental enrichment.

Full Moon DUck training treats

Full Moon CHicken training treats

Pupford training treats

Blue-9 inspire training treats

NorthWest Natural treats

Treat Pouch


Probiotics + Oils


Both dogs are on probiotics. Puppies should be on them daily in my opinion as they love to put dirty things in their mouths and we need to keep them healthy. Probiotics have a ton of health effects for dogs. just like they do for us. Maggie is on them 3-5x a week to keep her gut healthy and stool formed. If either dog has an upset tummy I give double the dose that day and the following day. Here’s our favorites:

Nordic naturals fish oil

Honest Kitchen’s Goat Milk

Good Guts for healthy mutts probiotic


Grooming


Having poodle mixes I get a lot of questions on how my dogs smell nice and don’t have knots, here are our top products we use to keep them tangle-free, keep their smiles bright, and their paws clean. If you’re interested in Skout’s Honor’s products you can Use code ELLIS20 for a discount on their site

Not on the chart below is the health test I do for allergens and gut issues, Use code Maggie for $20 off Petmedella.comIt’s hard to put into words what I learned on this test, I took a chance on it and was so blown away I ordered for myself and not long later it solved ALL of Rossi’s skin issues (that no one could answer). Maggie has some weird tummy issues that no one has been able to figure out. We did it! This taught us what’s going on, what wasn’t performing properly in her body and what items she is sensitive to (from food to plastic). We are now on the road to get her gut working at 100% and that is AMAZING. 

Lastly, pet insurance is health-related and so important! Read more on pet insurance here.

Skouts Honor detanler

True Blue Detangler

Steel Comb – A must have

Slicker Brush

Chris CHristensen Slicker

Lick toy for during grooming


Books


Doggie Language

Perfect puppy in 7 days

The puppy Primer

Preventing seperation anxiety

Guide to resource guarding

Working like a dog coffee table book

For the Home

In our home we have lots of dog beds and it wouldnt be complete without one; our blog here has our favorite dog beds. Be sure to check out our blog post for a full list of products we recommend for keeping a house clean with a dog.