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Best training toys, interactive feeders and food puzzles

Dog puzzle games provide mental and physical exercise, decrease anxiety and boredom, increase problem-solving skills, and release pent-up energy. These are some of the best on the market and used by professional certified force-free trainers in the industry.

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Canine Enrichment Tutorials & Videos

Westpaw Toppl Toy

Food Enrichment for frustrated Puppies and Adult Dogs who don’t engage well with a Kong. If your dog gives up easily, this is an easy and unique way to feed meals, snacks and use for preventing separation anxiety in puppies. Watch this video to learn how to use a West Paw Toppl and what to put in this feeding puzzle.

Solve Behavior Problems Using This Westpaw Toppl food dispenser, with wet and dry food. Excellent puppy training tool for independence training that will help prevent separation anxiety, and to prevent puppy mouthing.

New Puzzle Toys for Your Dog

The latest dog enrichment food dispenser and puzzle toys and how to use them.

Brain games and food puzzles for mental stimulation, including foraging, sniffing, licking, and chewing. These are the newest dog food toys and puzzles on the market.
Canine enrichment toys for adults and puppies. Learn about different dog toys, food puzzles, and enrichment options with this how-to-use tutorial.
DIY – affordable Canine Enrichment at home for puppy training and adult dogs.

Enrichment Suggestions:

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  • Dog Beds by Kuranda – chew-proof, gold standard, helps with training commands.
  • The Snuffle Mat – Washable, long-lasting, and will hide the food much better than most.
  • Buddy Butter – dog friendly peanut butter made with receipies for hip and joints, stress, anxiety, and senstive stomachs.
  • The Kong Company – Kong Pet Store, Kong Recipes, and Kong Wobbler.
  • The Flirt Pole – Train and Play with your dog using a teaser wand teaching your dog, the cues drop it and more.
  • Lickimat – Licking is way dogs can relieve stress, boredom, and anxiety. Dogs need to display their natural beavhiors like, licking.
  • Westpaw Toppl Toy – Solve behavior problems using a Westpaw Toppl Toy useing a food puzzle and feeder. Excellent for Puppies.

Dog Beds – Kuranda Dog Beds

These dog beds are excellent for dogs to use to “Go Settle” and “Go to Place” indoors and outdoors.

They are the gold standard of dog beds because they are chew-proof and be made more comfortable by adding a dog blanket or dog pillow.

https://kuranda.com/dog-beds

Dog beds by Kuranda are great! Chew-proof and sturdy. Visit Kuranda.com to learn more.

Snuffle Mat!

Dogs have up to 300 million olfactory receptors so why let them go to waste? Engage your dog through nosework (a.k.a. scent work). Learn how to use a snuffle mat so your dog can use their natural abilities to sniff and hunt for food. Plus, this is an excellent mental game that will keep your dog busy when you’re away. This snuffle mat is machine washable, and excellent for daily use.

Shelly Haines & Kai show us how to use a “Snuffle Mat” for nose work fun, but really give your dog a job to use their magic nose to eat meals.

Every day Bridie is Snufflin.

Buddy Butter & More

A provider of dog-friendly peanut butter “Buddy Butter”! Specialty formulas of PB for dogs like anxiety and stress relief, hip and joint, and probiotics for a healthy digestive system.

Bark Bistro Company

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The Kong Company

Pet owners need training too. Learn about KONG and how to find the right Kong and toys for your dog.

https://www.kongcompany.com/learn

The Kong, Wobbler, Tugs, and Toys: https://www.kongcompany.com

Kong Wobbler demo with Shelly Haines & Kai!

The Flirt Pole for Dogs

Play chase, tug, and keep your hands and feet safe!

The dog flirt pole works by converting the natural prey drive instinct in your dogs into exercise as they attempt to catch the lure by sprinting, changing direction, and jumping, perfect for small to large pets to chase and tug of war.

About 10-15 minutes with the flirt pole will wear your overly energetic dog out. It is also an excellent training tool to teach release drop-it, leave-it, take-it, sit and wait.

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Lickimat!

Lickimat© Classic

Perfect for Wet Food, Treats, Pumpkin, Yogurt, Peanut Butter.

Did you know being able to lick is a stress reliever for dogs?  

FUN way to keep your dog engaged, active, and enriched to prevent annoying and destructive behaviors.

Does your dog hate grooming? Use a suction lick mat during grooming!

Lickimat Recipes from Best Buddy Dog Products:
  1. Spread xylitol free peanut butter over the mat and freeze for 2 hours.
  2. Spread canned dog food and either freeze and serve or heat and serve.
  3. Spread plain xylitol free yogurt over the mat then drizzle 5 drops of vanilla extract over the yogurt. …
  4. Spread PB over the mat and sprinkle Pumpkin Fiber & Rawberry Boost.

Dog Training Tools

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“Front Range” Dog Harness

Ruffwear’s “Front Range” dog harness is a padded, adjustable harness with multiple attachment points for your leash. Best for dogs that no longer pull or have mild pulling.

Get your Front Range Dog Harness on Amazon

LANNEY Dog Treat Bag

Clients should have a dog training treat bag, and ideally with a clicker. LANNEY Dog Treat Pouch Pet Training Bag for Small to Large Dogs, Treat Tote Carry Kibble Snacks Toys for Training Reward Walking, Metal Clip, Waist Belt, Shoulder Strap, Poop Bag Dispenser

Wash’n Zip Pet Bed

A simple solution to dirty, stinky dog beds…The Wash’n Zip Pet Bed!  It’s the one-of-a-kind, patented WASHABLE DOG BED!

https://washnzippetbed.com/

We use this when teaching the PLACE command outdoors! It can also be used as a blanket in the car or anywhere on the go.

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Life Extension Dog Nutritional Vitamins

Most dog good doesn’t provide optimal nutrients dogs need to stay healthy. Life Extension’s Dog Mix provides the nutritional support that dogs in this vitamin mix.

This supplement for dogs helps protect and maintain overall health.

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Educational Guides & Further Reading

Dr. Marty Becker, DMV: “Signs of anxiety and fear

Take a look at this list and if you notice any of these behaviors don’t hesitate to schedule a consultation.

Click to view Dr. Marty Becker list of fear and anxiety signals

Confidence Building Course

Join Victoria Stilwell in her free demo course to learn how confidence affects your dog’s behaviors and how to measure and improve your dog’s confidence.

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Being a Good Pet Neighbor

Join Victoria Stilwell in her free demo course on how to keep your dog and neighborhood happy and safe.

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Dr. J’s Pet Services

Dr. J’s Pet Services, LLC, is a woman-owned, Austin-based professional pet sitting, midday breaks, and dog walking business. Founded in April 2016, Dr. J services more than 50 happy clients in Circle C Ranch, Meridian, Lewis Mountain, and Village at Western Oaks. Dr. J finds maintaining a smaller client base promotes a more personalized, high-quality pet service experience.